Tuesday, 9 December 2014

A Modern Winter Escape!

After all the hustle and bustle of December, you know that you will have earned some 'selfish sewing days'! Join us at our inaugural Ottawa Modern Quilt Guild retreat the weekend of January 30, 31 and Feb 1.
 
Located in lovely Morrisburg, we will have a great opportunity to spend a weekend sewing, socializing and quilting at the McIntosh Country Inn!

We can host a minimum of 10, to a maximum of 26 people 
Meals are provided.
Friday night: Dinner, buffet
Saturday: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, a Prime rib buffet
Sunday: Brunch
 
We have 3 pricing options.
Single occupancy is $350
Double occupancy is $241 per person (two to a room)
Triple occupancy is $205 per person (three to a room)
The pricing is a bit different than what was originally posted in the Flickr site in order to purchase some prizes for the event.
 
Please email retreatomqg@gmail.com to reserve your spot, and room!
1.       Please also indicate in your email who will be your roommate, if you have one.
2.       Please indicate if you would like a roommate but don't currently have one – I will try to pair you up with someone else.
3.       Full payment will be expected by January’s guild meeting. Cash or cheque made payable to the guild.  
 
If you have a friend that isn’t part of the guild but would be interested, we are welcoming all participants as this is not a subsidized event. 
 
Kirstin – Retreats at Ottawa Modern Quilt Guild

Monday, 1 December 2014

December Meeting

When: December 22nd 7:30 pm

Where: Ottawa Citizen Building, 1101 Baxter Road.

How much: Annual Memberships $40 Guest passes $7/meeting

This month features some great activities:
-Potluck
-Fall Edition UFO Challenge Prizes
-QuiltCon Charity Quilt Unveiling

What should I bring?
-Any last UFOs to be included in the UFO Challenge
-Any projects you would like to share with the group
-$12 if you would like to sign up for a sew-in
-A pen and a notebook, if you like taking notes
-Your typing thumbs and #OTTMQG if you are going to tweet along with the meeting.

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

November Meeting

When: November 24th 7:30 pm

Where: Ottawa Citizen Building, 1101 Baxter Road.

How much: Annual Memberships $40, Guest passes $7/meeting

Topic: Foundation Paper Piecing

Speaker: Katy Devlin

Visiting Fabric Shop: Quilty Pleasures

What should I bring?
-Any projects you would like to share with the group
-Paper piecing projects
-Quiltcon Charity Quilt Blocks
-Shot Cotton fat eights, if you signed up for the swap
-$12 if you would like to sign up for a sew-in
-$2/project, if you would like to sign up for the "lovely year of finishes" competition
-A pen and a notebook, if you like taking notes
-Your typing thumbs and #OTTMQG if you are going to tweet or instagram along with the meeting.
-Your 'less loved' fabric, notions, books, magazines are always welcome at the 'give away' table. Please pick up anything not scooped up at the end of the meeting.

Monday, 3 November 2014

November Sew-In

Our November Sew-in will be on November 16th, 10am - 4pm.

There are still FIVE spots available :)

Reserve your spot for $12, today!

It is always helpful if a few people can bring irons, ironing boards, cutting mats, extension cords, etc.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

October Meeting

When: October 27th 7:30 pm

Where: Ottawa Citizen Building, 1101 Baxter Road.

How much: Annual Memberships $40, Guest passes $7/meeting

Topics: Sewing Machines and Maintenance

Speaker: Eric Simkins

Visiting Fabric Shop: Mad About Patchwork

What should I bring?
-A friend
-Halloween themed projects
-Any projects you would like to share with the group
-$12 if you would like to sign up for a sew-in
-$2/project, if you would like to sign up for the "lovely year of finishes" competition
-A pen and a notebook, if you like taking notes
-Your typing thumbs and #OTTMQG if you are going to tweet along with the meeting.
-Your modern black and white fabric cut into fat 8ths

Monday, 6 October 2014

October 26th Sew-in

There are still FIVE spots available for our October sew-in. Each spot is $12. Please get in touch to reserve your spot.

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

READY, SET...SEPTEMBER 22nd!

Have you missed us?  We've missed you!  So much so that we can't wait to get things started this year on Monday, September 22nd at 7:30 pm in the Ottawa Citizen building at 1038 Baxter Road.  Mark your calendars, grab your summer projects (we're hoping for our biggest show and tell yet) and get ready to kick things off!

The start of a new membership year means the start of some returning favourites and the beginning of some new segments. 

In short, we'll be:
- introducing everyone;
- talking tips and tricks on getting comfortable for show and tells and other OMQG speaking segments; 
- introducing a new modern block of the month opportunity (don't worry, you keep your own);
- talking Montreal meet-up details;
- signing up for our first sewing days, bees and swaps;
- talking how to make traditional modern; 
- signing up for the MQG Quilt Con Charity Challenge (read full details here and come prepared knowing if you want to get involved); and
- starting sign-ups for our UFO challenge (fall edition) - that's right - bring your twonies and a list of projects you've got on the back burner.  We're going to help you cross them off your list and then give you all the inspiration you need to add more :)

We'll also be discussing a brief outline of what's to come in the year - and now is your chance to have input - so don't miss out!

Can't wait to see you all Monday.  I'll be there with a smiling face and lots of caffeine.

Laura