Upcoming Events and Initiatives

Next meeting of the Guild:

February 15, 2022 – Brandy Maslowski: A Quilters Journey

Community Quilting Notice:

Community Quilting Meetings in person at Stan Wadlow Community Centre have been cancelled for January 2022. Instead the meetings will be held on Zoom starting Monday January 3rd, 2022.

T.G.I.F Challenge 2021-2022

REMINDER: The submission deadline for the T.G.I.F (Thank Goodness it’s Finished) Challenge 2021-2022 is fast approaching – Your form must be submitted by January 24th, 2022.

There is a limit of one quilt per Member (any size) and the quilt must have been started before January 2020. For all the information on the challenge and pledge forms click here!


Tuesday February 22nd – Brandy Maslowski – Healing Stitches

Please visit our Speakers and Workshops page for more information

It’s Tula Pink Time

This Saturday, January 8 at 10:00, we’ll be having our introductory meeting for the Tula Pink Sew Along, which is being held jointly with Royal City Quilters’ Guild and Waterloo County Quilters’ Guild. 
Anyone who is curious about the project can attend the introductory meeting, which will cover the following:

  • A tour/demo of the quiltalong community website on groups.io
  • Ideas for customizing the quilt as your own (starting a discussion using Messages feature)
  • Alternate blocks 
  • Alternate setting ideas
  • Show fabric pulls using Photo Album feature
  • Preparing for a quiltalong
  • To pre-wash or not to pre-wash ?
  • To starch or not?
  • Questions and Answers
  • Aly will do a demo of Foundation Paper Piecing for those who are interested. This is not a required technique for the project but some of our ideas for alternate blocks require paper piecing technique. 

 After this January meeting, we will only send emails about the sewalong to those who have joined the group. Joining the group is easy. All one needs to do is send an email to ButterflyQAL+subscribe@rcqg.groups.io
We hope to have our next meeting, and future meetings, at 10:00 on the second Saturday of each month, but the February meeting may have to be delayed pending everyone’s receipt of the patterns and kits.
Our vendor partner, Quilting By Design in New Hamburg https://www.quiltingbydesign.ca/ hasn’t received the patterns yet but has already started cutting quilt kits. They hope to have everything ready for pickup or shipping by January 15. (That will position us well for starting to sew in February). They will sell patterns separately for $35. Once they finish cutting kits, they will update the website with any remaining fabric. They think they will be able to accommodate any combination of background and borders that a participants would like. 
For more information about the quiltalong, kits, costs, etc., check out the FAQs posted at https://royalcityquiltersguild.ca/activities/tula-pink-butterfly-quilt-along/ and check out our Tula Pink page here
This will be a great way to learn new skills, meet new people (from all the participating guilds) and have a fun time creating! I hope you can join us!

International Quilting Day

International Quilting Day Registration Has Gone Live!

The Planning Team for International Quilting Day 2022 has:

  1. Published the schedule for an exciting day of quilting education;
  2. Opened the Virtual Quilt Show submission system; and 
  3. Opened registration for the big day! 

We’ve kept your favourite parts of last year’s event: an amazing line up of speakers; the Virtual Quilt Show; a vendor showcase and door prizes! This year, we’ve added a lively feature presentation with Meg Cox, from the International Quilt Museum.

This event is a collaboration by Royal City Quilters’ Guild, York Heritage Quilters Guild, and Waterloo County Quilters’ Guild, and is free to all members of those guilds. People who are not members of one of the sponsoring guilds can participate upon payment of a $20 fee.

Unlike last year, you don’t need to register for individual sessions; you can drop into whatever sessions you want to. You just need to register for the day.

Check out programs and sessions for International Quilting Day