Open Sewing Days (Zoom)
Here is an opportunity to sew in your most comfy clothes, at your own pace, at home, with other guild members!
No Needle Needed! Feel free to join the call to connect with others, talk about sewing challenges, or see what others are working on.
- The 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month.
Class Limit: None
Preregistration: None. Every BBQG member gets a Zoom invite via email.
Beach Grove Three Day Quilting Circle
A three day quilting circle has been organized for Wednesday, Nov 22 to Friday, Nov 24, at the Beach Grove Golf Course. Cost is $75 – $25 per day.
Set up and sew from 10 am to 5 pm each day.
Lunch is available from the Bistro (not included in the pricing)
Cocktails and dinner TBD (not included in the pricing)
Go home to sleep and leave all your stuff set up overnight.
The Beach Grove sew-ins have proven to be very popular so be sure to book your space soon.
If you are paying by cheque, you must email the Education Committee (firstname.lastname@example.org) to confirm your registration and then drop off your cheque to Lisa Schoen or Melanie Bridle within 2 days of sending your email to hold your spot.
EDUCATION COMMITTEE – WORKSHOPS – September to Dec, 2023
Kawandi Quilting Saturday, October 28, 2023 – 10 am – 2 pm
In Person workshop at St. David’s Church, Tsawwassen
Non-members may register only after September 13 +$10; with no early bird discount.
What is Kawandi Quilting? The traditional Kawandi is a hand-stitched quilt, made from scrap fabric, including old saris. One unique aspect is that it is assembled from the outside in. The edges are turned under and stitched together, and batting is laid inside.
Arita Rai is a local quilter. You can see her other work on Instagram @arquilters.
Workshop cost includes two hand-sewing needles. Bring your scraps to sew and swap.
$5.00 early bird discount if registered by September 28th.
Allie McCathern Sea Glass Quilting Workshop Saturday December 2 2023 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The Benediction Lutheran Church Tsawwassen, 5575 6 Avenue, Delta BC V4M 1M2
IN PERSON and MEMBERS ONLY; INSTRUCTOR ON ZOOM
Non-members may register after October 19 +$10; no early bird discount.
In this class, Allie will show you how to combine fabrics from your scraps to make a gorgeous art quilt using a raw-edge applique technique.
You will learn the entire process of design, layout, quilting, and finishing the quilt. This is an excellent scrap buster project, as it uses those smaller pieces of fabric that we save. Allie will help with fabric selection and how to identify color families in this course. Most of the seaglass quilts she makes shift from blue to green, but the joy of these quilts is that you can make them using any colors you want.
This is a hybrid workshop with participants gathered in person, and our presenter on Zoom. Allie will be with us on Zoom all day.
A list of supplies will be provided. You will need a sewing machine and a free motion foot for quilting. You can also use a walking foot for straightline quilting if you prefer.
Early Bird Discount $70 until November 2, $75 thereafter. Limit 15 participants.
**More workshops to be planned, stay tuned for dates.
NOTE: Although provincial health guidelines no longer require a vaccination passport, a decision was made at the BBQG April Executive Meeting that BC Vaccine passports would still be required for attendance at all in-person events. Also, you must have a mask available to wear, if required, especially for in-person events and you must adhere to all COVID protocols per provincial health guidelines.
General Workshop Information
You must register for a workshop by emailing BBQG.Education@gmail.com 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.
If you sign up for a workshop a month in advance, you will receive a reduced rate – $5.00 off the regular price. It’s a win-win situation — you save $5.00 and the Education Committee can finalize the number of participants in the workshop. Once the deadline has passed, the Guild is contractually committed to pay the instructor no matter the enrolment.
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.
- In order to reserve a space in a workshop the Guild requires payment in full upon signup to secure your spot in the workshop.
- If there is a material cost associated with the workshop, payment is due on the day of the workshop.
- 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.
- 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).