October meeting: Tamara Kate

Tamara Kate headshotOur October meeting, on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 7 – 9 p.m., will feature Canadian fabric and quilt designer Tamara Kate.  Her objective is “to create work that is fresh, joyous and youthful with a touch of whimsy”, so you will be treated to an uplifting experience. Her talk + trunk show is titled A Glimpse into the World of Fabric Design.

Flower quilt by Tamara KateThe meeting location is Toronto Botanical Garden, 777 Lawrence Ave. East (at Leslie) in the Floral Hall. Doors open at 6 p.m. Members are admitted free; guest fee is $15.

We have also engaged Tamara for three workshops. Details can be found here.
– Tuesday, Oct. 15 – Making a Traditional Block Modern
– Wednesday, Oct. 16 – Colour, Value and Half-Square Triangles
– Thursday, Oct. 17 – Embroidery for Today
Please contact the workshops leader if you are interested in registering for any of these classes (there are currently a few spots left).

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A new Guild Year begins!

Our first meeting of the guild year is on Tuesday, September 17, 7 to 9 pm at Toronto Botanical Garden. It is sure to be a fun evening, featuring our headliner Jeannie Jenkins,

Jeannie Jenkins head shot

Jeannie Jenkins

who, as well as being a member of York Heritage Quilters Guild, is a prolific and talented paper piecer. There will also be a tribute to our 40th anniversary by long-time member Kay Phillips, a display of the “40 and Fabulous” Challenge entries, comfort quilts to be taken home for completion for Community Quilts and registrations for our fabulous lineup of workshops. Our vendor of the month will be Oh Look, Fabric! To top it off, there will be the announcement of a new Guild Challenge for 2020. Members are admitted free; Guest fee is $15. If you attend as a guest, and then decide to join, this amount is deducted from your membership fee.

Jeannie Jenkins quilting workshop sampleOur first workshop of the guild year is taking place on Saturday, September 28. Jeannie Jenkins will share her expertise with “English Paper Piecing Gone Wild”.

You may register for the workshop by contacting workshops1819@gmail.com. More details here.

Make sure you check out the September newsletter to find out what’s going on (in particular, there is important information about new procedures for the parking lot at Toronto Botanical Garden (page 5).

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Quilts at the Creek 2019

Summer wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Quilts at the Creek: Sat. July 27 & Sun. July 28 (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.) at Black Creek Pioneer Village. Quilts on display outdoors at Black Creek Pioneer VillageThis is not your typical quilt show! Spend the day wandering through the gardens and heritage buildings, with colourful quilts waving in the breeze. There are talks, trunk shows, items for sale, workshops and special exhibits.

It’s not too late to enter a quilt or two to be displayed at this fabulous venue! I believe the deadline has been extended to July 3. https://quiltsatthecreek.wordpress.com/quilt-applications/

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Something to look forward to

At our May meeting, the final one of our guild year, the lineup of guest speakers and teachers for the 2019/2020 season was announced.

It’s jam-packed with talented quilt makers who are sure to inspire. Besides two of our own members, Jeannie Jenkins and Shirley Dawson, there’s Tamara Kate from Montreal, Sandra Bruce from California, Maria Shell from Alaska, Pat Pauly from Rochester, NY and Andrea Tsang Jackson from Nova Scotia.

Read all about the talks and workshops, and visit their websites to learn more about them!

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President Message : Tuesday April 16 Meeting

                          YHQG Members

The next meeting of the 
York Heritage Quilters Guild meeting
Is Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Doors open at 6 p.m. Meeting starts at 7 p.m.
 

Speaker of the monthCindy Grisdela – Journey of an Art Quilter

Featuring:

  • Meerkat Shweshwe – our vendor for the April 16th meeting! Celeste will have many new indigo prints and three entirely new colour ways, in a selection of fat quarters and half-metre cuts, along with new kits, Inkwali and Amafu printed squares and new quilt patterns.

Also:

  • Bring your quilts for Show and Share
  • Pick up information about the 2019 Guild Challenge – 40 & Fabulous (if you have not already done so)
  • Sign up for one of Cindy Grisdela’s Wednesday, April 17 workshops (Curved Piecing a.m./Free Motion Quilting p.m.) – it’s your last chance!
  • Visit the library – open from 6 p.m. to 6:50 p.m. This is the last time in the 2018/19 year that you can borrow library items!
  • bring in your finished Quilts of Valour Blocks for Judy Messenger
  • Volunteer for the Quilt Show 2020 Committee
We will be having a yard sale at the May meeting; if you’d like to purchase a $10 table to sell excess fabric, sewing supplies, patterns, quilting books or magazines, please contact Irena as soon as possible. We have six tables available….when they’re gone, they’re gone!

It’s time to think about membership renewals! The renewal form is attached to your April newsletter. There will be a prize draw for members who renew early!

 

See you on Tuesday
Irena Hopper

 

Meeting location: Toronto Botanical Garden, 777 Lawrence Avenue East ( at Leslie) 
www.yhqg.org

 

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April Newsletter

April brings lots of new exciting elements, the weather, gardening,  new outlook on fabrics, patterns and workshops.  Everything just seems so fresh. Hopefully you can sit  on your porch or patio and take a moment to enjoy the April Newsletter. 

Update: Thanks to Janet’s expertise the membership form is corrected and you should gain immediate access hope you are enjoying our newsletter, try to get some stitching in and don’t forget Newmarket Guild’s Quilt show this weekend!

Happy Spring!

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Marching into Spring

YHQG Members

The next meeting of the 
York Heritage Quilters Guild meeting
Is Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Doors open at 6 p.m. Meeting starts at 7 p.m.
 

Speaker of the monthTerry Aske – Trunk Show. Terry will share her contemporary style, including art quilts and modern/abstract quilts.

Featuring:

  • Hyggeligt Fabrics – our vendor for the March 19th meeting! Chantal will have fabrics from the new Fall 2018 Kaffe Fassett collection, Liberty of London Fabrics and Katia fabrics and patterns from Europe

Also:

  • Bring your quilts for Show and Share
  • Sign up for a workshop in March or April – there’s a new free motion workshop in April, by Cindy Grisdela!
  • Pick up information about the 2019 Guild Challenge – 40 & Fabulous (if you have not already done so)
  • Visit the library – open from 6 p.m. to 6:50 p.m.
  • bring in your finished Quilts of Valour Blocks for Judy Messenger
It’s time to think about membership renewals! The renewal form is attached to your March newsletter. There will be a prize draw for members who renew early!
We’re pleased to announce that we’ve found a candidate for next year’s Newsletter Editor position….but we’re still searching for a Secretary. E-mail Irena Hopper or Anne McLauchlan, or speak to one of them at the meeting if you’re interest in this position.

 

See you on Tuesday
Irena Hopper

 

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Workshop update

Dear members –

Spaces are still available for our March and April workshops.  Learn a new skill, connect with other guild members and enjoy a wonderful quilt oriented day!  More information regarding the workshops can be found on our website at http://www.yhqg.org.

In March, Terry Aske (www.terryaskeartquilts.com) workshops are:

  • On Tuesday, March 19th, you can create a quilted pet portrait from you own photo, or you can use Terry’s Border Collie pattern.

  • On Wednesday March 20th, the workshop is “Architectural Art Quilt from Photos”

In April, Cindy Grisdela (www.cindygrisdela.com) workshops are:

  • On Tuesday April 16th the workshop is “Focus on the Improv Block”

  • On Wednesday, April 17th there are two half day workshops. In the morning from 9-noon, you can sign up for “Take the Fear out of Curved Piecing” and in the afternoon from 1 til 4 we have a new workshop – “Free Motion Quilting”

To sign up, please contact Leslie Batt or Donnaleen Vlossak at workshops1819@gmail.com

Irena Hopper
President
YHQG.

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Looking for February Warmth

See below what’s in store: our Community Nights are a great way to know the person that sits in front beside and in back of you. This is the time to socialize

YHQG Members

The next meeting of the 

York Heritage Quilters Guild meeting

Is Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

Doors open at 6 p.m. Meeting starts at 7 p.m.

 

Join us for our Annual Community Quilting Night.  Spend the evening sewing together, socializing and enjoying refreshments (yes, cookies are involved)! PLEASE BRING YOUR MUG!

Featuring:

  • February 2019 Vendor is “Oh Look, Fabric!”

  • Draws for prizes

You can also:

  • Sign up for a workshop

  • Visit the library – opened from 6 p.m. to 6:50 p.m.

See you on Tuesday!
Anne McLauchlan

Meeting location: Toronto Botanical Garden, 777 Lawrence Avenue East ( at Leslie) 

www.yhqg.org

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Welcome to 2019! hope to see you tonight!

YHQG Members

The next meeting of the 
York Heritage Quilters Guild meeting
Is Tuesday, January 15th, 2019
Doors open at 6 p.m. Meeting starts at 7 p.m.
 

Speaker of the monthCharlene Hearst – “Quilting with Social Media”

(Please check all of the items you brought home from the November meeting to see if Bethany Garner’s quilt might be in your possession as it has not yet been located)

Featuring:

  • Country Clothesline – our vendor for the January 15th meeting!.  Sylvia will be bringing along some brand new Fresh & Pretty Country Clothesline Fabrics.  She’ll have the Guess How Much I Love You Panel and coordinating fabrics, which makes the cutest  Baby Quilt. She’ll also  have some Specialty Bundles and Kits too!  https://countryclothesline.ca/
  • CQ will also have of fabric for sale

Also:

  • Bring your quilts for Show and Share
  • Sign up for a workshop
  • Pick up information about the 2019 Guild Challenge – 40 & Fabulous (if you have not already done so)
  • Visit the library – opened from 6 p.m. to 6:50 p.m.

Are you planning on submitting a quilt to the CQA Member Guild  challenge – quilting goes viral – using the Pantone colour of the year 2018 Ultra Violet!  If so, please contact me by email before the meeting or speak to me at the January 15th meeting.

See you on Tuesday
Irena Hopper
Meeting location: Toronto Botanical Garden, 777 Lawrence Avenue East ( at Leslie) 
www.yhqg.org

 

 

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