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This page will be updated regularly as more information comes available.

The Great Alberta Bagineer Getaway is a chance to escape from the busy days and meet your fellow bagineers from within our community! Hang out in a non-instructional environment and have fun doing what we love - sewing, playing and socializing. As new getaways are posted, the details will be updated on this page including how it all comes together....

How does this work?

For each retreat, Emmaline Bags and I will send out "save-the date" newsletters when we are getting ready to launch tickets for a new Great Alberta Bagineer Getaway.

Then on launch day, we will send out newsletters with the link to purchase your available seat (my newsletter signup is on the home page). In the past, these spots sell out within one thour, so be sure to snag your seat as soon as possible and if you are going with friends, I suggest purchasing all your seats in one transaction.

Here are a few notes for you:

  • The getaway does NOT include your accommodation, but we get a room block from the hotel with a discounted rate, this may not be available until a week or two after registration starts
  • The getaway may have optional days for you to register for, this can be done later, not just at the time the spot is purchased
  • Sewing machines are NOT provided, but we have very generous attendees, some of which are happy to bring a second machine for our guests that are flying in
  • You are responsible for bringing your projects, tools, and materials to work on, back-up tools will be around from my personal stash
  • Any projects that we will do as a group will be identified within the event information before purchasing your seat, sometimes they are secret and sometimes they will be advertised, if you need to bring any specific supplies, we will let you know

As I fill up the seats, I create a private Facebook Group so that we can collaborate and chat amongst ourselves organizing all the upcoming events and sharing out all the sponsors and any discounts that are provided to us. I use my newsletter to send out regular communications to the attendees if all are not a part of the FB group.

2024 upcoming events!!  

Spring GABG - Calgary, AB - April 19 - 22, 2024 - SOLD OUT!!!

Included in the $405 CAD (plus taxes) for the Spring GABG: 

  • Emmaline Bags reception dinner on Friday, April 19
  • Breakfast, Snack, and Dinner on Saturday, April 20
  • Breakfast, and Snack on Sunday, April 21
  • Coffee and tea throughout the day on Saturday, April 20 and Sunday, April 21
  • One full 6-foot table all to yourself to set up your sewing station
  • Access to the ironing stations set-up throughout the Sewing Room
  • Access to the standing cutting station set-up in the Sewing Room
  • Access to the Sewing room on Friday from 3pm – 10pm
  • Access to the sewing room on Saturday from 7am – 10pm
  • Access to the sewing room on Sunday from 7am – 4pm (unless you purchase the add-on for Monday sewing)
  • Gifts and discounts as provided by sponsors of the getaway
  • Wifi while on-site at the Acclaim Hotel
  • Parking at the Acclaim Hotel

For an additional fee (the add-on), we include an extension of an additional sewing day with the following:

  • Access to the sewing room on Sunday until 10pm
  • Access to the sewing room on Monday from 7am – 1pm
  • Breakfast voucher for the restaurant onsite on Monday

Fall GABG - Stony Plain, AB - Oct 18 - 21, 2024  weekend AND Oct 22 - 25, 2024 weekdays - Details still to come!


See the fun that we've had in the past:

2023 Fall - Stony Plain, AB

Thank you to our incredible sponsors of the Fall event - we couldn't do it without out!!!

(Click the image below to open a clickable PDF so you can visit each of them)
Sponsor logos for the fall Great Alberta Bagineer Getaway
Large group of attendees of the fall Great Alberta Bagineer Getaway

2023 Spring - Calgary, AB

Thank you to our incredible sponsors of the spring event - we couldn't do it without out!!!

(Click the image below to open a clickable PDF so you can visit each of them)
Group photo of the attendees at the Great Alberta Bagineer Getaway in Spring 2023 Our secret project at the retreat Aprille with her Edmonton Oilers Necessary Clutch Wallet that she made The ballroom at the Spring GABG 
Attendees at their table at the Spring GABG

2022 Spring - Calgary, AB 

GABG Group Photo 2022 The sewing space at the GABG with the big windows lining each side of the room 
 MM Cork Supply pop up shop Emmaline Bags pop-up shop   Kiss My Stash pop-up shop Sewing at retreat 2022   Working together 2022 Peanut Tote 1 2022 Peanut Tote 2 2022 Peanut Tote 3 2022 

2019 Spring - Calgary, AB

A group of attendees from the previous retreat. Sewing 2019 Purple KATZ pop-up shop 2019 Shared Table Space 2019 Retreating 2019


    Your safety is our priority!!!

    We strictly follow ALL Alberta health regulations! 
    • Hand sanitizer will be available on-site
    • Sanitizing wipes are available at the shared table and the ironing stations
    • Meals will be eaten at your sewing station
    • Masks will be encouraged when not at your station, although as provincial mandates don't require them it will be a personal decision for individuals