Yorkshire Rose Quliters Guild of Toronto

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