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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.

    • 22 Sep 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Maki House, 19 Leeming Drive, Nepean
    • 10
    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

     

     

    • 29 Sep 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Maki House, 19 Leeming Drive, Nepean
    • 7

    Description:

    This is a Fragrance-Free Workshop. 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. Pattern required.


     

    Instructor: Joan Dorsay

    Participant Level: Beginners

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

    Supply List and Homework: click here

    Spaces: min 6 / max 8




    • 14 Oct 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Maki House, 19 Leeming Drive, Nepean
    • 11
    Register

    Sew Day - on a Sunday in October

    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

     

     

    • 20 Oct 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Maki House, 19 Leeming Drive, Nepean
    • 4
    Register

    Instructor: Jane Roszell

    Supply List: click here

    Spaces: min 4 / max 8

    As part of its charity work, OVQG gives touch quilts to Alzheimer patients at the Civic Hospital and the Glebe Centre (among others). You can also make one for a friend, relative, or yourself. Touch quilts are fun to make and fun to fidget with. This workshop has three things you can do:
    • If you've never made a touch quilt, we will show you how.
    • If you are interested in helping to make a crazy touch quilt, we can do that. We already have two crazy blocks made. I think we can finish the quilt at the workshop.
    • You can simply gather the makings and sew with your friends.

    OVQG provides a good supply of textured fabrics and backing materials. Please note: that we are always grateful for donated fabrics and embellishments. Bring your lunch, sewing machine, supplies, and if you want, fabric for the toy blocks.

     

    • 27 Oct 2018
    • 10 Nov 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • Maki House, 19 Leeming Drive, Nepean
    • 13
    Register

    Description:

    This ruler bag is the perfect retreat companion. It holds your 24x18" cutting mat, 24" ruler, and a variety of smaller rulers. With a zipper closure, no worries about anything falling out, and it opens flat so you can see everything at once.


    Instructor: Krista Zaleski 

    Participant Level: Basic sewing skills required

    Supply Fee: $10 pattern purchase included in Course Fee (ask us for a discount if you already have the pattern!)

    Supply List and Homework: click here

    Spaces: min 7 / max 16


    • 04 Nov 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Maki House, 19 Leeming Drive, Nepean
    • 14
    Register

    Description:

    Cutwork is a needlework technique where portions of fabric are cut out and the resulting holes are reinforced with embroidery. Learn how to create this heirloom needlework by machine in a fraction of the time. There are four project options in this class (see Kathy's website for details).


    Instructor: Kathy Wylie

    Participant Level: Confident beginner

    Supply Fee: $2.00 for 12" square of Ultra Solvy (optional)

    Supply List and Homework: click here

    Spaces: min 8 / max 16



    • 16 Nov 2018
    • 18 Nov 2018
    • 3 sessions
    • Maki House, 19 Leeming Drive, Nepean
    • 9
    Register

    In-Town Retreat

    Our In-Town Retreat is 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! Come for one day or sign up for all three days so that you won't have to clean up between sessions!

    Instructor: N/A

    Supply Fee: none

    Supply List: click here

    Spaces: min 4 / max 16

     

     

    • 08 Dec 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Maki House, 19 Leeming Drive, Nepean
    • 13
    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

     

     

    • 02 Jan 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Maki House, 19 Leeming Drive, Nepean
    • 15
    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-wokshop instructions, which will include the amount of fabric and how to cut the fabric to start the project on Jan 1st or 2nd.

    We will gather at Maki House on Jan 2nd to complete the clues that will be given out every hour starting at 10:00 on New Years Day.

    Don’t worry if you can’t access the clues as they will be available on the 1st 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
    • 10
    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
    • 8
    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 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: Coming Soon!

    Spaces: min 6 / max 15



    • 23 Feb 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

     

     

    • 16 Mar 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Maki House, 19 Leeming Drive, Nepean
    • 11
    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
    • 16
    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
    • 13
    Register

    Description:

    We will layout and piece the background and the birch trees then learn how to insert the trees into the background.


    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
    • 16
    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
    • 16
    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
    • 16
    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

     

     

Past events

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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