Canadian Quilt Retreats

AlbertaBritish ColumbiaOntario

Canada is a wonderful place for Canadian quilt retreats no matter which province or territory you choose. Every part of the country is breathtaking and the locals are always friendly. See what each province has to offer and decide which will suit you and your friends best for your quilting retreat!

Some places may be located near your home; however, if you want to travel further afield and/or take quilt classes from teachers not normally available in your area, you may find a place of interest on this website.

If you want to take your significant other along on your quilting vacation, consider retreat areas where there are additional activities for your partner, such as fishing, hiking, sightseeing or shopping.

Most Canadian quilt retreats do not include travel expenses. You will need to arrange this on your own. Always ask whether you need to bring your sewing machine or whether there are machines available at the facility. In addition, ask for supply lists ahead of time just in case stores and resources aren’t close at hand for vacation shopping. Remember to find out if food and beverages are included and whether or not you need to bring bedding and towels. Some camps and retreats can be rustic, but most will have all the little details taken care of.

Also listed are Canadian quilt retreats that can be custom-designed for your special group of friends. Make a plan with your favourite quilters, choose a location and start counting down the sleeps until you escape!

Make sure the Canadian quilt retreats you escape to meet your needs! Do you want to spend the entire time quilting… or do you want to do some sight-seeing or walking as well? Do you want to work on an individual project or are you interested in a collaborated one? Do you want to learn new skills, or improve on the ones you already love? There will be a retreat or camp to suit you exactly, just make sure you pick the one that most interests you!

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Canadian Quilt Retreats

Alberta • British Columbia • Ontario


Lori’s Country Cottage – Click Here
Sherwood Park
Combine a passion for quilting with travel! When you travel with Lori’s Country Cottage, you'll travel with confidence knowing that your journey is meticulously planned. Relax and follow your passion!

Lazy M Lodge – Click Here
The Lazy M Lodge – Approximately 2 hours from Calgary or Edmonton is perched on the banks of one of Alberta’s finest Brown Trout spawning streams – the North Raven River. The Lodge location is very central and an easy drive for guests arriving from either Calgary or Edmonton airports or for those groups exploring the National Parks and the rest of the province by vehicle. The primary focus of the Lazy M Lodge is to provide a peaceful, safe, relaxing environment for individuals, families and groups to Rest Relax & Recharge.

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British Columbia

Granny’s House Quilting – Click Here
Visit Granny’s House, a unique retreat location nestled on a small farm in the picturesque Nicola Valley. Relax and learn with five of your friends while Granny’s caters to your every need. Beginners to advanced quilters welcome.

Sew Peaceful Retreat – Click Here
Vancouver Island • October 20 to 25, 2019
October 2019, indulge yourself and quilt in luxury just steps from the Pacific Ocean near Parksville, BC on breathtaking Vancouver Island. Spend five and a half days learning new quilting techniques from BeColourful authorized teacher Anne Hall (only one of three instructors in Canada). The quilt is Dream Flight, designed by Jacqueline de Jonge, which measures 77" square. Kits in the original colour way are available.

Each quilter will have their own private en-suite bedroom with queen-sized bed... part of a beautiful three-bedroom suite with full kitchen and lounge. With meals provided all you have to do is relax... and quilt! 

The Cloth Shop – Click Here
Granville Island
Who wouldn't love to go on a quilt retreat?! You can sew and create whatever you like to your heart’s content. The creative energy is amazing! We host our retreats at Edenvale in Abbotsford, BC. Beautiful rooms, incredible meals, great walks and a swimming pool in summer. You can indulge in a massage, manicure or pedicure without even leaving the lodge. 

The Artist and the Quilter – Click Here
Roberts Creek
Our quilting retreats include scrumptious breakfast, lunch, dinner. Ample work space with design walls, irons and cutting mats. Your host, Sherri, is on hand to solve your quilting dilemmas or specific classes can be requested. While visiting enjoy discounts at local quilt shops!

Wyldflower B & B – Click Here
Qualicum Beach
What better excuse to put aside your never-ending “to do lists” and focus on the passion of design. A place to escape for a little “me time” or simply to enjoy some memorable laughs and crafting time with some of your closest friends. Simply bring your Pj’s, toothbrush and creativity and leave the rest up to us!!

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Cherished Pieces – Click Here
Choose from several upscale quilting retreats held at the fabulous Elmhurst Inn and Spa. Be pampered while you enjoy time away with friends. Sew, sew, sew and get those projects finished!

Fireside Retreat – Click Here
For the quilters and crafters, you will certainly enjoy the post and beam “Grand Room” offering generous natural lighting, beautiful handcrafted sewing tables, ergonomic chairs, and a comfy living space for relaxing between projects. Please feel welcome to browse our photos, and check out our contact us page for more information.

Inspired Getaways – Click Here

Offering a wonderful selection of retreats, visit Inspired Getaways and quilt your heart out. All meals, snacks and clean-up is taken care and leaves you with nothing but time to follow your passion. 

Purple Workbench – Click Here
All-inclusive weekend retreats in a picturesque location in rural Ontario. The cozy property will encourage you to soak up the beautiful atmosphere, relax, eat delicious food and focus all your energy on your quilting, while enjoying the company of a small group of creative individuals.

Red Lodge Resort – Click Here
Manitoulin Island
Nestled on the shores of Lake Manitou, book your retreat at a lodge that has it in spades! Good, fresh food, dedicated and knowledgeable staff and a location surrounded by stunning views of escarpments, valleys, forests and rustic farms. Quilt in peace and tranquility.
Special: Manitoulin Island Red Lodge Quilt Retreat!
September 16 to September 20, 2019
• Four days of sewing, quilting and informal workshops
Your stay at Red Lodge includes:
• Four dinners, lodging in cabins or motel unit (bedding and towels included), kitchen facilities in all units with cutlery, dishes, refrigerators, microwaves, hot plate, Keurig-compatible coffee makers.
• If you now Lake Manitou, then you know the beach and walking trails!
• Great company of fellow quilters.
For more information, contact Judy Brown or Lauren MacDonald

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