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WQG meetings are now being held in a hybrid format of both in-person meetings at the Church of the Advent AND via zoom!  Watch your emails for the zoom links every month.

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2023 Program and Workshop Highlights

January 14: 10:30 am - Start of "My Kinda Town" Block of the Month program

January 26: 9:30 am - AGM and Tara Miller, "Graphic Quilts of the 20th Century"
Join us for a talk by Tara Miller, "Graphic Quilts of the 20th Century", followed by our Annual General Meeting. This presentation is packed with graphic, visually stunning quilts from the whole of the 20th century. Many of these have a surprisingly modern aesthetic! Throughout the conversation, we’ll put these quilts in context: historically, socially, artistically. We’ll explore some of our connections with the past that inform us, inspire us, and drive us in the art and practice of quilt making today.

January 28 and 29 - Zoom Workshop with Jenny Kae Parks - "Dangerous Curves"

Master curved piecing skills with three classic blocks from Jenny Kae Quilts. Look, Ma! No Pins! You have pieced strips, squares and triangles. You are ready for your next step - curved piecing! Join Jenny Kae and learn how to cut and piece curved blocks. Looks tricky? You CAN do it and get GREAT results. Using a table runner pattern, you will learn how to make the classic blocks used in quilting, Drunkard's Path, Rob Peter to Pay Paul and Winding Ways.

Saturday and Sunday, January 28th & 29th 9:30-12:30 pm both days Workshop fee $60 for WQG members and $65 for non-members plus fee for pattern which can be purchased at To register please contact Glenda Bilinsky at
The registration deadline is January 14th.

February 23rd - 7:00 pm - Kim Caskey "Temperature Quilts"
The idea of a Temperature Quilt is to document the temperature of each day in a quilt block. A temperature gauge is created with corresponding fabric colours. Document the high and low temperature of each day in a block and at the end of the year, you have a quilt depicting temperature variations through the year.
Many, many variations of this unique quilt can be done –abnormal weather, special dates, how about noting your emotion of the day? This lecture will introduce you to the wonderful world of Temperature Quilts and you'll want to start yours immediately!

March 23rd, 9:30 am - Jennifer Houlden "From Then to Now"
My many year quilting journey is highlighted in this trunk show – from the beginning patchwork pieces that developed my love for fabric and encouraged me to experiment and play along the way creating art quilts and more – to where I am now.

April 15: 9:30 - 3:00 - In-person Spring Fling Workshops, featuring:
- Fabric-covered clothesline cord bowls with applique (full day) with Hanne McCulloch and Gail Reichert
- Miniature quilts (half day) with Cathy Newman
- Thread painting (half day) with Cheryl Shaw

April 27th - 7:00 pm - The Geeky Bobbin "My Quilting Journey"Join Bobbie as she shares her journey from first quilt to full time quilter. As she shows each quilt, she will share thestory of its inspiration and her design process. You will hear how she plans her quilting, learn from her mistakes, and see how she's developed her own personal style as a designer

May 25th - 9:30 am - Kathie Beltz, sharing her trunk show, "Studio 180 Design"
At Kathie's lecture, she will discuss: Learn all about the tools and techniques from Studio 180 Design, Deb Tucker’s design company. With 21 different tools and over 100 patterns, the design possibilities are endless. Each tool is based on a fundamental quilt block unit, and when you mix and match the blocks, creativity flows! Tools,
patterns, and technique sheets are available, with lots of quilt samples.

June 22nd - 9:30 am - Karen Brown from "Just Get It Done Quilts" with "Colour, Energy, & Those Darn

July 27th - 7:00 pm - Westshore Quilters Guild Ice Cream Social


August 24th at 7:00 pm.  Join us for our annual Garage Sale! This yearly event helps to satisfy our need for shopping opportunities...and it's a great way to sell unused fabrics, patterns, notions etc. to members who are ooking for deals. Interested in selling at the Garage Sale? Please contact Jan Peever to reserve a table. The deadline to submit our request to COTA is August 15th so book your table now. Don't have a lot to sell? Consider
getting together with members of your Satellite Group or quilt friends to display sale items together on a table.
For everyone interested in buying - please bring cash in small denominations - our sellers are unlikely to have a lot of change.

September 28th - 7:00 pm - Jane Haworth - "Memory Quilts - History, Stories and How To"

October 26th - 9:30 am - Cheryl Shaw - Trunk Show ** In-person event **

November 23rd - 7:00 pm - Valerie Prideaux - “Crazy, Funky, Cool” Trunk Show

December 7th - 9:30 am - WQG Christmas Tea

2022 Programs

January 2022 - annual AGM zoom meeting 7 pm.

                          Guest Speaker: Nancy McIntyre - Victoria Threadworks

February 2022 - Guest Speaker: Mary Pal

March 2022 - 7:00 pm . Guest Speaker: Cyndi McChesney - Panel Palooza!!

Do you have a panel (or more than one) in your stash that you bought and now don't know what do with? Join us for the March meeting, when Cyndi McChesney will show you how to make that panel shine. Take that panel you fell in love with and turn it into something truly unique. Square up your selections, add interesting block treatments and borders and fill those pesky open spaces with patchwork or appliqué to create a really special quilt.
We are also looking at having Cyndi share her knowledge of working with panels at a workshop.

Meetings are open to non members, either in person at COTA or via zoom.  If you are not a member but would like to attend via zoom, please send $5 via e transfer to  In the comments, please add your email address so you can be sent the zoom link.

April 2022 -  Guest Speaker: Black Sheep Quilt Co and tour of their new Langford location.

May 2022 - Guest Speaker: Meet the new Executive!

June 2022 - Guest Speaker: Member Spotlights and Trunk Shows.

July 2022 - Ice Cream Social and Games Night

August 2022 - Garage Sale

September 2022 - TBD

October 2022 - TBD

November 2022 - TBD

December 2022 - Christmas Tea


January 2021  - annual AGM Zoom meeting 7 pm. 

                         Guest speaker: Melissa Marginet (

February 2021 - annual Charity Society AGM 

                          Guest speaker: Barbara Thomson of Anney's Closet.

March 2021- Guest speaker: Berene Campbell of Happy Sew Lucky Quilts

April 22, 2021 (zoom meeting time changed to 0930 a.m.) Céleste Compion - "The Bolt and the Beautiful - The Shweshwe Saga." Céleste will present a virtual trunk show of Shweshwe items to illustrate the fascinating social justice story of Shweshwe and how it connects with the world history of cotton production, exploration and trade. Shweshwe is a printed dyed cotton fabric widely used for traditional Southern African clothing. Originally dyed indigo, the fabric is manufactured in a variety of colours and printing designs characterized by intricate geometric patterns

April 24 Workshop: Equinox Table Runner (by Zoom)

May 27 2021:  Cheryl Arkison - "Scraps vs Scrappy Trunk Show"

June 24, 2021- Patricia Belyea - "The Alluring World of Japanese Yakuta Quilts"

June Workshop:  Maple Leaf Quilts (by Zoom) - limited seats available.

July 22, 2021: Julie Silber - "Mark My Words"

July- August: Bjorn Bear Sew Along - Saturday mornings by zoom at 10 AM.

August 26, 2021: Brandi Maslowski - "Studio Magnificent"

September 23, 2021: Happy 16th Birthday to WQG!

Program Timna Tarr - "Flying Colours Trunk Show"

October 16 & 17, 2021: Workshop - Modern Quilting with your Walking Foot with Melissa Marginet

November 19 & 20 - Workshop ; "Crazy Christmas Trees" with Pam Hadfield

November 25, 2021:  7:00 PM - Natural Born Quilter (Brett Lewis) "Trunk Show"

December 2021:   10 AM Christmas Tea via zoom

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