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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!

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.

Cost: Free

Class Limit: None

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

January 2022 – Three-Part Chicken Challenge – Ann Shaw – $65 (Zoom Workshops)

  • January 15th – 10 am to Noon – Making templates, choosing fabrics
  • January 22nd – 10 am to Noon – Sewing and tips and tracks
  • January 27th – 11 am to Noon – Individual help, discussion on quilting

Quilts have long been a part of Ann’s life. Fascinated by patchwork bed quilts when she was young, she came to discover the grace and elegance of Amish quilts, and grew to admire the women who created America’s quilt traditions. Quilting represents community. It represents the creation of remarkable works in fabric from the most humble of resources, embedded in the everyday lives of women.

January 20th & 21st, 2022 – In-Person Sew Day Mini-Retreat


May need to be cancelled as a result of COVID health order restrictions.

February 12th, 2022 – Valentine Sewcial – A New Sew Get Together – 11:00 am to 3:30 pm

We encourage you to sign up for this in-person event. Meet for a coffee or tea with other members before checking out what the library has on offer and/or what special items are available in the Carola’s Quilt Shop ( and Lorna Shapiro ( pop up shops.

May need to be cancelled as a result of COVID health order restrictions.

February 22nd, 2022 – In-Person Workshop (moved from November 20th) – Carola Russell – My Little Chickadee, A Thread Play Workshop – 11:00 am to 5:00 pm


March 12th, 2022 – Donna Hilton – Mini Maker Station

Donna will lead us through this fabulous little couch caddy for hand sewing in your most comfortable seat and keeping everything in order and at hand with pockets and magnetic attachments. Metal plates included in the price, magnets must be purchased separately.

NOTE: As part of the current COVID regulations, all participants must sign a COVID-19 waiver, as well as show that they have been double vaccinated using a BC Vaccine passport with scannable code, 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.

Early Registration

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.

  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).