The Ottawa Modern Quilt Guild (OMQG) is putting together quilts for Fort McMurray for those affected by the wildfire.  Each quilt will feature a patchwork of maple leaves – which have been sent to Ottawa by contributing quilters from all over the world.

They put out a call for quilt blocks on Instagram, and thought they would get a few hundred… they have now received over 2,000 blocks from people all across the world. Blocks were sent by mail to Ottawa from quilters from across Canada, Australia, Japan, England, and all over the United States – by people who wanted to do their small part to help when they heard about the fire in Fort McMurray.  

Each bed-sized quilt the guild is making uses 42 maple leaf blocks – so the guild estimates that this effort will produce between 40 and 50 quilts to donate.

They are having a sew day on Sunday Sunday, August 14 from 10 to 4 PM at the Kanata Recreation Complex upper Hall A to help sew blocks together to make tops and finish quilts.  Anyone is welcome to come and help.

They are running short on hands and volunteers because we got way more than expected:

  • They need batting donations more than anything else at this point;
  • They also need volunteers to quilt or to bind. (If they would like to bind, they can pick up at OMQG September meeting and return at October meeting);
The final deadline for finished quilts is October OMQG guild meeting.

It would be great if some Common Thread Quilt Guild members could help on sew day or batting donations or quilting or binding.

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, 2016 at the MIFO Centre, 6600 Carrière Street, Orleans.

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