Yorkshire Rose Quliters Guild of Toronto


 Here's our program for 2018-2019

SEPTEMBER 9 – Karen Howes

OCTOBER 10 –  Ruby Pearl from Twisted Sisters

NOVEMBER 14 –  Suzanne Neilson – quilting in Japan

DECEMBER 12 –  Jeannie Jenkins - Quilting in All Directions – From Traditional to Modern 

JANUARY 9 –  Laura Coia from SewVeryEasy blog on quilting, sewing and crafting


MARCH 13 – Valerie Miller. Quilter and pattern designer

APRIL 10 – Alice Olsen Williams. Anishinaabe quilter and teacher. Was artist in residence at Trent University.

MAY 8 - KAYAJOY DESIGNS.Tamara Kate Fabric designer for Michael Miller, quilter, pattern designer


Here's what we did in 2017-2018

September 13 Guild Program
Daryl Aitken from Fabric Spark will provide a glimpse into the latest fabric collections and trends and observations from the 2017 Spring Quilt Market and Trade Show held in St. Louis last May. She will share some fabric and will be happy to answer any questions you have about what really happens at a quilt market and trade show. Check out Daryl’s Instagram page for more inspiration.

October 11
Alizon Sharun will share with us the Canada 150 challenge and show that she co-curated. The Perth County Tartan was created to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canada. The shades of GREEN represent the strong agricultural presence in Perth County. BLUE represents the many rivers and creeks flowing through the fertile farmland. RED is for the blood sacrificed by the early settlers and veterans who gave their lives so that we could prosper and GOLD signifies the industrious nature of the people of Perth County. “Quilt Squared” is an exhibition of One Foot Square quilt & fibre art pieces based on the colours or what they represent in the Perth County Tartan.

November 8
Johanna Masko – patternmaker, designer and instructor Johanna Masko’s presentation: Blocks Unblocked – Deconstructing Sampler Quilts. Seduced by the challenge of an enormous sampler quilt with 111 little 6" blocks, Johanna started with Block 1 of Laurie Aaron Hird's "Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt" and didn't stop until she had completed them all. Others had been framing their estimated completion time in terms of how many years it might take to finish them; Johanna finished her blocks in just 30 sewing sessions. Her secret? Setting aside the 106 templates provided with the book and working with Quilt Math and every construction shortcut she knew.

In "Blocks Unlocked," Johanna shares her methods for breaking down traditional blocks into simple units, and shows us the underlying grid structure that form the foundation for most geometric blocks. She will also give tips for working with small-scale patchwork and ideas for streamlining our piecing, whatever the project might be. She has two blogs: Seams Likely and Johanna Masko Quilts.

December 13
Festive Market – We'll hold our wildly popular Festive Market on December 13. If you're interested in selling some of your own wares - quilty things, knitted items, other handmade goods including jams, jellies, baked good, etc. please contact Karen Gregory.

January 10
Award-winning quilter Roxanna Kantarjian has spent the past few years learning from American quilter Nancy Crow. Roxanna will introduce members to Crow and talk about what it is like to work with her. She will show quilts from her first class with Nancy and then those showing the process and her progress into an artist up to today.

Here's what we did in 2016-2017:

September 14
Brenda Miller of Among Brenda’s Quilts is coming to speak with us about “Developing the Designer in You”. You can see some of her design creations on her website at http://www.amongbrendasquilts.com/

October 12
Elaine Theriault is coming to speak to us about scrap quilts. Elaine, who works for Northcott, is a quilter, teacher, blogger and avid cyclist. Her presentation will provide a new and exciting look into the “old art” of scrap quilts. In addition to a trunk show with different styles of scrap quilts, Elaine will share some ideas for storing fabric, especially scraps. http://crazyquilteronabike.blogspot.ca/

November 9
We continue our exploration of design continues with a presentation by Mary Elizabeth Kinch entitled “Where Do Your Ideas Come From?” Mary Elizabeth loves to guide people to tap into their creative abilities.


January 11
To be Announced

February 8
To Be Announced

March 8
Joni Newman of Quirks & Quilts will be speaking. She is a quilter and designer. http://www.quirksandquilts.com/

March 18
3rd Annual Worldwide Quilting Day

April 12
To Be Announced

May 10
To Be Announced

June 14—Annual General Meeting/Pot Luck

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