Workshop Etiquette

Be On Time

The workshop facilities will open no later than 8:30 a.m. on the morning of the workshop. Please plan your arrival to allow adequate setup and preparation time (ex: setting up your machine, winding bobbins, etc.). The workshop will begin PROMPTLY at 9:00 a.m. and will end around 4:00 p.m.

Bring the Needed Supplies

Borrowing from a fellow workshop participant may slow both their progress and yours.

Lunch Break

There will be a one-hour lunch break. You may bring your own lunch from home or choose from eating establishments near the workshop location. You are encouraged to bring along your own drinks or munchies. The workshop instructor may prefer that students bring lunch. This will be announced as soon as possible.


A guild workshop is NOT a safe or appropriate setting for children. (Numerous power cords snaking around the room, sharp cutting implements, etc.)

Electrical Appliances Other Than Your Sewing Machine

The workshop facilities have limited electrical outlets. To ensure that we don’t delay workshop activities with inadvertently blown fuses, we ask that participants not bring auxiliary appliances – irons in particular. The guild owns four irons and ironing pads that are available for workshop participants to share. While the guild has a large number of long extension cords and power strips, if you wish to bring your own, they are quite welcome!

Cell Phones

Please turn the sound “off” on all cell phones or pagers when classes or lectures begin. Ringing and/or conversations interrupt the instructor’s train of thought and are annoying to your fellow attendees.

Baker’s Dozen Program

Workshop participants are encouraged to participate in the guild “Baker’s Dozen” program. The first time you attend, ask to start a “Baker’s Dozen” card. Ask for a stamp at each workshop you attend. (Two-day workshops are good for two stamps.) After twelve stamps are accumulated, the card may be “cashed in” for a free one-day workshop of your choice.