Calendar

Jan
20
Thu
Long Arm Group on Zoom
Jan 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Our newest Special Interest Group is for anyone who would like to connect with other long armers within the guild. The group is set up on a private site (on groups.io) that allows us to message, share photos and build tables of information to share, such as the machines we each use and our experiences with specific threads. Currently there is a Zoom chat the third Thursday of the month at 1 pm with no specific program. New members are welcome at any time. Please email Süz Warkentin (see your member directory).

Jan
25
Tue
Royal City EQ8 Users Group @ Online
Jan 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

This group is intended for those who own EQ8 software and want to become more proficient users of the program features. Group study and group challenges are a regular feature of this friendly group. We meet (any time) in a members-only online space as well as on Zoom on the 4th Tuesday of January, March, May, September and November. If you’d like to join us, please send an email to eq8users@royalcityquiltersguild.ca for more details

Feb
1
Tue
Art Quilts @ Online via Zoom
Feb 1 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Members wishing to explore various media – fibre, paints, thread, embellishments, natural elements are invited to join in a mutual exploration of unusual techniques and creative expression. Curiosity is a must.

This group meets via Zoom. Contact Monica Bell for details.

 

Feb
2
Wed
Stash Busters Special Interest Group
Feb 2 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Do you have a fabric stash you’d like to bust? No stash, but love to sew? The Stash Busters would love to meet you. We are an informal group of quilters from a number of guilds in the area. The group meets from 9:30 to 3:30 on the first Wednesday of each month. Come when you can. Leave when you must.
We are a member-led group of quilters with a wide range of skill levels. We work on a new project in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. A volunteer from the group presents a new project every few months but participants work at their own pace. Projects range from placemats to quilts and bags. Download the Stash Busters Project Information Resource Sheet here.
The group’s co-leaders are Sue Foard and Adriana Fagan. If you’d like more information about our group, please send an email to stashbusters@royalcityquiltersguild.ca
But, there’s more!
RCQG’s Community Outreach Team will provide a kit for Stash Busters projects to interested RCQG member participants. If you’d like to sew from RCQG’s stash, please send an email to Katrina Baklarz by September 15. She and the Community Outreach team she will arrange for you to pick up a Confetti Cake kit at one of the Community Outreach Bins around town before the end of September. When you finish your top, you can turn it in to the same bin or request batting and backing to quilt it!
Now, let’s go bust some stash!

Feb
3
Thu
Modern Group @ Online via Zoom
Feb 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Individuals who share the desire and the intent to explore the Modern Quilting movement – specifically, what makes a quilt ‘modern.’ Adaptive techniques, improvisation, negative space, bold graphics, etc. are being studied through group challenges and quilt designs.

Email Jane Londerville or Katrina Baklarz to get the meeting link.

Feb
8
Tue
RCQG Virtual Guild Meeting
Feb 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Royal City Quilters Guild holds regular meetings on the second Tuesday of the month from September through June. All guild meetings and events are held online via Zoom through the end of March 2022.

Feb
12
Sat
Guild-wide virtual sew day
Feb 12 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Alyson Anker hosts a Saturday Sew Day on the Saturday following the monthly membership meeting. The link to the meeting is emailed to the mailing list a day or two before each Saturday Sew Day.  Do you want to sew, chat, catch up? Please join your fellow RCQG’rs and work on whatever you wish…. or nothing at all. This event is informal and open to anyone in the guild. If you have questions or need help with something, someone may be able to help. If you want to chat with just a few friends, we can set up breakout rooms.

We hope to see you at some point on a Saturday. Drop in when you can and drop out when you must. As long as the room is open, you’re welcome to join us. If you have trouble joining, call 519-820-8190 or email Alyson.anker@gmail.com

Tula Pink Butterfly Quilt-Along @ Online via Zoom
Feb 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Royal City Quilters’ Guild, Waterloo County Quilters’ Guild, and York Heritage Quilters Guild are partnering for a Tula Pink Butterfly Quilt (2nd edition) sew-along. Join our online community and our monthly Zoom sew day to  meet members of these guilds; learn tips and tricks to help you complete this project; and share your progress with fellow sew-along members.

For more information about how to sign up, get kits/patterns, etc., see the detailed FAQs at the RCQG website: https://royalcityquiltersguild.ca/activities/tula-pink-butterfly-quilt-along/

Make this one of your favourite 2022 quilting projects!

Mystery Quilters Anonymous @ Online via Zoom
Feb 12 @ 1:00 pm

This group is for quilters who enjoy an adventure into the unknown. Instructions for mystery quilts are released a step or two at a time for quilters who don’t know how the final project will look. For quilters in this group, the mystery is a big part of the enjoyment. If you like mysteries, join us! Who knows the twists and turns that await!!??!!

Contact mqa@royalcityquiltersguild.ca for more information.

Feb
17
Thu
Long Arm Group on Zoom
Feb 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Our newest Special Interest Group is for anyone who would like to connect with other long armers within the guild. The group is set up on a private site (on groups.io) that allows us to message, share photos and build tables of information to share, such as the machines we each use and our experiences with specific threads. Currently there is a Zoom chat the third Thursday of the month at 1 pm with no specific program. New members are welcome at any time. Please email Süz Warkentin (see your member directory).