Speakers and Workshops

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2021/2022 Programme and Workshops

Our program team has put together a great programme for 2021/2022. The fall and winter program will take place virtually through Zoom. A decision about whether the later spring program will be in person or virtual will be made later in the year.

Meetings will be held virtually through the Zoom platform on the third Tuesday of the month from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Invitations to each month’s meeting, which includes the link to the meeting, will be sent out a few days prior to each meeting.  Meetings will be recorded and members can access the recordings for two weeks following each meeting.

We also showcase our members’ work through Show and Share during the meeting; members can send any photos of their Show and Share items to yhqg.zoom@gmail.com. A deadline for photo submission is provided with the email invitation to the meeting.

Workshops Notes:

  • 1-2 Workshops available per month in most moths, held live, via Zoom until at least the end of April 2022
  • Full day and part day options, lots of Saturdays too!
  • Cost varies by workshop
  • Space is limited – sign ups are open!
  • Your registration is not firm until payment is received.  Payment may be made by cheque, credit card (Square) or by e-transfer (treasurer.yorkheritage@gmail.com).  Cancellation fee of $25 applies.
  • To sign up or inquire about any of the workshops, please email the workshop coordinator at workshops1819@gmail.com

Just Visiting?

Not a member, but want to attend one of our meetings in order to see one of our fabulous speakers? Buy a guest pass at least 24 hours prior to the meeting, at


After you buy your pass, notify our president at Yhqg.president@gmail.com so the link to the meeting can be sent to you

The meeting link will be sent to you two days before the meeting.


Our 2021/2022 Lineup has been announced!

Workshops will be taking place virtually through Zoom.  The times of the workshops will be the usual 9:30 to 3:30 however with teachers in many time zones, workshop times might change.

Please note that workshop space is limited.  Virtual workshop are like in class workshop so sign up early.  To sign up or to enquire about any of the workshops, please email the workshop coordinator at workshops1819@gmail.com or visit us at www.yhqg.org

Tuesday May 17, 2022: Robin Bogaert Trunk Show

Website: www.quiltingintheloft.com

Waterloo-based quilter, teacher, longarmer and blogger at Quilting in the Loft, Robin will share with us a trunk show that demonstrates her traditional quilting roots, love of thread painting and free motion design

WORKSHOP – Thursday May 19th, 2022 from 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM

Robin Bogaert presents: Quilting with Rulers on Domestic Machines

 This workshop is designed to teach you to understand how to work with rulers for domestic sewing machines. You will be shown how to master setting up your sewing machine and ruler foot. Handouts and tips for success will be shared along with step by step instructions for each style of ruler. Demonstrations and practise time will be allowed for students to create additional patterns to make the most of using their rulers. All makes and models of machines are welcome.  Must be able to lower feed dogs.

The workshop will be held in-person at the Toronto Botanical Garden building. A full double classroom has been booked and there is a limit of 20 participants. The classroom is located on the second floor and there is an elevator. There will be plenty space with a full 6′ table and comfortable distancing for each participant.

Anyone interested in this workshop is urged to sign up as soon as possible so that planning for the workshop can be completed.

Workshop Fee:
Members with no parking – $90
Members with parking – $95
Non Members with no parking – $100
Non Members with parking – $105

Re: parking

Do not try to pay at the machine near the entrance as you will have pre-paid a flat rate of $5 included with your sign-up payment.

Leslie or Donnaleen will be at the entrance to give you a voucher to place on your dash before you go to the classroom.

Contact Leslie: workshops1819@gmail.com to register. Pay by credit or debit:


or E-TRANSFERS TO: TREASURER.YORKHERITAGE@GMAIL.COM (please note the workshop title in the comments area)