Periwinkle Quilting & Beyond

Annual Retreat at Shekinah lodge,

Periwinkle Retreat Weekend at Shekinah Lodge!

We hope you can join us for a whole weekend of food, fun, socializing and sewing.

When? Our next retreat will be held  November 17 to 19, 2017.  We are planning to start the evening of the 16th (after 6:00pm please or we will be charged additional fees).

What? A retreat weekend where you can leave your phone and housework behind. You can bring whatever projects you want to work on. The facility has wonderful natural light and you can bring your quilting, knitting, hand-stitching, scrap-booking,. painting, .. whatever you want to do.

Try to bring some show and tell for Saturday evening!

The 18 bedrooms are very comfortable, and can sleep from 2 to 8 people to a room. The bathroom/shower facilities are shared, but there are lots of them and they are wheelchair accessible. This is really a beautiful building.

Where? At Shekinah timber lodge, just 40 minutes north of Saskatoon, this facility is located in the North Saskatchewan River valley, with a variety of hiking trails and peaceful solitude (if you can take the time from sewing). The main hall is very open with a beautiful view, where we will do most of our sewing and meals. There is a smaller loft area above that is like a chapel. The lower recreation room contains a gorgeous river rock fireplace which might be very cozy by late November. There is also another sewing room in the lower level. It has an elevator as well as wheelchair accessible showers.

 Directions: Follow Highway #12 north from Saskatoon. You will drive past Martensville and the Hepburn turnoff. Just past this. You will see a Shekinah sign where you turn north east off the blacktop. Follow the signs, the timber frame building is down in the valley. If you are unsure, call us for more specific directions, or check the Shekinah website.

What to Bring: Sleeping Bag or Linens, and Pillow, Towels, appropriate outdoor clothing if you want to go for walks, supplies for your project. You might want to bring an ott-light or task light and extension cord. We will supply irons and some extension cords and cutting mats. (We don’t want to overload the electrical system, so try not to bring too many personal electrical gizmos)

Shekinah is an alcohol-free facility, but you can bring snacks if you like (altho they will be provided), as long as food is kept out of the bedrooms. Cell phones might not work there, but there is a public payphone. If you need to give your family an emergency contact number, the timber lodge is 945-4941. There is an unloading area for luggage and passengers beside the timber lodge, and then you can park in the lower level parking lot.

Cost: There was a small increase of fees at Shekinah this year so our fee will be $315.00 plus GST.


Registration Form : you can phone us with this info, or drop off at the shop

Name: ___________________________________________Phone Number_____________________________

contact name and number for emergencies__________________________________________________

When will you plan to arrive? (please circle)  Thursday evening   Friday morning   Friday afternoon

Is there someone you would like to share a room with? (All of you should make note of this) or any other room preferences?





Do you have any food allergies? _________________________

Your Health Services # in case of emergencies _____________________