Sewing and crafting all year round

Join us for classes, retreats, workshops and events – at Bow Bench Retreat and beyond. Classes are taught by special guest instructors and Nancy Strath, owner and operator of Bow Bench Retreat.

Below is a calendar of events. To register for an event, pre-register online or contact Nancy.

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Judy Sew Day – October 2

Dinner Plate Dahlia Workshop – October 3

Mini Mosaic Class

12 Hours Creating on the Bow – October 2019


Judy Sew Day – October 9


Judy Sew Day – October 16

Dinner Plate Dahlia Workshop – October 17

Birthstone Class – October – Pink Tourmaline


Block of the Month Monday, October 21, 12 – 9

Block of the Month Monday Oct 21


Judy Sew Day – October 23

Mini Quilt Class Courthouse Steps

Mini Quilt Class – Crossings


12 Hours Creating on the Bow – November 2019

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2019 Classes and Events

Check the calendar for the upcoming dates. New classes and events are added regularly!

12 Hours Creating on the Bow

Monthly gathering of the Bow Bench community to create and learn.

Saturdays (once a month)

Quilting With Rulers Club

Fun and casual club to learn new rulers and designs.

Thursdays (once a month)

Judy Sew Days

Drop in and work on any Judy foundation pieced project.

Wednesdays (every week)

Birthstone Classes

Create your own sparkling gem using MJ Kinman’s techniques.

Fridays (once a month)

Loco for Lemoyne Stars

New Lemoyne Star every month!

Thursdays (once a month from March to June)

Tongan Escape

Block-of-the-month project.

Thursdays (once a month from January to July)

Special events

Thu 17

Dinner Plate Dahlia Workshop – October 17

October 17 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 24

Mini Quilt Class Courthouse Steps

October 24 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Thu 24

Mini Quilt Class – Crossings

October 24 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Nov 07

Dinner Plate Dahlia Workshop – November 7

November 7 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Nov 23

John Duffel Bag Class – Tara Sinclair with UhOh Creations Nov 23 & 24

November 23 @ 10:00 am - November 24 @ 4:00 pm
Dec 12

Dinner Plate Dahlia Workshop – December 12

December 12 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Apr 01
Apr 20

Elephant Abstraction Paper Piecing Class with Terry Rowland

April 20, 2020 @ 9:00 am - April 21, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

Custom classes – anywhere

Nancy Strath, owner and instructor at Bow Bench Retreat, teaches classes and retreats at Bow Bench and beyond. She can travel to your guild, group or shop to teach quilting and sewing classes wherever you are.

Nancy teaches to all skill levels and will customize the class for your group. She is available to teach throughout the year and can travel to you.

Not really being a machine quilter and not generally being good with straight lines, I was amazed at how much I learnt in the one day.

Nancy has given me tips on cutting, use of my sewing machine, patterns and colours and more confidence in my own abilities.

She really is a mine of information!

Bow Bench Retreat is a sewing and crafting studio located south of Carseland, Alberta.

Join us at our classes, retreats and events - at Bow Bench Retreat and beyond.

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