Quilts at the Creek 2015 - July 18 2015
The annual gorgeous display of quilts outdoors at the Black Creek Pioneer Village is fast approaching! Check out the Quilts at the Creek Blog for more information about Workshops, Trunk Shows, quilt drop-off instructions and more!
2015-2016 - Mark these dates in your calendar:
- September 15: Maggie Butterfield Dickinson
- October 20: Kathy McNeil
- November 17: Heather Stewart
- January 20: Community Quilts Night
- February 16: Members' Technique Showcase
- March 15: Mary Elizabeth Kinch
- April 19: Lyric Kinard
- May 17: Annual General Meeting
Note-- Meetings start promply at 7:00 pm.
2nd Annual Members' Technique Showcase
The showcase was again a resounding success as we were treated to a display of some of the knowledge and talent that resides in our membership body. We learned about colour theory (warm/cool, value, colour dissonance) from BJ Reid, about selecting and creating quilt patterns for our quilt tops that stump us from Sandy Lindal, about whimsical wool applique from Shirley Dawson, and about a fantastic modular cutting technique that uses whole fat quarters and generates endless creative possibilities from Bev Stevens. Check out some of the photos on our Facebook page!
Celebration of Quilts XII
The show is over and was a terrific event. Hundreds of quilts, good food and lots of vendors! There will be updated information about the show in the next newsletter and we will announce the "Viewer's Choice" awards at our January Community Quilting evening, Jan. 20, 2015. Our sincere thanks go out to all the volunteers who generously gave their time and effort to make the show such a resounding success!
Celebrations from the Past
Check out this lovely summary of the very first YHQG Celebration of Quilts show. Click here to download the pdf document. See also some photos from the last show, Celebration of Quilts XI, at https://www.flickr.com/photos/republic_of_me/
Upcoming Community Quilting Dates:
The Community Quilting group now meets weekly 9:30am-3:00pm at the clubhouse at the Stan Wadlow Centre at 373 Cedarvale Ave. Come out and help us sandwich some quilts, prepare blocks for quilts, come up with block ideas and patterns for future group projects, assemble quilt tops, perpare charm packs and jelly rolls and much more!
Member Technique Showcase Links
The Member Technique Showcase at our January 2014 meeting was a wonderful success! Many thanks to our members who braved the cold to come out and learn some new tips and techniques!
The list of links from the first lecture about entering your quilts into juried quilt shows can be found here.
New Members Welcome!
For information about the York Heritage Quilters Guild - membership, meetings, mission statement, and more - please refer to the Guild Info page.
Memberships are currently available. You can easily become a York Heritage member by completing the membership application form and following the mailing directions on the application form. A YHQG membership will expand your quilting horizons by allowing you to attend meetings and workshops, see and be inspired by both speakers' and fellow members' work, borrow books from our ever-expanding guild library, and connect and socialize with fellow quilters!
Guests are most welcome to attend most meetings for $15.00. For more information, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or go to the membership desk at the beginning of a guild meeting.