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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.

    • 27 Sep 2019
    • 03 Jan 2020
    • 9 sessions
    • Maki House
    • 2
    Register

    Join us to make the 2019 Bonnie Hunter Mystery Quilt.   Starting on Friday Sept 27, we will meet for 9 Fridays from 4 to 11 PM.  The second session is on Oct 25 and then more frequently in Nov and Dec as the mystery starts.   The last weekly session  of this workshop ends on Jan. 3rd.  

    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.

    Cost is $45 until the 3rd of January.   Sign up on line or at the meeting on Sept 9th.   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.


    • 30 Nov 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Maki House, 19 Leeming Drive, Nepean
    • 8
    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

     

     

    • 03 Dec 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
    • Emanuel United Church, 691 Smythe Rd, Ottawa
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Neonatal Quilts Sew Day

    Our new sew days on the first Tuesday of the month are for quilters working on neonatal (preemie) quilts for donation to the local hospitals.  It's  a great opportunity to network with other quilters, exchange patterns & ideas while contributing to a worthwhile cause.

    Please remember to bring indoor shoes so we don’t make the floors dirty.

    Questions can be sent to vpadmin@ottawavalleyquiltersguild.org

    Instructor: N/A

    Supply Fee: none

    Supply List: Bring your lunch, sewing machine, tools & fabric.  Irons & ironing boards will be provided.

    Spaces: min 2 / max 8

     

     

    • 14 Dec 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Maki House, 19 Leeming Drive, Nepean
    • 11
    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 Jan 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
    • Emanuel United Church, 691 Smythe Rd, Ottawa
    • 5
    Register

    Neonatal Quilts Sew Day

    Our new sew days on the first Tuesday of the month are for quilters working on neonatal (preemie) quilts for donation to the local hospitals.  It's  a great opportunity to network with other quilters, exchange patterns & ideas while contributing to a worthwhile cause.

    Please remember to bring indoor shoes so we don’t make the floors dirty.

    Questions can be sent to vpadmin@ottawavalleyquiltersguild.org

    Instructor: N/A

    Supply Fee: none

    Supply List: Bring your lunch, sewing machine, tools & fabric.  Irons & ironing boards will be provided.

    Spaces: min 2 / max 8

     

     

    • 18 Jan 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Maki House, 19 Leeming Drive, Nepean
    • 14
    Register

    Description:

    This workshop covers the basics and beyond of foundation piecing.

    Instructor: Sherida Giddings

    Participant Level: Confident Beginner to Experienced

    Supply Fee: Must purchase the pattern in advance of the course.  Details at the workshop table.

    Supply List and Homework: 

    Indian Summer Workshop Supply List 2 pages.doc

    Please start getting ready for this workshop well in advance.  You need to select fabrics, cut strips, sort them into 6 stacks  & label the stacks.  Then you must prepare the foundation papers as well.  With all that done, you can hit the ground running with Sherida on Jan 18.

    Besides the pattern & prepared fabric, you’ll need your sewing machine, thread, rotary cutter and general sewing kit.  Irons will be supplied by the Guild

    Spaces: min 6 / max 16




    • 25 Jan 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Maki House, 19 Leeming Drive, Nepean
    • 8
    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.

     

    • 25 Jan 2020
    • 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! 

    Jane Roszell will be running a Touch Quilts class concurrently with this Sew Day.

    Instructor: N/A

    Supply Fee: none

    Supply List: click here

    Spaces: min 4 / max 16

     

     

    • 04 Feb 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
    • Emanuel United Church, 691 Smythe Rd, Ottawa
    • 5
    Register

    Neonatal Quilts Sew Day

    Our new sew days on the first Tuesday of the month are for quilters working on neonatal (preemie) quilts for donation to the local hospitals.  It's  a great opportunity to network with other quilters, exchange patterns & ideas while contributing to a worthwhile cause.

    Please remember to bring indoor shoes so we don’t make the floors dirty.

    Questions can be sent to vpadmin@ottawavalleyquiltersguild.org

    Instructor: N/A

    Supply Fee: none

    Supply List: Bring your lunch, sewing machine, tools & fabric.  Irons & ironing boards will be provided.

    Spaces: min 2 / max 8

     

     

    • 08 Feb 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Maki House, 19 Leeming Drive, Nepean
    • 11
    Register



    Description:  

    In the morning (3 hours), we will look at examples of  four DD9P block variations ... Traditional, Transitioning to Modern, Modern, and Improv.  In the afternoon (3 hours),  participants will continue working on the four block variations, with a particular focus on the Improv variation. 

    Participants will learn how to construct the block, and receive useful tips and  a full colour pattern for construction of the block. 

    All fabric for construction of four sample blocks, is supplied by the instructor. These sample blocks will be suitable for use as a cushion cover (15" square)

    Instructor: Bill Stearman

    Participant Level: Advanced Beginner to Expert

    Supply Fee:  Fee of $30 for materials is included in the workshop fee

    Supply List:   basic sewing materials  Bill Stearman workshop supply list.docx



    • 29 Feb 2020
    • 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

     

     

    • 03 Mar 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
    • Emanuel United Church, 691 Smythe Rd, Ottawa
    • 5
    Register

    Neonatal Quilts Sew Day

    Our new sew days on the first Tuesday of the month are for quilters working on neonatal (preemie) quilts for donation to the local hospitals.  It's  a great opportunity to network with other quilters, exchange patterns & ideas while contributing to a worthwhile cause.

    Please remember to bring indoor shoes so we don’t make the floors dirty.

    Questions can be sent to vpadmin@ottawavalleyquiltersguild.org

    Instructor: N/A

    Supply Fee: none

    Supply List: Bring your lunch, sewing machine, tools & fabric.  Irons & ironing boards will be provided.

    Spaces: min 2 / max 8

     

     

    • 13 Mar 2020
    • 15 Mar 2020
    • 3 sessions
    • Maki House, 19 Leeming Drive, Nepean
    • 5
    Register


    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! You can set up your sewing equipment, leave at the end of each day and return to finish your project the following day. It is a retreat but you get to sleep in your own bed at night. No need to clean up between sessions.

    Instructor: N/A

    Supply Fee: none

    Supply List: click here

    Spaces: min 4 / max 20

     

    • 28 Mar 2020
    • 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 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
    • Emanuel United Church, 691 Smythe Rd, Ottawa
    • 10
    Register

    Neonatal Quilts Sew Day

    Our new sew days on the first Tuesday of the month are for quilters working on neonatal (preemie) quilts for donation to the local hospitals.  It's  a great opportunity to network with other quilters, exchange patterns & ideas while contributing to a worthwhile cause.

    Questions can be sent to vpadmin@ottawavalleyquiltersguild.org

    Instructor: N/A

    Supply Fee: none

    Supply List: Bring your lunch, sewing machine, tools & fabric.  Irons & ironing boards will be provided.

    Spaces: min 2 / max 8

     

     

    • 25 Apr 2020
    • 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

     

     

    • 05 May 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
    • Emanuel United Church, 691 Smythe Rd, Ottawa
    • 10
    Register

    Neonatal Quilts Sew Day

    Our new sew days on the first Tuesday of the month are for quilters working on neonatal (preemie) quilts for donation to the local hospitals.  It's  a great opportunity to network with other quilters, exchange patterns & ideas while contributing to a worthwhile cause.

    Questions can be sent to vpadmin@ottawavalleyquiltersguild.org

    Instructor: N/A

    Supply Fee: none

    Supply List: Bring your lunch, sewing machine, tools & fabric.  Irons & ironing boards will be provided.

    Spaces: min 2 / max 8

     

     

    • 30 May 2020
    • 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

     

     

    • 02 Jun 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
    • Emanuel United Church, 691 Smythe Rd, Ottawa
    • 10
    Register

    Neonatal Quilts Sew Day

    Our new sew days on the first Tuesday of the month are for quilters working on neonatal (preemie) quilts for donation to the local hospitals.  It's  a great opportunity to network with other quilters, exchange patterns & ideas while contributing to a worthwhile cause.

    Questions can be sent to vpadmin@ottawavalleyquiltersguild.org

    Instructor: N/A

    Supply Fee: none

    Supply List: Bring your lunch, sewing machine, tools & fabric.  Irons & ironing boards will be provided.

    Spaces: min 2 / max 8

     

     

    • 27 Jun 2020
    • 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

16 Nov 2019 Evelyn Handbag or Market Tote
08 Nov 2019 Fall 2019 - Three day In-Town Retreat
05 Nov 2019 November Neonatal Quilts Sew Day
26 Oct 2019 October Sew Day
01 Oct 2019 October Neonatal Quilts Sew Day
28 Sep 2019 September Sew Day
08 Jun 2019 Cancelled - June Sew Day
04 Jun 2019 June Neonatal Quilts Sew Day
25 May 2019 CANCELLED - May Sew Day
07 May 2019 May Neonatal Quilts Sew Day
03 May 2019 Mystery Madness Continues!
27 Apr 2019 April Sew Day
07 Apr 2019 Birch Tree Quilt
02 Apr 2019 April Neonatal Quilts Sew Day
23 Mar 2019 March Sew Day
16 Mar 2019 Free Motion Quilting on a Domestic Sewing Machine
09 Mar 2019 Introduction to Hand Applique
23 Feb 2019 February Sew Day
16 Feb 2019 Accuracy Piecing
19 Jan 2019 Orphan Block Charity Quilt Sew Day
02 Jan 2019 Merry Mayhem January Sew Day
08 Dec 2018 December Sew Day
23 Nov 2018 Mystery Madness
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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