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) |
  • 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

We are pleased to offer the following workshops for 2018/2019:


Machine Appliqué with Ann Taylor

Saturday, September 29, 2018 – 10 am to 4 pm – Ray Twinney Complex

Ann Taylor is a member of our guild who makes beautiful appliqué quilts.  In this workshop attendees will make a small quilt approximately 18″ x 22″.

Cost of the workshop is $35.00 including the pattern.

PLEASE NOTE THIS WORKSHOP DATE IS FULL.  A second workshop date (to be confirmed) is possible if there is enough interest.  Visit the workshop table at the next Guild meeting to put your name in for this possible second workshop date.


Scrap Quilt with Kelly DuMaresqu

Thursday, November 1, 2018 – 10 am to 4 pm – Newmarket Community Centre


Saturday, November 3, 2018 – 10 am to 4 pm – Sharon Hope United Church

We have previously run two popular scrap workshops with Kelly – one working with squares and rectangles and the other with strips.  For this workshop Kelly is going to teach one of her patterns where you can use up a lot of those scraps that you have been saving.

Cost of the workshop is $30.00.  Sign up will start at the April, 2018 meeting.



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.


Mystery Quilt

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.



Mini Retreat

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


Sew Social

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, 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!


Request for fabric!

Our 2019 quilt show “give away” is a key fob.  We are asking each of our members to bring in five pieces of fabric cut to 3-1/4″ x 11″.  Small prints in any colour will work; quilt related prints would be wonderful as they will go with our them of “The Magic of Quilts”.  Thank you so much.


Challenge Quilts!

Kits will be available at the May meeting – watch for details coming son.


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

Quilt Hanging Sleeve Tutorial –

Making Bias-Cut Binding –

Making Straight-Cut Binding:

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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, Belinda’s Place, Rose of Sharon, Doane House Hospice, Hill House Hospice and the Margaret Bahen Hospice, but we are always revising.


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.

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 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.

For Sale – Pfaff Tiptronic 1029 sewing machine.  Make an offer.  Like new.  Features – Several ornamental stitches, adjustable needle position.  The Pfaff Tiptronic 1029 sewing machine (click on the link to see a photo) uses an adjustable length and width for all of it’s stitches, to customize your look for a better product.  Easy drop-in bobbin.  You will be able to sew pants along with cuffs with the free arm motion from this machine.  Ability to change the needle up and down setting.  Online manual.  Contact Pam at or call 905-833-0248.



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.

Quilt Book Library Inventory 2017


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.

RoYQG_Financial Statments_Aug 31 2016 PW

FORMS (to be used by members only)

RoYQG-Expense-Report excel format

RoYQG Expense Report pdf format

RoyQG Deposit Form pdf format

RoyQG-Deposit-Form excel format