The RYQG meetings generally include:
- Outreach drop-off and pick-up |
- Registration for workshops and other upcoming events |
- Library book exchange (List of Library Books) |
- 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 2016 / 2017:
Monday May 8, 2017 or Saturday May 13, 2017, Strip and Scrap Class
Kelly DuMaresq is coming back to teach us how to Strip and Scrap ! Kelly is working on a new class for Scrap Strip Piecing Techniques and is still figuring out all the details so more info will come later on. You will want to sign up early as Kelly’s classes fill up quickly. Kelly truly is a great teacher and inspires her students to delve into their scraps and create beautiful quilts. Sign up will start at the November 23rd meeting at the Workshop table.
We are planning a workshop October 26th, the day following the October meeting. Sign up for this workshop will start at the April 26th meeting. More details will be available in the upcoming newsletters.
We do encourage you visit her site at http://www.equarelle.ca.
Block of the Month
There are 2 Block of the Month series being offered this year. The pattern instructions are in the monthly newsletter and are to be used by members only. The first set of instructions was issued in the August newsletter to have ready for the September meeting. Going forward, each newsletter will contain a new set of instructions to have completed for the following month’s meeting.
Sherri will be coming to our September meeting to do a trunk show as well as celebrate the reveal of the mystery quilt. As an incentive there will be PRIZES!!! All those that bring their finished Mystery quilt, Carol Seeley quilt or Modern BOM quilt to the September meeting, will be eligible for some great prizes. So, mark your calendars to have your quilt(s) finished (yes, finished) for September 2017!
This year’s Mystery Quilt is from Border Creek Station Pattern Company, designed by Sherri Hisey. For those of you who have signed up to participate, please remember to pick up your next installment at our meeting.
Sherri Hisey has chosen the a couple fabric lines for this year’s Border Creek Station mystery quilt. You can also use fabric from your stash instead. This will be a great opportunity to see the possibilities and get your creative ‘quilty’ brain going.
Come and join other guild members for a night of sewing and socializing. No cost, bring your own food & beverages. Irons and ironing boards will be available for your use.
Sew Social Evenings:
Jun 14, 2017
July 12, 2017
Aug 9, 2017
Sept 13, 2017
Oct 11, 2017
Nov 08, 2017
Dec 13, 2017
Jan 10, 2018
Feb 14, 2018
Mar 14, 2018
Apr 11, 2018
May 09, 2018
Jun 13, 2018
Jul 11, 2018
Aug 15, 2018
Sept 12, 2018
Oct 10, 2018
Nov 14, 2018
Dec 12, 2018
Get Ready for the Quilt Show
Preparations for our 2017 Quilt Show are well underway!
- 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.
- “What Colour is your Rainbow?” Completed challenge quilts were submitted at the January meeting.
- Process for Registering Receiving Quilts v2.0
- Quilt Show Registration Form (Word)
- Online Quilt Show Registration (for those who are not able to use the Word form)
- In-person at the meeting
- Please wear a “heart” badge when you are volunteering at the show. Instructions are below:
Additional information and forms will be available as we get closer to the show date. Keep on quiltin’!
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 the member’s generosity, York Region Quilter’s 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 have time to make a quilt, feel free to put together a kit and bring it in for someone else to make the quilt!
Any quilt is welcome and the outreach committee will find a home for it. Here are some suggestions for the kind of quilts that we donate:
- CUDDLE QUILTS: are usually around 36” X 48” but may be bigger. They are donated to York Region shelters, Rose of Sharon, South Lake Pediatric Oncology Clinic and Doane House Hospice.
- LAP QUILTS: Any size to cuddle under…..These are most likely to go to Doane House Hospice and Shelters.
- PILLOWCASES: Pillowcases will be collected on occasion for specific donations. Check the internet under how to make a pillowcase using the burrito/sausage/roll up method for a simple pattern.
QUILTS FOR SOUTH LAKE NICU :
- Little covers are two layers only and approximately 12”x 12” or 12”x 16”. The top may be pieced and the backing made of flannelette. No batting. They may be used 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 are also two layers only and approximately 18”x 22”. No batting. The top can be pieced and backed with flannelette to provide a splash of colour in a clinical setting.
- Cot quilts with light batting approximately 26”x 30” are also welcome. Cotton or flannelette.
- Bereavement quilts: are from 28” to 34” square. If the parents choose, they may keep the quilt as a remembrance. The quilts are also made from a top and flannelette backing.
Other projects may come up dependent on special requests and needs.
For the 2016-2017 year, our goal is to get the 30 quilt tops that were donated completed into quilts.
Buy and Sell (Quilt and Other Crafts )
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: Table for Rent during Guild Meetings: 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. Do you or anyone else you know interested in this frame? Please contact Nora P.
The Quilters Boutique will be open for business March and April! Please bring money to purchase items for sale. If you’re interested in signing up, take the summer to declutter your sewing room. Tables will be available starting September.
Click on the link for the current listing of all library books in our inventory.
We will be conducting our Annual General Meeting at the guild meeting on Wednesday, May 31, 2017. During the meeting members will be asked to accept our accountant’s Financial Statements for our fiscal year ending August 31, 2016. Please click on the link below to view and/or print the Financial Statements.