Quilting Retreats

Quilting Retreats

Enjoy a relaxing weekend immersed in your favourite hobby! Develop your skills and learn a variety of new techniques from Internationally renowned tutors!


Gail Lawther Fri 17th-Sunday 19th March 2017

Quilt designer, maker and author, Gail Lawther, will be returning  for what is sure to be another fantastic weekend. Gail will offer a  new 'menu' of project options for the weekend workshop, including projects from her latest Christmas collection and her new bird projects! . 

Gail is famous for her use of stained glass patchwork techniques and you will have the opportunity to develop your skills in this technique and many more on this inspirational weekend! 

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Sally Ablett Friday 28th-Sunday 30th April 2017 - 2 Spaces left!

We are in for a real treat here! Do you love Lewis and Irene fabrics as much as we do? Then you'll love spending a weekend with Sally Ablett. As a freelance designer with 30 years of quilting experience, Sally currently designs quilts for Lewis and Irene. So when you see the sample quilts that Lewis and Irene use to display their fabrics you can be sure they were Sally's designs.  Sally is no stranger to a deadline and is an expert at speedy peicing methods. Learn Sally's quick peicing techniques and whip up this stunning quilt in no time at all!

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Alicia Merritt - Friday21st - Sunday 23rd July 2017 - Full - Waiting List Available

'The View From Above - Adventure's in Textile Map Making

Maps and Map Making are as old as civilisation and as contemporary as satellite navigation. We use maps in our everyday lives, and are fascinated by views from above. In this workshop we will explore the world of maps and aerial views, construct our own cartographic symbols, play with colour, line and shape, and explore a variety of techniques: piecing, collage, drawing, quilting, applique and more. Each participant will then design a map to suit their own imagination, and construct it in textile materials

- This is certain to be an inspiring and enlightening weekend!!

Alicia Merrett Mapping Earth alicia merrett maps 2

New!! 'Sew Happy' Residential retreat weekend Friday 15th - Sunday 17th September 2017 

Fancy a weekend to immerse yourself in your sewing with friends or other like minded people? Escape the housework and the many distractions of life and treat yourself to a weekend away just to sew. This is a non-tutored weekend where you can work on your own project. Check in is from 2pm where you can take advantage of the hotels facilities. We meet at 6.30pm for an introductory 'show and tell' session followed by a 3 course dinner. Enjoy two full days of sewing with more in the evening if you choose! (Full board includes 2 Nights accomodation, 3 course dinner Friday night, breakfast on Saturday and Sunday, buffet lunch on Saturday, 3 course evening meal, 3 course Sunday lunch and morning and afternoon tea, coffee and biscuits each day.) Members of The Little House of Patchwork team will be on hand to help through out the weekend. Small mini workshops our available as an optional extra if desired. We'll also bring a mini version of our shop to the hotel for retail therapy or fabric emergencies! 

Full board prices 2017 £245 per person based on 2 people sharing. A number of Single Occupancy rooms are available at an addition single supplement of £20 per night.




NEW!! Christine Porter - Friday 13th-Sunday 15th October 2017

Join Christine's Fan Club and spend an inspiring weekend experimenting with colour and variations of the Fan Block. Christine is an internationally renowned tutor who we are so pleased to welcome back for the 4th time!! You'll develop your creativity with Christine's expert guidance on hand. Christine will show you how to split the fan block vertically, horizontally and how to add inserts too and create your own beautiful 'Fan Club' quilt.(photos show an example quilt but Christine will show you all sorts of variations so who knows where the inspiration will take you!)


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Gail Lawther - Friday 9th-Sunday 11th February 2018

We are so pleased to welcome Gail back for her 4th retreat weekend! They are always a great success with such a wide variety of projects on offer, there's always something for everyone even if you've been on one of Gail's workshops before. This time Gail will be returning with a new menu of projects entitled 'Glorious Gardens' including her stunning butterfly and dragonfly from her 'Enchanted Gardens' pattern range, as well as lots of lovely projects with a garden theme including this stunning rockery project! This is a great opportunity to spend a fun weekend immersed in sewing and learn new techniques whatever your skill level!

Enchanted-Garden-by-Gail-Lawther1  Enchanted-Garden-by-Gail-Lawther2  rockery

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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£305 per person based on 2 people sharing (single supplement £20 per night) (workshop materials not included) 

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

For booking terms and conditions click here

To book please contact us on 01243 771094/07870559912 or email at littlehouseofpatchwork@gmail.com