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Christmas UFO Retreat

+ small Beginners Project 

Sunday 1st - Wednesday 4th Dec 2024 (4 days, 3 nights)
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:

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The Quilting

You have choices!

  1. 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.

  2. A small project: Anne will teach the beautiful Poinsettia table topper, designed by Quiltworx. You will learn a variety of techniques, from prepping your papers, deciphering your pattern, and many paper piecing techniques. Pattern and / or custom kit can be provided (details to follow) .

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 $745 + GST for residential quilting retreat, based on TWO sharing an en-suite room with two queen beds.  Includes all meals and accommodation.

  • CDN $240 + GST for single supplement to have your own room.

  • Beginners kit and pattern cost will be invoiced separately if you would like to do this.

  • Payment by instalments at NO EXTRA COST.  You decide how much and when you pay.  Payments by eTransfer ONLY please, or cheque if you are unable to do eTransfer.

What you get for your $$$

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

  • Arrival at 10am on 1st December, start sewing straight away - 4 days sewing!  Departure by 3pm on 4th December.

  • All meals included from lunch on 1st December to lunch on 4th December, including a fabulous Christmas dinner, and your tea and coffee.

  • 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.  

COVID Procedure


Sew Peaceful recognizes that Covid-19 is, unfortunately, with us for good.  We all make a choice when we attend events in the full knowledge that we may contract Covid-19, despite observing hygiene protocol.  If you are sick prior to the retreat, please do not attend.  If you become sick during the retreat, and you test positive for Covid-19, we would ask that you isolate in your room.  We will ensure that you are comfortable, set up with your sewing machine, and bring meals to you unless you wish to check out of the retreat centre.  If you require medical services, we will help you in this respect.  Unfortunately, no refund will be available, and it is your choice as to whether you arrange your own health travel insurance to cover any expenses that you may occur from contracting Covid.



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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