Friday, 17 June 2022

 IPM 2022 Home on the Farm Quilt Show & British Tea

The 2022 IPM will be held in our area - North Grenville on the grounds of Kemptville Campus and will run September 20 -24, 2022. Prior to that time we will have the Home on the Farm Quilt Show and British Tea.

We encourage you to participate by:

-enter the IPM Quilt Competition

-attend the August 19 & 20 Home on the Farm Quilt Show

-while at the Quilt Show - enjoy the British Tea

-attend the IPM in September - it will be September 20 - 24, 2022

-purchase a quilt raffle ticket for a chance to win a special queen size quilt that is made of blocks submitted to the IPM 2022 Quilt Block Challenge.

More information is available on the IPM website.

Any questions - please email

Members of the IPM 2022 Quilt Committee are from five partner groups: 

- Kemptville Quilters' Guild

- Thousand Island Quilters' Guild

- Upper Canada Quilters' Guild

- Victoria’s Quilts Canada - Kemptville Branch

- Kemptville District Hospital Auxiliary 

Proceeds from the quilt raffle will be shared among the partners to be used for their projects within the community.

Monday, 21 February 2022

Barn Quilt Resources -from IPM 2022 Barn Quilt Introduction Presentation

Here are some of the sites and resources mentioned during the presentation:

IPM Quilt competition webpage includes brochure and entry form for show

Information site about Donna Sue Groves who started Barn Quilts  This is a great site -shows Ontario BQ trails, how-to's.....

Video - Choose a BQ Pattern

Barn Quilt Painting From Inspiration to Installation with Ruth McWilliams

10 Color Palettes Based on Famous Paintings

NFL Team Colors

You can also search for NBA colors, MLB colors, NASCAR Colors, NHL colors

Facebook groups such as Barn Quilt Trails, Barn Quilt Addicts, Barn Quilt Headquarters. Check the comments lots of good sharing. Check the Photos tab to see just pictures.

For those that wish to purchase a custom made barn quilt: Blocks by Anne (makes Barn Quilts) email:

Monday, 24 January 2022

National Sew Day for Quilts of Valour - Canada Society

Friday, February 4, 2022 starting at Noon ET you are invited to join in for our 4th Annual National Sew Day! 

This year's online event is being hosted by designer and quilter Paul Leger. Pre-register here: so you receive the Zoom link the day before, and you'll be entered for prizes (the link to register is the first bullet on that page). 
🇨🇦 While you are on the QOVC site, visit the Online Store to see the 2022 Hug Block Bundle (new fabrics from Northcott — $25 for 5 FQ — includes tax and shipping) 🇨🇦

Tuesday, 18 January 2022


 Thank you to everyone who participated in the IPM 2022 Quilt Block Challenge!

There were 72 quilt blocks completed and returned by the November 19, 2021 deadline. There were entriesQuilt Block Kit from Ontario, Quebec and Saskatchewan. It was delightful to see the diversity of styles. The creativity and talent that went into these works produced blocks that will make their mark in our community's history. 
To see all of the blocks that were made, watch the YouTube video

The blocks will be used to create the IPM 2022 Raffle Quilt, and then there will be another quilt made for the 2021-2022 Ontario Queen of the Furrow. Depending on how many blocks are needed for these two quilts will determine if a third project is undertaken.

IPM 2022 Quilt Block Challenge Presentations were made to the winners on December 21 at Charles Street Quilt Retreat in Spencerville.

Home on the Farm Quilt Show & Tea Room August 19 & 20,


✨ Introducing the 2022 IPM Quilt Competition Categories ✨

Entry fee is $10 per quilt/item with maximum one entry per category.
Youth class under 13 years or 14-16 years: one entry and no entry fee.
All quilts must be made after August 2020.
Prize money for most categories are: $100 for first place, $75 for second place, $50 for third place.
Show off your quilting talent! Quilts shown at the quilt show will go on to be shown at the IPM 2022 Quilt Tent in September 2022.

Tuesday, 11 January 2022

January 2022 Sew & Tell

 Here is the Sew & Tell portion of the KQG January meeting - enjoy!

Wednesday, 15 December 2021

December Sew & Tell

 Our December Sew & Tell includes many Christmas themed Santa toppers!

Tuesday, 9 November 2021

Friday, 22 October 2021


 From Jennifer Hamilton -Just wanted to let you know about my current fabric sail, until Nov 12th.

Hundreds of bolts of fabric priced from $3-$6/yrd.
New arrivals; Batiks $14/ yrd.
Timeless Treasures, P&B, Northcott, $17/yrd
Solids $10/yrd (Northcott)
80 bolts of 108” wide backing fabrics. ( 2 bolts are flannel backing 108”)
All my prices include sales tax.

Located in Maberly.

Appointments available weekdays 1:30pm-7pm
Weekends 9am-6pm
Email to schedule a time
Take care,

Sunday, 29 August 2021

Will you join us for the 2021- 2022 Season?


  • Meet other quilters for friendship, interest, inspiration and sharing ideas

  • Everyone welcome,  newbies to experts

  • Education, learn more about quilting

  • Monthly meetings with speakers and/or presentations

  • Sew and Tell (members share what they have made)

  • Block of the Month

  • Sew Along (monthly meet - currently using Zoom) Additional $15/yr

  • Monthly newsletter

  • Charity sewing for Outreach (optional)

  • Library of quilting resources

  • Facebook page Kemptville Quilters’ Guild

  • Workshops 



The Kemptville Quilters’ Guild meets monthly from September to June on the 2nd Monday of each month at 7 pm (except when there is a holiday Monday and then we meet the 3rd Monday of the month).

Currently meeting by Zoom. When we do meet in person it is at the Kemptville Pentecostal Church, 1964 County Rd 43, Kemptville, ON

Membership is $30.00 (payment can be by cheque or e transfer).  To register or ask a question please contact our Membership Director:  Karen McCulloch


Tuesday, 15 June 2021

June Sew & Tell

Our final meeting of the 2020-2021 year included quilts, submissions for the Canada - My HOme President's Challenge, Outreach quilts and more. Have a wonderful summer - we hope to see you in Sepetember!

Monday, 7 June 2021

Let's Make a Mug Rug

Let’s Make a Mug Rug July 1, 2021 10am on Zoom* Presented by Kemptville Quilt Guild Kits $5.00 available at Kemptville Fabric Shoppe. Image shown is one of the kits. There will also be other kits available that use different Canada theme fabric.

All proceeds will be donated to Kemptville Youth Centre

KQG - Mug Rug Instructions - Tips and Tricks Project size is approximately 6 inches by 9 inches. A mug rug is a mini quilt that is used to hold a beverage and a snack. This is a good beginner project. It is a good idea to prewash fabrics (please note that the kit fabrics HAVE been prewashed).

A mug rug is made with a fabric top, batting for the middle and a fabric bottom. Fabric is typically cotton. The right side of the fabric is the side that you want to see on the finished mug rug.

To make the mug rug - make a quilt sandwich using: 1-batting -the batting layer will be on the outside until you turn the Mug Rug right side out 2-place on top of this the backing fabric (right side up) 3-place on top of the this the top fabric (right side down) Pin to hold pieces in place. You are now ready to sew. We will be using a ¼” seam. Sew the 3 sides and on the 4 th side sew leaving a 2.5” opening.

Hand sewing: Make a mark to show ¼’ line along the four sides of the fabric. This will assist you when hand sewing and can be used for your sewing line.This can be done with chalk, pencil or fabric marker.

Machine sewing: Use the sewing foot as a guide, line up the outer edge of the sewing foot with the outer edge of the fabric and sew the 3 sides and on the 4th side leave an opening 2.5” wide.

Next steps hand sewing or machine sewing... Trim the 4 corners to remove the batting, going near but not into the seam line. Turn the mug rug right side out. To do this reach into the 2.5” opening and reach and pinch the fabric and pull to the outside. The corners may not look square - you can use a small ruler edge or crochet hook to put inside the mug rug opening and gently push the corners to look square. Close the 2.5” opening: You are now ready to close the opening. Fold over the edges that are open and pin - line up to match the sewn part of this side. Stitch to close using a whip stitch or blind applique stitch. Trim any threads.

You may wish to do a finishing stitch with the sewing machine - sewing ¼” from the edge around the 4 sides of the mug rug (using the outer edge of the sewing machine foot as your guide.

A mug rug is a small project. Larger projects would require quilting (additional stitching) to hold the batting in place and prevent it from shifting and lumping over time and multiple washings. If you would like to add your initials or the year to your project you could mark this on with chalk and then stitch. These extra stitches will give your work a personal touch.

There are some wonderful mug rug ideas and tutorials available on Pinterest and Youtube. Search for: Mug Rug tutorial or Mug Rug DIY or Mug Rug Embellishments or Easy Stitches Tutorials or Beginner Quilting or Easy Quilt Blocks

*Zoom link will be provided to those that purchase kits.

Email questions to

Supply List for those who wish to use their own supplies: Cotton is the fabric typically used. Fabric for Mug Rug Front 6" x 9" Mug Rug back fabric: 6' x 9". A piece of batting will be needed for the middle and it should be slightly smaller than the 6' by 9". (5 7/8" by 8 7/8") . The mug rug can be sewn by hand or by sewing machine. You will also need a needle and thread (coordinating color). The needle and thread are also used for mug rugs made with the sewing machine to close the small opening. A pair of scissors for cutting/trimming thread.