Yorkshire Rose Quliters Guild of Toronto

Tuesday, 30 March 2021

Be sure to join us in April!!!!

We are excited to have Shirley Dawson as our speaker for our Yorkshire Rose April 14th Guild Meeting.  

Shirley is a lifelong maker and teacher. After graduating from Sheridan College in Fashion Technique and Design, she started her career in the the textile industry. She has spent her many years in this field designing and creating clothing, quilts and whatever other fabric object that attracts her attention.  Working with wool and hand applique is just one of her current creative outlets.   

Monday, 8 March 2021


Please join us for a day of sewing and socializing as we celebrate the joys of quilting. 

There will be give a-ways throughout the day as well as our Mystery Block competition.  

Watch for your Zoom meeting invite prior to the event. 


February Sew n Share

Here are the inspiring quilts from our February Sew n Share.

Happy March Fellow Quilters!!!

It's hard to believe, we are at the tail end of what seemed to me to be a pretty quick, and somewhat painless winter here in Ontario.  We seemed to have had a relatively mild winter up to this point, and with only a few weeks left, I'm hoping for the "out like a lamb" version of March.

What's Been Happening ?

Our Guild has continued to meet each month virtually, and have had a full and exciting list of speakers to date, including our February speaker, Fibre Artist and Surface Design Educator Christina Thomas. Christiana took our members through her quilt and surface design journey, delighting our members with many of her incredible works of art. Following her speaking engagement, Christina then conducted our Guilds first virtual workshop titled, "Drop Your feed dogs - Virtual Surface Design Workshop". It was an afternoon that included basic free motion education including thread, tension and machine details, followed by an opportunity to dip our toes into surface design using felt and free motion quilting. It was a fun and informative way to spend a gloomy Wednesday afternoon! Thanks to Christina and all the Guild members and guests who participated.

What's Coming Up In March?

Please be sure to join us on Wednesday March 10th for our next Guild meeting when Debbie and Shelly, the owners of East Coast Quilting Co. in St. John’s, Newfound-land and Labrador will be our presenters. They will provide insight as to how their store came to be, insights on new East Coast trends, what it is like to run a business on an island. Per-haps a virtual tour will ensue!



Friday, 5 February 2021

 Happy February from the Yorkshire Rose Quilters' Guild of Toronto! 

Please be sure to join us on Wednesday February 10th at 7:30PM for our next virtual Guild meeting. Along with our regular program which includes Sew and Share, miscellaneous guild news and some fun socializing, we have an exciting guest speaker, Christina Thomas.  

The tactile and versatile properties of fibre have provided Christina with an outlet to discover and explore her creative spirit. For the past 23 years learning and teaching surface design has been her passion. The past few years Christina focused on being a student and completed certification in Design and Craft – Stitched Textile (Machine Embroidery) and Creative Computing into Stitched Textiles through City & Guilds.

She continually explores and implements as many techniques as she can, by dying, manipulating and melting fabric. Christina loves to create her own designs, both realistic and abstract with the intent of providing lots of opportunity to manipulate the surface.

Tuesday, 17 November 2020

 Exciting December Program 

With the holiday's on the horizon, we are looking ahead to our exciting speaker for our December 9th virtual guild meeting where we welcome Sandy Lindal of Scrappy Gal Quilt Co. 

Sandy has had a life-long interest in needle and thread and found her passion when she discovered quilting. She is a long arm quilter, teacher and quilt designer born with a needle in her hands. Join us for her virtual presentation "Confessions of a Scrapaholic" – a lighthearted journey of quilting with friends and collecting a stash

Guild members watch for your invitation in your email. For non guild members interested in attending, or for more information on joining our guild, please submit your name and contact information via the blog or email us at yorkshirerosequiltersguild@gmail.com

Keep well! 

Tuesday, 3 November 2020

Don't miss our November Speaker!!!! 

Join us on Wednesday November 11th  as we welcome Peter Byrne. 

Peter Byrne, an award winning, published modern quilter and teacher with a deep passion for innovation and design. His strength is in maintaining a fresh approach to quilting, with original designs and technical mastery.  

While Peter's goal is innovation, his passion is creativity. He is thrilled to have opportunities to share new techniques within the quilting community. At QuiltCon 2020, his quilt "Starring You" won Best In Show, and his quilt "Cityscapes" won Best Machine Quilting Frameless.   

Peter starting making quilts in 2009 and first joined a Guild in 2017. It was at this latter time that Peter became a full - time student of the craft of quilting. He is very excited to share his quilts, dreams and ambitions with us during his trunk show. 

If you would like to learn more about Peter and his quilts please visit his website at https://peterbquilts.com