Workshops & Playdays


Playdays are short (2 hour) sessions about one aspect of quilting.  They are informal, flexible and can be easily held on Zoom, or in person.  These are free to KQG members and guests.


Workshops are longer, more formal learning sessions for either a project or in depth on one aspect of quilting.  They are generally held in person, but some can be held on Zoom.  There is usually a fee to cover the instructor’s fees and room rental.  Workshops are open to guild members, Eastern Ontario Interguild member guilds and visitors.


1. Members can sign up for either Workshops or Playdays about 2 months before the event by emailing .  Please include your name, phone number and email address as well as which workshop/playday you wish to attend in your email.
2.  Fees will be due within 2 weeks of registration and should be sent directly by e transfer to the Treasurer at . Please indicate your name and workshop on your e transfer, in the memo field. A password is not required.  If you need another payment method, please contact the Workshop Coordinator.  You are not registered in the class until your fees are received.  You can also mail a cheque to the address on the registration form.
3.  If you need to cancel your workshop, it is up to you to either sell your seat or find someone to take your place.  Workshops are not refundable.
4.  Participants will assist with any set up required in the room, ie their own work table.
5.  The Workshop Coordinator will send you the information about the workshop and supply list when you sign up.  If there is a change of venue, this will be communicated as soon as the decision is taken.  In case of poor weather, please check with the school board websites to see if buses are running.  If not, the workshop is canceled for that day and will be rescheduled or funds returned.
6.  If the workshop is full, a waiting list will be maintained.
7.  If the minimum number of participants is not achieved, the workshop will be canceled 2 weeks before the event and all fees will be returned.

Calendar of upcoming events, click on the first column to email the team:

Workshop September 28, 2022 Lynn Price – Halloween/Fall GnomesIn person –  Kanata Legion $25.00 minimum 10
Playday October 26, 2022 Leslie Whitby, Playing with ThreadsIn person –  Kanata Legion no fee no minimum
Playday November 23, 2022 Leslie Whitby Binding with your machineIn person –  Kanata Legion Cancelled
Workshop January 25, 2023 Charity Sew Day –
Playday March 22, 2023
Leslie Whitby –  How many ways can we make Half Square Triangles?
in person or zoom to be determined
Max 23 if Zoom
Workshop April 26, 2023 Beth Van Wyngaarten and Leslie Whitby – Free Motion and Walking Foot Quilting Fee TBD Max 20
May 24, 2023 To be determined
June 2023 To be determined

Generic Sewing materials for all Workshops and Playdays

Please ensure your sewing machine is in good working order. Bring an EXTENSION CORD and POWER BAR, as well as the power cord for the machine; extra needles for those “oops” moments; any special sewing machine feet needed for the class, as directed by instructor; supplies from the provided SUPPLY LIST.

Unless otherwise stated, please bring a sewing kit, complete with scissors (for paper and fabric), rotary cutter and mat, ruler(s) thread, name tag, coffee mug and lunch or snack if applicable.

Be sure to complete any preparation work required by the instructor ahead of time.

All Workshops are held at the Kanata Legion (map below) and run from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm, unless otherwise stated.

If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions for a future workshop, please contact