Unless noted, the workshops are for all levels of quilters.
Upcoming & Recent Workshops
Although we won’t be meeting formally in the summer, we will still be having Zoom Sew Days. They will be held on two Saturdays – July 17th, and August 14th, 2021. Drop in any time between 10:00 am and 4:00pm to work on your projects and chat with other guild members.
They are lots of fun and a chance to get to know other quilters and share tips and tricks for quilting. A Zoom invitation will be sent out prior to the day.
Mark your calendar for a Zoom Sewing Day: Saturday, May 15th, 10 am to 4 pm.
Come and go as you like, work on your own projects, and enjoy the company of other quilters!
A Zoom invitation will be sent out by Carol K prior to the day. See you then. — Janet M
The “One Colour Challenge” Workshop is being offered on April 24, 2021 from 10 – 12 am. This is a two hour workshop that is suitable for everyone. There is a $20 fee. See the April newsletter for registration and payment details. A link will be sent to you to join the workshop on Zoom prior to the date.
There is some minimal preparation for the workshop, the supply list will be sent to you after you have registered. — Janet M.
Cheryl Arkison Bio
Back when I started quilting it was practically unheard of for a 23 year old to do so, but there I was. Now, over 20 years later I haven’t stopped. In addition to my own creative work, I love to teach, write books, spread the gospel of improv, and design quilts. Every now and then I make a garment, my Grade 8 Home Ec Teacher would be proud.
When it comes to making, I am happy to make what inspires. I am well known for my use of bold colour and the quiet whispers of low volume fabrics but I will use anything in between as well. Use what you love, make what makes you happy. Just get your butt in the seat and sew.
In the past decade I’ve published three books: Sunday Morning Quilts (co-authored with Amanda Jean Nyberg), A Month of Sundays, and You Inspire Me to Quilt. I’ve also travelled the world to teach quilting. In between I am raising 3 active kids and running a business with my husband. Sometimes, I sleep.
Saturday, April 10th, 10 am – 4 pm. Enjoy a full day or drop in for part of a day for a relaxing, fun time of sewing all in the comfort of your own sewing room. Chat with old friends or meet new members and work on your own projects.
We will meet on Zoom, and Carol K. will send out the invitation ahead of the day. Hope to see you then. — Janet M.
The March 20th ZOOM Sewing Day will be from 9am to 4pm.
The morning (9am-12:30pm) will be for people who want to work on Lorena Uriate’s Opal Essence quilt pattern.
- You will need to purchase the pdf file, LETTER SIZE, so you can print it out at home.
- Next make the templates out of Mylar, cardboard or whatever.
- For fabric choices, check out #opalessencequilt on Instagram, or Pinterest.
- You can precut your fabrics, or cut them with us on the day.
- Demo’s will be given on gluing curved pieces to sew or pinning/sewing curves.
- There is NO fee other than buying your pattern.
- We will all be working on it together. (I have taken the workshop before.)
Please let me know you are joining and with any questions.
— Loretta R.
Join us in the afternoon (12:30pm-4pm) for an open sewing day.
This workshop will be rescheduled at a later date.
Ursula (Uschi) Greiner lives on the Sunshine Coast. She has been doing wool applique with hand embroidery and embellishments since 2007. She is a well-known fiber artist whose current focus is contemporary folk art using her own hand-dyed wool and a wide variety of threads from around the world. She emphasizes the fusion of dimensional embroidery and traditional needlework. As a pattern designer, Uschi is inspired by nature, the play of colour and layered textures using different mediums.
In this one day 6 hour workshop each person will work with one of Uschi’s kits. She will guide us through the project starting with tracing the design on freezer paper, stitching it to the background, and learning a range of hand embroidery stitches. After getting a good start in the workshop, people can finish their project at home. All the hand-dyed wool, thread and special needles will be included in the kit. People should bring a pencil, sharp scissors, and pins. No sewing machine is required for this workshop. The cost of the work shop is $40 plus the cost of Uschi’s Travel Needle kit ($29.95 plus tax) which includes everything for finishing the front.
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.