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General Information for Workshops

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.

    • 05 Oct 2022
    • 12:00 AM
    • 31 Mar 2023
    • 12:00 AM
    • In your own sewing room
    Register


    Mystery Quilt for 2022-2023

    Our Mystery Quilt for this year is designed by Lynne Goldsworthy, a modern British quilter.  She’s a prolific quilt designer and co-founder of “The Thread House”.  Her work is regularly featured in Today's Quilter, Love Patchwork, and Quilting magazines.  Her books include 500 Quilt Blocks, and Quick & Easy Quilts, and she co-edited Fat Quarterly E-zine.

    The first month’s clue will cover the fabric requirements and cutting directions; second and succeeding clues will be step-by-step instructions.  Clues will be sent via email, on the Wednesday of  after our Guild Meetings.  Register to receive your clues.

    Quilt size:  80” x 80”

    Skill level:  Confident Beginner to Intermediate

    Time:  October 2022 through March 2023

    Cost:  $0

    All are welcome on this 6-month adventure, perhaps to complete a quilt for our 2023 Quilt Show!  You could win a $25 prize in our draw for those with finished quilts.  Good luck!


    • 31 Jan 2023
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Riverside United Church,
    • 2
    Register


    Handmade Harbour: Digital Stamps - Baby under a Patchwork Quilt | Digital stamps, Baby clip art, Digi stamps

    Baby Quilt Sew Days!

    Let’s experiment with in-person sewing afternoons for baby quilts and charity quilts! These

    were quite popular in the Before Times. Bring your sewing machine, basic

    tools, something to work on, and your ideas and expertise to share. We’ll

    have a room at the Riverside United Church, the same location as Guild

    meetings. In November, the dates are November 15th and 29th; then we will

    aim for the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month, 12 noon to 4 pm.



    • 14 Feb 2023
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Riverside United Church,
    • 7
    Register


    Handmade Harbour: Digital Stamps - Baby under a Patchwork Quilt | Digital stamps, Baby clip art, Digi stamps

    Baby Quilt Sew Days!

    Let’s experiment with in-person sewing afternoons for baby quilts and charity quilts! These

    were quite popular in the Before Times. Bring your sewing machine, basic

    tools, something to work on, and your ideas and expertise to share. We’ll

    have a room at the Riverside United Church, the same location as Guild

    meetings. In November, the dates are November 15th and 29th; then we will

    aim for the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month, 12 noon to 4 pm.



    • 18 Feb 2023
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Maki House, 19 Leeming Drive, Nepean
    • 12
    Register


     Join us at Maki House!

    Sew away those February blahs!  Change your scenery, come out to laugh and visit with quilting friends.  You might make your sunniest quilts yet!

    The kitchen is available for making tea or coffee and reheating in the microwave.  We can put our lunches in the fridge.

    Bring an unfinished project that you're working on, and share your ideas and inspiration with others.


    Cost:  $15 for Members

    Guests:  $20

     

     Spaces: min 6/ max 16

    • 18 Feb 2023
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Maki House, 19 Leeming Drive, Nepean
    • 8
    Register

    Barn Quilts  - with Carol


    Learn some techniques to make a Barn Quilt

     I live in the city and I don’t have a barn!!!

    Why should I have a “Barn Quilt”?


    Well, Barn Quilts aren’t only for barns!  See the photos for some ideas for using Barn Quilts in your garden.  So, come on out to learn techniques to make your own “Barn Quilt” to enhance your garden.  A fun and different day with your quilting friends.  Some quilters may want to wear old work clothes.

    Note: This is a painted wood craft. No sewing machines required!


         



    Member’s fe
    e is $15.  
    Guest fee is $20.

    Supply List - Barn Quilts.docx


    Space:  6 min./ 16 max.

    • 25 Feb 2023
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Your sewing room
    Register

     

    Zoom Sew Day

     


     

    Join us on Zoom for a relaxed day of quilting and chatting from your own sewing room!

    You can join and leave anytime during the day, so don't feel you have to commit for the whole day if that is not an option. Find a neglected a project or a problem block and get motivated by your fellow quilters.

    There is no fee for this event - just register on this page so we know how many to expect, and we have your email address to send you the link. 

    The link will be open from 9 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. E.S.T. on Saturday February 25, 2023.

     

    • 26 Feb 2023
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Maki House, 19 Leeming Drive, Nepean
    • 4
    Register


    Quilting Basics - Foundation Paper Piecing:

    A Beginners' Introduction

     

    You will learn the basics of sewing fabric and paper together to create interesting shapes and designs. The technique is ideal to join long narrow shapes and tiny pieces. You will make a 9" x 9" project, which you can finish later as a mug rug, placemat, wall-hanging, or cushion.  If you always wanted to try this technique, and were nervous, here's a great small project to start with!

    Everyone will have a separate 6’ table.  Masks are not mandatory but health officials are still recommending we use them to stay safe.  It’s your choice but please respect other people’s decisions.

    PLEASE NOTE:  You will also need to bring a Fat Quarter for the backing.

    The kitchen is available for making tea or coffee, and reheating in the microwave.  We can put our lunches in the fridge.

     Your Member Instructor is Diane Quirouette.


    Member’s fe
    e is $30.  
    Non-member fee is $35.

    Supplies List:

    Tulips 2 supplies v2.pdf

    Space:  5 min/8 max

    • 28 Feb 2023
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Riverside United Church,
    • 7
    Register


    Handmade Harbour: Digital Stamps - Baby under a Patchwork Quilt | Digital stamps, Baby clip art, Digi stamps

    Baby Quilt Sew Days!

    Let’s experiment with in-person sewing afternoons for baby quilts and charity quilts! These

    were quite popular in the Before Times. Bring your sewing machine, basic

    tools, something to work on, and your ideas and expertise to share. We’ll

    have a room at the Riverside United Church, the same location as Guild

    meetings. In November, the dates are November 15th and 29th; then we will

    aim for the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month, 12 noon to 4 pm.



    • 18 Mar 2023
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Maki House, 19 Leeming Drive, Nepean
    • 10
    Register


    And now for something completely different.... from piecing blocks, that is.  Have you ever wanted to just cut something freehand and play with designs, like we did as children?  Join us to do just that, as we make a portrait of someone familiar or of no one you've ever met.  Find inspiration in the work of Freddy Moran and  Jean Impey or search the Internet for "faces in fabric".    

    The workshop will be led by Jeanie Vanderzon.  There are no patterns and no rules.  Fusing techniques will be covered for those who need instruction and Steam a seam lite is available for sale at $ 6.00/yd by 12" wide  .  Dig into your scrap bins and bring an assortment of colours to create your whimsical portrait.

    Everyone will have a separate 6' table.  Masks are not mandatory but the health officials are still recommending we use them to stay safe.  It's your choice but please respect other people's decisions.

    The kitchen is available for making tea or coffee and reheating in the microwave.  We can put our lunches in the fridge.

     Spaces: min 6/ max 16

    Supply List:  Supply list - Fused Face Feb 2023.docx

     

     

    • 18 Mar 2023
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Maki House, 19 Leeming Drive, Nepean
    • 14
    Register



    A great day to work on projects for our Quilt Show.  Settle in and sew the day away! 

    The kitchen is available for making tea or coffee and reheating in the microwave.  We can put our lunches in the fridge.

    Sew, encourage, inspire, and accomplish!

    Also, Emily Ayala has kindly offered help to those who are confounded by the online forms to register their quilts for the Quilt Show.  For this please bring your quilt/top so we can photograph it.


    Spaces: min 6/ max 16

     

     

    • 25 Mar 2023
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Your sewing room
    Register

    Join us for a relaxed day of quilting and chatting from your own sewing room.

    You can join and leave anytime during the day, so don't feel you have to commit for the whole day if that is not an option.

    There is no fee for this event  - just register on this page so we know how many to expect and we have your email address to send you the link for Zoom. 

    The link will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. E.S.T. on Saturday March 25th.

    • 26 Mar 2023
    • 09 Apr 2023
    • 2 sessions
    • Your house via Zoom
    • 18
    Register


    Temperature Quilts with Kim Caskey

    **Please Note:  revised dates Mar 26 & April 9

    Description:   Join me for this unique, fun, and creative workshop and learn to make your own unique Temperature Quilt.

    • Review many different Temperature Quilts for inspiration and motivation
    • Get organized with a journal for daily notes, determine your temperature gauge, and choose your unique block pattern
    • Decide on a colour range of fabric for your high and low temperatures of each day and think about background and layout choices.

    You'll be well on your way to proceed with your own Temperature Quilt after this workshop.

      

    Participant Level: Beginner to Experienced

    Supply List:  Workshop handout will be provided, however please come to the zoom workshop sessions prepared to take notes.  Graph paper and pencil/eraser are very useful.  You will sketch out a plan before beginning anything with fabric.  Fabric choices and amounts will be discussed during the workshop.

    Spaces: max 20 

    MembersOther Guilds:  $40

    Non-Members:  $50




    • 15 Apr 2023
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Maki House, 19 Leeming Drive, Nepean
    • 14
    Register



    Two more Maki Sew Days left before the Quilt Show!  Come join us for support and encouragement as you work on your special entry for the Show.

    The kitchen is available for making tea or coffee and reheating in the microwave.  We can put our lunches in the fridge.


    Spaces: min 6/ max 16


    Cost:  $15 for Members

    Guests:  $20

     

     

    • 29 Apr 2023
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Your sewing room
    Register

    Zoom Sew Day




    Join us on Zoom for a relaxed day of quilting and chatting from your own sewing room!


    You can join and leave anytime during the day, so don't feel you have to commit for the whole day if that is not an option. Find a neglected a project or a problem block and get motivated by your fellow quilters.

    There is no fee for this event - just register on this page so we know how many to expect, and we have your email address to send you the link.  The link will be open from 9 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. E.S.T. on Saturday April 29, 2023.

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    • 13 May 2023
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Maki House, 19 Leeming Drive, Nepean
    • 14
    Register



    All done your quilt for Show?  Well ... come sew with us, regardless!  Finish your project, or make something wonderful with your scraps.  It's all fun.

    The kitchen is available for making tea or coffee and reheating in the microwave.  We can put our lunches in the fridge.


    Spaces: min 6/ max 16


    Cost:  $15 for Members

    Guests:  $20

     

     

    • 27 May 2023
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Your sewing room
    Register

    Zoom Sew Day


    Pat - to confirm date


    Join us on Zoom for a relaxed day of quilting and chatting from your own sewing room!


    You can join and leave anytime during the day, so don't feel you have to commit for the whole day if that is not an option. Find a neglected a project or a problem block and get motivated by your fellow quilters.

    There is no fee for this event - just register on this page so we know how many to expect, and we have your email address to send you the link.  The link will be open from 9 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. E.S.T. on Saturday May 27, 2023.

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    • 17 Jun 2023
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Maki House, 19 Leeming Drive, Nepean
    • 14
    Register


    Is it time to start that Summer Challenge Project, or to organize a project for a vacation getaway?  Now we can get to get those projects assembled for summer!

    The kitchen is available for making tea or coffee and reheating in the microwave.  We can put our lunches in the fridge.

    We all look forward to seeing your accomplishments!  Have a happy & safe summer. 

    Spaces: min 6/ max 16


    Cost:  $15 for Members

    Guests:  $20

     

     

    • 24 Jun 2023
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Your sewing room
    Register

    Zoom Sew Day




    Join us on Zoom for a relaxed day of quilting and chatting from your own sewing room!


    You can join and leave anytime during the day, so don't feel you have to commit for the whole day if that is not an option. Find a neglected a project or a problem block and get motivated by your fellow quilters.

    There is no fee for this event - just register on this page so we know how many to expect, and we have your email address to send you the link.  The link will be open from 9 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. E.S.T. on Saturday June 24, 2023.

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Past events

28 Jan 2023 Quilting Basics for Beginners - Piecing
28 Jan 2023 January Sew Day on Zoom
14 Jan 2023 Maki House Workshop - Days for Girls with Hope
14 Jan 2023 MAKI HOUSE Sew Day - January 14, 2023
10 Jan 2023 Cuddle and Comfort Quilt! January 10th
02 Jan 2023 Merry Mayhem Mystery Quilt Party - at MAKI HOUSE
02 Jan 2023 Merry Mayhem Mystery Quilt - ZOOM VERSION
27 Dec 2022 Baby Quilts! December 27th
13 Dec 2022 Baby Quilts! December 13th
10 Dec 2022 MAKI HOUSE Sew Day - December 10, 2022
10 Dec 2022 December Sew Day on Zoom
29 Nov 2022 Baby Quilts! November 29th
19 Nov 2022 November Sew Day on Zoom
15 Nov 2022 Baby Quilts! November 15th
11 Nov 2022 Fall 2022 - Three day In-Town Retreat
29 Oct 2022 October Sew Day on Zoom
19 Oct 2022 Camp Day in New Brunswick - Virtual
15 Oct 2022 MAKI HOUSE IN PERSON Sew Day
15 Oct 2022 Touch Quilts Workshop
24 Sep 2022 September Sew Day on Zoom
17 Sep 2022 MAKI HOUSE IN PERSON Sew Day - Cancelled
27 Aug 2022 August Sew Day on Zoom
23 Jul 2022 July Sew Day on Zoom
25 Jun 2022 June Sew Day on Zoom
07 Jun 2022 NEW DATE !!! - Beginner Ruler Quilting with Kellie Kaczmarek
28 May 2022 May Sew Day on Zoom
15 May 2022 SUNDAY ONLY - DAY THREE of the Maki House Retreat
14 May 2022 SATURDAY ONLY - DAY TWO of the Maki House Retreat
13 May 2022 FRIDAY ONLY - DAY ONE of the Maki House Retreat
13 May 2022 Maki House Retreat - May 13 to 15, 2022
30 Apr 2022 Sew Day on Zoom
23 Apr 2022 IN PERSON Maki House Sew Day -April 23, 2022
05 Apr 2022 Never the Same Quilt Twice
02 Apr 2022 Another Sew Day on Zoom
19 Mar 2022 LIVE IN PERSON Maki House Sew Day - March 19, 2022
05 Mar 2022 Storm at Sea with Quilt Maven Dave
26 Feb 2022 February Clothesline Bowl - Sew Day on Zoom
29 Jan 2022 January Jelly roll rug - Sew Day on Zoom
02 Jan 2022 Merry Mayhem Mystery quilt party
18 Dec 2021 December Sew Day on Zoom
27 Nov 2021 Demo & Virtual Nov Sew Day
13 Nov 2021 In Person Sew Day - November 13
05 Nov 2021 STARLIGHT - Lori Dickman
30 Oct 2021 October Virtual Sew Day
21 Aug 2021 August Sew Day
17 Jul 2021 July Sew Day
26 Jun 2021 June Sew Day
29 May 2021 May Sew Day
24 Apr 2021 April Sew Day
10 Apr 2021 Moon Dance
27 Mar 2021 March Sew Day
27 Feb 2021 Free Motion Dragonfly
09 Jan 2021 Never the Same Quilt Twice!
01 Nov 2020 Black Sheep Block Party
03 Oct 2020 How to Hex without a Wand
14 Sep 2020 OVQG Mystery Quilt
13 Mar 2020 Winter 2020 - Three day In-Town Retreat
29 Feb 2020 February Sew Day
08 Feb 2020 Disappearing Nine Patch - Bill Stearman
04 Feb 2020 February Neonatal Quilts Sew Day
25 Jan 2020 Touch Quilts
25 Jan 2020 January Sew Day
18 Jan 2020 EXTRA January Sew Day
10 Jan 2020 2019/20 Mystery Madness Part 2
07 Jan 2020 January Neonatal Quilts Sew Day
14 Dec 2019 December Sew Day
03 Dec 2019 December Neonatal Quilts Sew Day
30 Nov 2019 November Sew Day
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
27 Sep 2019 2019 Mystery Madness Part 1
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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