Welcome to the Region of York Quilters Guild! If you are a new member or are contemplating joining the Guild, please feel free to ask questions of any Guild members.
Membership runs from July 1st to June 30th inclusive. Space is limited, so please apply for or renew your membership by June 30th.
Guests are welcome at each of our meetings for a fee of $7.00.
The RYQG maintains membership with the Canadian Quilters Association.
At our april 27, 2016 meeting, we will have Carol Seeley join us with her lecture and trunk show. She is an award winning quilter, fibre artist and CQA's 2007 Teacher of the Year. She will be sharing her quilting journey over the last 40 years with us. Telling tales of what events in her life affected the direction her quilting went. Carol's work covers a wide range from the traditional quilting style to the more contemporary styles of abstract designs and realistic west coast landscapes, all with an eye to create the illusion of depth, with her more recent work actually being 3D. She will be sharing examples of her different styles throughout the years.
Visit her Gallery page on www.fibreartnetwork.com.
Congratulation to Karen Faris, from East Gwillimbury
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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