Grand National Quilt Show

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Did you know that the biennial Grand National quilt show is on right now, in Kitchener at the Joseph Schneider Haus?  The show will be on until September 27, 2015 and is well worth the drive!  To check hours to make sure the Haus will be open for your visit, please click here:

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Celebration XII is Almost Here!!

The scene at the Toronto Botanical Gardens from earlier today…

The quilts being received and the TBG being transformed into a quilty wonderland:


The boutique getting set up:


Lots of hustle and bustle as our volunteers work hard to make the weekend a success:


That’s right!!  Our triennial quilt show is finally upon us!  This is an event not to be missed!!!  We’ll have over 200 quilts on display, a gift boutique featuring lovely items made by your fellow members, vendors galore, and much much more!  Be sure to come visit the show (bring your friends and family!) Friday between 10-6 or Saturday 10-5.  You’ll be amazed at all the gorgeous work that our talented members have poured their hearts and souls into creating!! 


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Celebration of Quilts XII

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Mark the York Heritage Quilt show on your calendars and please come and be amazed at the glorious quilts you will see at the Toronto Botanical Gardens (Edwards Gardens) on Friday November 14th and Saturday November 15th!  In addition to the over 200 quilts that will be displayed, there is a marketplace featuring 16 vendors for your shopping pleasure, two café locations to grab some lunch, plus a boutique filled with unique one-of-a-kind hand-made items just in time for the holiday gift-giving season.  In addition, for a very reasonable price of $24, you can purchase a 12”x12” mini-quilt hand-made by a talented YHQG member.

It will be a beautiful and exciting show! To see more information about the show, please visit:

The show is open Friday November 14 from 10-6, and 10-5 on Saturday November 15.

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Quilts at the Creek Quilt Shoppe – Calling All Vendors!

Do you have quilts or quilt-related items you’d like to sell at Quilts at the Creek? We will have tables for you in the covered vendor area where there will be buzz and activity from lots of buyers! 

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To be a vendor, you must have a quilt hanging in the show. There is no cost for tables however YHQG will charge 15% commission on sales.

If you would like to book a vendor’s table, please contact Shirley Dawson at 416.730.9680 or at A Sellers Quilt Shoppe Kit will be emailed to you and will include: sales sheets, sales tags, setup/takedown times and procedures for selling items in the Boutique.

Happy quilting!


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AGM, May 20 2014

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This is just a friendly reminder that our annual AGM and Sewing Room Sale are coming up on Tuesday evening!  The doors will open at 6:00pm to give you time to peruse the sales, so make sure you bring some cash!  Here are some exciting things for you to look forward to:


The big reveal of the products of the “Silk Purse from a Sow’s Ear” challenge that our members have been working hard on!  If you are entering a piece in the challenge, it must be in the hall by 6:30pm before the meeting begins.  



The 2014-2015 program schedule will be revealed and tickets to our September meeting featuring Cathy Miller, the Singing Quilter, will be available to purchase or to take to sell to your friends.  



Lastly, you will be able to sign up for and get information about our two upcoming very exciting quilt shows, Quilts at the Creek and Celebration of Quilts XII!

Besides all of the above, we will discuss the usual annual guild business, so this is a great opportunity to voice your opinions and get involved.  It will be an action packed meeting, so be sure not to miss it!  

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Workshops at Quilts at the Creek – Spaces Still Available!

Hello YHQG Members!

This is a friendly reminder about registering for one of Jacquie Gering’s workshops for an exciting new take on quilts!  Spaces are still available and the workshops look wonderful!  The workshops will offered at our annual outdoor Quilts at the Creek show, held at Black Creek Pioneer Village.

Jacquie Gering of Tall Grass Studio ( will be teaching two workshops at Black Creek Pioneer Village in August, 2014. Jacquie is at the forefront of the modern/contemporary quilt movement and she is the co-author of “Quilting Modern”. The workshops are as follows:

Jacquie Gering slice 2Friday, August 15, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Scrappy Improvisation Workshop. This class will help you use all those scraps that are too big to throw away, but you’re not sure how to use. Learn this unique twist on improvisational piecing and discover and learn to use the concept of “inflow” to manipulate the negative space in your quilt. The class also includes instruction on paneling your blocks to create a unique layout for your quilt.


Saturday, August 16, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Slice and Insert ImageWorkshop. Learn the basic technique and a new adaptation, a foolproof strategy for matching inserts, simple techniques for adding complexity to a design as well as how to work with even width and wedge shaped inserts. Combine simple sewing with a new skill and create your own linear design.


The cost for each day is $90, which includes entrance to Black Creek and parking.

To register for these workshops please contact: Sandy Lindal at

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Susan Carlson Workshops – Spots are Still Available!

Hello, YHQG members!  Spaces in the following workshops with award-winning quilter Susan Carlson are still available.  Please contact Maggie and Lynda at to enroll or ask any questions you may have!


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May (AGM) Meeting Sewing Room Sale

Hello YHQG-ers!


Do you have any previously loved patterns, fabrics, books, magazines, notions and craft supplies taking up space at your place?  If you do, would you like to sell them at the upcoming Sewing Room Sale at our May 20th AGM??  If so, for $10, you can use one of our five foot tables to display and sell your goods to the YHQG membership.  You can also share the table (and the cost) with a friend!  To arrange for a table, please contact Bev Sturgeon at or 416.690.3128, and fill out the application form here.

If you don’t want a table, but would like to off-load your stuff, bring your items to donate to the Guild table. This is a great opportunity to do some spring cleaning on your stash and sewing room!

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YHQG Member Wins Niche Award!

Hello, YHQG members!

Spring Thaw Study by Tracey Lawko

Spring Thaw Study by Tracey Lawko

We are pleased to announce that one of our own, Tracey Lawko, recently won the Niche Award for Fibre: Art Quilts!  This is Tracey’s second Niche Award – last year, she won the award in the Fibre: Surface Design category.  For more information and to see more winners, please visit  Please join us in congratulating Tracy on her success!

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Celebration of Quilts Member Boutique

Attention all quilters who want to sell their quilt-related crafts at the Celebration of Quilts Gift Shop!
Gift shop sales kits will be available for sale for $1.00 beginning with the March meeting at the quilt show table. The kit is required if you want to sell your quilt-related items in the guild gift shop during the Quilt show.  The kit contains specific instructions, a folder, an envelope, sales tags and an inventory list, which will help us to efficiently and accurately process and sell members’ items.

This is a great opportunity for you to market your wares to a large quilt-appreciative audience.  If you are interested, please come pick up a kit at one of the upcoming YHQG meetings!


Toby (Member Boutique Coordinator)

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