Additional October 2014 Quilt Show

The Running Stitch quilt shop in west end Ottawa is hosting a quilt show, “Share the Love” this coming weekend.

Admission is a canned goods donation for the Food Bank.

Locations:  They will have two locations; Kanata Baptist Church (465 Hazeldean Road) and at The Running Stitch (462 Hazeldean Road).

Friday October 3rd :  10am to 8pm, and  Saturday October 4th: 10am to 5pm.

2015 CQA/ACC Trend-Tex Challenge

The 2015 Canadian Quilter’s Association (CQA/ACC) Trend-Tex Challenge is now open.

But do you know what the “Trend-Tex Challenge” is?  The people at Trend-Tex Fabrics Inc. donate bolts and bolts of 5 different fabrics. A CQA/ACC member purchases 5 fat quarters, and makes a small wall quilt based on the theme for the year. The quilt is sent to the Vice President of CQA/ACC who puts them on display at the annual Quilt Canada conference. Bidding through a silent auction allows visitors to purchase a quilt or two for their own.

This year’s theme is “Blowing in the Wind”.

The fabrics  for this year’s challenge can be previewed thanks to CQA’s blog (and that photo is copied here)

CQA 2015 Challenge Fabrics

If you are interested in participating, check out the CQA/ACC information page at:

September 2014 Meeting in Review

A new season for the Guild began with great attendance and lots of information and inspiration to be shared.

Our Guild President started with an update on several items, including a review of this year’s budget for the guild.  Those present were asked to approve the budget and it was passed with no objections.  The position for Blog Administrator was filled right there in the meeting.  The President also called for help organizing celebrations to mark the 25th anniversary of the guild in 2015.

There were Door prizes won and it was a busy summer for many members who treated the group to a wonderful presentation of show and tell items.  New opportunities/challenges were presented including the first Block of the Month for 2014-2015 (templates coming via email or regular mail), Outreach blocks (let the executive know of a local charity that would be worthy of receiving the quilt), and the 25th Guild Anniversary challenge of “Doorways to the Silver Anniversary of LCQG – 25 Years of Quilting Together” (hint: think about that silver fabric received at the meeting).

We were then treated to a trunk show from the Appliqué Group from Brockville.  Amazing work was shown from these talented ladies.

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Always ask quilt shops you visit outside of your local area if they give a discount.  Often they will give 10% and sometimes 20% on fabric if you are a guild members.  You will need to show your Guild membership card, so make sure you always have it with you.

November Workshops


Saturday, November 15:  The Kemptville Quilters’ Guild have invited our members to participate in a workshop at the Kemptville Pentecostal Church, 1964 County Rd 43, Kemptville from 9:30 – 4:oopm.   The workshop is “Modern Totems” with MR Charbonneau. Cost is $40.00.  Please RSVP Beth Brown at: by October 15th.