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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.

    • 02 Jan 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Maki House, 19 Leeming Drive, Nepean
    • 5
    Register

    Description

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

    www.merrymayhem.com/newyearsday.html

    Make sure to read through Part 1, which includes the amount of fabric and how to cut the fabric to start the project on Jan 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 2nd to those who participate. Here is an example of the one we completed from last year.


    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.

    See you on the 2nd!

    Instructor: Carol Fitz-Gibbon

    Supply Fee: none

    Supply List: none

    Spaces: min 0 / max 16

    • 13 Jan 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Maki House, 19 Leeming Drive, Nepean
    • 5
    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!  

    Guide: Mara Praulins

    Supply Listclick here

    Spaces: min 5 / max 12

     

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

    January 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

     

     

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

    Description:

    This is a quick weekend quilt top you can make fast, easy, that looks like you spent weeks on. This would also make a great gift since it is made with jelly rolls. you can also use up your left over strips from your bindings.  Very effective way of using strips of a variety of colours and textures. If you have a jelly roll and don’t know what to do with it this is the perfect class. The class will teach you how to get all the strips in order and put them together in a unique design to complement your fabric choices . You can keep adding to the current one and make the quilt as large as you want. Watch it transform into a beautiful gradation of colour.


    Instructor: Monique Wilson

    Participant Level: Experienced Beginners and Up!

    Supply Fee: none

    Supply List and Homework: click here

    Spaces: min 9 / max 12



    • 24 Feb 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Maki House, 19 Leeming Drive, Nepean
    • 12
    Register

    February 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

     

     

    • 04 Mar 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Maki House, 19 Leeming Drive, Nepean
    • 12
    Register

    Description:

    In this one day workshop you will learn to take a traditional quilt block designs and create a 3D Illusion patchwork cube, by using colours with the tips Paul. The amazing layouts that can be produced will make great Illusion quilts. Fabrics, handouts, pattern, templates - EVERYTHING is included. Class starts at 9:30, but students are asked to arrive at 9.


    Instructor: Paul Leger

    Participant Level: Confident Beginner & Up!

    Supply Fee: none

    Supply List and Homework: click here

    Spaces: min 8/ max 16



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

    March 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

     

     

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

    April 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

     

     

    • 28 Apr 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Maki House, 19 Leeming Drive, Nepean
    • 13
    Register

    Description:

    In this class you will learn to quilt some very interesting designs by using arcs, lines, triangles and circles, with my unique technique. 


    Instructor: Debby Soll

    Participant Level: Beginner to intermediate

    Supply Fee: none

    Supply List and Homework: click here

    Spaces: min 8 / max 16



    • 06 May 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Maki House, 19 Leeming Drive, Nepean
    • 8
    Register

    Description:

    While others are practicing their free motion you will be quilting directly on your project just by marking a few guide lines. The Walking Foot can be used for more than just straight lines and stitch in ditch. Let me show you a dozen designs all done with the Walking Foot.


    Instructor: Irene Lafleche

    Participant Level: Beginner to advanced

    Supply Fee: none

    Supply List and Homework: click here

    Spaces: min 7 / max 12



    • 08 May 2018
    • 22 May 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • Kitchissippi United Church, 630 Island Park Drive
    • 4
    Register

    Description:

    Create your own collaged appliqué of your favorite animal or object using fabric scraps. Take your favorite Laura Heine's pattern or your own design and create a beautiful collaged animal.


    Instructor: Jane Roszell

    Participant Level: Any

    Supply Fee: none

    Supply List and Homework: click here

    Spaces: min 5 / max 10



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

    May 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 Jun 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Maki House, 19 Leeming Drive, Nepean
    • 15
    Register

    Description:

    Create a pirate's treasure with this magical gem whose rainbow hues are legendary. Whether using 5" charms or pearls from your own secret stash, their quick and easy construction will steal your heart away. Options will be given for a variety of block sizes.


    Instructor: Irene Dewar

    Participant Level: Confident Beginner & Up!

    Supply Fee: none

    Supply List and Homework: click here

    Spaces: min 6 / max 16



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

    June 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: TBD

    Supply Fee:   none

    Supply List: click here

    Spaces: min 4/ max 16

     

     

Past events

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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