Unless noted, the workshops are for all levels of quilters.

Upcoming & Recent Workshops


Mar 3 2018, Terry Aske – Circles, circles, circles

Techniques: Circles without sewing curved seems

Instructor: Terry Aske

When: Saturday, 3rd March 2018

Where: St Faith’s Anglican Church

Time: 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

Cost: Register and pay after the December meeting – $50

Level: All levels

The workshop will cover:
 an easy method to draw a circle any size
 making and using freezer-paper templates
 how to create accurate circles using a freezer paper pattern and flat seam sewing
 circles with raw edges, covered with bias tape, couching or decorative stitching
 circles with turned-under edges, which are top-stitched in place.
“I will teach you to design your own 12 to 18 inch circle block pattern. Then you will make the blocks using a variety of techniques. The blocks could become a small wall- hanging, a pillow cover, or the start of a larger quilt.”

Oct 21st, 2017 Paul Krampitz: Workshop on Wedges

Techniques: Using a wedge ruler

Instructor: Paul Krampitz

When: Saturday, 21st October 2017

Where: St Faith’s Anglican Church

Cost: Register and pay after the May meeting – $40

Early Bird Special: Register and pay at the  May 10th Guild meeting – $35.  See Linda Rapson

Level: All levels

Paul Krampitz will be conducting a hands-on workshop showing several techniques that can be done with a wedge ruler. Rulers can be purchased from Paul at the workshop or you can bring your own rulers and templates. He will show how a simple shape has the potential for many dynamic quilt designs starting with a basic block and pointed wedges followed by an “improvisational explosion”.


Feb 11, 2017 – Canada’s 150th Birthday Sew-in

When & Where: Saturday February 11th, 2017 10am-5pm at St. Faith’s church.

A chance for members to participate in the CQA Big Quilt Bee to help celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday.  The goal of the Big Quilt Bee is to make and donate 1,000 quilts for kids at Ronald McDonald Houses across Canada!

At our Sew-in members can hand in or complete slab blocks in exchange for a ticket for the raffle. We also need people to sew the blocks into quilt tops.  For every block you complete and hand in you will receive a raffle ticket. The grand prize is a free membership for next year! Bring your sewing machine to sew the blocks, fabric to complete the blocks, equipment to help you cut fabric, or pop in to help iron or just drop off your blocks.

Jan 28, 2017 Workshop – Paul Krampitz

Modern Techniques: Modern Mosaic

Instructor: Paul Krampitz

When & Where: Saturday, 28 January 2017,10 am to 4 pm at St. Faith’s

Wait list only.  Cost: $40 members, $50 non-members

All levels.  A technique of “tiles’ and ‘grout’ making blocks of varying sizes and then planning the composition around them. Class participants will make enough  blocks for a cushion. Supply list will be provided.

Oct 15, 2016 Workshop – Paul Krampitz

Modern Techniques: Gee’s Bend

Instructor: Paul Krampitz

When & Where: Saturday, 15 October 2016, 10 am to 4 pm at Knox church.

Cost: $40 members, $50 non-members

All levels.  An innovative use of a large log cabin cut and refigured on a design wall. By the end of the class participants will have blocks to make a small quilt. Supply list will be provided.

Apr 23, 2016 Workshop – Irene Corbett

Old and New Nine Patches

Instructor: Irene Corbett

When & Where:  Saturday, 23 April 2016,10 am to 4 pm at St.Faith’s.

Cost: $30 members, $40 non-members

All levels
Learn about sampler blocks based on one of the earliest forms of patchwork – the nine patch block. See how to make blocks from the very simple to the extremely complex using variations in geometry and colour. Choose whether to make sampler blocks for yourself as reference samples or to expand blocks into something bigger at home. You might plan to combine your blocks with a friend to make a charity quilt.

Supply list and pre-cutting instructions will be provided to participants.

Workshop Locations

The Vancouver Quilters’ Guild workshops are held in different locations.

St Faith’s Anglican Church, 7284 Cypress Street, (on 57th 2 blocks west of Granville). Workshops are usually held from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Parking is on the east side of the church, use the east side door there, as well. Bring lunch; tea, coffee and goodies will be provided. The closest sandwich shop is Choices, across the street. Either pack your lunch or allow enough time to shop.

Knox United Church Hall, 5600 Balaclava Street, (just north of 41st Avenue). Workshops are usually held from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Parking lot is down the driveway on the south of the facility. Bring lunch; tea, coffee and goodies will be provided. The closest sandwich deli is the IGA a short drive away at 41st and Dunbar. Either pack your lunch or allow enough time to shop.


Workshops are individually priced, please refer to the list. Non-members are welcome to join our workshops for a small surcharge. If there is an additional kit fee it will be shown on the sign-up sheet. Please note that payment of the workshop fee is a commitment to attend the workshop. Refunds will only be made if the class is over-subscribed, or if you can find someone to take your place.

Registration is first come, first served. Please register at the monthly meeting, before the meeting starts and during the break. The fee for the class is payable upon registration.