Welcome to the Region of York Quilters Guild! If you are a new member or are contemplating joining the Guild, things may seem confusing at first. Please feel free to ask questions of any Guild executive, or fellow Guild members. They will be more than pleased to show you where everything is or explain how things are done. New suggestions and ideas are always welcome and are the life blood of any Guild. Remember, the best way to meet people and feel at home is to get involved in your Guild and its activities.
Membership runs from July 1st to June 30th inclusive. Space is limited, so please apply for or renew your membership by June 30th. After that date, unfilled spaces will be offerred to those on the waiting list.
Guests are welcome at each of our meetings for a fee of $7.00. Please remember to bring a coffee mug with you!
If a member or guest forget to bring a mug, a cup will be provided for $1.00.
The RYQG maintains membership with the Canadian Quilters Association.
Our sister guild is the Simcoe County Quilters Guild.
Our members are diverse and dedicated, possessing a broad spectrum of skills. Some members are new to the art of quilt making while others are nationally or internationally acclaimed quilt masters. All members enjoy working in traditional or contemporary design, using a variety of hand and machine techniques, old and new, from simple to challenging. Guild members meet regularly with a view towards sharing their experiences and skills with one another.
Meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of the month at the Newmarket Community Centre, 200 Doug Duncan Drive, Newmarket, from September to June, excluding December. Doors open at 7:00 pm for socializing, exchanging library books, picking up or dropping off "Quilts from the Heart" Outreach quilts, dropping off Block of the Month (BoM) or signing up for workshops. The formal part of the meeting starts at 7:15 pm, which may consist of a business update, followed by a guest speaker. After a short break, we have display, quilter(s) of the month as well as any other business. Because some of our members have chemical sensitivities, we ask that you come to our meetings, workshops and retreats scent-free.
Part of our service to the community is supporting local charity with proceeds from Raffle and Marathon Quilts. Past recipients include, but are not limited to, Southlake Regional Hospital, Rose of Sharon, Yellow Brick House, Breast Cancer Research, Doane House Hospice, Community Home Assistance to Seniors (CHATS) and the Alzheimer Society of York Region. Members of our Guild have donated wall hangings to Southlake Regional and York Central Hospitals. Quilts completed by our membership also hang in the Town of Aurora and Newmarket Town offices.
"The love of quilting is our common thread"
Region of York Quilters Guild
P.O. Box 95574, 350 Davis Drive
Newmarket, ON L3Y 2N7
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