One of the mandates of the Victoria Quilters Guild is education about quilting.  To this end the Workshop Committee schedules Workshops with locally, nationally and internationally  recognized quilting teachers.

Policy For Workshop Attendance In order to encourage the sharing of teachers and resources among interested local guilds we have instituted the following policy regarding attendance at workshops.

  •  Workshops will be offered first to VQG members.

  • One month prior to the workshop date, attendance will be opened to members of other fiber and fabric guilds (West Shore, MQG, Embroiderers Guild, Up Island Guilds for example) at the same price (assuming there are still available seats).

  • Non guild members will also be allowed to sign up one month before the date, (assuming there are still seats available). They will be charged a 10% surcharge.

If you have suggestions for certain types of workshops, particular teachers, or if you wish to be a presenter, please contact the Workshops Chairperson at



Elaine Quehl, award winning artist and teacher, is giving us 2 all day workshops July 12 and 13.

Class: Hosta Portrait

Instructor:  Elaine Quehl

Date: Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm

Place:  Salvation Army Citadel, 4030 Douglas Street

Price: $85.00

You will learn Elaine’s method of fusible reverse appliqué to create a pair or trio of hosta leaves. Two different patterns are available to choose from Hosta Duo or Hosta Trio. Kits are also available, which include pattern and Elaine’s wonderful hand dyed fabrics. Must be ordered by June 1 for Elaine to fill the orders before she hits the road to teach Canada workshops. Alternatively, you bring your own fabrics and purchase the pattern in class. Kits are $72 plus GST, patterns are $16 plus GST.

Class: Libertated Strip Piecing

Instructor:  Elaine Quehl

Date: Thursday, July 13, 2017

Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm

Place:  Salvation Army Citadel, 4030 Douglas Street

Price: $85.00

Liberate yourself from the shackles of precision piecing and fly by the seat of your pants!  Cut this wall quilt entirely free-hand without a ruler and learn to piece it together without squaring your blocks.  Then we’ll talk about designing with these wonky blocks.  Enjoy a day of free expression.

Katja Marek, artist /teacher, will be teaching August 9, 2017.
Class: Fussy Cutting for Spectacular Results in ‘The New Hexagon’ Blocks
Instructor: Katja Marek
Date: Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Place: Salvation Army Citadel, 4030 Douglas Street
Price: $55.00

Create exciting looks in your hexagon blocks with Katja’s instruction. Learn the secrets to sensational results and how to achieve them. Fussy-cutting of design elements using three different methods will be demonstrated and you will become proficient at creating spectacular results of your own.
1. Lining up paper templates on design elements. Explores the use of stripes.
2. Creating and using paper windows to isolate design elements.
3. Template plastic and/or acrylic templates and how to use them.
You’ll be amazed at the results in each and every block.
Discover the Hex-abilities.

Sign up at the Guild meetings or contact the workshop coordinator to purchase your place in class at

This is a very special opportunity, don’t miss out.

Please contact us with questions, comments, and  suggestions for workshop topics or teachers.