Skip Navigation Website Accessibility

Spring Quilt Retreat: April 11th - April 13th

Waitlist: please sign up for the waitlist (someone always can't make it) and let me know if you have other friends in your friend group who would like to join you, please let me know thier names/emails, to add to the list for the wait list. 

We're excited to announce our upcoming Spring Retreat, and we don't want you to miss out on all the fun! Mark your calendars for April 11th - 13th, from 9 am to 9 pm, at the Shediac Multipurpose Center. For just $85.00 per person, you'll have access to a range of fantastic activities and workshops that will leave you feeling inspired and rejuvenated. Cancellation for a full refund by Saturday, March 23rd.

During the retreat, we have two exciting free class offerings for all participants. You can learn the art of creating an EZ Breezy Quilt as You Go Table Runner or try your hand at making a beautiful Braided Twist Table Runner. These classes are sure to ignite your creativity and leave you with stunning handmade pieces.​ These classes are free to you at the retreat, but you will need the pattern to participate.

For those arriving a day early, we also have a special pre-retreat class on Wednesday, April 10th from 11 am to 5 pm. Join Nancy Elaschuk as she guides you through creating a captivating Butterfly Collage.​ Butterfly Collage is $70/person, including pattern. Seating is limited to 18 people and will be held at the Shediac Multipurpose Center. Image of project attached below.
​Butterfly Collage:​ In our rapidly changing world, we all watch for the butterflies. Join us as we create a wall-hanging from an exclusive pattern by Libby Mortensen. There are 2 designs included in the pattern and you may choose the one you wish to make. This is a fusible fabric collage technique which you will love to display for years to come. Priority seating to anyone attending our Spring Retreat.
In Person Only: Wednesday, April 10th: 11 - 5pm

But wait, there's more! Throughout the retreat, we'll be offering free lectures and demonstrations on various topics related to our passion for crafts and creativity. It's an excellent opportunity to expand your knowledge, discover new techniques, and connect with fellow enthusiasts.​ We've planned a whole bunch of exciting activities that will make your experience ​at our retreat unforgettable. Picture this: live unboxing sessions, where you get the first look at some fabulous sewing goodies​, we have special retreat gifts, discounts and more!
If you're coming from out of town or simply want to enjoy a hassle-free weekend, we've got you covered. Hotel rates at the Shediac Hotel, conveniently located next door, will be available next week. So you can stay just steps away from all the sewing fun.​

And let's not forget about food! We have optional meal plans available for your convenience. For lunch, Moque Tortue will be delivering delicious meals right to our venue each day. And on Thursday and Saturday nights, we'll be heading out to a local restaurant for dinner - a perfect opportunity to enjoy some mouthwatering dishes and unwind after a day of creativity.

We know how important it is to plan ahead, so rest assured that we will release the food pricing and menus 30 days before the retreat. That way, you'll have plenty of time to decide which delectable delights you'll be indulging in.​

If this sounds like your idea of a good time (which we're sure it does!), mark your calendars and get ready for some serious sewing fun.

​If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us!
​Kate & Team at Kate's Open Quilt Studio


{{model.event.first_date}} - {{model.event.last_date}} {{model.event.sections.length}} Sessions {{model.event.sections[0].time}}
{{}} {{s.time}}

Seats available {{model.remainingSeats()}}



Included Materials



This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.


How much does shipping cost?

All domestic orders receive free shipping with a minimum purchase of $300.00 before applicable taxes. All Packages are shipped via 
Canada Post Expedited, with insurance and Tracking.  

Region Rate
Canada West (British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba) $29.99*
Canada Central (Ontario, Quebec, Newfoundland and Labrador) $25.99*
Canada East (New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia) $22.99*
Canada North (Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut) $40.00*

*Applicable provincial  sales tax will be charged for the cost of shipping.

Do you ship to international locations?
Yes we do ship to the United States and the cost is $32.99 CDN.

We are happy to get a quote and arrange shipping to other countries. Please contact us directly to arrange this.

How are orders packaged for shipping?
We will package your order in the most suitable way to secure the best shipping price and expediency of delivery. This means that when you order a fabric bundle, it will not necessarily arrive looking as it did on the shop website. For example, a fat quarter bundle that is folded and tied with a ribbon, stacked as a bundle, might be dismantled to make your package flatter to in order to keep shipping costs down as the larger the width of the package, the higher the shipping cost.

What are my options for receiving my order?
  • Choose In-store pickup and visit the store Tuesday-Saturday between 9:30am and 4:30pm
  • Ship by Canada Post Expedited Tracking Service. Fees may apply. 
  • Email or phone us to request courier service for an additional fee.

Refund Policy

What is your refund/return policy for online orders?
The customer will be responsible for the cost of shipping any returned goods as well as the cost of shipping replacement orders. If orders are damaged through shipping, please photograph the items and send the photo and an explanation to our email address. We will file a claim with the shipper and send out a replacement order as soon as possible. Do not return the damaged good unless you are requested to do so.

Can I return fabric?
There are no refunds or exchanges of cut fabrics. There are no refunds or exchanges on custom kits. If you discover a damaged piece of fabric, please bring it back to the store for us to look at or send a close-up photograph to our email address.

Can I return notions, patterns or books?
Any notions in their original packing, unopened can be returned within 14 days of purchase with the original receipt and the credited amount will be issued to a gift certificate with no expiry date.

Defective products are exchange only and Kate's Open Quilt Studio. will determine if the product was defective at the time or sale.

Due to copyright issues, there will be no refund or exchange on patterns and books.

May I return an item purchases on sale?
All purchase of sale items are FINAL.

What if online inventory is inaccurate and you are unable to fulfill by order as intended?
We are human and computers are not, but errors happen there too! Sometimes, there could be an inaccuracy in our inventory levels and we might oversell an item. In that case, we will phone or email you to offer a substitution or the opportunity to wait until the item is restocked. 

If we are unable to fulfill the ordered item, a gift certificate will be issued to you for the cost of that product or the insufficient yardage. There are no expiry dates on gift certificates.

Cancellation of Classes/Retreat?
Classes and retreats will be cancelled if the minimum number of 4 required participants has not been reached two weeks prior to the class. In this this case, a refund will be issued to you within 14 days or you may apply the credit amount to a different class.

Should our local Covid Restrictions change and we are unable to run an in-person event, we will move to online classes and learning.

Should you decide to cancel your registration for an event, class or retreat, you will receive a full credit to a gift card as long as the cancellation is not made within 2 weeks prior to the class date. After that time, you will forfeit your full registration fee. 

If you are unable to attend, you do have the option of finding your own replacement participant but Kate's Open Quilt Studio will not assist with this or give any fee credit to the original participant. You would be required to email us the name and contact information of your replacement.

If Kate's Open Quilt Studiohas to cancel an event that you have paid for, you will receive a full refund.