Tuesday 21 May 2024

May 2024 Meeting Recap

 If you weren't able to join us, please read on for a short recap. Members are welcome to request the full minutes by e-mail.

  • Welcome to the May meeting of the Ottawa Garment Guild

  • Guest Speaker
    • This month we hosted Louise Delorme and Debra Bertrand of Cavadelo Flax Garden, their passion project that they began in 2021 with the goal of growing flax and processing it all the way through to a woven fabric. They’re now at 6700 square feet of growing space, capable of producing roughly 18m of material. Louise and Debra kindly brought in samples of all the stages of production and told us about linen production in other regions of Canada.

  • Spring Calendar 
    • Sew-in 
    • Virtual
      • once a month via Zoom link
      • 7:30pm to 9pm
      • Last one this season on June 2

  • Events

    Event Every Third Saturday!
    • June 15 - burn tests and fabric swap at Vincent Massey 
    • June 22 - Movie Night at the NAC (members only)

  • Elections
    • A big thank you goes out to our nominees who have volunteered for positions on the Executive!
      • Candidate for President: Leah Stolarski
      • Candidate for Vice-President: Laura-Lee MacDonald
      • Candidate for Secretary : Lianne Wallace
      • Candidate for Treasurer: Laura Gibson-MacGregor
      • Candidate for Events Coordinator: Kimberly Low
      • Candidate for Workshops and Sew-ins Coordinator: Jean Montminy
      • Candidate for Social Media Manager: Kallie Auld

      • Members make sure to vote (check your inbox!) before June 3rd!

  • Sewing SOS

    • Leah asked about lining a sheer pre-gathered dress. 
      • Options were to tack the lining just below the sheering, 
      • skin-toned bike shorts (a bit of the gamble if daughter would remember to wear them) 
      • a half-slip

  • May #OGGPOM -  Linen
    • See below for more info

  • Sew and Tell! and Pattern of the Month (#oggpom): 
    • Thank you all for sharing your #Pattern Mixing makes
You can find May's slides (and all of our past meetingshere!

Pattern of the Month for May: #Linen
  • Inspired by our presenters this month, then use this as an opportunity to make something for the summer with this fabulous fabric.

Remember when it comes to show and tell it doesn't have to be something you sewed this month, you are welcome to share any past makes!

You are welcome to sew for yourself, a family member, a friend, or whoever you would like!  Remember the next two months we will be virtual so please post your makes on Discord  using  #virtualOGGPOM or email them to if you want them including in the meeting slides