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

Upcoming program for 2024/2025

 

September 25, 2024 – In person

Becky Fiedler – Trunk Show – Modern

 

October 23, 2024 – In person

Leianne McCallum – Let’s Tuckerize That!

 

November 27, 2024 – In person

Trina O’Rourke – Cotton Harvest – Wool Applique – Traditional Needlecraft

 

January 22, 2025 – Virtual over Zoom

Gloria Loughman – Art & Fibre Quilts – Landscape

 

February 26, 2025 – Virtual over Zoom

Sarah Ashford – The Rajah Quilt Story – Historical

 

March 26, 2025 – In person

Members meeting – Demos, Member Market, Quilt Show Preparation

 

April 23, 2025 – In person

Kathy Wylie – Truck Show – Traditional Applique

 

May 28, 2025 – In person – members only

Member Quilter of the Guild – TBD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Workshops
  • Jennifer Maddock – Paper Piecing For People Who Hate Paper Piecing
Date:  Saturday, June 8, 2024 Time:  9 am – 4 pm In-person
Cost:  $25.00
Location:  St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 484 Water St, Newmarket
Sign up: Eventbrite
Eventbrite link:  click here 
This fun class is suitable for those who have never tried paper piecing, or those who have tried it before and have become frustrated. There are many different techniques to do paper piecing but we will use Jennifer’s favourite method, as taught by Carol Doak. In this technique class, we will learn to piece two different sections which can then be turned and twisted to form different blocks. Your class fee will include enough foundations to make three blocks. You can use one block for a potholder or mug rug, three to start a table runner or go crazy and make a whole quilt. The supply list is minimal and you are welcome to use your scrap fabric. The goal is to learn the technique and not necessarily to finish your blocks in class. Once you know the technique,
you can apply it to even the most complicated foundation pieced design. Jennifer is hoping that you will become as addicted as she is!
  • Mandie (Jane Street Quilts) – Canadiana Fireside Quilt in a Day
    Beginner Friendly
 
Date:  Saturday October 19, 2024
Time:  9 am – 4 pm
In Person
Cost:  $50.00
Location:  TBD
Sign up:  At the next in-person Guild meeting. 

Eventbrite link:  click here
Purchase kits at this website:  https://www.janestreetquilts.com/YRQG-Workshop-info.html
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

Region of York Quilters Guild

2025 BIG RETREAT

The ROYQG retreat will once again be held at the beautiful Hockley Valley Resort (hockley.com) for 3 full days of quilting fun.  It’s a Quilt Show year so a great opportunity of dedicated sewing time to get that quilt done for the show.  We can’t wait to see what everyone is working on! So come, bring your machine, your projects, and your ideas and get spoiled for 3 days – no cooking, no dishes, no interruptions, all inspiration and relaxation.

Where:  Hockley Valley Resort (https://hockley.com/)

When:  Friday, January 31st thru Sunday February 2nd

Arrival Time on Friday:  Any time after 9 am

Departure Time on Sunday:  5 pm

*Open to all guild members and friends and family

Price:

  • Double $630
  • Single $845
  • Saturday Day Only $90
  • Check in time begins at 4:00 pm on the day of arrival. Check-out time is before 11:00 am on the day of departure

 

Saturday “Day” Only:

  • Includes full day of sewing fun
  • 2 breaks (coffee/tea/snack)
  • Lunch

 

What’s Included: 

  • 3 full days of sewing fun
  • Friday – dinner
  • Saturday – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and 2 breaks (coffee/tea, snack)
  • Sunday – Breakfast, Lunch and 1 break (coffee/tea/snack)

Full Retreat Payment Information:

  • A deposit of $240 ($305 single) is required at time of registration
  • Installments of $130 ($180 single) due June 26th, September 25th, and November 27th

Please use ryqgbigretreat@gmail.com to send your completed registration and all e-transfer payments. Please use the Question “When is the Quilt Retreat”, answer is “Jan2025”.  Payment can also be made by cheque payable to “Wendy Morreau”.

Looking forward to a fun retreat!

Evelyn and Wendy

RYQG Big Retreat Registration Form 2025

Mini Retreat

TBD. Stay tuned.

 

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. Most of 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.

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

Irons and ironing boards will be available. Coffee/Tea will be on hand. Please bring your own sewing machine, sewing supplies, lunch, snacks, and utensils.

In-person sew socials to be scheduled for the 2024/2025 year. Stay tuned for further details.

Get Ready for Quilt Show!

Quilted Treasures 2025 (1)logo

2025 Quilt Show Challenge Instructions 

2025 Quilt Show Challenge – Quilted Treasures

 

 

Youth Initiative  2024/2025

ROYQG Quilted Treasures Quilt Show

Guidelines

The 2024/2025 challenge for youth is to complete a quilt based on any theme. Any style of quilting: art, traditional or modern is accepted. The quilt can be any size up to a 200-inch perimeter. It must be made of three layers and quilted, either by hand and/or machine. It must be either bound or closed along the edges with either hand or machine stitching. Most of the quilt must be the work of the young quilter. Most of the quilt should be made using quilters cotton. There are no specific fabrics that need to be used. The fabric chosen should be from the young quilter’s ideas. The quilter may use any combination of hand-and /or machine-piecing, applique and quilting. Embellishments such as beading, adding ribbon, paint, crayon, etc. may be used. Get creative! This is the time to experiment and try new skills.

 

The entry must be free from any text or images that are protected by copyright unless of course you have obtained permission from the source. For any patterns or designs that are not original, you must give credit to the source.

 

This challenge is open to any child sponsored by a ROYQG member. You do not have to be related. Hopefully you can guide your young quilter through the process and encourage them with your teachings. The idea is to get as many youths interested in trying quilting with the possibility of becoming a future Guild member!

 

Youth aged 16 and under qualify.

 

All quilts entered will be displayed at the Quilt Show in April, Quilted Treasures 2025.

Winners will be chosen by viewers who vote. A winning ribbon will be given for first and second place. More information will be forthcoming on how to enter. Entries can be brought to the April 2025 meeting or dropped off to one of our executive members.

 

Any questions, please email info@regionofyorkquiltersguild.ca

 

 

Below is a list of Helpful Tutorials (from The Quilt Pattern Magazine):

Quilt Hanging Sleeve Tutorial – http://www.quiltpatternmagazine.com/pdfs/tutorials/016-MH-HangingSleeve.pdf

Making Bias-Cut Binding – http://www.quiltpatternmagazine.com/pdfs/tutorials/015-MH-BiasBinding.pdf

Making Straight-Cut Binding:

http://www.quiltpatternmagazine.com/pdfs/tutorials/006-FinishigAQuiltWithStraightCutBinding.pdf

 

Victorian Heart badge Instructions

 

NOTE:  The Region of York Quilters Guild and Quilt Show Committee do not provide damage or theft insurance for your quilt(s) while at the show or at the ‘receivers’ home. Should, for any reason, something happens to your quilt(s), you will have to go through personal household insurance for the replacement cost of the quilt.

Outreach

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.

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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Library

Library-Inventory-Books-Jan2024

Please, we would ask you 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.

AGM

 

 

Our Annual General Meeting (AGM), will take place Wednesday, May 22, 2024 at 6:45 PM, at the beginning of the regularly scheduled in-person meeting at the Newmarket Community Centre, 200 Doug Duncan Drive, Newmarket, ON.  Please refer to the links for the 2024 AGM Agenda2024 Revised AGM Agenda and the Minutes from 2023 AGM AGM Minutes May 24, 2023 .

The Financial Statements for year ended August 31, 2023 were emailed to the email addresses on file as of May 1, 2024. Please contact info@regionofyorkquiltersguild.ca for any questions.

ROYQG By-Laws 7.1.0 regarding access to the Financial Statements being available to the membership twice a year, here is the link to the Financial Statements ending February 29, 2024: ROYQG Financial Statements 29 Feb 2024

 

 

FORMS (to be used by members only)