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
Due to the current COVID-19 situation, the Guild has moved our meetings into an exciting new platform! All meetings currently scheduled are being conducted via the internet on the Zoom platform until circumstances change and it is safe to meet in a large group again! Please read our June 2020 newsletter for details on this exciting new adventure!
Below is a list of speakers that have been confirmed for our upcoming virtual meetings!
September 23, 2020: Our September speaker will be Andrea Tsang Jackson, speaking from Halifax, who will present her work, The Here & Elsewhere Bee, which was part of the artist-in-residence program at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21. This nearly 10′ x 10′ work tells almost 1,200 individual stories, while speaking of powerful collective stories of humanity. She shares her process from proposal to reality, the evolution of the project along the way, and the integral ways that it has shaped her artistic practice. The completed quilt was awarded 1st Place in the Group or Bee Quilt category at QuiltCon in February 2018. Tickets for Guests can be purchased through this link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/september-23-2020-guild-meeting-tickets-119146232589 Meeting via Zoom.
October 28, 2020: Rose Parr: Healthy Quilting. Meeting via Zoom.
November 25, 2020: To be determined (TBD) Trunk Show. Meeting via Zoom.
The following meetings are currently booked with the Town of Newmarket at the Guild Meeting Halls 1 & 2. Meetings are subject to change to Virtual meetings dependant on the COVID-19 situation and are currently limited to 200 persons.
January 27, 2021: Lise Belanger
February 24, 2021: Ana Paula Brasil: Guest Speaker: “Come along, you may shine.”
March 31, 2021: Toni Smith. The Pixel Revolution. Date change as usual meeting date of March 24 is not available.
April 28, 2021: TBD
May 26, 2021: Guild Member: Kathleen Rodgers, Trunk Show.
September 29, 2021: Room is not available for September 22, currently planned for the 29th. TBD
October 27, 2021: TBD
November 24, 2021: 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)
• Virtual Workshop via Zoom! Thread Painting with Joyce Hughes!
Saturday November 21, 10:00am to 4pm. Cost is $75.00 per person and includes the $20 panel shown here:
Sign up using Eventbrite only:
Maximum of 23 participants – Minimum of 20. Registration restricted to members only until October 15th.
You can view Joyce’s work at: joycehughesoriginals.com
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 40 people, each needing a single table for use.
Saturday, March 20, 2021 – 8 am to 10 pm – Ray Twinney Complex Lounge 2
Saturday, November 21, 2021 – 8 am to 10 pm – Ray Twinney Complex Lounge 2
Due to the COVID-19 situation we’ve suspended regular Sew Social meetings as public facilities are not available. We have created a safe place to join other Guild members for a Sew & Socialize time using the Zoom webinar platform! There is no cost to members. Please join us, right from the comfort of your sewing space! Please read the June 2020 Newsletter for details and check your mailbox for how to log in! Note: Dates for in person Sew Socials are currently booked with the Town of Newmarket and are subject to change given COVID-19. At this time the number of participants at booked venues is limited to 40 persons. Each person would have a single table to themselves.
Saturday, September 12, 2020 – 10 am to 4 pm – Location: Your home! Via Zoom!
Saturday, October 17, 2020 – 10 am to 4 pm – Location: Your home! Via Zoom!
Saturday, November 28, 2020 – 10 am to 4 pm – Location: Your home! Via Zoom!
Saturday, January 16, 2021 – 10 am to 4 pm – Newmarket Community Centre Room 4
Wednesday, February 17, 2021 – 10 am to 4 pm – Ray Twinney Complex Lounge 2
Saturday, April 17, 2021 – 10 am to 4 pm – Newmarket Community Centre Room 4
Wednesday, May 12, 2021 – 10 am to 4 pm – Ray Twinney Complex Lounge 2
Saturday, June 19, 2021 – 10 am to 4 pm – Newmarket Community Centre Room 4
Wednesday, September 15, 2021 – 10 am to 4 pm – Ray Twinney Complex Lounge 2
Saturday, October 16, 2021 – 10 am to 4 pm – Newmarket Community Centre Room 4
Wednesday, December 8, 2021 – 10 am to 4 pm – Ray Twinney Complex Lounge 2
Get Ready for Quilt Show!
Friday & Saturday April 9 & 10 2022 (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)
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.
Our Annual General Meeting (AGM), originally scheduled for Wednesday, May 27, 2020, will take place during the regularly scheduled online meeting on October 28, 2020. Voting at this portion of the meeting is limited to members only. Click on the following links to access the Minutes of the AGM from May 2019, The Financial Statements for the year ending August 31, 2019 and the Agenda for the October 28, 2020 AGM: 2019, May 29, RYQG AGM Minutes; Financial Statements YE August 31, 2019; Statement of Financial Postion YE August 31, 2019; Agenda RYQG Annual General Meeting.