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What's it like at a Justhands-on.tv Retreat

10th Oct 2016 to 1st Jan 2018

Quilting workshops in Wiltshire 2017 with Sheena Roberts

23rd Jun 2017 to 25th Jun 2017

Join Sheena for one of her lovely workshops in 2017 at Marsh Farm Hotel, Royal Wootton Bassett, Swindon. Coming up in June 2017 - Curvaceous Railfence. Click for details
Stitch & Quilt in County Donegal with Sew North with Expert Louise Kelly

4th Sep 2017 to 9th Sep 2017

New England Quilts in the Fall, the Harriet Tubman Story & Niagara Falls Sept17

27th Sep 2017 to 6th Oct 2017

Join Mandy Shaw for a unique and unforgettable quilting adventure amidst the glorious autumnal splendours of New England and Canada. Explore Boston and experience the splendid Fall colours of Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and New York State.
Design and Embroidery Retreat with Angela Bishop and Sarah Homfray in Dorchester

29th Sep 2017 to 2nd Oct 2017

Patchwork and Quilting Retreat DeVere Hotel, Denham Grove

7th Oct 2017 to 8th Oct 2017

Kantha Stitch Holiday in West Bengal with Colouricious

7th Oct 2017 to 20th Oct 2017

Textile and Quilting Getaway at Aztec Hotel and Spa

14th Oct 2017 to 15th Oct 2017

Maltese Quilting Retreat with Valerie Nesbitt and Jennie Rayment November 2017

10th Nov 2017 to 17th Nov 2017

Tokyo Quilt Festival & Textile Contrasts of Japan with Janice Gunner

15th Jan 2018 to 29th Jan 2018

As well as attending Tokyo’s Great Quilt Festival, this tour takes you on a mesmeric path around Japan offering a contrasting journey in terms of textiles and sights. You’ll be astonished by the finesse demonstrated in the work of some of Japan’s finest quilters at the Quilt Festival. 15 Jan 2018 - 29 Jan 2018

What's it like at a Justhands-on.tv Retreat

October 10th, 2016 to January 1st, 2018

Have you ever wondered what's it like on one of our retreats? Well now you can hear from some of the people who attend these fabulous sewing weekends. Why do they go? What do they get from them and why do they keep coming....

 

and to find out what some of our delegates said about our Oct 2016 retreat at Denham - click through to Valerie's blog.

 

See below for more details of our upcoming retreats in March, April and October 2017

Quilting workshops in Wiltshire 2017 with Sheena Roberts

June 23rd, 2017 to June 25th, 2017

5_curvy-rail-fence-500 Freehand Curved Cutting and Piecing - June 23 to 25th


Chance to make a lovely quilt top based on the fantastic Rail Fence block – but with a difference! Throw away the rulers and cut freehand curves with your rotary cutter. During this workshop, you will be able to complete the top, and discuss ideas for borders and finishing. This workshop would suit students who are confident using a rotary cutter and ruler, and who are ready to step outside the box!

Based within the gorgeous facilities of Marsh Farm Hotel, Royal Wootton Bassett, Swindon you will have a single occupancy room, Full Board (the food is superb) from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon, 16 hours tuition plus 24 hour access to the sewing room all for £270. Discount for early payment. Deposit of just £70 to reserve your place.


Upcoming dates for your diary:
22 - 24th September

 

To book any of these workshops, contact Sheena Roberts-
quiltsheena@gmail.com
07714311029

Stitch & Quilt in County Donegal with Sew North with Expert Louise Kelly

September 4th, 2017 to September 9th, 2017

Dates: 4 September 2017 - 9 September 2017, 5 nights

Prices: from £1,095 per person

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Visit Sew North And Experience The Rugged Beauty Of County Donegal

You are sure to get a warm Irish welcome at Sew North, a small but very special quilting and crafting gathering in the very north of the Republic of Ireland. With a programme of workshops and demonstrations and a special display of quilts this exhibition is set amidst the spectacular landscape of County Donegal. We have also included three expert stitching and embroidery workshops with local expert Louise Kelly so you can enhance your stitching talent too. Along the way discover the wild and dramatic scenery of County Donegal, visit a renowned Donegal tweed mill and explore vibrant Derry, once the world leader in the linen and shirt industry. We also include a visit to the remarkable Giant’s Causeway, a must see for any visitor to Northern Ireland. When Sew North comes to Co Donegal there is a lively atmosphere with stitchers from all over the island of Ireland and overseas too travelling to this very beautiful part of the world. During your stay why not enjoy an evening in the town and the chance to enjoy the hospitality and ‘craic’ that the Irish are famed for.

For more details - click here

 

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

Tel no: 01483 660 800

For further enquiries, contact:

enquiries@arenatravel.com

Website: https://www.arenatravel.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StitchtopiaUK

Twitter: https://twitter.com/stitchtopiauk

New England Quilts in the Fall, the Harriet Tubman Story & Niagara Falls Sept17

September 27th, 2017 to October 6th, 2017

Dates: 27 Sept 2017 - 6 Oct 2017 -9 nights room only

Prices: from £3295 per person

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Join Mandy Shaw for a unique and unforgettable quilting adventure amidst the glorious autumnal splendours of New England and Canada. Explore Boston and experience the splendid Fall colours of Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and New York State. In the company of Mandy you’ll also follow in the footsteps of civil rights activist Harriet Tubman and learn about the remarkable Underground Railroad. Harriet, who was born a slave in Maryland in the early 19th century, will replace Andrew Jackson on the front of the $20 bill. She will be the first African American and first black woman to appear on any U.S. currency. Her extraordinary story will also be replicated in the quilting blocks that Mandy will show you throughout the tour.

5_schwienfurth-jpgOur tour ends in Canada with a visit to Niagara Falls, one of the greatest sights of the New World, and a stay in the iconic city of Toronto. Harriet also crossed the border into Canada and finally secured her freedom here.

Other highlights on this special holiday include visits to the New England Quilt Museum in Lowell and the Bennington Museum, home of the Jane Stickle quilt. You’ll also have the opportunity to browse for patterns and fabrics at the renowned Keepsake Quilt Shop, America’s favourite quilting store. Two hand quilting workshops with Mandy are also included.

More details can be found here: https://www.arenatravel.com/our-holidays/stitchtopia/patchwork-quilting-holidays/new-england-quilts-in-the-fall-the-harriet-tubman-story-niagara-falls

 

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

Tel no: 01483 660 800

For further enquiries, contact:

enquiries@arenatravel.com

Website: https://www.arenatravel.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StitchtopiaUK

Twitter: https://twitter.com/stitchtopiauk

Design and Embroidery Retreat with Angela Bishop and Sarah Homfray in Dorchester

September 29th, 2017 to October 2nd, 2017

5_img_20170516_131611-angela-bishop Dates: 29 September - 2 October 2017

Price: £650 per person.

Design and create our own bespoke illuminated monogram with RSN trained tutors, Angela Bishop and Sarah Homfray.

 

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All levels of experience are very  welcome. Single ensuite accommodation at the beautiful Kingcombe Centre, Dorchester, all homemade meals and breaks, purpose built art studio, project supplies, evening activities are all included.

Retreat starts 3pm Friday 29 September - 12 midday Monday 2 October.

Click here to read the flyer

Please visit www.eternalembroidery.co.uk for details.

 

Patchwork and Quilting Retreat DeVere Hotel, Denham Grove

October 7th, 2017 to October 8th, 2017

Date: 7 - 8 October 2017
Location:
De Vere Hotel, Denham Grove, Bucks
Price:
£325

Pack up your projects, or gather your stash and come along and join us for two days of sewing fun with other quilters at our residential weekend retreat.

Watch our video below to see what we have in store for you at the retreat:

We are thrilled to offer you a choice of three of the UK’s leading quilting tutors

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Pauline Bolt of Pauline’s Patchwork will be teaching Layer Cake Quilts as well as bringing lots of lovely stuff from her shop.

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Sarah Soward from Pauline’s Patchwork will be coming along to teach this Bargello quilt. (Kits will be available if required, or just bring your stash along with you)

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Valerie Nesbitt of justhands-on.tv is inviting you to bring your own project  or be inspired by one of hers and will be on hand to advise and assist .

 


A stitching weekend for £325 per person

5_denham_bed_classic_1 The package includes two days sewing, free flowing beverages, fruit and snacks    throughout the weekend, an extensive hot and cold buffet lunch on Saturday and Sunday, a buffet dinner on Saturday served in the Steam, Bake, Grill restaurant, and breakfast of your choice on Sunday. Class times are 10-5 on Saturday and 10-4 on Sunday AND you are can sew until late, late, late  on Saturday evening. Every attendee will also walk away with a special goodie bag.

The De Vere Hotel, Denham Grove, Bucks

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The hotel is set in 42 acres of countryside, and is very easily accessed from the M40   junction 1, M25, A40, M1. M3 and M4; not far from Heathrow airport (but not close enough to be noisy!) All rooms are ensuite with complimentary Wi-Fi access, TV and   hairdryer, and offered with no single supplement.  The hotel also has a swimming pool complete with jacuzzi and gym.

RESERVE YOUR PLACE NOW BY CHEQUE or BACS

OR BOOK NOW BY CARD

(Note - If you pay the full price by Credit card, this includes a non-refundable £50 deposit. If you would prefer to secure your booking by cheque or bacs with a £50 deposit and pay the balance at a later date then please click here to Download a Booking Form to return to us with your deposit payment.)

Kantha Stitch Holiday in West Bengal with Colouricious

October 7th, 2017 to October 20th, 2017

5_hand-embroidery-kanthaCome and join in on our kantha stitch embroidery textile tour of West Bengal to learn about Indian heritage, hosted by our Colouricious representative. This is a 10 day holiday and includes 4 hands on workshops- Kantha weaving, Macrame, Batik and Block Printing

5_kantha-quilt-sewing-arts-crafts-300x224 During your textile holiday you will be exploring the Indian traditional techniques of kantha stitch, block printing, batik, macrame, embroidery and textiles, and many more truly unique experiences, many of which will be in remote villages, off the beaten track.

For more information contact Colouricious and download a booking form: click here

or watch one of their lovely videos on You Tube:

https://youtu.be/Qn_cVzusaVY
https://youtu.be/occREiObMHk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSSFj8Bq5F8

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Textile and Quilting Getaway at Aztec Hotel and Spa

October 14th, 2017 to October 15th, 2017

Date: 14-15 October 2017
Location:
Aztec Hotel and Spa , Bristol
Price:
£395

Enjoy a fabulous textile and quilting getaway at a residential weekend retreat in Bristol and choose between two of the UK’s leading textile tutors.

Watch our video below to see what we have in store for you at the retreat:

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Hilary Beattie is a very talented artist and author and she has planned a fantastic textile weekend of collage and stitching for you making these simply gorgeous pots and flowers which are easy and great fun to make. You will need a sewing machine for this.

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Kathleen Laurel Sage will be giving you two days of her amazing signature workshop using dissolvable film, machine embroidery, trapped organza fabrics, cutting back techniques and use of a soldering iron to produce lacy see-through panels

 

A textile weekend for £395 pr person

Classes will take place in the hotel from 10 – 4 on Saturday and 10 – 4 on Sunday AND  you can sew until late, late, late on Saturday evening if you want.

Lunch and refreshments will be served both days including a buffet lunch and a 3 course dinner on Saturday and breakfast and a buffet lunch on Sunday.

Every attendee will also walk away with a special goodie bag.

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Aztec Hotel and Spa Hotel, Bristol

This premier four star hotel is the perfect hotel in Bristol for some rest and relaxation.  All rooms are ensuite and thoughtfully furnished to create a relaxing environment so you’re guaranteed a great night’s sleep. There is also complimentary Wi-Fi access, TV and hairdryer.

The Spa is the perfect place to wind-down or workout. The fully equipped gym and functional studio are yours to make use of from the moment you check in, as all hotel guests receive complimentary Spa membership for the duration of their stay which includes unlimited exercise classes too.

RESERVE YOUR PLACE NOW BY CHEQUE or BACS

OR BOOK NOW BY CARD

(Note - If you pay the full price by Credit card, this includes a non-refundable £50 deposit. If you would prefer to secure your booking by cheque or bacs with a £50 deposit and pay the balance at a later date then please click here to Download a Booking Form to return to us with your deposit payment.)

 

Maltese Quilting Retreat with Valerie Nesbitt and Jennie Rayment November 2017

November 10th, 2017 to November 17th, 2017

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

Prices: from £1,095 per person

SORRY - THIS IS NOW SOLD OUT

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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

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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: https://www.arenatravel.com/our-holidays/stitchtopia/maltese-quilting-retreat

 

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

Tel no: 01483 660 800

For further enquiries, contact:

enquiries@arenatravel.com

Website: https://www.arenatravel.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StitchtopiaUK

Twitter: https://twitter.com/stitchtopiauk

Tokyo Quilt Festival & Textile Contrasts of Japan with Janice Gunner

January 15th, 2018 to January 29th, 2018

Dates: 15 - 29 Jan 2018 - 14 nights

Prices: from £4,995 per person Single supplement: £725

5_201-_0021_japanese_fabricsThe Land of the Rising Sun, a fascinating fusion of old and new: a mix of the ultra modern and an ancient culture, where soaring skyscrapers and the latest hi-tech innovations sit side-by-side with historic pagodas and shrines, and deep-rooted cultural and religious beliefs. Not forgetting that Japan has a long history of textiles excellence - making this the trip of a lifetime for quilters, patchwork and embroidery aficionados alike. As well as attending Tokyo’s Great Quilt Festival, this tour takes you on a mesmeric path around Japan offering a contrasting journey in terms of textiles and sights. You’ll be astonished by the finesse demonstrated in the work of some of Japan’s finest quilters at the Quilt Festival.


5__0028_kiyomizu-dera_temple_gate_in_kyotoYou'll visit Tokyo, Kyoto and Fukuoka, see Mt Fuji, travel in the comfort of Japan’s famed Bullet Train and have the chance to meet local craftspeople. Tokyo and Kyoto encapsulate both Japan’s ancient history, with their shrines, temples and geishas, and its modern face as a major economy. Mount Fuji and its surrounds are typical of the country’s physical beauty, and Hithe crafts of Fukuoka are never to be forgotten. Come and join us on trip that will stay in your memory forever.

Click here for more details

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

Tel no: 01483 660 800

For further enquiries, contact:

enquiries@arenatravel.com

Website: https://www.arenatravel.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StitchtopiaUK


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