Retreats

Focus on your Machine Quilting

Our retreats provide an opportunity to focus on machine quilting using our table top frame in a gorgeous rural setting, tucked away from the interruptions of daily life.

 

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Experienced Tutors

Jackie, Emily and Martha have been machine quilting for years, and they love teaching! They don’t just make it look easy – they make it easy.

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Make friends

Learning in a group is great – you’ll get to know other quilters and be able to share ideas and work through things together.

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Learn new skills

We’ll teach you how to quilt with the confidence to produce a bold, flowing line of stitching in fun patterns which you’ll be able to use on your own projects!

Upcoming retreats

Our retreats are hosted at the Grange and Links Hotel in Sutton-On-Sea, Lincolnshire – a perfect sea-side getaway! The retreats begin at 2:30 on the Sunday afternoon  and ends on the Tuesday just before lunch. Here’s the dates for our next retreats: 

Sunday 17th September 2017 – Tuesday 19th September 2017

 spaces available

Open to all levels. This is a Juki Club retreat that is particularly suited to quilters using Juki sewing machines on our Machine Quilter frames. We set up the frames in the Hotel Ballroom so there’s plenty of room to spread out. Having the frame means that you will get the maximum quilting time. Bringing your own machine will give us the chance to get it tensioned properly and help you to work through any difficulties. We suggest bringing a practice piece and a small project.We will be on hand to guide and advise.  We’ll cover machine tensioning, auditioning threads,  and practising lots of quilting designs to get you moving fluently and confidently. Come and bring a friend! Husbands are welcome too. There is plenty to keep them happy while you’re busy quilting.

 Sunday 5th November 2017 – Wednesday 8th November 2017

 limited spaces available

This is a longer Retreat for more experienced quilters. We will have 2 and a half days of tuition (a whole extra day compared to our regular retreats!) It gives us time to comfortably complete a project. Participants will bring your own frames and sewing machines. We’ll have lots of room to spread out during the day and wood fires to brighten the evenings. Bring practice pieces and small projects.  Our tutors will be on hand to to help, advise and trouble shoot. We recommend this retreat for those who have already attended at least one retreat with us. If you’re wondering if this is the right Retreat for you, give us a call and we’ll help you decide.  The food will be delicious, the rooms comfortable and the conversation rewarding. Come and bring a friend! Husbands are welcome too. There is plenty to keep them happy while you’re busy quilting. 


Prices for the SEPTEMBER RETREAT

The price includes all accommodation, meals, tuition, and materials.

£ 355 if you are sharing a room

£ 375 if you would like your own room

£295 – special price for husbands who want to come along – includes meals, excludes quilting!

£150 – Monday session only – includes meals, tuition and materials (overnight stay not included included in this price).

Prices for the NOVEMBER RETREAT

The price includes all accommodation, meals, tuition, and materials.

£ 495 if you are sharing a room

£ 515 if you would like your own room

£345 – special price for husbands who want to come along – includes meals, excludes quilting!

£150 – One Day session only – includes meals, tuition and materials (overnight stay not included included in this price)

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 Booking deposit is £50

Remaining balance is to be paid by one week prior to the event.

Again, please note that the price listed does include accommodation, tuition, meals and materials.

Book your place now

To book, please either phone: 01526 553366

or fill out the booking form below (downloadable Word Document file) and the completed form to: martha@machinequilter.co.uk

Retreat Booking Form for May November 2016

See an example retreat schedule here (will be updated closer to the actual retreat date):

 Machine Quilters Retreat January 2013

 

Below are some pictures from earlier retreats: