Yorkshire Rose Quliters Guild of Toronto

Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Sew and Share at January Meeting

This month, our members shared a range of quilts that wonderfully showcase their skills and interests.

Mary shared two lovely and different examples of half hexagon quilts made for fun with a half hexi template from Missouri Star Quilt Company:

Doris shared her original wall quilt, Trace. Based on a log cabin design, Doris made this to be a baby quilt, but she was told that grey wasn't a baby colour, so it became an art quilt:

Coral shared her baby quilt, Mediterranean Medley. Using a fabric pack called Mediterranean Line that she received as a gift from Sandra F., Coral designed this charming quilt for her grand niece who is expected to arrive this March:
Carolyn made this beautiful double quilt called Jennifer's Quilt. It was made as a birthday present to celebrate 50 years:

Tella shared her beautiful lap quilt, Batik Stars, which she made as a gift. It is a sawtooth block quilt that uses a flying geese ruler from Eleanor Burns:

Trudy shared her inspiring and original wall quilt that she made for fun in a class with Helen Garland:

Monday, 7 January 2019

What's happening at this month's meeting: Wednesday January 9

Join us this Wednesday for an educational and entertaining presentation from Laura Coia from SewVeryEasy, a blog on quilting, sewing and crafting. She will share some of her tips and techniques that are "sew" very helpful! Laura has tips for beginners and experienced sewists alike. You can learn more about her on her YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/user/SewVeryEasy

Looking forward to seeing you all on Wednesday!

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

Friday, 4 January 2019

Sew and Share at the December Meeting

For the last meeting of 2018, there were some amazing quilts from our members - maybe eager to finish up projects in time for Christmas?!

Elizabeth shared her holiday wall hanging or table runner that she made with paper piecing. It will be part of a fundraiser for the Bluffs food bank:

Carole shared a wall quilt called Magical Fancy that she made to try reverse applique:

Carole also shared a table runner, Christmas Magic, wisely using the first four of this year's Block of the Month:

Irena shared her quilt, Sto Lat, using the Bear's Paw block. This quilt allowed her to play with scale:

Jacqueline shared placemats she made using "ugly" 4 patch squares and a quote she remembered from Al Cote: if you don't like a fabric, you haven't cut it up enough:

Isabella shared this baby quilt of her own design, Elephants, that she made for a neighbour who is becoming a grandma and asked her to make:

Lenora shared The Graduate, a rail fence quilt using the design of Elizabeth G. The quilt is for her son's grade 12 graduation. Lenora wants to thank Heather and Carolyn for help with fabric selection, Elizabeth G. for the pattern, and Tella for quilting it:

Tella shared Goodnight Moon, a baby/crib quilt of her own design which she made for a good friend who is a first time grandpa and his grandson. It comes with a matching book pillow:

Lois shared her quilt, Success. Lois made her first quilt from attending a Jeannie Jenkins class on learning how to quilt:

Coral shared Sandra's Split Four Patch quilt which she made to use up fabric. It is from teacher Sandra Reford and was quilted by Tony Taylor:

Coral also shared her quilt, Kaffe Fasset, which she made using a Kaffe Fasset pattern. It is 9 patch plus quilt and she loved the colours of the fabric and the easy pattern. It was quilted by Deb Kopechney:


Monday, 10 December 2018

What's Happening at this Month's Meeting: Wednesday December 14th

Join us this Wednesday to hear from Jeannie Jenkins who has a talk called Quilting in All Directions – From Traditional to Modern. Copies of her new book will be available at the meeting. 

Looking forward to seeing you all on Wednesday!

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


Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Sew and Share at the November Meeting

At this month's Sew and Share, our members really showed off their talents.

Doris shared Pink Argyle, her original design that was machine pieced and quilted:

Doris also shared Coffee Klatch, an original design that she created by carefully cutting a design to get a positive and negative image:

Trudy shared her African Challenge wall quilt of her own design:

Jacqueline shared Christmas gifts, a Christmas runner using a Nancy Zieman pattern, and an Advent calendar made from a Northcott panel:

 Donna shared two beautiful quilts, Serene and Country Fair:

Helen shared three beautiful comfort quilts:

Another comfort quilt was shared from an anonymous quilter:

Tella shared this amazing applique quilt from designer Sue Garman that Tella made for her mom. She started it as a project while her mother was in the hospital in May of 2017:


Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Sew and Share at the October Meeting

This was a short, but very sweet Sew and Share!

Helen shared not just one, but five amazing quilts that she made for the outreach program:

Catherine shared a baby quilt that she made for her friend's daughter's baby girl. This quilt is "Spinning Wheel," from Lucy-Anne's "charm school" class:

Friday, 19 October 2018

Thanks for a fantastic Yorkshire Rose Quilt Show!

We are pleased to say that the Yorkshire Rose Quilt Show was a great success! 
This fantastic weekend event had record attendance and was enjoyed by all who participated - whether visitor, vendor or volunteer. 


People had a lot of good things to say about the Quilt Show. They were welcomed by the friendly front-desk volunteers, they appreciated the pin-cushion give-away, they enjoyed the yummy treats at the tea room, they liked the special draws, they had fun shopping in the members' boutique, and, of course, they loved looking at the wide variety of beautiful and interesting quilts.

The winners of the Special Draws were:
  • Steff Rose – ELNA Sewing machine
  • Karen Lask - Fall Frolic Quilt
  • Ann Morgan - Holiday Cards Quilt


This year's Quilt Show had something for everyone and that is due to the wonderful volunteers on the Quilt Show committee, the members who volunteered for the day, and the members who contributed their beautiful work for the community to see. Thank you to everyone who came out to the Quilt Show to share our passion for quilting.