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

June 3rd: In-person at Highlands from 9 – 4 (sign-ups permitting – as usual, if we don’t get enough sign-ups it will be via Zoom). REGISTER HERE. “1 o’clock something” details coming soon!
Late July:
Summer COPS in Lions Bay… always popular! Exact date to be confirmed.
September 9th
October 21st
November 18th
December 9th

Dates as always subject to confirmation closer to the time. 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

Zoom Sew-cials are held from 2 to 4-ish in the afternoon before our monthly guild meetings. The next one is in June. No sign-up required. The link is typically emailed to everyone on the day of the session, or a day earlier. Questions? Contact the Coordinator.

Recent COPS Days

May 13th: In our “1 o’clock something”, Suzanne Patchell will be demo’ed Carol Piercy’s Modern Fan Block.

April 22nd: In preparation for the quilt show, Carolann was available in our “1 o’clock something” to answer questions about the show. 

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