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Maltese Quilting Retreat with Valerie Nesbitt and Jennie Rayment November 2017

Maltese Quilting Retreat with Valerie Nesbitt and Jennie Rayment November 2017

Dates: 10 Nov 2017 - 17 Nov 2017 -7 nights

Prices: from £1,095 per person


We’re very excited to announce details of our first overseas retreat!

Our partners at Arena Travel have arranged for Valerie and Jennie to join you during a week on the wonderful island of Malta for an incredible week at the 4 star db Seabank Hotel on an all-inclusive basis with 4 full days of workshops and a programme of evening fun and entertainment, and all in the company of fellow quilters

5_mbp_7760 -Amazing Manipulations with Twiddling and Fiddling

Over Jennie’s course, you will discover a wide range of tactile and textural designs. Indulge in some origami, discover how to fold, roll, tweak and twitch material into delectable formations ideally suitable for quilts and cushions. Decide whether to make blocks and complete a small quilt, make cushions and bags or even produce a tucked and twiddled waistcoat. It’s fun and frolic with fabric and fabulous nifty notions, hints, tips and easy peasy ways to create amazing masterpieces on the machine. You will be in the caring hands of magical mistress of material!

5_valerie-2-400-crop Valerie Nesbitt: “Medallion Sampler Quilt”

This Medallion sampler is great for beginners and those with some patchwork skills. Like all good samplers you will learn a variety of techniques – from fast piecing in the log cabin through to petal shapes, applique in the Dresden plate and one of Valerie’s favourites, fast flying geese with no waste. You’ll pick up rotary cutting skills. And if you don’t want a quilt at the end all the blocks can be used in their own right to make cushions or bags or other small projects.

Evening Entertainment

There will be 3 nights of evening entertainment - “Totally Tucked Up” by Jennie Rayment as Jennie takes you on a magical mystical tour of twiddles, fiddles, nips and tucks; “Demonstrations of Tip Top Quilts tips” by Valerie Nesbitt where Valerie will share with you a selection of ideas for quick quilts with no waste, together with some of her favourite time saving tips; and “Show and Tell” hosted by Jennie Rayment and Valerie Nesbitt where you can celebrate with Valerie and Jennie, your four days of sewing delight and show all that has been created. Share the highs of your Malta experience and display your creations among friends. We will all enjoy, be amazed and be overwhelmed at your accomplishments. It will be an evening to remember and recall for many years.

A Fabulous Quilting Week Away from £1,095

You’ll be flown from London Gatwick to Malta (other regional airports by arrangement and at additional cost). Return airport transfers are included as well as your 7 nights stay on an All Inclusive basis, so all meals and drinks are included with nothing else to pay. You’ll also enjoy an included half day excursion to the capital Valetta and the services of our tour manager to ensure that all goes well and you make the most of your break. We have secured a large number of single rooms at a very reasonable supplement so this break is sure to appeal to solo travellers and groups of friends alike.

5_seabank_hotel_room_3 The four star db Seabank Resort + Spa in Mellieha bay is a large, but very well managed hotel with excellent facilities including indoor and outdoor pools, sauna, Jacuzzi, steam room, boules, archery, and other activities. There are lovely terraces by the pool and in the gardens for relaxation. It is quietly situated overlooking a beautiful bay yet all parts of the island are very easily accessible via the excellent bus service which runs directly from outside the hotel. The all-inclusive board and service is highly commended, and there is free WIFI throughout the hotel.

More details can be found here:


Contact:Arena Travel
Arena Travel, Explorer House, 2 Betts Avenue, Martlesham Heath, Ipswich IP5 3RH

Tel no: 01483 660 800

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