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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Happy Holidays and Grand New Year

Hello York Heritage Members,

The new year is either creeping up on you or it is speeding by quickly either way take a moment grab your favorite cheer and enjoy our January 2019 Newsletter it is posted get caught up on what is happening in 2019!

I am not sure if you aware CQA is having a BOW starting Jan 15, 2019 click on BOW and you will see all the information we are well represented by CQA so to show appreciation it would be great to start this project for support!

See you in 2019!

 

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November reminders!

York Heritage Quilters Guild Meeting: Tuesday November 20, 2018

Doors will open at 600 pm and meeting will start at 700 pm.

Speaker of the Month: Bethany Garner-“My Journey at Art Quilting a short walk away from Traditional

Featuring:

  • YHQG Annual Members Holiday Sales-start your holiday shopping!
  • Library “Bargain Book Sale”
  • Special Fabric Sale-fabric from Camille Remme , a former president of YHQG author of many wonderful quilting books. Camille has donated beautiful fabric to the guild as her fragile health has rendered her unable to quilt. It is her wish that proceeds go to CQ.
  • CQ will also have lengths of fabric for sale.
  • #PROJECTSACHET hand crafted Lavender Sachet will be available 100% of all proceeds go to women’s mental health.

You can also:

  • Drop off your quilt for Nonina’s Table at CQ. They are also accepting donations of personal care products, and other new items (details please see the newsletter)
  • Bring your quilts for Show and Share
  • Sign up for a workshop
  • Visit the library opened from 600 pm-650pm

Our meeting is at the Toronto Botanical Garden 777 Lawrence Avenue East (at Leslie)

See you Tuesday,

Irena Hopper-President.

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November here we come!

Can you believe we are already in November where is the time going? Just imagine if you volunteered for any of the open positions time would go just as fast (half the year already over) and you would feel good knowing you did your part in keeping our guild active.

Our November newsletter is up so take a look at the excitement our executive has for us. My favorite is always the guild sales! We have workshops to sign up for and a list of who is coming in 2019

Saturday Nov 10 is the post card workshop and there are still a few openings best way to get your President’s Challenge well on its way.

Workshops with our guest speakers are listed to remind you of what is coming up quickly! did you see the pictures from Karen Kay Buckley’s visit

Hope you have been stitching so that we can see more of that wonderful Show and share, did you happen to view the items of our last meeting on the web page?

 

 

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Positions open for Volunteers

Hello Membership!

Please go to the executive page you will see there are a couple of positions that require your help! There is a whole executive of people to help you with the office you would like to volunteer for we work as a team, I am sure even past members that have been on the executive would give friendly advice. If you are able to fill any of these positions or thinking of it please email our president she would be glad to hear from you.

Many hands make lighter work as the saying goes but also if these positions are not filled that means that we are also losing out on these special programs due to no one to chair the office.

Quilt Show: Vacant

Historian: Vacant

Special Projects: Vacant

Member at Large: Vacant

Thank you for considering! Your quilt guild.

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