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 (Display Submission Form) |
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
We are pleased to offer the following workshops for 2017 / 2018:
Saturday, March 3, 2018 – 10 am to 4 pm – Thread Painting with Peggy Kwan
Peggy will teach basic thread painting techniques: how to get started to create or change the background of a panel, machine appliqué and how to use thread to ‘paint’ on fabric. Participants will have the option to purchase a kit from Peggy or bring their own small panel to work on in the class.
Cost of the workshop is $40.00 and the kit will be approximately $20.00. This workshop will be held at the Newmarket Community Centre.
To view Peggy’s beautiful work, check out her website at www.peggykwan.com.
Block of the Month
The Block of the Month program for 2017/18 will be starting in October. The pattern instructions are in the monthly newsletter and are to be used by members only. The first set of instructions will be issued in the September newsletter to have ready for the October meeting. Going forward, each newsletter will contain a new set of instructions to have completed for the following month’s meeting.
This year’s Mystery Quilt Sweet 16 is from Border Creek Station Pattern Company, designed by Sherri Hisey. The first installment of instructions was given out at the October meeting. Eight installments will be provided throughout the year (with two installments given out at the November meeting).
Sherri Hisey has picked two colour ways of Moda fabric – already packaged and easy to purchase at any of our local quilt shops or you can choose your own selection of fabrics following Sherri’s helpful suggestions included in the pattern instructions.
Out of respect for the designer, please only use an original pattern that you have purchased. Copyright prevents anyone from ‘sharing’ our patterns by photocopying Sherri’s instructions.
Our 2018 retreat was held once again at the Nottawasaga Inn in Alliston from Thursday, January 25, 2018 to Sunday, January 28, 2018.
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 2018 are:
Saturday, Apr 21, 2018 – Location: Newmarket Community Centre
Saturday, Nov 10, 2018 – Location: Newmarket Community Centre
Come and join other guild members for a time of sewing and socializing at the Newmarket Community Centre. There is no cost to members. Bring your own food & beverages. Irons and ironing boards will be available for your use.
Sew Social Events:
Wednesday, Mar 14, 2018 – noon to 10 pm
Wednesday, Apr 11, 2018 – 1:30 pm to 10 pm
Wednesday, May 09, 2018 – 1:30 pm to 10 pm
Wednesday, Jun 13, 2018 – 1:30 pm to 10 pm
Saturday, Jul 14, 2018 – 9 am to 10 pm
Saturday, Aug 11, 2018 – 9 am to 10 pm
Wednesday, Sept 12, 2018 – noon to 10 pm
Wednesday, Oct 10, 2018 – noon to 10 pm
Wednesday, Nov 14, 2018 – noon to 10 pm (NOTE: This Sew Social will be held at the Ray Twinney Recreation Complex – Lounge 1)
Wednesday, Dec 12, 2018 – noon to 10 pm
Get Ready for the Quilt Show
The Magic of Quilts 2019 Quilt Show
Save the date – April 6 & 7, 2019!
Below is a list of Helpful Tutorials (From The Quilt Pattern Magazine):
Quilt Hanging Sleeve Tutorial – http:
Making Bias-Cut Binding – http:
Making Straight-Cut Binding:
Victorian Heart badge
Through our members’ generosity, 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, Vaughan Women’s Shelter, Belinda’s Place, Rose of Sharon, Doane House Hospice, Hill House Hospice and the new Southlake Hospice, but we are always revising.
BABY THEMED QUILTS FOR SOUTHLAKE NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit):
Little covers: Using only 2 layers, no batting, with a top and a flannel backing, approximately 12” x 12” or 12” x 16”. Little covers are used both on the top of the incubator to shield the little one from the bright lights and as covers for the tiny babies. These can be made from leftover quilt blocks as this is such a common block size
Cot quilts: Two layers only and approximately 18” x 22”. The top can be pieced and backed with flannel to provide a splash of colour in a clinical setting. Cot quilts with light batting approximately 26” x 30” are also welcome. Cotton or flannel.
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 )
Angela’s Fabric Sale: How to shrink my stash? I want to celebrate, share and shrink my stash. My fabric is spilling from everywhere in my house. It is now time to shrink my stash and let you pick the fabric you need and have a lot of fun at the same time. 100’s of metres of quilting fabrics for sale – prints, solids, Christmas, vintage. $6.00 or $7.00 per metre. Fat Quarters for $1.50 each. Email email@example.com for an appointment.
FREE to a good home: The guild has two hand quilting frames available to a good home. One is a traditional frame made from 2” x 4” pine that can accommodate a queen sized quilt. The other is a Q-Snap frame – table sized like the one shown in the attached picture. Guild Frame Sample picture
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.
FREE to a good home: A traditional quilt frame for hand quilting. It has the ability to hold a queen size quilt, and contains rods for a baby quilt, single and queen size quilt. Are you or anyone else you know interested in this frame? Please contact Nora P.
Wanted to Hire:
Debby Feldman is looking for someone who she can hire to take a canopy from her daughter’s wedding Chuppah and use it as the top part of a king size quilt. If you are interested in helping her out, she can be reached at (home) 905-881-6886, (cell) 416-788- 9868, or (email) firstname.lastname@example.org.
Some new additions to our inventory of library books:
- Modern Patch Work
- Scrappy Bits Applique
- Sunday Morning Quilts
- Landscape Quilts
- A Treasury of Quilt Labels
- Double Vision Quilts
Click on the link below for the latest listing of all library books in our inventory.
Mark the date:
May 2018 meeting will be the garage sale. This gives you plenty of time to go through your sewing rooms.
Our Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held at the guild meeting of Wednesday, May 23, 2018. This is a closed meeting, limited to members only.