Yorkshire Rose Quliters Guild of Toronto

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.

Monday, 8 October 2018

What's Happening at this Month's Meeting: Wednesday October 10th

Our October meeting features Joy Paolozza, who you may remember from as a vendor at our quilt show. Joy will be sharing her work through a trunk show and talking about applique and the methods she likes best. 

Don't forget to bring your paper bag for the President's Challenge and your membership form if you have not yet renewed!
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, 25 September 2018

President’s Challenge for the 2018/2019 Quilting Year: The Brown Bag Challenge

The Brown Bag Challenge

As quilters we don’t often have anyone making things for us. With that in mind, I thought we would do a little something different for the President’s Challenge this year which I hope you will enjoy.

If you are anything like me you will have collected a few fat quarter’s since you started quilting. I don’t often like to use mine, just occasionally take them out of my plastic containers I keep them in and admire them. This is your opportunity to use three fat quarters out of your stash and have someone else make something out of them just for you.

At the October 10th meeting, bring your three fat quarters inside a bag (plastic will do) together with the form (link below) with the information filled out. At the November 14th meeting, you will be given someone else’s fat quarters (plain brown bag will be provided to ensure anonymity) to take home and create something. You are free to add fabric or other accessories depending on what you are making. What will you make? A table runner? A tote? Or perhaps a wall hanging? The possibilities are endless. The completed projects will be returned at our May 8th meeting when you will receive back a finished quilted something, and you will find out for whom you have been making the item. That’s right, you won’t know who you are quilting for until the “Big Reveal”.

The Rules
  • You must use a generous amount of each fat quarter.
  • There must be some quilting done on the item.
  • The returned project must be completed.
Click here for the form: 2018/2019 President's Challenge Print it, fill it in, and bring it, along with your three fat quarters, to the next meeting on October 10th! 

Are you going to participate? Do you have any questions? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

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: