Quilting Retreat

Calling all quilters and those interested in learning! Join us for our quilting retreats!

In this retreat, you have two options.  

Stitch Away - For the experienced quilter who just wants to carve out some time to work, and who wants to spark their creative juices with by surrounding themselves with like-minded people. Bring a project that you've already got in the works or an unfinished piece that has stalled and we'll get you set up to stitch away. Instruction will focus on the creative process, troubleshooting techniques, and new ways to think about old projects or processes.  

Learn the Basics - For the beginner or intermediate quilter who wants to try their hand at something new. Choose one of several projects (lap or baby quilt, table runner, clutch, placemats) to complete over the course of the weekend. Learn all of the steps and techniques needed to cut fabric, piece together, quilt, and bind your own work of art! All materials (fabric, thread, batting, etc) for these smaller projects are provided as part of the registration. Note: basic sewing skills are required.

Materials and Tools

You bring:
  • Sewing machine (We can provide one if you require, just let us know in advance).  
  • Scissors and rotary cutter
  • Pins and needles
We provide:
  • A table/workspace for each participant
  • Irons and ironing boards
  • A communal cutting station
  • A collection of books for inspiration 
We have the pleasure of a fabulous fabric store in town (a 10 minute drive) to whet your appetite. If you're looking for inspiration or just the right thing to finish off a project, Pauline, the owner of the store, is a terrific help.  

For those participating in the Stitch Away option, registration is $220 and does not include materials. 
For those participating in Learn the Basics, registration is $270 and includes all materials.  

Spaces Available: 8

Offered:  May 27 - 29, 2016

Visit the 2016 Retreats page for general information about the retreats.

Want to see other examples of quilts we've made?  

To register, email makers@beetlebarrow.ca