Welcome to the Region of York Quilters Guild!

For the 2017 – 2018 year, we are pleased to present an exciting program.

Our November meeting will feature Sherida Giddings and her talk on “It’s all about Paper Piecing”.  Sherida is a certified instructor for the Quiltworx patterns designed by Judy Niemeyer.  She will have a busy day at our Guild with the workshop taking place during the day and her talk in the evening.  She will be showing us some of the wonderful quilts she has made using this paper piecing technique and she will also have a selection of Quiltworx patterns for sale.  More information about Quiltworx and Sherida can be found at www.quiltworx.com.

 

Upcoming Events:

Sew Social Events:

Come out for an evening of sewing and socializing at the Newmarket Community Centre! These events are held on the second Wednesday of the month and the next dates are December 13, 2017 from 6 pm to 10 pm and January 10, 2018 from 6 pm to 10 pm.  This event is free of charge for our members.

 

Mini Retreats for 2018:

  • Saturday, April 21, 2018 (More details to follow).

 

Retreat:

January 25 to 28, 2018

We had a great response with registrations so far.  There are a few spots still open, so don’t delay in signing up at the November meeting.

 

Special Events/Activities:

President’s Pillowcase Challenge:

The President’s Challenge for this guild year was for every member to make at least one child/teen focused pillowcase, so that we have enough pillowcases to donate to Southlake POGO/Pediatrics and Doane House in November.  We are happy to report that we have surpassed our goal of making 200 pillowcases.  A great big THANK YOU to all members who contributed to this challenge.

 

Ricky  Tims: 

Save  the  Date!   May 15, 16 or 17, 2018

A committee of guild members are working through the details for planning a great event with Ricky Tims. There will be lots of lead time to buy your ticket for one or two days of Ricky Tims’ instruction and entertainment.  More details about the event are coming in early December.

If you are not familiar with Ricky’s work, check out his website (www.rickytims.com) to see what all the excitement is about.

 

 

 

 

 

Meetings:

Fourth Wednesday of the month
Newmarket Community Centre
200 Doug Duncan Drive

September to May, excluding December
Meeting starts at 7:15 pm

Things to bring to meetings:

  • -Your name tag
  • -Block of the Month
  • -Quilts to display
  • -Outreach quilts
  • -Retreat Registration
  • -Payments for  Mystery Quilt and Workshops

Membership:

Membership runs from July 1 to June 30 inclusive. Space is limited, so please apply for or renew your membership by June 30. RoYQG Membership Form 2017-2018.

Guests:

Guests are welcome at our meetings for a fee of $7.00. Please note that the May meeting is our Annual General Meeting and is not open to guests.

 

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