Stay at Home Retreat

Stay At Home - IN PERSON

Location: Arrowsmith Hall, 1014 Ford Road, Coombs

Date: May 2, 3 & 4, 2023

Times:  Tuesday & Wednesday – 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Thursday – 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Cost: $140 

This covers 3 lunches, your own table to work on, the use of irons and ironing boards, cutting tables, design wall, coffee, and tea.


We take your safety and the security of your belongings very seriously, but we cannot be liable for any personal injury, loss/theft or damage any time during the retreat. Your attendance constitutes your agreement to indemnify the Parksville Quilt House Quilters' Guild and Arrowsmith Agricultural Association from any claim for injury, loss, or damage for any reason. You are responsible for any damage to retreat property, facilities or equipment caused by you through negligence or wilful intent.

Lottery Draw

Because of their popularity, Stay At Home retreats use a lottery method to attend. Once the deadline is reached, all names are put in a box and 28 names are drawn. (Four spots are reserved for members who have never attended an in-person Stay At Home retreat). Once 28 names are drawn then the remainder are drawn for a waitlist. An email is sent, within two days to the successful members with a date when payment is due. Another email is sent to the members on the waitlist.

How to Register:

Registration starts March 22. Please register using the Stay at Home Registration form. You will receive a confirmation email that we received your name.

The deadline for registration is April 5.

Cancellation Policy:

If you would like to withdraw from a retreat, please submit written notice via e-mail at least 5 days before the retreat begins to be eligible for a refund (less a $10 administration fee). We cannot offer refunds for cancellations received less than 5 days before a retreat begins. If there is a wait list, we will put you in touch with the person and you can sort out the dollars between you.

Marnie B
Sue J
Stay At Home Retreat Committee