The RYQG meetings generally include:
- Outreach drop-off and pick-up |
- Registration for workshops and other upcoming events |
- Library book exchange |
- Block of the Month drop-off and draw |
- Guest speaker |
- Display |
Please show your membership card or validated name badge when the doors open.
Find out more about our activities by selecting one of the options below
Below is a list of speakers that have been confirmed for upcoming meetings.
March 25, 2020: Meeting is cancelled due to closure of facility.
April 22, 2020: Meeting is cancelled.
May 27, 2020: Kathleen Rodgers: Trunk Show
September 23, 2020: Judy Lyons: Canadian Historical Quilting & Centennial Quilts
October 28, 2020: Al Coté: Guest Speaker: “How did I get from there to hear? Just another accident.”
November 25, 2020: Carla Alexluk: Guest Speaker: “What I’ve learned from quilting.”
January 27, 2021: TBD
February 24, 2021: Ana Paula Brasil: Guest Speaker: “Come along, you may shine.”
March 24, 2021: Rose Parr: Healthy Quilting
April 28, 2021: Arlene Nicholas of Quilters Bouquet
May 26, 2021: Guild Member TBD
October 23, 2019 – Mary Pal (www.marypaldesigns.com)
November 27, 2019 – Valerie Miller (www.valeriemillerquiltedcovers.com) February 26, 2020 – Toni Smith (www.quiltoni.com) March 25, 2020 – Ana Paula Brasil (www.canadapaulabrasil.ca) April 22, 2020 – Sue Patten (www.suepattenquilts.com)
Applique Workshop with Kerry Burke Ray Twinney Complex, Lounge 1 – Saturday, October 26, 2019 Kerry Burke was our speaker at our March 2019 Guild meeting. She will be teaching her “Hummingbird in Flight” pattern at this workshop. We had a great response to the initial sign up for this workshop and the class is full at this time. We will take names for a waiting list and if there is enough interest, we will run a second workshop. To see more of Kerry’s work, visit her website https://simplebirdstudio.com. Cost of this workshop – $45. Hawaiian Quilting with Sue Sherman Ray Twinney Complex, Lounge 2 – Saturday, July 13, 2019 This workshop will run at the July Sew Social. Sue will teach how to cut, baste and applique a cushion or wall quilt using traditional Hawaiian quilting techniques. Students can expect to complete a significant portion of the applique during the class. Quilting will be demonstrated and there will be opportunity to practice quilting designs and stitches on a sample piece. This workshop is being offered to guild members at no charge. Come to the workshop table at the May meeting to sign up. Machine Quilting with Martha Schellingerhoud – Dream Big Panel Newmarket Community Centre, Hall 3 – Saturday November 16, 2019 – 10 am to 4 pm This will be an interactive workshop where you will learn about, and be able to try many different free motion quilting methods. You will be challenging yourself to do a different pattern in each petal of the dahlia flower. Some of the methods will be various all over patterns, arc gridding and easy feathers. This will be a fun and informative workshop. Cost of the workshop is $50, plus the cost of the Dream Big panel to be purchased prior to class. Machine Quilting with Sue Patten To be re-scheduled.
This is a day just for you. Bring your supplies and a mug and we will provide meals, beverages and a place to sew, sew, sew – all day. Dates for 2020 are: Saturday April 18, 2020 date has been cancelled We are looking to re-schedule. Saturday, Nov 7, 2020 – Location: Ray Twinney Recreation Complex – Lounge 2 8:00 am – 10:00 pm
Come and join other guild members for a time of sewing and socializing. There is no cost to members. Bring your own food & beverages. Irons and ironing boards will be available for your use. Sew Social Events:
Saturday, May 16, 2020 – 10 am to 6 pm – Location: Lions Hall 3: Barn Quilts Workshop – Fee of $25.00 – Limit of 18 participants. Sign up required for this special event!
Saturday, June 13, 2020 – 10 am to 6 pm – Location: Ray Twinney Recreation Complex – Lounge 2: Outreach Sew Along
Saturday, July 18, 2020 – 10 am to 6 pm – Location: Ray Twinney Recreation Complex – Lounge 2
Saturday, Aug 15, 2020 – 10 am to 6 pm – Location: Ray Twinney Recreation Complex – Lounge 2
Saturday, Sept 12, 2020 – 10 am to 6 pm – Location: Ray Twinney Recreation Complex – Lounge 1
Saturday, Oct 17, 2020 – 10 am to 6 pm – Location: Lions Hall 3
Saturday, Dec 12, 2020 – 10 am to 6 pm – Location: Lions Hall 3
Get Ready for Quilt Show!
Friday & Saturday April 17 & 18 (tentative date)
Thanks to everyone who picked up a kit or 2 for the raffle quilt blocks. All blocks are due back at the January meeting. Please hand them in to Wendy Morreau at the Quilt Show Table.
Gentle reminder, blocks are due back at the January 2020 meeting.
Click the link below for instructions or if you have any questions you can contact Wendy Moreau or Joanne Barton.
Block 1 & 2 Instructions – Raffle Quilt 2021 Block 1 & 2
Block 3 Instructions – Raffle Quilt 2021 Block 3
Below is a list of Helpful Tutorials Click on this link: Quilt Labels for some tips on labeling your quilts. Quilt Hanging Sleeve Tutorial: http://www.quiltweek.com/hanging-sleeve-instructions/ (From The Quilt Pattern Magazine):
Making Bias-Cut Binding – http:
Making Straight-Cut Binding:
Victorian Heart badge Instructions
Buy and Sell (Quilt and Other Crafts)
Click on the link for the latest listing of all library books and rulers in our inventory. Library Inventory Updated Jan 2020 Please remember to bring back your borrowed books and rulers to the following guild meeting so that other members can enjoy them as well. Rulers. Rulers. Rulers. Do you have specialty rulers gathering dust in your sewing room that you purchased for one project but now have no use? In addition to books, the Library would like to establish a collection of rulers for members to sign out. Please consider donating your used rulers (in excellent condition) to the library.
Our Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held at the guild meeting of Wednesday, May 27, 2020. This is a closed meeting, limited to members only. Below are the minutes of the AGM from May 2019 which will be voted on at the AGM. 2019, May 29, RYQG AGM Minutes Below are the financial statements for the year ending August 31, 2019. These will be voted on at the AGM. Financial Statements YE August 31, 2019 Statement of Financial Postion YE August 31, 2019