Calendar

May
24
Tue
Royal City EQ8 Users Group @ Online
May 24 @ 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

May
25
Wed
Guild-wide Wednesday Virtual Sew Day @ Online via Zoom
May 25 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Helen Kocmarek hosts a Virtual Sew Day on the fourth Wednesday of each month. 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.

Drop in when you can and leave when you must. As long as the room is open, you’re welcome to join us.

May
28
Sat
Modern Abstract Quilts Workshop with David Owen Hastings @ Online via Zoom
May 28 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Class: Modern Abstract Quilts
Instructor: David Owen Hastings
Cost: $99
Date: Saturday, May 28, 2022 from noon to 6 pm (Eastern)
Location: Online via Zoom

Want to make your own modern abstract quilt designs? Inspired by minimal quilts, but don’t know how to start? David will guide you through a creative process for designing your own modern abstract quilts. Registration includes kit of papers to use for the first part of the workshop. 

Download the full workshop description here

Download the workshop supply list here

David is a quilter, graphic designer, print and textile artist, and a former President of the Seattle Modern Quilt Guild. He creates contemporary art and modern minimal quilt and textile designs. David’s creative approach to modern quilting has led to a busy schedule of workshops and lectures on quilting, branding for artists, art and textile techniques. 

Register at the Guild’s online store.

May
31
Tue
RCQG Virtual “Fireside Chat” Meeting for New Members
May 31 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

New members are invited to a virtual chat with members of the Executive. The meeting will allow everyone to get to know each other. If you are a new member, look for the email invite and outline of the agenda.

Jun
1
Wed
Stash Busters Special Interest Group
Jun 1 @ 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!

Jun
2
Thu
Modern Group @ Online via Zoom
Jun 2 @ 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.

Jun
7
Tue
Art Quilts @ Online via Zoom
Jun 7 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 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 or Jane Londerville for details.

 

Jun
11
Sat
Guild-wide Virtual Saturday Sew Day
Jun 11 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Alyson Anker hosts a Saturday Sew Day on the second Saturday of each month. 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 leave 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
Jun 11 @ 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
Jun 11 @ 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.