Kanata Quilt Guild

KQG Quilt-A-Long 2020-2021

To celebrate our guild′s 10 year anniversary we are organizing a Quilt-a-Long for our 2020 – 2021 guild year.

As a guild we will be making the True North Sampler Quilt Pattern designed by our guild member Beth van Wyngaarden! The pattern includes instructions to make a Queen (74″ X 90″), Lap (60″ X 80″) and Bed Runner (36″ X 80″).

The quilt is a sampler of unique blocks with a Canadiana theme. Blocks represent seasons, northern lights, north star, pine trees, snow geese and Canada geese, snowy mountains, snowballs, inuksuk, beaver, Beaver airplane, RCMP, bears, canoes and a Zamboni!

Starting in September 2020, and each month afterwards, demonstrations will be available for blocks focusing on a different skill each month. The focus skills will include precision piecing, half square triangles (HSTs), two methods to create flying geese units, stitch & flip snowball corners, paper piecing, machine and hand applique.

The quilt pattern is written in two different colourways. The original pattern was written for a neutral background and 5 colours (blue, green, orange, red, grey). The second pattern is written for the Northcott ″Oh Canada″ fabric line with themed patterns in beige, red, blue and black. You can choose to make either the Original pattern OR the “Oh Canada” fabric pattern.

True North Sampler by Beth van Wyngaarden. Left: Original colourway. Right: Northcott’s “Oh Canada” fabric line.

Starting March 2020, you can purchase a pattern at guild meeting for $28 payment , due on purchase, by cheque made payable to Kanata Quilt Guild. Patterns will be available at Guild meetings starting March 2020.

Kits for the ″Oh Canada″ fabric pattern will be available for purchase with delivery at the September 2020 Guild meeting. Due to the production time required by the fabric company and kit preparation, these kits will need to be ordered by the March meeting, with a deposit. The remaining payment will be due at the June meeting. Kits include fabric for the quilt top and binding. Kits are available at the following prices (tax included):

  • Queen Quilt $170 (total 10.25 yds fabric) (deposit $50 March,$120 June meeting)
  • Lap Quilt $145 (total 8.75 yds) (deposit $40 March, $105 June meeting)
  • Bed Runner $140 (total 8.4 yards) (deposit $40 March, $100 June meeting)

If you are unable to get to the March meeting feel free to reserve a kit by emailing Beth at BethsQuiltWorks@gmail.com.

A package of bonus block patterns, including a unique Guild Block, a Parliament Block and a Tulip Block, will be distributed at the September meeting, compliments of the Anniversary Planning Committee.

Click here to download the Northcott kit order form to bring to the March meeting.