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Contemporary Foundation Paper Piecing

+ UFO Projects

17th - 22nd April, 2024
Honeymoon Bay, Vancouver Island



Honeymoon Bay Retreat is located 30 minutes west of Duncan and 90 minutes from Victoria and Nanaimo.  It is a place of beauty and rest, set on 3 acres a short stroll from Cowichan Lake.


En-suite guest rooms have 2 queen sized beds, en suite bathroom, fridge, microwave, coffee maker, hair dryer, bathrobes.  Additionally, there is free wifi, saltwater hot tub, infrared sauna and fitness room.  Beautiful gardens surround this immaculate retreat centre.  The food is incredible!

Click here for more information about Honeymoon Bay Retreat:


The Quilting

  1. The taught project: Anne will be using some beautiful, contemporary foundation paper piecing patterns designed by Canadian designer, Cristina de Miranda of Ships and Violins.  Anne will teach you all the techniques to make just one, or a selection, of five different blocks.  And, you can choose your own colour scheme. These are very versatile, and can be made in a variety of sizes.  Suitable for beginners and above.

  2. Bring your UFO projects - either your own, or a paper pieced project that you have started in a previous class or retreat.  Get the help and motivation you need to get your project on track and finished.

Or ... a combination of the above!  Even if you are not a beginner, you are welcome to get the kit, and work on that and/or your own project.


  • CDN $1,385 + GST for residential quilting retreat, based on TWO sharing an en-suite room with two queen beds.  

  • CDN $425 + GST for single supplement to have your own room.

  • Any kits and patterns ordered will be invoiced separately. 

  • Payment by instalments at NO EXTRA COST.  You decide how much and when you pay (CDN $100 required on receipt of invoice to hold your place).  Payments by eTransfer ONLY please, or cheque if you are unable to do eTransfer.  US customers ONLY will pay by credit card.

What you get for your $$$

  • 5 nights accommodation in an en-suite room with two queen beds.  Beautiful soft bedding, towels, robes, toiletries.

  • Arrival at 1pm on 17th April and start sewing straight away!  Departure by 3.30pm on 22nd April.

  • All meals included from dinner on 17th April until lunch on 22nd April.  Tea and coffee are available at any time. 

  • Free use of saltwater hot tub and infrared sauna.  Complimentary wifi.  Reflexology and massage by appointment (additional cost).  


Any information provided will be held kept strictly confidential and will not be used in ways that you have not consented to.  


By interacting, browsing or accessing any of the products and services provided by Sew Peaceful, you accept and agree to be bound by the Terms and Conditions that are set out here, without limitation or qualification.  



Sew Peaceful Retreat Cancellation Policy


Before booking with Sew Peaceful Quilting, please read the cancellation policy carefully!

All deposits are due when invoiced after registration, and are non-refundable, except in exceptional circumstances, to cover administrative costs.

For instalment payments, if your full payment is not received within 4 weeks of the due date (see your individual retreat information for this date), or we have not been contacted by you to arrange payment, you will forfeit your deposit and your spot in the retreat will be opened to the public. (This will only happen after repeated efforts have been made to contact you for payment, by email first and then finally by phone).  All payments up to this date are also non-refundable. 

Any cancellations by you will forfeit all of the paid fees to date, unless other arrangements are personally made with Sew Peaceful Quilting.  However, we understand that sometimes illness and tragedy occur, which may make it impossible for you to attend the retreat. We understand that there are circumstances beyond your control, but it also leaves us with a spot that we are unable to fill. Under these circumstances and at the sole discretion of Sew Peaceful Quilting, you may receive a full or partial credit against a future retreat or workshop (NOT valid for fabric or patterns) organized specifically by Sew Peaceful Quilting, but you will forfeit your original deposit amount. Our ability to transfer you will be subject to availability and we will only transfer your retreat sign up once. 

For cancellations within 8 weeks of the workshop, no refunds are available unless you are able to find a replacement, but you will forfeit your original deposit to cover administrative costs.

For US Customers:  please note that all transactions will take place in Canadian dollars.  Currency exchange rates may change in the event that you cancel, and these are NOT THE RESPONSIBILITY OF Sew Peaceful Quilting. 


Thank you for your understanding. 


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