The Comox Valley Schoolhouse Quilters hold two quilting Retreats annually. The Retreats are held on beautiful Quadra Island at Camp Homewood. Quilters enjoy accommodation, three meals per day, snacks and lots of time for sewing and chatting. The group arrives at 11:00 am on the first day of retreat and leaves by 11:00 am on the last day.
The Quilters hold a Silent Auction every Retreat with proceeds donated to Camp Homewood. The group has also been known to award numerous prizes during the Retreat including:
First Up and Sewing
First to the Rail
The Night Owl Award
The Up with the Birds Award
There is no Show and Tell at the end of each Retreat where the Quilters show off the fruits of there weekend efforts as everyone hangs their quilts as they are done for viewing during retreat.
The starting price to participate in the Retreat is $252.00 including HST, all-inclusive. Quilters are required to bring their own bedding and towels and whatever personal items, projects and sewing supplies they require.
Ferries to and from Quadra Island run on the hour, please check BC Ferries schedule at http://www.bcferries.com/. Once you are on Quadra Island follow these directions to get to Camp Homewood:
On Quadra, continue up the main road leaving the ferry. After about half a kilometer turn a sharp left, near the Cove Shopping Center (small strip mall). After another half kilometer turn right at the stop sign, onto Heriot Bay Road.
Then 200 meters up Heriot Bay Road (just past the elementary school on the left) turn left onto West Road. The RCMP detachment will be on the right, immediately after the turn.
Travel on West Road for 4.5 kilometers and turn left at the large Homewood sign. Continue on the gravel road until you reach the paved road. The office is the large building immediately on the right.
For more information about our Retreats please contact:
Please see membership list for phone & personal email information. The above email will be forwarded to the Retreat Committee member you select.
QUILT RETREAT 2017
October 18--22, 2017
Check in 11 am on day 1 - no early birds please as Camp Homewood does not allow entry prior to 11 am
Check out 11 am on last day (don't forget all your stuff)
Camp Homewood (250) 285 3483 1291 West Rd Quadra Island
Deposit of $50.00 at time of booking (June meeting) Balance due at October meeting
Terry Vadeboncoeur Beverly Luck Sharron Woodland
What to bring
Beds - range from single (bunks & cots) to double size (beds & hide-a-beds) depending on your room.
Please check with retreat coordinators to find out what type of bed you have.
Bedding, blankets, quilts (it gets cold at night), sheets(to fit your bed size), towels, pillow, shower shoes(slippery), slippers (floors might be cold).
Toiletries & towels, small towel mat is a good option.
Flashligh for bedside in case of power outages.
Extension cord & power bar.
Sewing machine including all attachements.
Ironing board & iron, mini or full size (whichever fits in your vehicle). Of course others will share with you.
Desk or table lamp as available lighting varies and is not always good once daylight is gone.
Sewing chair - that comfortable one you love to sit on.
Projects to work on and all sewing supplies needed to work on your projects.
Munchies - optional as Camp Homewood supplies snacks in the evening.
Comfortable clothing for four days, including slippers.
Temperature may vary in the building so sweaters or layers are a good option.
Walking shoes in case you would like to explore the outside.
Prescriptions - don't forget to have all your prescriptions with you...
Finish some UFO’s; Start a new projectrest and recharge your batteries; walk around the property, whetherwoods or seashore; admire the fall foliage; learn more about your sister quilters (sometimes MORE than you wanted to know!); eat some fabulous food, GROAN!