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)


  • 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


  • 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) 



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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


  • 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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A perfect Quilters Journey

We had great fun with our President starting the meeting with her journey of over 30 years of quilting starting with her first quilt.

It is wonderful to hear how other quilters journey’s and how they started, what drew them into this craft Irena’s story was very entertaining, and started our evening with another quilters journey as our guest speaker Karen Kay Buckley

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October Events!!

YHQG Members

The next meeting of the 
York Heritage Quilters Guild meeting
Is Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Doors open at 6 p.m. Meeting starts at 7 p.m.

Speaker of the month: Karen Kay Buckley –  “From the Beginning: Album of a Quilter”

  • Renew your membership (if you have not already done so
  • Sign up for a workshop (FYI – there are still spaces available for the Karen Kay Buckley Thursday October 18th hand applique workshop)
  • Sign up for a table for the Members Holiday Sale on November 20th
  • Shop the Community Quilts :“By the Pound” fabric sale
  • The library is open from 6 p.m. to 6:50 p.m.
Meeting location: Toronto Botanical Garden, 777 Lawrence Avenue East ( at Leslie)    www.yhqg.org

See you on Tuesday,
Irena Hopper

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Oct News

Hello Members,

Your newsletter is posted for Oct! Also check under challenges to review the Presidents challenge looks like we can have lots of fun with this 40 and Fabulous theme.

Quilt show season is in full swing Oct listings are on the side. I will be going to the Erie Shores quilt show  in Leamington next weekend. There should be loads of inspiration at the shows to help you decide how you want to celebrate our 40th year!

Wishing you and your family the best of Thanksgiving weekend.

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New start for Sept!

Hello York Heritage Members,

Please note our first meeting is at a different location Crescent School 2365 Bayview Avenue in the Theatre (Centre for Creative Learning) we will be back to our original meeting place in October.

Map here

If you have not renewed yet,  this is the time to do it! we have a wonderful year of guest speakers/workshops and vendors you don’t want to miss. Take a seat and read your newsletter for all the exciting events for 2018-19. If you have renewed already we look forward to seeing you at our first meeting of the season.

I would like to thank Valerie for all her time/ years she has given in making the web page unique and entertaining for your on line viewing, giving you up to date access anytime.

I hope that I can do the same as I navigate through the site and by all means if you have any comments or suggestions please email yhqgweb@gmail.com

I would like to promote volunteering to keep your guild fresh and full of new ideas think about it as the year unfolds ask questions about what we do on the executive maybe by the end of the season you will get incentive and have some great new ideas for the guild that you can introduce to our guild by taking an office.

See you soon

Deb Anger Web

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Program for 2018- 2019

The 2018 -2019 program at YHQG is now available… we have an incredible line up of speakers and workshops… to see the complete list go to the Speakers and Workshops page or Program brochure 2018-2019. 

UPDATE!!!! We have added a third class by Karen Kay Buckley, Fiesta Mexico block 3… below is a photo of the project. For more information, see Karen’s website.

Lectures take place the 3rd Tuesday of the month at The Toronto Botanical Gardens, 777 Lawrence Ave. East from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.  Guest fee is $15 per meeting.
No guests at the May meeting and AGM.

Workshops are held at the Toronto Botanical Gardens, 777 Lawrence Ave. E. (unless otherwise specified) from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm.

Workshop Fees are $100 per day, $50 for half day classes. ($110/$55 for non-members). Cancellation fee of $25.00 applies. Some workshops may require a kit fee. Sign up for workshops at guild meetings or by emailing our president yhqg.president@gmail.com and she will forward your request to the appropriate person.

Non-members may take workshops once members have been accommodated.

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