Our Guild organizes two to three retreats each year for our members. We get together for a weekend to quilt and socialize. We produce wonderful quilted items, have lots of fabulous food, star gaze, watch videos, go for walks by the ocean and just relax.
Some members even stay in their pajamas for the whole weekend. Cabins are available to rent as well as a big spacious meeting room with kitchen where we sew and eat.
Retreats offer a wonderful chance to get better acquainted with other quilters, and someone is always ready to give a hand or a second opinion when needed.
Retreats are held in the Spring and Fall at Oyster Bay Resort. Maximum registration number is 22. Any more signing up will be put on a waitlist. Payment of $45 must accompany registration and is non-refundable. If anyone cannot attend it is their responsibility to find a replacement. Arrangements may be made in exceptional circumstances.
Cabin roommates are to be arranged individually and overnight stays are not mandatory. Meals for Friday and Saturday dinner and Saturday and Sunday lunch are prepared by the Members as assigned. Members participate in meal preparation, set up and clean up. Lunch on Friday will be on your own as will breakfasts on Saturday and Sunday.
Look for retreat dates in the Newsletter.
Workshops for all skill levels run throughout our quilting year. Guild workshops are held at the Masonic Lodge, 2905 Island Highway, Campbell River and usually start at 10:00 a.m.
A diverse range of programs and specialty classes are offered to meet the varying skill levels and interest of the members.
Registration for all classes is at the monthly meeting, before the meeting starts and during the break. The fee for the class is payable upon registration.
Non-members can take workshops, provided that there is space available.
Quilters from across the northern island and sunshine coast get together annually for an event known as Hands Across The Water.
We recently hosted a very successful event with the theme of Canada 150 in September 2017 !
Quilt Shows are events our Guild has been pleased to present.
Part of the fun of quilting is showing off your work, and looking at the work of others. Our Guild has hosted four quilt shows since our inception. The first show was in 1997 at the Campbell River Museum with around 50 quilts shown. The second show was in 1999 at the Catholic Church Hall and the number increased to around 200 quilts shown.
Our third and fourth quilt shows in 2002 and 2005 had around 300 quilts shown,which was a tremendous effort by our 50 members.
We encourage all our quilters to bring their quilts for showing no matter what skill level they are at. Our categories range from beginners, large and small quilts and accessories.