Scraps and Scrappy Meeting – Tuesday May 10th, 2022 – 7:00 PM- 9:00 PM

The Scraps and Scrappy Special Interest Group will have its last session on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 from 7-9 PM. Stay tuned for the Zoom notice which will come by email to all guild members a few days before the meeting.

For the technique portion of the meeting, I will be sharing an overview of Quilt-As-You-Go techniques and how to use some of those techniques to create a simple tote bag.

If you have photos for the Scrapbook (the group’s version of show and share), please send them to Lucy at yhqg.scrapgroup@gmail.com. Photos of finished quilts, scrappy gift items or works in progress are encouraged. If it was made with scraps, we want to see it.

On a personal note, it has been a privilege to host the group during what, at times, felt like a never ending lockdown. The group would not have been possible without Heather, Chriss and Anne helping to keep the meetings on track, the presenters who shared their knowledge so freely and the members who attended every month. Thank you all. 

Lucy G.

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Mini Mod Challenge

Mini Mod Swap for York Heritage Quilters Guild

The deadline for sign up is May 15thFollow the link below to sign up for this fun challenge. You will need for each set of 30 mini mod blocks 1/3 of a yard (or about .4 metres of your background fabric) and scraps of solids in the colour wave chosen.

Key dates are:
Sign up Deadline: May 15, 2022
Emails with group information & the pattern will go out: May 18, 2022 Mail your blocks to members of your group deadline: July 30, 2022. Show & Share: September 20, 2022
Please direct any question to Irena H. Click your sign up link to participate

Please note: a paper piecing demo date will be forwarded to all participants

General information:

In this block swap, you’ll be using either white, grey or black as a background colour, and either warm, cool, or neutral colours as the highlight of the block. See the palette choices below. This block swap uses solid colours only, no prints or batiks.

Once signup is completed, you will receive an email with information about the colour preferences of people in your group of five, as well as their names and addresses so you know where to send your blocks. You’ll also receive the foundation paper-piecing patterns, and links to videos showing other ways to make the blocks with strip piecing.

Each participant will make 30 mini blocks, either foundation paper-pieced or using strip piecing techniques, and will be part of a group of five people. Each person in the group will keep 6, and then send 6 blocks to each other person in the group, so you’ll send 24 blocks and receive 24 blocks. This is a nice opportunity to send a card to a new friend, so tuck your blocks into a happy card and add a friendly note. What fun to receive mail from other members of the guild!

The designer of this block swap, Berene C., has given this program to guilds for free, but asks that each participant make a small donation ($3 – $5) to a bursary she has set up at Ryerson for black, indigenous, and LGBTQ students.

Donations of $10 or more will receive a tax
receipt. Read a bit more about the bursary here:

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Tuesday April 12, 2022 – Scraps and Scrappy Meeting

The Scraps and Scrappy Special Interest Group will have its next session on Tuesday, April 12, 2022 from 7-9 PM. We’re excited that members are embracing their inner scraps! Stay tuned for the Zoom notice which will come by email to all guild members a few days before the meeting.

In April, we are delighted to welcome Jacintha Bennell who will be sharing Scrappy Gifts. What a great way to use up scraps. You can try out new techniques or new colour combinations without commiting to a big project.

If you have photos for the Scrapbook (the group’s version of show and share), please send them to Lucy at yhqg.scrapgroup@gmail.com. Photos of finished quilts, scrappy gift items or works in progress are encouraged. If it was made with scraps, we want to see it.

For the discussion part of the evening, what is it about scrap quilts that you like? I’m sure that there will be many different answers and I look forward to hearing them. See you in April.

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Tuesday March 8th – Scraps and Scrappy Group Meeting

Please join us for the February Scraps and Scrappy Special Interest Group meeting this coming Tuesday, March 8 from 7 – 9 pm. These meetings are open to all York Heritage Guild members and are live events (not recorded). The group meets virtually on the second Tuesday of each month, so one week before the monthly Guild meetings. 

This month is a special event – a panel discussion on colour featuring four of our members who each have unique approaches to their colour choices. We’re looking forward to hearing from Shirley Dawson, Martha Huffman, B. J. Reid and Bev Stevens with a Q&A session as part of the evening. 

If you have a colour wheel available as well, you might find it useful, but it’s not required.

Given the special nature of this event, the next Scrapbook will be held at the April meeting.

Please contact Lucy Garvin if you want to be added to the Scraps and Scrappy mailing list for any presentations, etc. 

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Rules for Tuesday Weekly In-Person Sew-Alongs

  1. Members must be double vaccinated, must wear masks (except when eating and drinking), must show proof of vaccination/photo ID, must answer Covid screening questions on arrival and must provide contact tracing information when checking in at the East York (if required). Social distancing rules must be followed.
  2. The room has a capacity limit of 8 people at this time. In order to avoid the disappointment of having someone arrive to learn there is no room for her/him, this is the plan for making the process of reserving a spot for each immediately following Tuesday as fair as possible.
  3. It will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
  4. Those attending on Tuesday will have the first chance while there to reserve a spot for the following Tuesday.
  5. Any other member wishing to reserve a spot on the following Tuesday may send an email to annemarie.mclauchlan@gmail.com no sooner than 4:00 pm Eastern Time on the Tuesday prior to the next gathering and no later than 12:00 noon on the Monday prior to the next gathering. 
  6. Anne will confirm if you are ‘in’ or ‘on stand by’. If you are ‘in’ and can’t make it, please, let Anne know so she can give another member the opportunity to attend.
  7. We have always had the guidelines that those attending, work on CQ projects at least half of the time at East York and may work on their own projects half time. Because of our limited space, we must give priority to those who work on CQ projects at least half time while at East York. 
  8. Although we have a few sewing machines at East York, they need to be serviced and you may wish to bring your own machine.
  9. There is a kettle at East York; please bring your own supplies if you wish to make a hot drink. If you’re staying through the lunch hour, please bring your own lunch.
  10. Needless to say, if you’re not feeling well, stay away!
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Rules for Monday Weekly In-Person Sew-Alongs

  1. Members must be double vaccinated, must wear masks (except when eating and drinking), must show proof of vaccination/photo ID, must answer Covid screening questions on arrival and must provide contact tracing information when checking in at the Clubhouse (if required). Social distancing rules must be followed.
  2. The room has a capacity limit of 7 people at this time. In order to avoid the disappointment of having someone arrive to learn there is no room for her/him, this is the plan for making the process of reserving a spot for each immediately following Monday as fair as possible.
  3. It will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
  4. Those attending at Stan’s will have the first chance while at Stan’s, to reserve a spot for the following Monday.
  5. Any other member wishing to reserve a spot on the following Monday may send an email to bjr.reid@yahoo.com no sooner than 4:00 pm Eastern Time on the Monday prior to the next gathering and no later than 12:00 noon on the Sunday prior to the next gathering. 
  6. BJ will confirm if you are ‘in’ or ‘on stand by’. If you are ‘in’ and can’t make it, please, let BJ know so she can give another member the opportunity to attend.
  7. We have always had the guidelines that those attending, work on CQ projects at least half of the time at Stan’s and may work on their own projects half time. Because of our limited space,  we must give priority to those who work on CQ projects at least half time while at Stan’s. 
  8. Leslie carries CQ kits suitable for machine work, in her car. One machine is available at Stan’s. Reserve it with BJ when you book to make certain of its availability.
  9. There is a kettle at Stan Wadlow; please bring your own supplies if you wish to make a hot drink. If you’re staying through the lunch hour, please bring your own lunch.
  10. Needless to say, if you’re not feeling well, stay away!
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Monday CQ Group Meeting

The Monday CQ Group recommends on Monday February 7, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Stan Wadlow Clubhouse, which is located at 373 Stan Wadlow Clubhouse, East York. Please get in touch with B.J.R. if you want to attend to ensure there is a space for us, as numbers are limited. There is a requirement to pre-register to attend.

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Scraps and Scrappy Special Interest Group – Feb 2022

Please join us for the February Scraps and Scrappy Special Interest Group meeting Tuesday, Feb 8th from 7 – 9 pm. These meetings are open to all York Heritage Guild members and are live events (not recorded). The group meets virtually on the second Tuesday of each month, so one week before the monthly Guild meetings. 

This month we are delighted to welcome Rosemary Marchant, who will present Creating Crazy Quilt Blocks. She will share a little historical perspective and share a variety of techniques for creating the blocks.

The second half of our meeting will be spent discussing blocks suitable for scrap quilts. What is your favourite block? What blocks are best avoided?

If you have photos for the Scrapbook (the group’s version of show and share), send them to Lucy at yhqg.scrapgroup@gmail.com by February 6, 2022. Photos of finished quilts and works in progress are encouraged. Please also contact Lucy if you want to be added to the Scraps and Scrappy mailing list for any presentations, etc. 

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Sew-Alongs

Given the current COVID situation, Sew Alongs will continue on Zoom on Tuesday and Saturday, all from 10 am to 12 noon.Every time, we’re online for the full two hours but you’re welcome to drop in or out anytime. These Sew Alongs are meant to provide a social opportunity, so feel free to join us and do your own sewing or any other craftwork while we chat (we even have a version of show and share most days!).

If you want to pick up a kit to make a top for Community Quilting or pick up a complete kit of top/backing/batting to quilt, check out the drop off information in the Community Quilting section of our most recent newsletter. 

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It’s Tula Pink Time

Quilting By Design tells us that the new Tula Pink Butterfly Quilt pattern should be released by the end of December and that kits (for those who want them) will be available by mid-January, so we’re starting to plan our multi-guild Tula Pink Butterfly Quilt on-line sew-along.

Royal City Quilters’ Guild, Waterloo County Quilters’ Guild, and York Heritage Quilters Guild are partnering together for this sew-along, so you’ll get to meet members of these guilds, learn tips and tricks at the monthly sew-along meetings, and share your progress with fellow sew-along members.

For more information about how to sign up, get kits/patterns, etc., see the detailed FAQs below.

Make this one of your favourite 2022 quilting projects!

Tula Pink Butterfly Quilt Along FAQs!

When does the Tula Pink Butterfly Quiltalong start and what is the schedule? 
Retailers expect the pattern to be released at the end of December. Quilting by Design, in New Hamburg, ON, anticipates having patterns and kits ready in mid-January. We are planning a kick-off meeting at 10 am on Saturday, January 8 with monthly meetings in the following months. All meetings are optional. We will publish a more detailed schedule once the pattern is released. 

At our first meeting, even if the pattern and fabric kits aren’t yet in hand, we’ll discuss any questions you have about the quiltalong or quilting generally, including tips on getting organized for a sew-along. Anyone who is not already familiar with groups.io can take a tour of the service and we can give you suggestions about how to use it. This will set us up so we are ready to sew in February!
 
How would you describe this project?
The Butterfly quilt pattern is back by popular demand! The pattern is essentially a sampler quilt made of many different traditional quilt blocks arranged into a giant butterfly centered on a graphic chevron body. The new, revised pattern has been updated and expanded to include a complete fabric guide to replicate the cover quilt. Some of the pattern improvements include larger layout and sewing diagrams, quilting diagrams, updated sewing techniques, colouring page and two different center body options while still being the same great pattern that people love. The 8.5 in x 11 in, 32-page booklet is beautifully printed in full colour with gold foil butterflies on the cover. The pattern is designed for an intermediate level quilter, but we think beginners with a little experience will be successful with the support of the online community. This is a great patchwork technique builder incorporating strips, triangles and curves to create a dynamic and surprising quilt top. 
 
This printed paper pattern is for a quilt that finishes 88 in x 94 in. 
 
I have a copy of the original Tula Pink Butterfly Quilt pattern. Can I use it?
Yes. You will miss out on the new revisions but the original pattern is still an excellent project. 
 
What is the Butterfly Quiltalong online community and how do I sign up? 

  • The Quiltalong organizers will use the online community to send Zoom invitations, tips, tricks, and other useful information to participants throughout the quiltalong. Participants can ask questions and share progress photos through the online community, too.  Membership in the Butterfly Quiltalong online community is free. 
  • To join, send an email message to ButterflyQAL+subscribe@rcqg.groups.io 
  • You will receive a confirmation request message from Groups.io. (If you do not receive it, please be sure to check your junk mail folder)
  • You must respond to that confirmation request to complete your subscription and join the group. You can unsubscribe at any time. 

What are the requirements to participate? 
To participate, you must purchase your own Tula Pink Butterfly Quilt pattern and be a member of one of the participating quilt guilds. You are not required to purchase a kit from our vendor partner. Feel free to pull from your own stash or source your fabric from a favourite local shop. 

How do I order my pattern and fabric? 

  • The pattern will be available at the end of December from ihearttulapink.com or quilt shops. All participants must have their own pattern. You can purchase yours separately or as part of a kit. 
  • You have many options for fabric:
    • Order a kit from our vendor partner, Quilting By Design in New Hamburg, ON: https://www.quiltingbydesign.ca/ They are offering two kit options: 
      • The complete kit costs $250 CAD plus applicable taxes and includes pattern, butterfly rainbow fabrics, background, top/bottom borders and binding. 
      • The butterfly only kit costs $175 CAD plus applicable taxes and includes pattern and butterfly rainbow fabrics. You will choose your own background, top/bottom borders and binding to make the quilt your won. 
      • Shipping is free or you can choose one of the pick-up options. 
    • You can pull fabric from your stash; or
    • Purchase fabric of your own choosing

Is it too late to participate in the Butterfly Quiltalong? 
No, it’s not too late. You are more than welcome to join us when you are ready. Order your pattern; arrange for your fabric; and sign up to join our Butterfly Quiltalong online community. 

What skill level is recommended for this quilt? 
With the support of our online community and virtual tutorials, this quilt is suitable for novice quilters who have completed one or two quilts. More experienced quilters may want to customize their quilt by substituting some of their favourite blocks or techniques. 

Where can I find tips and tutorials to help me make this project? 
Our monthly sew day sessions will be an excellent source for tips and tutorials. We’ve also collected advice from across the world wide web which we’re making available in our online community. And, of course, the Internet is a wealth of useful information. 

How/Where can I share my progress? 
Anywhere and any way you’d like! Our online community lets you send messages to others who are working on the Butterfly Quilt. You can upload photos to your own album and view photos others have submitted. You can also share progress on your social media accounts. 

How do I get help? 
The monthly Saturday Sew Day sessions will be an excellent source of help and advice. The online community also includes an email distribution list that lets you reach out to others working on the project. Please exercise your best judgement about when you should reach out for emergency help and when you can wait for the next Saturday Sew Day to ask for help. 

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