Quilting Retreats





Develop your skills and learn a variety of new techniques from Internationally renowned tutors!

Gail Lawther

Fri 22nd– Sunday 24thFebruary 2019

Seaside Celebrations

Join Gail for a weekend of Seaside themed projects. Well known for her love of Stained-Glass patchwork and all things applique, Gail’s weekends are a real treat. The menu of projects will include beautiful samplers from her new ‘Seaside Samplers’ book as well as many other Seaside themed projects so there will be something for everyone! 

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Strip Club Collection

with Tanya from The Little House of Patchwork

Fri 22nd– Sun 24thMarch 2019

Perhaps you’ve bought a Strip Tube ruler at a show? Maybe you’ve seen the Cozy Quilt Designs patterns online? Well now’s your chance to spend a weekend learning all about the strip tube technique and the great designs offered by Cozy Quilt Designs. Designed and produced in the US, Tanya has been importing and demonstrating these brilliant techniques here in the UK since 2014. This versatile ruler can be used for numerous projects and during this weekend we will show you a whole host of options. You’ll go home an addict and you’ll never look at a half square triangle block in quite the same way again! Quick, Accurate and addictive. We’ll be working on a small version of the Tropics Quilt during the weekend.




Jennie Rayment

Fri 3rd– 5thMay 2019

 Free Motion Mayhem 

AS SEEN ON TV! Spend an inspiring weekend with Jennie Rayment and develop your Free Motion Quilting Skills.

 Stressed over stippling, worried about wiggling, panic not! From quilting to embroidery, Trapunto to applique, flowers, feathers, leaves and many other continuous line designs will be covered in class. Drop your shoulders, relax and play with confidence and creativity in your own unique free style fashion. 





Abbie Anne Searle

Fri 20th– Sun 22ndSept 2019

If you’ve not met Abbie Anne before you’re in for a real treat. Fun, inspiring and brilliantly creative, Abbie Anne will have you creating masterpieces to be proud of. You’ll go home feeling relaxed, positive and very productive!

We’ll be exploring the techniques of reverse and shadow applique to produce 2 beautiful projects. A stunning floral panel and a pretty shadow applique underwater scene. 

Abbie will have you exploring your creative side and taking your quilting skills in a new, arty direction! 

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Lynne Edwards

Fri 11th– Sun 13thOctober 2019

‘Baby Blocks Collection’ 

Lynne returns for the fourth year with a new weekend workshop! Let Lynne guide you through a collection of 12 different blocks inspired by the famous Dear Jane Quilts. All 6 inches square in a variety of different techniques, some hand sewn and others machine pieced. This workshop is sure to send you home full of new knowledge and buzzing with ideas! 

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Gail Lawther 

Fri 1st-Sun 3rdNovember 2019

Christmas Celebrations

Get into the festive spirit and enjoy a relaxing weekend of sewing with Gail Lawther. The most talented of teachers, Gail happily teachers a variety of projects all at the same time. Choose from her menu of gorgeous Christmas projects, in both traditional and modern styles, using a variety of techniques including Stained Glass Patchwork, raw edge applique and scribble stitch quilting. 

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Full board prices 2019 £335 per person based on 2 people sharing. A number of Single Occupancy rooms are available at an addition single supplement of £30 per night.

(workshop materials not included)



What's Included:

- Start the weekend with a 3 course dinner and evening lecture from our Guest Tutor on the Friday evening

- 2 nights Full Board en-suite accommodation 

- A fantastic meal package including Breakfast, a finger buffet lunch on Saturday, a 3 course dinner on Saturday night and Breakfast and a 3 course lunch on the Sunday

- 2 day workshop led by our guest tutor, with tea, coffee and biscuits during the day.

- Relax in the Leisure Club, with its superb indoor swimming pool, sauna and steam room

- two days workshop with our guest tutor (materials not included)


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Can't make the whole weekend? Why not join us for the Friday eveing lecture with 3 course dinner £25.00 per person

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To book please contact us on 01243 696670 or email at [email protected]