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General Information for Workshops

Please note that the charge for every workshop includes a $1.50 fee that can be subtracted if you do not pay online.

For more information email the Workshops Coordinator. Use this address if you are mailing your payment.

Note: On this page , each workshop has a limited amount of space. If you can't see the entire description, click on the red Show details link to view the individual workshop page.

    • 23 Nov 2018
    • 29 Mar 2019
    • 11 sessions
    • Maki House
    • 3
    Register

    Join us to make the 2018 Bonnie Hunter Mystery Quilt.   Starting on Friday Nov 23, we will next meet on Saturday Dec 1 and then every Friday from 4-11PM with the last weekly session ending on Jan.11th.  

    If you don’t want to do the Bonnie Hunter Mystery and are working on another mystery, feel free to join the group. It is a great way to make new quilting friends and learn tips and techniques from fellow quilters.

    After Jan 11th, we will continue meeting monthly, usually the last Fri evening of each month from 4-11PM.  This will give us  an opportunity to continue working on the mystery quilt as it is sometimes difficult to finish in the time allowed.

    We have the room in Maki House booked  until the last Friday in March.  If there is sufficient interest,  we will be offering more dates for the rest of the year and over the summer.

    Cost is $50 until the end of Mar.   Sign up on line or at the meeting on Nov 5.   Once you sign up, we will keep you up to date as the clues come out.  Colour choices arrive on Halloween!! 


    For more details, have a look at Bonnie's site.


    • 02 Jan 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Maki House, 19 Leeming Drive, Nepean
    • 11
    Register

    Merry Mayhem Mystery Quilt Sew Day

    Come join us to bring in the New Year with our favourite hobby: Quilting! Please go to Merry May's website for more information on the New Year's Day Mystery Quilt:

    www.merrymayhem.com/newyearsday.html

    Once it is available from Merry May, we will post a link to the pre-workshop instructions, which will include the amount of fabric and how to cut the fabric so that you are ready to complete the quilt on the 2nd.

    We will gather at Maki House on Wednesday Jan 2nd to complete the clues that will have been given out every hour starting at 10:00 on New Year's Day.

    Don’t worry if you can’t access the clues as they will be available on Jan 2nd to those who participate. Here is an example of a previous Merry Mayhem New Year's Day Mystery Quilt.


    PS If you don't want to start another project come join us to work on your latest UFO.

    Note that the fee for this event is to cover the venue and other guild costs. The pattern is freely available on Merry May's website.

    Instructor: Carol Fitz-Gibbon

    Supply Fee: none

    Supply List: click here

    Spaces: min 4 / max 16

     

     

    • 19 Jan 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Maki House, 19 Leeming Drive, Nepean
    • 4
    Register

    Description:

    Almost all quilters have some “orphan” blocks that were leftover from earlier quilting projects. This workshop is your chance to use your existing fabric stash and to gather up your leftover blocks and partly assembled bits and pieces and sew them together into a quilt that you then might wish to donate to Ottawa Family Services Anti-Violence programs supported by the OVQG. Mara will provide guidance and suggestions on how you might want to approach the assembly of random orphan blocks, triangles, and other scrap fabric pieces.  FREE batting and backing will be available for quilts that will be donated to Ottawa Family Services.  Let’s make this a relaxing productive mid-winter sew day!  

    Instructor: Mara Praulins

    Supply Fee: none

    Supply List: click here

    Spaces: min 5 / max 12

     


    • 16 Feb 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Maki House, 19 Leeming Drive, Nepean
    • 1
    Register

    Description:

    Learn the tricks of accuracy piecing from an expert! All the proper techniques that you used to know but have forgotten will be revived. We will be making a 3 block table runner OR a 4 block cuddle quilt, with pinwheels, hourglasses, and sawtooth stars. We’ll also talk about making a 6x6 1"grid.


    Instructor: Michèle Gagné  

    Participant Level: All

    Supply Fee: None

    Supply List and Homework: Course prep for Precision Sewing.pdf

    Spaces: min 6 / max 15



    • 23 Feb 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Maki House, 19 Leeming Drive, Nepean
    • 9
    Register

    Sew Day

    Our monthly sew days are a great opportunity to get together and sew! Bring an unfinished project that you're working on, and share your ideas and inspiration with others!

    Instructor: N/A

    Supply Fee: none

    Supply List: click here

    Spaces: min 4 / max 16

     

     

    • 09 Mar 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Maki House, 19 Leeming Drive, Nepean
    • 7
    Register

    Description:

    Learn hand appliqué, using the needle-turn technique, and how to make a Mexican Rose block.  In Part 1, you will learn how to hand appliqué simple shapes and make stems and circles.  In Part 2, you will begin to assemble and appliqué one Mexican Rose block. Some advance preparation is required.  The pattern will be supplied at the course & that cost is already included in the workshop fee.


    Please note that this is a fragrance-free workshop.


     

    Instructor: Joan Dorsay

    Participant Level: Beginners

    Supply Fee: $12.50 for pattern is included in workshop fee.

    Supply List and Homework: click here

    Spaces: min 6 / max 8




    • 16 Mar 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Maki House, 19 Leeming Drive, Nepean
    • 9
    Register

    Description:

    This workshop covers the basics and beyond of free motion machine quilting on you domestic sewing machine plus includes a simple technique of quilt-as-you-go to put the quilt together. All work will be done on the sewing machine.

    Instructor: Linda Palaisy  

    Participant Level: Beginner to Experienced

    Supply Fee: None

    Supply List and Homework: Coming Soon!

    Spaces: min 6 / max 16



    • 23 Mar 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Maki House, 19 Leeming Drive, Nepean
    • 14
    Register

    Sew Day

    Our monthly sew days are a great opportunity to get together and sew! Bring an unfinished project that you're working on, and share your ideas and inspiration with others!

    Instructor: N/A

    Supply Fee: none

    Supply List: click here

    Spaces: min 4 / max 16

     

     

    • 07 Apr 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Maki House, 19 Leeming Drive, Nepean
    • 11
    Register

    Description:

    NEW PRICE!  $55 FOR MEMBERS.

    This workshop offers students the skills to create a unique birch tree of their own. The first step is to create a background which can be a pieced background in a graduation of blues as shown on the pattern, or a solid fabric.  You can choose any colour option you want for the background.  The next step is to piece the trees from a selection of black and white prints. Then insert the trees into the quilt in an easy method demonstrated in class and clearly shown in the pattern.  The final step is the quilting.  Many options will be given for quilting which are outlined in the pattern, and samples will be available to study. 

    The final size is approximately 54” X 54”. Students are asked to have their fabric cut before class and if they wish, the background can be pieced ahead of the class.

    Talk to Beth at the workshop table if you have any questions. 



    Instructor: Beth van Wyngaarden

    Participant Level: Advanced Beginner to Expert

    Supply Fee: $15 for pattern included in Course Fee

    Supply List and Homework: Coming Soon!

    Spaces: min 6 / max 15



    • 27 Apr 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Maki House, 19 Leeming Drive, Nepean
    • 14
    Register

    Sew Day

    Our monthly sew days are a great opportunity to get together and sew! Bring an unfinished project that you're working on, and share your ideas and inspiration with others!

    Instructor: N/A

    Supply Fee: none

    Supply List: click here

    Spaces: min 4 / max 16

     

     

    • 25 May 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Maki House, 19 Leeming Drive, Nepean
    • 15
    Register

    Sew Day

    Our monthly sew days are a great opportunity to get together and sew! Bring an unfinished project that you're working on, and share your ideas and inspiration with others!

    Instructor: N/A

    Supply Fee: none

    Supply List: click here

    Spaces: min 4 / max 16

     

     

    • 08 Jun 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Maki House, 19 Leeming Drive, Nepean
    • 15
    Register

    Sew Day

    Our monthly sew days are a great opportunity to get together and sew! Bring an unfinished project that you're working on, and share your ideas and inspiration with others! This will be our final sew day for the guild year so plan to attend. We will be resuming the sew days in the fall.

    Instructor: N/A

    Supply Fee: none

    Supply List: click here

    Spaces: min 4 / max 16

     

     

Past events

08 Dec 2018 December Sew Day
16 Nov 2018 3 day In-Town Retreat
20 Oct 2018 Touch Quilts
14 Oct 2018 October Sew Day
22 Sep 2018 September Sew Day
09 Jun 2018 June Sew Day
03 Jun 2018 **Cancelled** Tourmaline **Cancelled**
27 May 2018 May Sew Day
19 May 2018 Touch Quilt Workshop
08 May 2018 Fabric Collage
06 May 2018 You Quilted that with a Walking Foot?
28 Apr 2018 Spiroquilting with a Walking Foot
21 Apr 2018 April Sew Day
11 Mar 2018 March Sew Day
04 Mar 2018 Patchwork Illusion
24 Feb 2018 February Sew Day
10 Feb 2018 *Cancelled* Bargello Wave *Cancelled*
20 Jan 2018 January Sew Day
13 Jan 2018 Orphan Block Charity Quilt Sew Day
02 Jan 2018 Merry Mayhem New Years Mystery Quilt
09 Dec 2017 Have a Merry Sew Day
24 Nov 2017 November OMQG Retreat
18 Nov 2017 November Sew Day
21 Oct 2017 Bordered Diamonds Quilt
10 Oct 2017 October Sew Day
16 Sep 2017 September Sew Day
27 May 2017 Improv Art Quilt Design Workshop **CANCELLED**
20 May 2017 May Sew Day **CANCELLED**
22 Apr 2017 April Sew Day
08 Apr 2017 Sashiko Quilting Workshop ** CANCELLED **
25 Mar 2017 Introduction to Hand Appliqué Workshop ** REPLACEMENT **
25 Mar 2017 Intermediate Hand Appliqué Workshop ** CANCELLED **
21 Jan 2017 Orphan Block Charity Quilt Sew Day
14 Jan 2017 The Art Quilt Workshop
02 Jan 2017 Merry Mayhem Mystery Sew Day
19 Nov 2016 Judy Niemeyer/Quiltworx Paper Piecing (Desert Sky) Workshop
12 Nov 2016 Touch Quilts for Charity Workshop
22 Oct 2016 Hunter's Star Workshop
03 Oct 2016 Sweet Revenge Quilt Workshop
02 Oct 2016 Stained Glass Quilt Workshop
24 Sep 2016 Quilt Show Boutique Workshop
28 May 2016 Colour Vie Leaf Prints Workshop *** CANCELLED ***
14 May 2016 Linear Landscapes Workshop
30 Apr 2016 Fabric Manipulation *** CANCELLED ***
16 Apr 2016 Introduction to Hand Appliqué Workshop ***NEW DATE***
09 Apr 2016 Sewing Circle Workshop
19 Mar 2016 Stained Glass Quilting Workshop
13 Feb 2016 Borders and Bindings Workshop *** CANCELLED ***
30 Jan 2016 Dye Another Day Workshop
16 Jan 2016 Intro to Fabric Dyeing (Low Water Immersion) Workshop
05 Dec 2015 UFO Retreat Day Workshop
28 Nov 2015 Log Cabin Techniques Workshop *** CANCELLED ***
14 Nov 2015 In the Woods Workshop
31 Oct 2015 Touch Quilts for Charity Workshop
24 Oct 2015 EASY PEASY CURVES Workshop
17 Oct 2015 Falling Leaves Workshop
26 Sep 2015 ADVENT CALENDAR Workshop *** CANCELLED ***
30 May 2015 Butterfly and Berries Workshop
23 May 2015 Quilting in Sections Workshop
02 May 2015 Introduction to Cheesecloth Portraiture Workshop
25 Apr 2015 Modern Free-Motion Quilting Sampler Workshop
13 Apr 2015 More Than a Barrel Full of Monkeys: A Baravelle Spiral Workshop
28 Feb 2015 UFO Retreat Day
21 Feb 2015 "Wheels" Wall Hanging Workshop
14 Feb 2015 Mosaic Jacket Workshop: Day 2 ***CANCELLED***
31 Jan 2015 Mosaic Jacket Workshop ***CANCELLED***
24 Jan 2015 Kouki Squares Improv Workshop
17 Jan 2015 Scrap Diva Workshop
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