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Tullamore Retreat Centre – Quilt Retreat May 22 – 24

May 22, 2020 - May 24, 2020

$100.00 – $690.00

Tullamore Retreat Centre Quilt Retreat

Friday May 22, 2020 – Sunday May 24, 2020

with Nancy Strath, Certified Instructor with Judy Niemeyer Quilting

and Catherine Rawlek RYT 200, AFLCA Certified

This is the perfect get away weekend, includes everything you could possibly need, relaxation, friendship, learning, creating, delicious meals, comfortable accommodations, beautiful scenery, laughing, gentle chair yoga, stretching, what more can you ask for??

Nancy Strath, Certified Paper piecing instructor will teach you how to make a paper pieced table runner or 4 paper pieced placemats, (photo below) the pattern by Judy Niemeyer and Quiltworx, fabric and instruction are all included, and even better –  the patterns will be pre-cut and organized!  Nancy can provide you with a sewing machine and all the tools you will need, or you can bring your own, a supply list will be provided at registration.

Catherine Rawlek, owner of Tullamore Retreat Centre has many years of experience in teaching fitness and yoga. She will lead you through optional gentle stretching and chair yoga classes throughout your time at Tullamore to ensure you stay kind to your body as you quilt.

Below find the itinerary and all the information you need to know for this amazing weekend.


Friday May 22

6:15pm: Arrive at the beautiful Tullamore Retreat Center, get settled into your room and have a tour of the space.

7:00pm:  Meet all the other lovely women attending, enjoy delicious wine and cheese, discuss the pattern and techniques that will be used.

8:30pm-9:00pm: Optional Gentle Chair Yoga

*Following wine and cheese you are welcome to enjoy the property (use the hot tub, participate in a gentle chair yoga class to help you relax before bed and/or sit outside by the campfire).

Saturday May 23

8:30am-9:00am: Optional Gentle Stretching, welcome to enjoy tea/coffee and beautiful walks outside

9:00am-9:45am: Light, healthy breakfast

10:00am-12:45pm Quilting Class starts

1:00pm-1:55pm: Lunch Break

2:00pm-4:00pm: Quilting Class Resumes

4:00pm-6:15pm: Free time. Enjoy the space, continue sewing or relax, go for a walk or even take a soak in the hot tub.

6:30am-7:30pm: Delicious Supper and Dessert

7:30pm: The rest of the evening is yours for relaxing, visiting sewing or whatever your heart desires.

8:30am-9:00pm: Optional Gentle Chair Yoga

Sunday May 24

8:30am-9:00am: Optional Gentle Stretching, welcome to enjoy tea/coffee and beautiful walks outside

9:00am-9:45 am: Delicious breakfast shared with friends

10:00am-2:30pm: Quilting time

3:00pm: Depart to your next journey

*Please note there will be a crockpot of soup, and sandwich making supplies available on the Sunday for you to access whenever you would like.

What is Included:


•2 Nights Accommodation at Tullamore Retreat Centre (including towels, shampoo and conditioner)

•2 Catered Breakfast, 2 Lunch and 1 Supper Provided

• Wine and Cheese social Friday evening

•Access to on site activities (such as hot tub, camp fire, gentle yoga, beautiful walks)

•Paper piecing class instruction (by certified instructor Nancy Strath)

•All Fabric for below pattern of choice ( several color choices,  pre- cut and organized)

•Pattern (all pre-cut and ready to sew)

•Optional use of sewing machine and tools if required (you are welcome to bring your own)

Retreat Cost (All Inclusive)

•Twin bed, shared room, shared bathroom, 4 available: $560/person

•Double bed, shared room, shared bathroom, 1 available: $570/person

•King Bed, shared room, shared bathroom, 1 available: $590/person

•Queen Bed, private room, private ensuite, 1 available: $690/person

Booking Information:

Accommodation options a first come first serve basis and space is limited to 6 people to ensure a comfortable, relaxing and fun experience for everyone! Make sure to register early to guarantee your spot and preferred accommodation. Select your accommodation choice below, if you are unable to attend you will be refunded your registration fee less a $100 deposit, unless we can find someone to take your spot. 

To register or to inquire about the quilting classes contact Nancy Strath with Bow Bench Retreat.

For additional information on the accommodations or the gentle chair yoga classes, or any food concerns please  contact Catherine Rawlek.

Catherine Rawlek:

Phone: 403-324-1430

Email: tullamoreretreatcentre@gmail.com




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May 22, 2020
May 24, 2020
$100.00 – $690.00
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Tullamore Retreat Center
234033 Range Road 253
Strathmore, Alberta T1P 1J6 Canada
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