Tuesday, September 16, 2014


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.


Monday, April 21, 2014

A Tale of Binding and Quilty Projects

This Sunday marks our April meeting (remember the change of date) and we'll be talking small quilty projects and binding techniques, so be sure to bring some quilty items to share and come prepared to swap binding success and horror stories.  We know you have them!  And yes, I'm talking to you.  

We've got some big, exciting things to talk about, so mark your calendars and bring your tea or coffee.   This is a meeting you won't want to miss!

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Get Your Calendars Out Again. We've Got Another Date Change

Get your pens and calendars out again...We've got another date change.  Our next meeting will be taking place Sunday, April 27th from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm instead of Monday, April 28th.  We will still be meeting at the same location in the Ottawa Citizen building.

We know you're always eager beavers ready to get your quilt on, but we won't have early access to the space like we normally do, so please arrive as close to 7:30 pm as possible to give us time to set up for the meeting and make is as great as we can for you.

We're so sorry for the change of plans (again) and hope you'll all be able to make it.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Silent Auction Sneak Peak

Have you heard the news? Julie has decided to donate her Single Girl Quilt to Monday's silent auction in it's current form. Minimum bid is set at $510. If you'd like more details, check out our Flickr group discussion or feel free to send Julie a Flickr message. If there are no bids at tomorrow's meeting, but you're interested in her quilt, be sure to talk with her at tomorrow's meeting. 

Friday, March 28, 2014


Monday, March 31st is the night! We've got an agenda packed full of fun and we can't wait to see you all there. All members should have received a copy of our draft constitution and bylaws via e-mail. Please be sure to read this over before the meeting to save time. We will have the document up on the projector, but you may want to bring a printed copy from home. We will be voting on this document and also on our registration with the Modern Quilt Guild. If you have any questions in the meantime, please get in touch with one of the members of the leadership team.
Also, don't forget we'll be starting our UFO challenge ($2 per item), having our silent auction and sharing our quilty treasures at the donation table. So be sure to come with cash or cheques and get ready to grab some fantastic finds! 

Friday, March 7, 2014


That's right, folks.  Not only do you need to remember to change your clocks, but you need to change your calendars, or at least the date for March's OMQG meeting.  Same time, same place, but different date.  We'll see you all March 31st instead of the 24th.

Be sure to take a quick peak at your e-mails as well.  The quilty business fairy was hard at work e-mailing members copies of our proposed constitution and bylaws for voting at our next meeting.  We'll also be voting on registration with the Modern Quilt Guild, so you might want to start prepping those arm muscles now...

And don't forget to start collecting loose change and practice emptying your pockets.  We'll be having a silent auction (cash or cheque accepted) and registering for our first ever Unfinished Object Challenge ($2 per project).

See you all March 31st!  Happy sewing :)


Monday, February 24, 2014

An Upcoming Workshop at Mississippi Valley Textile Museum

What a great meeting tonight!  Thank you all for coming out and bringing your quilting tools and gadgets.  The upcoming workshop mentioned during announcements will be taking place at the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum with Anne Kelly