Yorkshire Rose Quliters Guild of Toronto

Friday, 27 November 2015

Show and Share November

At our meeting, we had some very industrious people share the quilts they have finished this month with us:

Jane Barbeau shared her Kaffe Fassett quilt, Tropical Chevrons:

Next, Isabella Garrigan shared two quilts with us, a meaningful family quilt for her niece and Winter Garden, made with different flowers for her sister:

Tammy Kennedy shared Snowy Day, a 10 year old "UFO" that she just finished:

Then Tammy shared a wonderful 3-D quilt she made in a Jackie White class at the CreativFestival, Funky Flower:

Carolyn Loewen then showed us Cottage Delight. Carolyn was asked to make this quilt from a stash of blocks that had been left for many many years:

Next, Suzanne Neilson showed her quilt The Big Bang, made from hand-dyed fabrics:

Susan shared with us her miniature quilt, perhaps in anticipation of our mini-quilt auction?

Anthony Taylor displayed his Christmas Table Runners. As long as we are quilting, creativity is flowing!

Then Debbie Watson shared her quilt, Sunrise Solitude:

Diane Binmore shared a quilt her grandmother made in about 1870, an Old Maid's Puzzle, a family treasure:

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Community Outreach Quilts

Look at these gorgeous quilts! You have all been so busy! Fifteen of these beautiful quilts will be going to 416 Community Support for Women at Christmas. All your hard work is greatly appreciated. 

Thursday, 19 November 2015

President’s Challenge 2015– 2016: Song Title

What is your favourite song? Do you listen to music when you quilt? Is there a song or type of music that really inspires you?

This year's President's Challenge is "Song Title"

All you have to do is choose a favourite song or an interesting song title, and let it inspire you! 

Rules for Each Quilt Entered:

  • In keeping with the musical theme, the size of the quilt will be the size of a record album cover - 12” x 12”.
  • You may enter more than one quilt.
  • The entire quilt must be made by only one quilter.
  • Any technique may be used to make the quilt.
  • Any type of fabric may be used (you are not restricted to cotton).
  • The quilt must consist of three layers: quilt top, batting and backing.
  • The quilt must be quilted by hand and/or machine.
  • Embellishments (applique, beading, embroidery,…) are permitted.
  • There must be a label on the back of the quilt that includes: the name of the quilt, the name of the song that inspired the quilt (if it is not the same as the name of the quilt), the name of the quilt maker, and the date.
  • Quilts must be delivered by the April, 2016 meeting.

At our next meeting, find the sign up sheet to indicate that you are interested in participating. (You are not obligated to participate if you sign up. This is simply for planning purposes!)

Are you going to participate? What song do you think you might want to quilt?

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

November's YRQG meeting is tomorrow!

Heather Stewart is coming tomorrow to give her talk: "Creativity - What is it and how do I get some?"
It's a fun and informative presentation about what creativity is, how to uncover our creative genius and silence our inner critic. She'll provide tips that she's devised through her own creative journey.

And don't forget about your Row By Row Experience. Bring in your completed rows, and for every row you bring in completed you will receive a ballot with your name on it which will go into a draw for great prizes.

And be sure to read your newsletter!

We meet at the Danforth Mennonite Church 2174 Danforth Avenue with socializing @ 7:00 pm and the meeting @ 7:30 pm. Guest are very much welcome!

Sunday, 1 November 2015

Textile Museum Asian Textiles Sale

The Textile Museum's Volunteer Association is hosting an Asian Textiles Sale on Wednesday, November 11 from 1:00 to 6:00. The sale will be on the Mezzanine at the Textile Museum, 55 Centre Avenue.
The sale includes oriental items such as kimonos, obi and cords.

Do you know of any good sales or events happening in the city? Let us know in the comments!