Yorkshire Rose Quliters Guild of Toronto

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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   



Monday, 19 October 2020


We had another fabulous Sew and Share during our October Yorkshire Rose Guild meeting. Special thanks to Isabella for the time and effort put into creating the presentation, and thank you to our Guild members for inspiring us all with their finished projects. 


Isabella G
Two beautiful quilts from Isabella inspired by fancy cut fabric featuring chairs.                                                                           

Maria E
"This was my first every jelly roll rug and I will definitely be making more. 
I followed the tips I  found while researching it on line, so it was actually not too 
hard and finished very flat". 

"The small tote was from a kit I'd purchased from County Clothesline
 at our last quilt show.  I use it at the cottage to take sunscreen etc down to our dock".

Monday, 12 October 2020

 Be sure to join us for our next virtual Guild meeting on Wednesday October 14th, starting with our social at 7PM.  At 7:30 we welcome our guest speaker Rose Parr of  Sew Smart – The Ergonomics of Healthy Quilting.  Rose Parr joins us to help us all discover ergonomic strategies to stay healthy, happy, and pain-free while cutting, pressing, and sewing! 

If you are a member of our Guild, watch for your Zoom meeting invitation via email. If you would like to join our Guild or attend as a guest, please send us a note through our blog portal. 

We look forward to seeing you all on Wednesday!!! 

Even with all of the challenges 2020 has presented us with, there is still so much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. One of the greatest gifts this unusual year has given us, is a perspective on what is really important to us, the simplest of things, not the least of which is time with our family and friends. 

We hope your home is filled with the warmth and gratitude of this, the season of THANKSGIVING.   

Tuesday, 22 September 2020

Sew and Share September 2020

 At our first ever virtual meeting, Isabella did a phenomenal job of gathering photos of our finished projects and presenting them in a slide show for everyone to see. What was great about it (at least for me) was we were able to see the beautiful details close up! Often at live meetings I found myself sitting in the back of the room where I'd miss some of the show. 

We had many members show their work from over the summer, below are just two of the highlights.

By Carolyn L.

Pat Sloan's Scrsp Happy "Little Wishes" Challenge. This was also a quilt along and uses 2.5 inch squares. This will turn into my cozy winter quilt. 80" square


  "JELLY ROLL SNOWFLAKE" is a Pat Sloan quilt along from this past summer. She is presenting it again in mid September. It's a great way to use up a jelly roll. 60" square

By Margaret W. 

Attached is the front and back of my quilt. No name yet. The blocks were made from a Moda jelly roll. With the remaining blocks I pieced the back. I quilted with a walking foot. It measures 52” x 52”