Registration for all workshops is on a first-come, first-served basis with payment in full required to reserve your space. Members are given first opportunity to register, starting 4 months before each class. Non-members may then sign up 2 months before each class if space is available.
Registration for each workshop opens 4 months before the class, at the BPQ General Meeting.
When registration is open to members only, you must have paid your BPQ membership for the year. Please also note that by signing up as a member, you are committing to work at least 2 shifts at our annual November quilt show.
Payment is accepted by check or cash. Make checks out to “Block Party Quilters” for the class fee only (do not include any instructor lab fees or kits in your BPQ check). Please don’t combine checks in case one of the classes you already want is full. If you need to use online bill payment, please contact Lauren for different instructions as your check will not be received if sent to the below UPS store address.
If you cannot register in person at a BPQ meeting, you can register by mail for an open workshop AFTER registration has opened for the class:
Mail your payment to the following secure mailing address. Make sure to include the full suite and Private Box Number (PMB) as it is a UPS store!
700 NW Gilman Blvd #E103B
Issaquah, WA 98027
*Do not mail before the date registration opens for each workshop.
Contact Lauren for alternate instructions if you are using banking auto-pay
Include the following information with your payment:
The class(es) for which you are registering (class date and instructor)
Your email address
If there are multiple workshops offered with the same instructor, indicate 1st choice and if 2nd or 3rd choice is also acceptable
You will be notified by email typically within 1 week of your received registration request; notification will include for which class you are registered or your wait list status. If all classes are full, you will automatically be put on a wait list.
ADDITIONAL registration information for September fabric collage workshop with Susan Carlson
We are expecting that signups for our September workshop with Susan Carlson may exceed space available, and may even sell out as soon as registration opens. Fifteen student spaces will be available.
A member suggested holding a lottery (for this class only). After reviewing it with BPQ’s Board, we agreed that sounds like a good idea so that is what we are going to do.
Here are the details:
The registration lottery will open for members at BPQ’s general meeting on Thursday May 3rd
To enter the lottery, hand your full payment to Lauren Calaby that night prior to the meeting starting or at the break up until 7:45 pm. Your payment will be put in a box for the lottery.
If paying by check, make sure your name is CLEARLY indicated on the check, along with memo “Susan Carlson class”
If paying by cash, your cash will be filed in an envelope and a voided check with your name on it will be entered in the box
Payment will only be accepted if you are physically at the meeting with the exception that you can hand payment in for one other member whom is not present also (so yourself and 1 other member)
If entering for you and one other member, payment must be separate (ie TWO checks)
Alternatively, you can hand in payment for another member whom is not present, without handing in payment for yourself (ie if you don’t want the workshop but your non-present member friend does). You are limited to presenting payment for one non-present members.
Assuming more members have entered than we have spaces available, the lottery results will be determined during the speakers presentation (7:45 to 9 pm)
Checks will be pulled from the box, and listed in order pulled
All checks will be pulled and ordered, including above the cap of 15 students, so the wait list order will also be determined
Position in the list and attendance is NON-transferable. If you need to withdraw subsequently, you will give up your position and it will go to the next person on the wait list. You cannot give it to a friend.
Lottery results will be announced at 9pm.
If within the first 5 people on the waitlist (ie 16 to 20), your payment will be held in case of cancellation by someone higher than you
If you are lower than 20 on the waitlist, your payment will be returned
If you do not want to be on the wait list, you will be removed and your payment will be returned