2015 Raffle Quilt
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.
2015 Raffle Quilt
The Oh My Stars Quilt show was a huge success. We had over 230 quilts, project submitted. The Challenge Quilts were all display and looked fantastic. How creative we are with 3 pieces of fabric.
Once the Quilt Show DVD is complete, more pictures of our quilts will be displayed on our website. Below is a picture of the Winner of the Raffle Quilt.
Congratulation to Karen Faris, from East Gwillimbury
As many of you know Martha and Patti on March 2nd were on Roger's Daytime TV to talk about the Quilt show and showcase some of the Challenge Quilts submitted. Below is a link for you to watch that segment.
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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