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Workshop Schedule

Open Sewing Days (Zoom) with Liz Warrington

Here is an opportunity to sew in your most comfy clothes, at your own pace, at home, with other guild members!


  • The 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month, plus the first Sunday of the month.

Cost: Free

Class Limit: None

Preregistration: None. Every BBQG member gets a Zoom invite via email.

October 2nd, 2021 – Ana Buzzalino – New York Beauty Pillow – $70.00 (pattern included) 10:00 am to 4:00 pm (includes one hour break for lunch)

Join us for this internationally known Canadian instructor. This 5-hour workshop will walk you through the process for making a New York Beauty Pillow. You can then use what you learn to create some fabulous Christmas gifts.

New York Beauties blocks are beautiful and seem very intricate and difficult to piece, when in truth they are quite simple once you learn a few tips and tricks. In this class, you will learn a technique to ensure that these blocks are all the same size and perfectly square. The class will cover paper piecing and impartial seams. Students will work on a 20′′ cushion top.

October 23rd, 2021 – Silly Moon Phase 2 – Call of Interest

We are prepared to put on a phase 2 Zoom workshop with Silly Moon on Beanie Rulers. Rulers cost $105.99 and are available from Carola’s quilt shop and other fine quilt shops. The workshop fee will be an additional $15. We must have 10 people to make a go of this.

You must have done some ruler work to join this class. You can take a beginner class to qualify on-line with Silly Moon October 19th for $25 plus the purchase of Edgy and Charming $57. For those of you who would like a refresher of the first course and already have the rulers, this would be a good class for you.

Please let us know ASAP so we can make arrangements.

November 20th, 2021 – Carola Russell In Person Workshop – My Little Chickadee, A Thread Play Workshop (Early Bird Discount – $60 until October 20)

In this class, participants will explore the uses of different thread weights, from the finest 100wt. to the heaviest 8wt. options for thread painting, sketching, applique, bobbin work and different free motion techniques.

Participants will:
*Thread paint a chickadee and learn how best to add thread painting to a quilt project
*Quilt and applique an interesting background
*Free motion stitch (draw) stems of a cone flower for the chickadee to sit upon
*Free motion applique leaves and petals
*Couch stems and make the chickadee’s feet on water soluble stabilizer

A kit of stabilizers, fusible, needles, background & applique fabric and the use of all threads needed to make the project will be available in class for an additional fee of $20.00 (fused fabrics will be prepared to save time in class)

This is planned as an “in person workshop” – a Tsawwassen venue TBD. All participants must show they have been double vaccinated and follow COVID safety protocols per provincial health regulations.

General Workshop Information

You must register for a workshop by emailing OR by in person sign up at one of our events. AFTER you receive confirmation details you can pay electronically on this website, by email to our Treasurer, or by cheque; details will be sent to you with confirmation.

To pay electronically on this website, go to the Webstore/Payments Gateway and click on Workshops. It contains payment options for all Guild workshops, programs and activities.  

Workshops begin at 10 am and end at 4 pm. The doors will be open by 9:30 am to enable everyone to set up and be ready to go by 10. Please bring an extension cord, hand sanitizer and a mask. Coffee and tea are provided. Depending on the venue lunch may be available for purchase, we will let you know. Thank you for helping to set-up the classroom in the morning, and to dismantle it at the end of the day. We have created a policy that whenever we do not have enough members signed up to meet the expenses for one of our workshops, we will open it to other guilds. Members for other guilds will be asked to pay a small surcharge along with the regular workshop fee.

Workshop Payment and Cancellation Policy

As the guild contracts with out-of-town instructors months in advance for the workshops and there is a cost involved, following is the policy dealing with payment and cancellations of workshop participation.

  1. In order to reserve a space in a workshop the Guild requires payment in full upon signup to secure your spot in the workshop.
  2. If there is a material cost associated with the workshop, payment is due on the day of the workshop.
  3. There will be no refunds for workshops unless the workshop itself is cancelled. Participants may sell (or gift) their space to another member including those on the waitlist. Those on the waitlist are to be given priority.
  4. Non-members may sign up for Guild-sponsored workshops providing all members on the waiting list have been accommodated. Non-members will pay an additional amount per workshop day to be enrolled in Guild-sponsored workshops (additional amount will be determined by the Education Committee for each workshop).