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Guild News

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You must be a member of the guild in order to request access to the Member's Only area of the website.  

Westshore Quilters' Guild is putting together a calendar for 2024!  What a great opportunity to see your quilts in all their glory in a calendar - and what a lovely gift for family and friends.  If you would like to submit a photo for the calendar, please click here.  Any submissions or questions, please send email to

What are your plans for International Quilt Day, on Saturday, March 18th?  We hope you will consider joining us for some fun and a chance to win a prize!


We are having a Jelly Roll Race on International Quilt Day, and you are invited to participate.  To join in the fun, you will need a jelly roll with 40 x 2-1/2" strips.  In advance of International Quilt Day, attach the strips to each other on the short side, with or without a connector square.  Once you have all 40 strips sewn end-to-end, you're ready for the race!


For more information about how to make this quilt, watch this quick video.  Remember, to join the race, you need to join all the jelly roll strips end-to-end into one long strip.  When that's done, you're ready to start the race with everyone else.


Our International Quilt Day festivities start at 9:30 am on Saturday, March 18th.  You can join us at COTA, or by Zoom.  Whether you join us in-person or virtually, the Jelly Roll Race starts at 10:00 am sharp!


And there's a prize for the first person to complete their Jelly Roll Race quilt at COTA and on Zoom!  (Note that there must be a minimum of 5 participants on Zoom in order to be eligible for a prize.) 


Don't feel like making a Jelly Roll Race quilt?  Join us anyway, and bring a machine or hand-sewing project!  It's a day to celebrate everything quilt-related.  Work on your own project, or join the race, it's up to you. 



- Doors open at 9:30 am, and the day ends at 2:00 pm.  The Jelly Roll Race starts at 10:00 sharp.

-We will be having a potluck and will be using paper plates and plastic cutlery as we do not have access to the kitchen that day.   You are welcome to bring your own plates and cutlery if you choose but we do not have access to the kitchen for washing up.


On Zoom:

- We will open the Zoom at 9:30, and sew until 4:30.  The Jelly Roll Race starts at 10:00 sharp.  Or, work on your own project - drop in any time and stay for as long as you want. Watch your emails for the zoom link!

Retreat #2 for 2023 is taking place in August 2023.  F0r more info:

BOM 2023 My Kinda Town

A New Block-of-the Month Sew-Along for Westshore Quilters Guild


We are excited to announce a new block-of-the-month program for Westshore Quilters Guild members. The program will start in January 2023 and go through November. We will be making “My Kinda Town” by Laura Heine. The pattern includes 9 whimsical paper-pieced blocks in a quaint town setting, and the completed quilt measures 42” x 54”. It’s a gorgeous quilt and looks like it will be a fantastic stash buster!


Each month, we will meet on Zoom to talk about the block we’ll be working on in the month ahead. We will share sample blocks for each house, so you’ll have inspiration. And, participants will share photos of their completed blocks for a “show and share” at the beginning of each month. Registration for the BOM is now closed.

Please check for the schedule and more details in the Member's Only area of the website under 2023.

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See Workshops & Program pages for exciting upcoming happenings...

Sew Magic! Quilt Show 2023


We are happy to announce that our next WQG Quilt Show Sew Magic! will be taking place Oct. 13/14, 2023 at Eagle Ridge Community Centre in Langford.  Plans are well underway and committees being formed... it's sew exciting!!  Please check out the Quilt Show page under the Member's Only area for more detailed information.  Any questions?  contact

Next quilt show meeting by zoom on March 28th at 7 pm.


Our latest fundraising venture is an easy one. Next time you need to fuel up your vehicle, go to a Peninsula Co Op gas station and use the Guild's co op number.  The membership number is 140033, can be shared with any family members or friends to support the Guild.  Use it whenever you make purchases from Peninsula Co-op or participating Save-On Gas. At the end of the year, the Guild will earn a rebate, based on the dollar amount of purchases members have made throughout the year.



Please let me know if you have any questions.  thank you for your support!

An ad hoc fundraising committee has been set up to brainstorm ideas to raise funds for the Guild.  Ideas have included selling Purdy's, retreats, a calendar, making patterns, craft sale, pancake breakfast and more.  If you have any ideas or wish to join the committee, please email with fundraising in the subject line. 

Charity Fundraising

You are invited to take part in a new fundraising program using Fairway Market Community Shopping Cards. These reloadable cards are similar to the Smile Cards we've used in the past but these are for use at Fairway Markets.


To take part in this program, please pick up your reloadable Fairway Market card from Shar.

Load or re-load your card at any check out counter at any of the 10 Fairway Market stores on Vancouver Island. Use any means of payment including your favourite credit card to collect points or miles. You may re-load between $20 and $500 each time and you can re-load the same card multiple times.   

WQG automatically receives 5% from Fairway Market for every dollar loaded on the card.

Sweet Sixteen Virtual Quilt Show -   

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