What is a COPS Day?

COPS = Creative Ongoing Project Session
Finish up those UFOs, start a new project, get help with a project, see what others are working on, and engage in some very social quilting! Questions? Contact the COPS Coordinator.

If you’re not receiving COPS REMINDERS, please provide your details to be sure you get them. No need to sign up if you’re already getting them!

An information/registration REMINDER will be sent out around 10 – 14 days before each COPS Day. If we don’t have enough sign-ups to cover the hall rental, we will meet via ZOOM and a link will be sent to those who have signed up a day or two beforehand. If you don’t receive an email or link, please check your junk folder before contacting the COPS Coordinator at

Set-up begins at 8.30 am for a 9am start. We continue till 4-ish.
COST: $20pp PLUS a potluck something to share at lunchtime.

2023 Spring/Summer/Fall COPS Days

April – December:  We’re confirming dates with Highlands. Look out for info soon.

Summer COPS Day in Lions Bay: always popular! Date to be confirmed, likely late July or early August.

Look out for updates in the newsletter, COPS reminders, on Facebook, and check back here from time to time.

Sew-cials on Tuesdays before monthly Guild meetings

We will be continuing with Zoom sew-cials from 2 – 5-ish in the afternoon before our monthly guild meetings. Questions? Contact the Coordinator.

In place of March Sew-cial: Quilt Show Workshop

Borders, Bindings, Hanging Sleeves & Labels DEMO (organised by Shauna D)

Date: Tuesday, March 28, 2023
Time: 3-5pm
Cost:  FREE (Members only)
Location: St. Andrew’s and St. Stephen’s Presbyterian Church,  2641 Chesterfield Avenue, North Vancouver
(Then if you like, head to the Queens Cross pub, 2989 Lonsdale for dinner before the General meeting occurs at 7:30pm.)

Please REGISTER HERE to assist with set up. 

Guild members Krista H and Carol P will be on hand for an informal demo-type workshop to help anyone who would like to finish their quilts with fabulous, well-fit borders, mitred bindings, and sleeves to avoid the “sausage effect” along the top of your quilts. Quilt labels will also be covered. Pics and more info available on the Workshops page.

You may also bring your quilts on March 28 for Carol and Krista’s help. A small supply list will be sent to registrants a few days before the demo. The supplies will be used to learn mitred bindings. Register here.

Recent COPS Days

March 11th: Karen M showed us her QAYG tips and how to use up batting and fabric scraps to make fabulous quilts for all ages. Her creative walking foot quilting designs in 12wt Aurifil add an interesting design element to her quilts. A very inspiring “1 o’clock something”.

February 11th: In the “1 o’clock something” we did something a little different, comparing “what’s for dinner?” with each other!

January 28th: Many thanks to Marilyn C who showed us a “3 Sides Stashbuster” block in our “1 o’clock something”!

December 10th: There was a lot of Christmas sewing happening! In our “1 o’clock something” Suzanne showed us how to make a cute Scandinavian-style Christmas ornament.

November 12th: Our “1 o’clock something” was a quilt store tour of Troll Brothers Quilt Design on Vancouver Island. In addition to showing us her newly refreshed store, Stacie also showcased some of her very interesting notions and gave us a great deal on her pre-cuts and quilt kits (thank you, Stacie!). Troll Brothers is one of our few local Juki dealers..

October 29th: In our “1 o’clock something”, Marilyne showed us how to make Burrito Pillow Cases. Easy-peasy when someone helps you every step of the way!

September 10th: Our first regular COPS Day back at Highlands Church since before COVID! In our “1 o’clock something”, Annilene showed us how to use the Accuquilt machine and gave us very handy tips and suggestions on how to get the best results. Photos on the guild’s private Facebook Page.

July – Summer COPS Day in Lions Bay: It was so good to get together in person again! Check out our Facebook Page for photos (guild members only).

June COPS Day: A quick mystery make turned out to be a ridiculously easy Kleenex holder. Or, using 5″ squares, a coaster/wine marker! This “1 o’clock something” was presented by Penny.

May COPS Day: Our “1 o’clock something” again featured a mini tute from Carolann, this time it was the Zippy Wallet (a free Noodlehead tutorial).

April COPS Day: In April, guild member Carolann showed us how to make a Snap Bag using pieces of metal tape measures for the open/close mechanism! An addictive make! Thanks, Carolann!

March COPS Day: Our March “1 o’clock something” featured guild member Margaret who demo’ed how to make a little crane ornament from a 5 1/2″ fabric square, some ribbon and a little stuffing. It was a fun session, thank you Margaret!

February COPS Day: For the “1 o’clock something” in our February 12 session, Daryl Aitken, owner of the fabulous Fabric Spark took us on a fabulous tour of her store on the Danforth in Toronto, and gave attendees a discount for anything ordered that weekend. Many thanks, Daryl!

How in-person COPS Days work

  • We sew from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm on a COPS Day with a break for a potluck lunch.
  • Bring everything you need to work on your project.
  • Sign up takes place by online registration.
  • Cost: $20.
  • If fewer than 15 people have signed up by the end of the month before the COPS Day, then it will be held via Zoom or cancelled.
  • If the COPS Day goes ahead, drop-ins will be welcome.
  • Non-members are welcome, however, first dibs goes to guild members!


Tables (for sewing, cutting and layering), irons/ironing boards, wall space for your design wall, potluck lunch (or bring your own lunch).


Highlands United Church, 3255 Edgemont Blvd, North Vancouver, BC


Contact the Coordinator