Retreat History


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NOTE: Photos have been resized for faster viewing online. They will be of low quality if printed.
If anyone has nice pictures of their retreat project, feel free to send them to Cheryl.


Year Theme Convenors Project Leader/
Project / Click link to see project photo Other
2022 Cancelled
2021 Fall Retreat - - - no project -
2020 Cancelled
2019 Victoria's Pearls of Wisdom Cathy Longard and Leslie Burrows Cathy & Leslie Pearls of Wisdom Sampler designed by Cathy & Leslie (Ornament design by Carolyn Mitchell) Leslie B.
2018 Victoria's Spring Jean Hughes and Jane Bermingham Jean Jewellery Pouch  
2017 A Victorian Walk in the Wood Leslie Burrows and Carol Patton Leslie Autumn Leaves - canvaswork Leslie B.
2016 Victoria's Attic Treasures Karen Hennessy and Laura Reid Karen and Laura Antique Needle Roll - design by Laura Karen H.
2015 Victoria's Tropics Leslie Burrows and Diane Scott Leslie and Diane Tropical-colors Ort Box - design by Diane Leslie B.
2014 Victoria's Silver Jubilee
(25th retreat)
Cathy Longard and Jean Hughes Cathy "Silvo" (the dragonfly) - Goldwork - design by Cathy Leslie B.
2013 Victoria's Cowgirls Leslie Burrows, Diane Scott and Sheila Stewart Diane Friendship Sampler of Knots - design by Diane Sheila S.
2012 Victoria's Garden Medley Karen Hennessy and Laura Reid Karen Linen Tray Cloth - design by Karen & Laura Sheila S.
2011 Fly Back in Time Lorraine Campbell, Judy Richards and Carol Patton Judy Canvas angel - design by Judy Judy R.
Carol P.
2010 Victoria's Travels Susan Mee and Kate McCracken Susan and Kate Mini Band Sampler - design by Susan
Laura R.
Karen H.
2009 Victoria's China Celebration
(20th retreat)
Midge Horner, Joyce Goodspeed and Sybil McCurdy Sybil Beaded Canvaswork Necklace - design by Sybil Leslie B.
Midge H.
2008 Victoria's Masquerade Sheila Stewart, Diane Scott, and Leslie Burrows Diane Tetrahedron (Harlequin Parcel) - design by Diane Midge H.
2007 A Victorian Christmas Carol Patton and Judy Richards Carol and Judy Victorian Elegance (tree sampler/adaptations) and Victorian (Noel) Cornucopia - design by Carol Laura R.
Sybil M.
2006 Victoria's Teddy Bear Picnic Karen Hennessy and
Laura Reid
Karen and Laura Blackwork Pillow - design by Karen & Laura Karen H.
2005 Victoria's Lazy Days Retreat Leslie Burrows and
Diane Scott
Leslie (angel)
Diane (sunflowers and tassel)
1. Friendship angel pattern (design by Sara Lee Allen);
2. Sunflower projects - two designs by Diane:
small scissors case & sunflower pincushion pot; as well as a tassel with a beaded hanger.
Leslie B.
2004 Victoria's Secret Retreat Arlene Stewart, Donna Roach and Sue Hubley. Sybil McCurdy and Rene Rath Christmas Sampler (bell pull) - design adaptation from a magazine Carol P.
2003 Marigold's At Rest Donna Roach, Arlene Stewart and Sue Hubley Sybil McCurdy and Rene Rath Victoria's Angels - Hardanger angel Laura R.
2002 Victoria's Sea Treasures
(shell contest)
Rene Rath & Midge Horner Rene Needlecase (on boiled wool) - design by Rene Leslie B. & Elaine M.
2001 Life in Victoria's Garden Leslie Burrows & Midge Horner Diane Scott Life in Victoria's Basket (stumpwork) - design by Diane Elaine M.
2000 Stitcher's Ceilidh Leslie Burrows Leslie Stitcher's Ceilidh Sampler - design by Cheryl Leslie
1999 Victorian Birthday Party (10th retreat) Rene Rath & Sybil McCurdy Midge Horner Ukrainian Embroidery Midge
1998 Victorian Tea Party (Mad Hatters) Helen Nichols & Carolyn Barrett Sybil McCurdy and Helen Densmore Victorian Tradition - tatting with Helen Helen D.
1997 Victorian Memories Helen Nichols and Carolyn Barrett Minnie or Arlene Victorian Tassel
Arlene S.
1996 Ribbons & Friendship Midge Horner and Rene Rath (along with a large committee) Jean Cox Ribbons & Friendship - canvaswork Leslie B.
1995 Victorian Dreams Chair: Donna Roach with committee:
Midge, Arlene, Minnie, Gerry, Hope, and Jean Conrad.
Minnie Bond Etui Box Arlene S.
Minnie B.
1994 Victorian Garden (hat parade) Rene Rath and Midge Horner (along with a large committee) Heather Macumber Embroidered Book Cover; Victorian Pin Holder
- design by Heather
Heather M.
1993 Victorian Christmas Arlene Stewart and Sue Hubley Karin Ashfaq Victorian Christmas Ball
Leslie B.
1992 Victoria's Potpourri (of Needlework Treasures) Arlene Stewart & Diana Brown Heather Macumber Chatelaine (finishing techniques) - design by Heather
Fabric Marbling with Dianne Dyer
Heather M.
1991 Victoria's Delight Midge Horner, Sybil McCurdy, Rene Rath, Helen Densmore, Arlene Stewart and Diana Brown Heather Macumber Heart's Delight (laid work) - design by Heather Sybil M.
1990 Victoria's Charm Midge Horner and Heather Macumber Heather Macumber Mixed Media - design by Heather Heather M.
-- Victoria's Inn Ornament (Midge)