In this 1 day class we will get a good start on the construction of a baby quilt measuring approximately 40" x 55" with 7.5" finished clamshells. You will be introduced to the templates for making a clamshell Quilt and some history as to the origins of the quilt design.

Clamshell Quilt 1 Clamshell Quilt 2

Each participant will cut out half of the pieces required for the quilt and do a layout prior to sewing. Techniques for sewing of curved seams will be discussed and demonstrated, then the participant will start sewing their own quilt.

Instructor: Judy Morrison

Date and Time: October 23, 2021 from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

Location: St. Marks Anglican Church, 138 Hoylake Road, Qualicum Beach

Cost: $35

Registration begins: September 1, 2021 and ends October 15, 2021. There is a maximum number of 20 participants for this class. Please register using the Online Clamshell Registration form.

A waitlist will be kept but payment is only required when a person gets on the official list. You will be notified if you are on the waitlist. Payment instructions are emailed to everyone on the official list after your registration is received. ALL payments must be made prior to the workshop.

New Cancellation Policy Details at the bottom of the page.

Supply List.


This wall hanging includes 4 Chickadees, but you could make one or a whole flock if you like! In this workshop you will use Catherine’s version of bonded applique and stitch to get the design in place. When quilting your wall hanging, you will explore both free motion and guided quilting options.

Banditry Quilt Chickadee Detail for Banditry Quilt

Catherine has exhibited in North America and Europe. Teaching forms part of her daily life, with "local" workshops and in locations around the world. You can find out more about Catherine on her website:

Instructor: Catherine Nichols

Date and Time: November 20 and 21, 2021. Setup: 9 am Workshop 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Location: Arrowsmith Hall, 1014 Ford Road, Coombs.

Cost: $120

Registration will begin September 27, 2021 in person at the PQHQG meeting Online registration begins September 28, 2021 and closes November 1, 2021. There is a maximum number of 20 participants for this class.  Please
register online with the Online Banditry registration form.

A waiting list will be kept and you will not be required to pay for the workshop until you are on the official list. You will be emailed instructions on how to pay for the workshop. Payment must be received before the workshop.

New Cancellation Policy Details at the bottom of the page.

Supply List

Thread Play: “Spring is in the Air”

Instructor: Carola Russell

Spring is in the Air Quilt

Carola Russell has been working in the sewing and quilting industry most of her adult life. Her career with a major sewing machine company gave her many educational opportunities. Since then she has applied this knowledge in teaching and her own creative endeavors. Join Carola in class as she teaches about all the amazing things that can be created with needles, thread & cloth.

In this class let’s explore the uses of different thread weights, from the finest 100wt. to the heaviest 8wt., options for thread painting, sketching, applique, bobbin work and different free motion techniques. We will:

  • Thread Paint a Chickadee and learn how best to add thread painting to a quilt project
  • Quilt and applique an interesting background
  • Free Motion stitch (draw) stems of a Cone Flower for our Chickadee to sit upon
  • Free Motion applique leaves and petals
  • Couch stems and make the Chickadee’s feet on water soluble stabilizer


Date: Sunday, Dec.12,2021 Set up 9:30 am. Workshop 10 am to 4 pm

Location: Bradley Center, 975 Shearme Rd., Coombs, BC

Cost: $60 plus $20 payable to instructor for the prepared kit of stabilizers, fusibles, needles, background & applique fabric and the use of all threads need to make the project.

The maximum number of participants is 18. Registration begins in person October 18, 2021 and online October 19, 2021 with the Spring is in the Air Registration form.

Registration closes Dec. 8, 2021 or when the class is full.  A waiting list will be kept. You will not be required to pay for this workshop until you are notified by the workshops committee there is a vacant spot for the class.  You will then be sent a payment options email.  All payments must be received before the workshop.

Non guild members may register for this workshop beginning Nov. 8, 2021 for the workshop fee plus $25, if there are any vacancies.  Contact the workshop committee at

Supply List

Ideas for topics can be shared with anyone on the workshop committee or sent to

Sharon C. and Carolyn M.
Workshops Committee

Cancellation Policy:
If you would like to withdraw from a workshop, please submit written notice via e-mail at least five business days before the workshop begins to be eligible for a refund (less a $10 administration fee). We cannot offer refunds for cancellations received less than five days before a workshop begins. Workshop fess of $10 or less are non-refundable unless the workshop is cancelled.