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!
Special Meeting! June 23, 2020: We are pleased to announce that our speaker for June 24 will be Lisa Walton, an internationally known textile artist from Sydney, Australia. Lisa’s traditional quilts, hand dyed fabric, and art quilts are absolutely beautiful. On top of that, she is an extraordinary speaker and teacher, having won the Jewel Pearce Patterson Scholarship for Quilting Teachers by the International Quilt Association in Houston. She is also the immediate past president of Studio Art Quilters Associates, which is how I came to meet her. I am very excited that she will be able to speak to us, and I’m equally sure that we would never be in a position to have a speaker from Australia if we weren’t doing a virtual meeting! It will be Thursday morning for Lisa as she joins us from her home for our Wednesday meeting.
You can see some of Lisa’s work at her website https://lisawaltonartist.com/
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.
October 28, 2020: Al Coté: Guest Speaker: “How did I get from there to hear? Just another accident.”
November 25, 2020: Carla Alexluk: Guest Speaker: “What I’ve learned from quilting.”
January 27, 2021: TBD
February 24, 2021: Ana Paula Brasil: Guest Speaker: “Come along, you may shine.”
March 24, 2021: Rose Parr: Healthy Quilting
April 28, 2021: Arlene Nicholas of Quilters Bouquet
May 26, 2021: Guild Member 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)
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, regularly scheduled Mini Retreat days are pending. We’ll keep you informed of upcoming events.
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!
Saturday, June 20, 2020 – 10 am to 2 pm – Location: Your home! Via Zoom!
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.