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  |
  • Announcements

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
Program

September 28, 2022 (in-person)
Please join us for our first in-person meeting in over two years. We will not have a speaker at this
meeting, but instead we will be asking our members to share their quilts made over the past two years.
We are hoping to fill our meeting space with quilts. The HST challenge quilts will be on display for voting
on, outreach quilt kits will be available for pick up and best of all a chance to catch up with fellow guild
members!

October 26, 2022: Guest Speaker is Robin Bogaert 

8043530Trunk Show Collage Robin Bogaert

https://www.quiltingintheloft.com/this_is_my_about_page.html

Join us for a trunk show with Robin Bogaert called My Quilting Journey.

Robin is a long arm quilter, creator and blogger at quiltingintheloft.com and has many years of quilting experience.

Robin was the past owner of a quilt shop in Windsor, Ontario and now resides in Waterloo. Robin’s roots in quilting are traditional, however she appreciates modern quilt design as well and considers the focus of work to be designing, teaching, trunk shows, free motion quilting, ruler work and thread painting.

Robin was featured in the Summer 2016 and 2017 (Canada 150th) edition of Quilters’ Connection Magazine and a guest contributor at QUILTsocial.com

Robin was also the guest artist Trunk Show presenter at the St Jacobs Quilt Festival in 2019. Robin is a new Bernina Brand Ambassador .

Please join us for her trunk show!

November 23, 2022: Guest Speaker is Cristina De Miranda of Ships & Violins.

Thru-Quilting: My Journey Thru Modern Quilting

Iceberg and Profile

This trunk show will showcase quilts designed by Cristina De Miranda of Ships & Violins. The journey begins with a look at her improvised patchwork pillow covers inspired by a thru-hike of the East Coast Trail, and continues through her designs as a burgeoning modern quilt pattern designer. The show will include details about her inspiration, her approach to design, and how pursuing a creative business is not so different from a long walk in the woods.

Bio: Cristina De Miranda is a Canadian designer and instructor based in Toronto. Her work has been published in Canadian and International publications since the inception of Ships & Violins in 2018. She has a unique style consisting of bold colours, graphic elements, and dynamic layouts. Explore more at shipsandviolins.com or follow her on Instagram @shipsandviolins.

January 25, 2023 (Virtual)
A Million Little Stitches – Quilt Show Prep Meeting
Our January meeting will be presented by the Quilt Show Committee with information on getting your
quilts ready for the show in April 2023. Topics to be covered are quilt sleeve size and type, registering a
quilt, preparing and labeling your quilt for the show and how to sign up to volunteer.

February 22, 2023: (Virtual) Guest speaker is John MacPhail – Art East Quilting Co.

John-MacPhail-Art-East-Quilting-Co

John grew up in South-Western Ontario and has been a crafter and maker for as long as he can remember. The maker influence was strong in his family and he would be encouraged to create at every opportunity. While so many mediums inspired his creativity, it was his love of theatre and costume that eventually led to his peaked interest in sewing and textiles. John received his BA with Honours from Dalhousie University. It was here that he discovered his love for historical costuming, modern pattern drafting and unconventional sewing techniques. John discovered his passion for everything quilts almost by accident, while searching for a sewing project to occupy his down time. This quickly became his career focus, and started Art East Quilting Co. under which he publishes modern quilt patterns and offers custom quilts, fabric goods and art pieces. He loves using quilting in various art forms, and has become known for his textile animal portraits. John enjoys spreading his love of quilting worldwide through his various virtual workshops which range from traditional quilting techniques, modern unconventional thread application and quirky raw-edge appliqué pet portraits.

Please visit his website: https://arteastquiltingco.com/

March 22, 2023: Guest Speaker is Ana Paula Brasil
“Come Along, You May Shine!” is the title of this month’s presentation by Ana Paula Brasil. She will talk
to us about her creative process to create fabric designs, quilts and patterns. Ana will have many quilts
to show us how her art quilts have developed. This will be a fun and motivational presentation.
Ana’s fabrics are currently available at the Quilt Store in Newmarket.
To learn more about Ana visit her website http://www.canadapaulabrasil.ca

April 26, 2023: Guest Speaker is Bethany Garner

“Contemporary Quilts, An Artistic Journey”

Picture StudioJust Water Under the Bridge by Bethany Garner
Bethany Garner joins us for a presentation called “Contemporary Quilts, An Artistic Journey”. She is an
instructor, textile and fabric artist who has been designing and making art and quilts since 1976.
Bethany is a past president of the Canadian Quilters Association, member of the Kingston Fibre and
Fabric Cooperative, member of a couple Weavers and Spinners Guilds and a SAQA Artist member.
Bethany will share with us her art quilts, along with several quilts that started her on her journey so
many years ago.
Check out Bethany’s website to see her work and the many workshops that she offers.
http://www.bethanygarner.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Workshops

 Saturday October 15th, 10:00am – 3:00pm

Location : Newmarket Community Centre, 200 Doug Duncan Dr., Newmarket, ON, L3Y 3Y9
IMG_8727
Johanna will be presenting her workshop Herringbone Patchwork. In the Workshop we will learn how to do those tricky Y-Seams, Quilt as You Go, and about 2 1/2 years worth of tips and tricks! This workshop lends itself well to using up some of those pesky scraps, or a more controlled approach can be used as well.

Johanna Masko is an award-winning Toronto-based textile artist and designer.  Born and raised just south of Detroit, she holds a Fine Arts degree from the University of Michigan.

Efficient construction techniques that speed the creative process while also preserving a high level of craftsmanship are a focus in Johanna’s work.  Often called a skilled colourist, she strives to build confidence in both colour and technique in her many patchwork, quilting and cross stitch students.  Visit her website to see more of her work.

 Instructor:  Johanna Masko
Cost:  $50
Date:  Saturday, October 15, 2022
Time:  10 am to 3 pm
Location:  Newmarket Community Centre, Halls 3 & 4
Eventbrite Link:  https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/herringbone-patchwork-workshop-with-joanna-masko-tickets-417733781987

Saturday November 26, 10:00am – 3:00pm
Location: Virtual on Zoom
8043530
Robin’s Workshop is Ruler Work on any Domestic machine.

This workshop is designed to teach you to understand how to work with the new, exciting, and very popular rulers for domestic sewing machines including ruler brands such as Westalee, Handiquilter, Bernina, Angela Walters, Amanda Murphy Good Measure Rulers, and more.

You will be shown how to master setting up your sewing machine and ruler foot. Handouts and tips for success will be shared along with step-by-step instructions for each style of ruler. Demonstrations and practice time will be allowed for students to create additional patterns to make the most of using their rulers.

Robin Bogaert is a longarm quilter, creator and blogger at quiltingintheloft.com and has many years of quilting experience.

Robin was the past owner of a quilt shop in Windsor, Ontario.  Robin’s roots in quilting are traditional, however she appreciates modern quilt design.  She considers the focus of her work to be designing, teaching, trunk shows, free motion quilting, ruler work and thread painting.

Details and a supply list will be sent to participants upon registration.

Instructor:  Robin Bogaert
Cost:  $40
Date:  Saturday, November 26, 2022
Time:  10 am to 3 pm
Location:  Virtual via Zoom
Eventbrite Link:  
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/working-with-rulers-for-domestic-machines-with-robin-bogaert-tickets-418340035307

Saturday January 14, 2023 – 9:00am – 3:30pm

Location: Virtual on Zoom

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Annie Smith – Colour Sense for Quilting is all about how to choose the fabrics for your quilts.

Screen-Shot-2021-01-26-at-3.42.50-PM

You will learn how to:

  • Consider your fabrics and learn to “read” them
  • Give you the key to choosing fabrics
  • How to pick a colour palette for your quilt using colours that you love
  • Practice playing with fabrics

Then:

  • How to cut accurately
  • How to design unique blocks
  • How to sew accurately and achieve precise seams and points
  • Layout your quilt for maximum WOW

We’ll also discuss:

  • Colour Trends
  • Fabric manufacturing
  • What works and what doesn’t

Registration is limited for this class. (Class is open to 22 students)

Cost: $65.00

Ticket/Registration on Eventbrite.

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/colour-sense-workshop-with-annie-smith-tickets-328980468437


 

Quilters Corner

Quilters Corner replaced Block of the Month in September 2019.  The Guild offers Pattern or Row by Row instructions, Swap Exchanges to those interested. Please visit the Newsletter page to keep updated on current projects.

Retreat
Check back for future retreat details.
Mini Retreat

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. Due to the current COVID-19 situation, the scheduled Mini Retreats are subject to change and are limited to a maximum of 24 people, each needing a single table for use

Save the date!

November 19, 2022 9:00am – 10:00pm.

Location: Ray Twinney Recreation Complex – Lounge 2

A day to spend time with friends and sew, eat and laugh.

Sew Social

Sew Socials are for Guild members to join other members for a time of Sewing & Socializing. It’s a great way to catch up with your fellow Guild members. You can pop in and out whenever you like. Currently the Sew Socials are virtual using the Zoom platform. There is no cost to members. Please join us from the comfort of your sewing studio. In person Sew Socials are tentative subject Town of Newmarket COVID-19 guidelines.

A link to the Zoom session will be sent by the morning of each meeting so watch your email.

 

Wednesday October 19, 2022 (morning) 9:30am – 12:00pm

Wednesday October 19, 2022 (evening) 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Saturday October 22, 2022 (morning) 9:30am – 1:00pm

Saturday November 5, 2022 (morning) 9:30am – 1:00pm

Wednesday November 9, 2022 (morning) 9:30am – 12:00pm

Wednesday November 9, 2022 (evening) 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Wednesday December 7, 2022 from 9:30 am to 12 noon

Wednesday December 7, 2022 from 7 pm to 9 pm

Saturday December 10, 2022 from 9:30 am to 1 pm

Get Ready for Quilt Show!

A Million Little Stitches

Friday & Saturday April 15 & 16 2023.

I am pleased to announce the recipients for the raffle quilt proceeds are Kerry’s Place Autism Services https:www.kerrysplace.org and Margaret Bahen Hospice for York Region https://www.myhospice.ca.

Raffle Quilt – thanks to those who completed a block for the raffle quilt.  Please pick up a photo and 2 books of raffle tickets to sell.

Quilt Show Challenge Guidelines. Details on how to pick up a fabric kit, rules for construction and information on submitting your entry are in the document: 2023 Quilt Show Challenge Guidelines. There are still kits available – come see us at the Quilt Show table at the meeting. Information about the Challenge will be included in the kit! Deadline for entry is February meeting.

Kindness Matters – President’s Youth Challenge Guidelines. Rules for construction and information on submitting your entry are in the document: Kindness Matters Youth Challenge Kindness Matters Youth challenge_2023.  Or come see us at the Quilt Show table at the meeting. Deadline for entry is March 1st.

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://www.quiltpatternmagazine.com/pdfs/tutorials/015-MH-BiasBinding.pdf

Making Straight-Cut Binding:

http://www.quiltpatternmag

Victorian Heart badge Instructions

Outreach
Changes to our program due to COVID-19: Outreach continues with porch pick ups/drop offs. Please contact Outreach to arrange this service. Through our members’ generosity, the Region of York Quilters Guild has donated countless quilts to our community. Quilting for charity is a beautiful way to give back to the community while practicing the art of patchwork and growing your skills. If you do not want to make a full quilt, you can piece a top, take a top to quilt or be a binding star. We have many kits available if you’ve used up your stash. Let us know if you need batting to complete your project. Remember – pieced batting works well for small quilts. Any quilt is welcome and the outreach committee will find a home for it. Here are some suggestions for the sizes and kind of quilts that we donate: CUDDLE/LAP QUILTS: For children, men, or women. Twin or even larger are certainly utilized but most are about 36” x 48” or larger. PILLOWCASES: Minimum Standard Size 20” x 28” . Pillowcases will be collected on occasion for specific donations. Check the internet/Pinterest for a simple pattern using the burrito/sausage/roll up method. Presently these quilts and pillowcases are donated to Pediatric Oncology, Sandgate Women’s Shelter, Yellow Brick House, Belinda’s Place, Rose of Sharon, Doane House Hospice, Hill House Hospice and the Margaret Bahen Hospice, but we are always revising. BABY THEMED QUILTS FOR SOUTHLAKE NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit): Incubation covers:  Using only 2 layers, no batting, with a top and a flannel backing, approximately 34″” x 42”.  The covers are used on top of the incubator to shield the little one from the bright lights and add a splash of colour in a clinical setting. Cot quilts: Two layers only – preferably flannel top and backing (no batting) and approximately 18” x 22”.  The top can be pieced and backed with flannel as they are used for covers for the tiny babies. Bereavement quilts: These are from 28” to 34” square/rectangle. The stillborn baby is wrapped in a quilt and photographed before being given to the parents. The parents have the option of keeping the quilt as a remembrance. Pink or blue recommended. TOUCH QUILTS (NEW PROJECT): A sub-committee of Outreach will be collecting a variety of fabric with a ‘distinct feel’ to make small ‘Touch Quilts’ for persons with Autism and Alzheimer/Dementia.  Minimum piece size is 7” x 7”.  Materials need to be washable, especially for the high temperatures used in laundering in institutional settings.
Buy and Sell (Quilt and Other Crafts)
Table for Rent during Guild Meetings:  Is your sewing room bursting at the seams? Rent a table for $10 and bring your surplus supplies, books and fabrics to sell.  Not enough stuff ?  Reserve a table and share the table and cost with a another member or a friend. Sign up sheets will be available at the library table once we begin meeting in person again.
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For Sale

Quilt wall racks  (can be customized)

Quilt rack length up to 42 inches (your choice)

Sanded and ready for stain or paint $50.

Sealed or prime coated additional $10.

Contact Paul at 647 460-5938

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Library

Due to the COVID-19 situation, our library has been not been accessible. The bulk of the material is stored on Town of Newmarket property, and, until we can get access to the collection, please hang onto borrowed items. We’ll be arranging a drop off/pick up event soon. Until then, if you are keen on seeing what we have, click on the link for the latest listing of all library books and rulers in our inventory. Library Inventory Updated Jan 2020

Under normal circumstances we would ask you bring back your borrowed books and rulers to a 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.

AGM

Our Annual General Meeting (AGM), will take place Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at 6:45PM, at the beginning of the regularly scheduled online meeting. The link to the meeting will be sent to Members before the meeting. Click on the following links to access the Financial Statements for the year ending August  31, 2021: 2020_2021 Year End Financial Statements – ROYQG The following links include the AGM Minutes May 26, 2021 and the 2022 AGM Agenda.

 

 

FORMS (to be used by members only)

RYQG Membership Form 2022-2023

RoYQG-Expense-Report (excel format) RoYQG-Expense-Report (pdf format) RoyQG-Deposit-Form (pdf format) RoyQG-Deposit-Form (excel format).

 

 

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  |
  • Announcements

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
Program
September 28, 2022 (in-person)
Please join us for our first in-person meeting in over two years. We will not have a speaker at this
meeting, but instead we will be asking our members to share their quilts made over the past two years.
We are hoping to fill our meeting space with quilts. The HST challenge quilts will be on display for voting
on, outreach quilt kits will be available for pick up and best of all a chance to catch up with fellow guild
members!

October 26, 2022: Guest Speaker is Robin Bogaert 

8043530Trunk Show Collage Robin Bogaert

https://www.quiltingintheloft.com/this_is_my_about_page.html

Join us for a trunk show with Robin Bogaert called My Quilting Journey.

Robin is a long arm quilter, creator and blogger at quiltingintheloft.com and has many years of quilting experience.

Robin was the past owner of a quilt shop in Windsor, Ontario and now resides in Waterloo. Robin’s roots in quilting are traditional, however she appreciates modern quilt design as well and considers the focus of work to be designing, teaching, trunk shows, free motion quilting, ruler work and thread painting.

Robin was featured in the Summer 2016 and 2017 (Canada 150th) edition of Quilters’ Connection Magazine and a guest contributor at QUILTsocial.com

Robin was also the guest artist Trunk Show presenter at the St Jacobs Quilt Festival in 2019. Robin is a new Bernina Brand Ambassador .

Please join us for her trunk show!

November 23, 2022: Guest Speaker is Cristina De Miranda of Ships & Violins.

Thru-Quilting: My Journey Thru Modern Quilting

Iceberg and Profile

This trunk show will showcase quilts designed by Cristina De Miranda of Ships & Violins. The journey begins with a look at her improvised patchwork pillow covers inspired by a thru-hike of the East Coast Trail, and continues through her designs as a burgeoning modern quilt pattern designer. The show will include details about her inspiration, her approach to design, and how pursuing a creative business is not so different from a long walk in the woods.

Bio: Cristina De Miranda is a Canadian designer and instructor based in Toronto. Her work has been published in Canadian and International publications since the inception of Ships & Violins in 2018. She has a unique style consisting of bold colours, graphic elements, and dynamic layouts. Explore more at shipsandviolins.com or follow her on Instagram @shipsandviolins.

January 25, 2023 (Virtual)
A Million Little Stitches – Quilt Show Prep Meeting
Our January meeting will be presented by the Quilt Show Committee with information on getting your
quilts ready for the show in April 2023. Topics to be covered are quilt sleeve size and type, registering a
quilt, preparing and labeling your quilt for the show and how to sign up to volunteer.

February 22, 2023: (Virtual) Guest speaker is John MacPhail – Art East Quilting Co.

John-MacPhail-Art-East-Quilting-Co

John grew up in South-Western Ontario and has been a crafter and maker for as long as he can remember. The maker influence was strong in his family and he would be encouraged to create at every opportunity. While so many mediums inspired his creativity, it was his love of theatre and costume that eventually led to his peaked interest in sewing and textiles. John received his BA with Honours from Dalhousie University. It was here that he discovered his love for historical costuming, modern pattern drafting and unconventional sewing techniques. John discovered his passion for everything quilts almost by accident, while searching for a sewing project to occupy his down time. This quickly became his career focus, and started Art East Quilting Co. under which he publishes modern quilt patterns and offers custom quilts, fabric goods and art pieces. He loves using quilting in various art forms, and has become known for his textile animal portraits. John enjoys spreading his love of quilting worldwide through his various virtual workshops which range from traditional quilting techniques, modern unconventional thread application and quirky raw-edge appliqué pet portraits.

Please visit his website: https://arteastquiltingco.com/

March 22, 2023: Guest Speaker is Ana Paula Brasil
“Come Along, You May Shine!” is the title of this month’s presentation by Ana Paula Brasil. She will talk
to us about her creative process to create fabric designs, quilts and patterns. Ana will have many quilts
to show us how her art quilts have developed. This will be a fun and motivational presentation.
Ana’s fabrics are currently available at the Quilt Store in Newmarket.
To learn more about Ana visit her website http://www.canadapaulabrasil.ca

April 26, 2023: Guest Speaker is Bethany Garner

“Contemporary Quilts, An Artistic Journey”

Picture StudioJust Water Under the Bridge by Bethany Garner
Bethany Garner joins us for a presentation called “Contemporary Quilts, An Artistic Journey”. She is an
instructor, textile and fabric artist who has been designing and making art and quilts since 1976.
Bethany is a past president of the Canadian Quilters Association, member of the Kingston Fibre and
Fabric Cooperative, member of a couple Weavers and Spinners Guilds and a SAQA Artist member.
Bethany will share with us her art quilts, along with several quilts that started her on her journey so
many years ago.
Check out Bethany’s website to see her work and the many workshops that she offers.
http://www.bethanygarner.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Workshops
 Saturday October 15th, 10:00am – 3:00pm
Location : Newmarket Community Centre, 200 Doug Duncan Dr., Newmarket, ON, L3Y 3Y9
IMG_8727
Johanna will be presenting her workshop Herringbone Patchwork. In the Workshop we will learn how to do those tricky Y-Seams, Quilt as You Go, and about 2 1/2 years worth of tips and tricks! This workshop lends itself well to using up some of those pesky scraps, or a more controlled approach can be used as well.
Cost: $50.00
Ticket/Registration on Eventbrite.
Saturday November 26, 10:00am – 3:00pm
Location: Virtual on Zoom
8043530
Robin’s Workshop is Ruler Work on any Domestic machine.
Cost: $40.00
Ticket/Registration on Eventbrite.

Saturday January 14, 2023 – 9:00am – 3:30pm

Location: Virtual on Zoom

annneismithpic-600x400

Annie Smith – Colour Sense for Quilting is all about how to choose the fabrics for your quilts.

Screen-Shot-2021-01-26-at-3.42.50-PM

You will learn how to:

  • Consider your fabrics and learn to “read” them
  • Give you the key to choosing fabrics
  • How to pick a colour palette for your quilt using colours that you love
  • Practice playing with fabrics

Then:

  • How to cut accurately
  • How to design unique blocks
  • How to sew accurately and achieve precise seams and points
  • Layout your quilt for maximum WOW

We’ll also discuss:

  • Colour Trends
  • Fabric manufacturing
  • What works and what doesn’t

Registration is limited for this class. (Class is open to 22 students)

Cost: $65.00

Ticket/Registration on Eventbrite.

 

 

Quilters Corner
Quilters Corner replaced Block of the Month in September 2019.  The Guild offers Pattern or Row by Row instructions, Swap Exchanges to those interested. Please visit the Newsletter page to keep updated on current projects.
Retreat
Check back for future retreat details.
Mini Retreat
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. Due to the current COVID-19 situation, the scheduled Mini Retreats are subject to change and are limited to a maximum of 24 people, each needing a single table for use

Save the date!

November 19, 2022 8:00am – 10:00pm.

Location: Ray Twinney Recreation Complex – Lounge 2

A day to spend time with friends and sew, eat and laugh.

Details to follow

Sew Social
Sew Socials are for Guild members to join other members for a time of Sewing & Socializing. It’s a great way to catch up with your fellow Guild members. You can pop in and out whenever you like. Currently the Sew Socials are virtual using the Zoom platform. There is no cost to members. Please join us from the comfort of your sewing studio. In person Sew Socials are tentative subject Town of Newmarket COVID-19 guidelines.

A link to the Zoom session will be sent by the morning of each meeting so watch your email.

Wednesday September 14, 2022 (morning) 9:30am – 12:30pm

Wednesday September 14, 2022 (evening) 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Saturday September 17, 2022 (morning) 9:30am – 12:30pm

Wednesday October 12, 2022 (morning) 9:30am – 12:30pm

Wednesday October 12, 2022 (evening) 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Saturday October 22, 2022 (morning) 9:30am – 12:30pm

 

Get Ready for Quilt Show!
A Million Little Stitches

Friday & Saturday April 15 & 16 2023.

I am pleased to announce the recipients for the raffle quilt proceeds are Kerry’s Place Autism Services https:www.kerrysplace.org and Margaret Bahen Hospice for York Region https://www.myhospice.ca.

Raffle Quilt – thanks to those who completed a block for the raffle quilt.  Please pick up a photo and 2 books of raffle tickets to sell.

Quilt Show Challenge Guidelines. Details on how to pick up a fabric kit, rules for construction and information on submitting your entry are in the document: 2023 Quilt Show Challenge Guidelines. There are still kits available – come see us at the Quilt Show table at the meeting. Information about the Challenge will be included in the kit! Deadline for entry is February meeting.

Kindness Matters – President’s Youth Challenge Guidelines. Rules for construction and information on submitting your entry are in the document: Kindness Matters Youth Challenge Kindness Matters Youth challenge_2023.  Or come see us at the Quilt Show table at the meeting. Deadline for entry is March 1st.

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://www.quiltpatternmagazine.com/pdfs/tutorials/015-MH-BiasBinding.pdf

Making Straight-Cut Binding:

http://www.quiltpatternmag

Victorian Heart badge Instructions

Outreach
Changes to our program due to COVID-19: Outreach continues with porch pick ups/drop offs. Please contact Outreach to arrange this service. Through our members’ generosity, the Region of York Quilters Guild has donated countless quilts to our community. Quilting for charity is a beautiful way to give back to the community while practicing the art of patchwork and growing your skills. If you do not want to make a full quilt, you can piece a top, take a top to quilt or be a binding star. We have many kits available if you’ve used up your stash. Let us know if you need batting to complete your project. Remember – pieced batting works well for small quilts. Any quilt is welcome and the outreach committee will find a home for it. Here are some suggestions for the sizes and kind of quilts that we donate: CUDDLE/LAP QUILTS: For children, men, or women. Twin or even larger are certainly utilized but most are about 36” x 48” or larger. PILLOWCASES: Minimum Standard Size 20” x 28” . Pillowcases will be collected on occasion for specific donations. Check the internet/Pinterest for a simple pattern using the burrito/sausage/roll up method. Presently these quilts and pillowcases are donated to Pediatric Oncology, Sandgate Women’s Shelter, Yellow Brick House, Belinda’s Place, Rose of Sharon, Doane House Hospice, Hill House Hospice and the Margaret Bahen Hospice, but we are always revising. BABY THEMED QUILTS FOR SOUTHLAKE NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit): Incubation covers:  Using only 2 layers, no batting, with a top and a flannel backing, approximately 34″” x 42”.  The covers are used on top of the incubator to shield the little one from the bright lights and add a splash of colour in a clinical setting. Cot quilts: Two layers only – preferably flannel top and backing (no batting) and approximately 18” x 22”.  The top can be pieced and backed with flannel as they are used for covers for the tiny babies. Bereavement quilts: These are from 28” to 34” square/rectangle. The stillborn baby is wrapped in a quilt and photographed before being given to the parents. The parents have the option of keeping the quilt as a remembrance. Pink or blue recommended. TOUCH QUILTS (NEW PROJECT): A sub-committee of Outreach will be collecting a variety of fabric with a ‘distinct feel’ to make small ‘Touch Quilts’ for persons with Autism and Alzheimer/Dementia.  Minimum piece size is 7” x 7”.  Materials need to be washable, especially for the high temperatures used in laundering in institutional settings.
Buy and Sell (Quilt and Other Crafts)
Table for Rent during Guild Meetings:  Is your sewing room bursting at the seams? Rent a table for $10 and bring your surplus supplies, books and fabrics to sell.  Not enough stuff ?  Reserve a table and share the table and cost with a another member or a friend. Sign up sheets will be available at the library table once we begin meeting in person again.
For Sale: Vintage sewing machine, asking $50, in working order, no attachments.  Contact Marianne Willcock via text at 416-316-4749.
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Library
Due to the COVID-19 situation, our library has been not been accessible. The bulk of the material is stored on Town of Newmarket property, and, until we can get access to the collection, please hang onto borrowed items. We’ll be arranging a drop off/pick up event soon. Until then, if you are keen on seeing what we have, click on the link for the latest listing of all library books and rulers in our inventory. Library Inventory Updated Jan 2020

Under normal circumstances we would ask you bring back your borrowed books and rulers to a 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.

AGM
Our Annual General Meeting (AGM), will take place Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at 6:45PM, at the beginning of the regularly scheduled online meeting. The link to the meeting will be sent to Members before the meeting. Click on the following links to access the Financial Statements for the year ending August  31, 2021: 2020_2021 Year End Financial Statements – ROYQG The following links include the AGM Minutes May 26, 2021 and the 2022 AGM Agenda.

 

 

FORMS (to be used by members only)
RYQG Membership Form 2022-2023

RoYQG-Expense-Report (excel format) RoYQG-Expense-Report (pdf format) RoyQG-Deposit-Form (pdf format) RoyQG-Deposit-Form (excel format).