Yorkshire Rose Quliters Guild of Toronto

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Sew and Share at the September Meeting

At this month's Sew and Share, our members showed off some lovely new projects, UFOs, and charity quilts.

Isabella shared her original twin-sized string quilt, String of Diamonds, that she worked on at last year's retreat:

Isabella also shared this wall quilt, Stairway to Serenity, made up of the Block of the Month blocks that Karen Howes designed many years ago for the guild:

Irena showed her wall quilt, Giraffe, from Lorna McMahan's pattern, Giraffes in a Row. This quilt is for her god-daughter's baby:

Two beautiful charity quilts were also shared with the guild:

Monday, 10 September 2018

Welcome back to another great year of quilting!

Our first first meeting, Wednesday September 12, features a presentation from Lorna McMahon of Sew Fresh Quilts.

Lorna is a quilt maker and passionate pattern designer. Now living in Mitchell Ontario, Lorna is the mother of two teens. Her artistic abilities and mechanical background have proven useful since being introduced to the realm of fabric and thread. Having designed her first quilt for her daughter in late 2012, she began to explore a variety of quilting techniques until finally finding her niche. Designing blocks and quilts that use traditional piecing methods is her passion.

You may remember Lorna from out "Meet a Canadian Quilt Blogger" series. You can read about her quilting inspiration and find links to her blog.

Looking forward to seeing you all on Wednesday!

Location: Danforth Mennonite Church, 2174 Danforth Avenue
When: Doors open for socializing at 7:00 pm
Guild meeting starts at 7:30 pm

Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Sew and Share at the June Meeting

Our final meeting for the year included some lovely quilts to inspire us to continue our quilting over the summer.

A charity quilt was shared:

Donna shared a mystery quilt that she made from an online pattern:

Jacqueline shared her quilt, Are You Winning? that she designed based on the video game, Space Invaders:

Linda shared a queen-sized floral quilt that she made:

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

This Wednesday: The Annual General Meeting

Come out to the Annual General Meeting this Wednesday June 13. 
The full agenda for the evening is in this month's newsletter. 
Looking forward to seeing you all as we celebrate a great year of quilting together.

Location: Danforth Mennonite Church, 2174 Danforth Avenue
When: Doors open for socializing at 7:00 pm
Guild meeting starts at 7:30 pm

Monday, 28 May 2018

Yorkshire Rose Quilters’ Guild of Toronto presents its 2018 Quilt Show

The 2018 Yorkshire Rose Quilt Show is happening this September! Come be inspired by the quilts made by our Guild Members. These quilts have been created through educational workshops or through individual design but they all share in talent, time, and creativity.

Included in our Quilt Show is a gallery of our Members’ hand made wares for sale, a Vendors’ Mall for a one stop shop-hop, and a Tea Room offering you a seat to rest and refresh with beverages or a light meal.

With your entry fee you will get a small handmade gift and be eligible for one of the numerous door prizes. 
There is also opportunity to participate in a draw for three wonderful prizes: an ELNA Lotus sewing machine, and two lap quilts (one named Fall Frolic and one named Holiday Cards). The draw will be held on site at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday but you do not need to be present to win.

Mark your calendars for our Quilt Show and Members’ Sale!

Saturday, September 22, 2018 – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, September 23, 2018 – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Ellesmere Community Centre
20 Canadian Road (Warden and Ellesmere), Scarborough
Vendors’ Mall
All details can be found here on our blog.

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Sewing for Profit

Sewing for profit might seem like it can take the fun out of your favourite hobby. Or maybe it seems like a natural way to make a little money - you are sewing anyway! 

So Sew Easy has an interesting post about what it takes to sell your sewing

The comment about making your product stand out from the crowd is a good one. You can sometimes see the same items over and over again at craft shows. What is special about your product that would make people buy it? 

And profit is always a big concern. It can be hard to balance what people will pay and what you need to cover costs and time (don't forget your time - it's valuable too). Oh, and remember that what is in your stash isn't really free!

Do you have a favourite item that you like to make and sell? Do you have any tips or suggestions about the best ways to sell your work? Are you thinking about getting into selling your sewing? Are you going to sell items at our Quilt Show?

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Sew and Share at the May Meeting

Sew and Share started this month with a great display of charity quilts for Humboldt and for our outreach program: 

Suzanne shared two quilts she embroidered. Who Gives a Hoot:

And Memories of India:

Shirley shared three baby quilts inspired by her new grandson:

 Sherri shared a plethora of bags as she gets organized for her cross-country move:

Irena shared her quilt, Overgrown, her garden that grew a little too much for the Presidents' Challenge:

Anthony shared his quilt from Thangles, A Buck a Block:

Tella shared her Baby Fox quilt that she designed, appliqued and pieced: