Yorkshire Rose Quliters Guild of Toronto

Monday, 22 April 2019

Sew and Share April 2019

Gail shared her Strip Quilt. She had made it for her nephew, but liked it too much, so she's keeping it for herself:
Irena showed her wall quilt, Pictures, which she designed using prints from framed pictures.

Irena also shared her quilt, Giraffs #2, a follow up from her other giraff quilt, this time with flowers.

Teri showed a baby quilt that she designed and made for a mom-to-be of a friend.

Teri also shared her quilt, Musical Waves, which she designed using Grunge fabrics that she bought at a quilt show in Indiana.

Anne showed her twin quilt, Flower Glass, from Missouri Star. It was machine quilted by Tella.

Tella shared her quilt, We are the People! She designed and made this quilt for a die-hard Glasgow Rangers fan for a 60th birthday.

Carole showed her lap quilt, Let's Go Sailing, made from the sailing block for a church bazaar.

Anne shared her lap quilt, which she made as a sample for her HST class.

Anne also showed her HST quilt, Dream.

Helen shared 2 twin quilts from Bargello, one for herself and one for her daughter. 

Helen also showed a baby quilt, Elephants, made for the Comfort Quilts.

Carole shared a half-square triangle placemat that she made in Anne's HST class.

June showed her quilt, Bits & Pieces, a traditional HST design, that she made with pieces found on the free table.

Debbie shared her wall quilt, Homecoming, from a Shania Sunga. Debbie saw it at the quilt show and liked it, so Clara gave her the kit.

Alison showed her HST wall quilt.

Monday, 8 April 2019

April's Meeting: Wednesday April 10

Come out to our meeting this Wednesday to hear our speaker, Alice Olsen Williams. She is an Anishinaabe quilter, teacher and artist. She has been Artist in Residence at Trent University and has worked with community quilters to assemble the "Where Are the Children? Healing from the Legacy of Residential Schools" quilt made in Red Lake, Ontario, and the "Sisters in Spirit Quilt" for the Native Women's Association of Canada. Alice has recently completed a project with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

Looking forward to seeing you all on Wednesday!

Location: Danforth Mennonite Church, 2174 Danforth Avenue
When: Doors open for socializing at 7:00pm; Guild meeting starts at 7:30pm

Tuesday, 12 March 2019

March Meeting: Wednesday March 13

Come out to our meeting this Wednesday to hear Valerie Miller, a designer and publisher of a series of small quilt patterns for one of Canada’s larger fabric production and distribution companies.
Currently, Valerie continues to design and publish new patterns, assemble fabric collections, conduct workshops and produce and market original and custom work. She expresses and explores original graphics, inventive techniques in quilting and pattern design with attention to texture, colour and detail. Her award winning quilts and patterns are on exhibit at fine galleries, juried shows, and on line and retail locations. She regularly shares her work, love of fibre and quilting through trunk shows and workshops. www.ValerieMillerQuiltedCovers.com

Looking forward to seeing you all on Wednesday!

Location: Danforth Mennonite Church, 2174 Danforth Avenue
When: Doors open for socializing at 7:00pm; Guild meeting starts at 7:30pm

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Meeting Notice: Tonight's Monthly Meeting has been CANCELLED

Due to the whether we have had and in the interest of safety to our members, the Guild meeting scheduled for tonight has been cancelled.

Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Sew and Share at January Meeting

This month, our members shared a range of quilts that wonderfully showcase their skills and interests.

Mary shared two lovely and different examples of half hexagon quilts made for fun with a half hexi template from Missouri Star Quilt Company:

Doris shared her original wall quilt, Trace. Based on a log cabin design, Doris made this to be a baby quilt, but she was told that grey wasn't a baby colour, so it became an art quilt:

Coral shared her baby quilt, Mediterranean Medley. Using a fabric pack called Mediterranean Line that she received as a gift from Sandra F., Coral designed this charming quilt for her grand niece who is expected to arrive this March:
Carolyn made this beautiful double quilt called Jennifer's Quilt. It was made as a birthday present to celebrate 50 years:

Tella shared her beautiful lap quilt, Batik Stars, which she made as a gift. It is a sawtooth block quilt that uses a flying geese ruler from Eleanor Burns:

Trudy shared her inspiring and original wall quilt that she made for fun in a class with Helen Garland:

Monday, 7 January 2019

What's happening at this month's meeting: Wednesday January 9

Join us this Wednesday for an educational and entertaining presentation from Laura Coia from SewVeryEasy, a blog on quilting, sewing and crafting. She will share some of her tips and techniques that are "sew" very helpful! Laura has tips for beginners and experienced sewists alike. You can learn more about her on her YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/user/SewVeryEasy

Looking forward to seeing you all on Wednesday!

Location: Danforth Mennonite Church, 2174 Danforth Avenue
When: Doors open for socializing at 7:00pm; Guild meeting starts at 7:30pm

Friday, 4 January 2019

Sew and Share at the December Meeting

For the last meeting of 2018, there were some amazing quilts from our members - maybe eager to finish up projects in time for Christmas?!

Elizabeth shared her holiday wall hanging or table runner that she made with paper piecing. It will be part of a fundraiser for the Bluffs food bank:

Carole shared a wall quilt called Magical Fancy that she made to try reverse applique:

Carole also shared a table runner, Christmas Magic, wisely using the first four of this year's Block of the Month:

Irena shared her quilt, Sto Lat, using the Bear's Paw block. This quilt allowed her to play with scale:

Jacqueline shared placemats she made using "ugly" 4 patch squares and a quote she remembered from Al Cote: if you don't like a fabric, you haven't cut it up enough:

Isabella shared this baby quilt of her own design, Elephants, that she made for a neighbour who is becoming a grandma and asked her to make:

Lenora shared The Graduate, a rail fence quilt using the design of Elizabeth G. The quilt is for her son's grade 12 graduation. Lenora wants to thank Heather and Carolyn for help with fabric selection, Elizabeth G. for the pattern, and Tella for quilting it:

Tella shared Goodnight Moon, a baby/crib quilt of her own design which she made for a good friend who is a first time grandpa and his grandson. It comes with a matching book pillow:

Lois shared her quilt, Success. Lois made her first quilt from attending a Jeannie Jenkins class on learning how to quilt:

Coral shared Sandra's Split Four Patch quilt which she made to use up fabric. It is from teacher Sandra Reford and was quilted by Tony Taylor:

Coral also shared her quilt, Kaffe Fasset, which she made using a Kaffe Fasset pattern. It is 9 patch plus quilt and she loved the colours of the fabric and the easy pattern. It was quilted by Deb Kopechney: