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A free Give-Away!
I have been very lucky to have the very talented, Canadian quilter and author or a new Children's quilting story book donate a signed copy for us to draw for! It is a beautiful children's story of a quilt retreat and a little girls journey into quilting. Great for any child or grandchild in your life! My girls have their own copy and we love love love the story! All you need to do is click the link to the Ottawa Valley Quilters Guild facebook page and it will automatically enter you! Good luck!! Click the link below to get started! 

Message from the coordinator:

   Making a quilt is a great way to show compassion and kindness through fabric.  
Let us make quilts 
for the 
special care nursery at the Civic hospital for premature babies. I invite you to sew a baby quilt that will lay 
on top the incubators in the nursery, acting as a shield from the harsh lighting of the room. They also add brig
htness and cheerful colours to a hospital setting. These lovely quilts will then travel home with those babies. Our quilts show the families passing through the special care nursery that
 a community of people in Ottawa are thinking of them, helping how we can. Thank you to everyone who has participated, your quilts are very important to the special families who receive them.

Please click the Patterns Link for 

samples, ideas and free 

patterns to get you started, or just for 

some fun inspiration!

To Make a Baby Quilt!
The requirements are very simple for our baby quilts, making the process an easy one to participate in!

Baby Quilt Requirements:

Size: 24” x 24” (give or take an inch)

Top Fabric: 100% cotton in colours or prints suitable for babies (have some fun here!);

Back Fabric: 100% cotton flannelette;

NOTE: no polyester on the exterior as it can cause a static reaction;

Batting: any batting is acceptable;

Quilting: by hand or machine, but do not quilt too densely to keep the project light and flexible. Do NOT use invisible thread, it can loop and catch tiny fingers or toes;

Binding: Can be standard binding or envelope/pillowcase style;

Label: Attach a label displaying OVQG, or write OVQG directly on the backing fabric with a permanent fabric pen.

February 2016 - 

On our way to Winterlude we stopped by the Civic Hospital to drop off your beautiful quilts. Chloe had a bag full of just Valentines quilts and was sure to give those to the nurses so they knew to use them before Valentines! We donated over 50 quilts this month and had a great experience. Chloe told the nurses all about sewing quilts - and we even met a mom leaving the hospital with one of our quilts on her little baby all snuggled in the carseat. Thank you for your amazing donations!

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