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Sew Escape Quilt Retreat 2017
When: Sun 23rd – Tues 25th April 2017.
Where: Glendalough Hotel, Wicklow National Park.
Call 01 2810060 to Book.
We are delighted to be hosting another 2-day sewing retreat. We’ve been dreaming of inviting quilters to Glendalough for a long time now and we are so happy that it’s happening!
Our retreat is aimed towards anyone who would love to just leave it all behind for a few days and spend lots of time sewing, eating delicious food and really relaxing in beautiful surroundings.
How would you like to settle in for a lovely long sewing session? The kind where everyone around you is excited to learn and sew. Where you can see how different everyone’s work is and chat with them about colours, patterns, techniques and our common obsession – buying fabric! The kind of session where you know you’re coming back to your machine straight after lunch or dinner and just the thought of it makes you giddy?!
Well, you are more than welcome to join us, we would love to welcome you to Glendalough. We do have limited spaces and booking has opened so book now to secure your spot. Booking closes Saturday, April 15th.
So what should you expect when you join us in Glendalough?
– Choice of pattern to make;
– Suitable for all skill levels;
– Experienced tuition on hand to teach you new techniques;
– Gorgeous fabrics and on-site shop;
– Friendly atmosphere, ideal for going with friends or for meeting new friends;
– Perfect for beginners and improvers;
– Cosy accommodation & late night sewing;
– Delicious food, great craic & company;
– Stunning location & fantastic value;
– Giveaways totalling over €1100.
Focusing on the fun and positive atmosphere of a group of women working and learning together, Sew Escape is open to everyone, regardless of experience.
We do ask that you have some sewing experience and know how to use a sewing machine. Other than that, whether you have never made a quilt before or if you’ve made hundreds, you are very welcome.
The retreat will be a calming and relaxing space (mostly!). We are well aware that everyone works at a different pace so there is no pressure to keep up, just enjoy the process and ask all the questions you like. There will be set meal times however you are free to get up and wander about, go for a walk outside, go for a nap if you like! You can even pop into the bar for a tipple of your choice.
We will have a choice of 3 different quilts for you to choose from. They are all suitable for using pre-cuts however they can be easily made with long quarters or other cuts of fabrics. You will receive your list of requirements with your welcome email when you book your place.
Starting on Sunday, April 23rd, running all through Monday and finishing on Tuesday at lunchtime, we guarantee you will get loads of sewing done and have a wonderful time while you are here.
We have run retreats several times now and we love them! They are relaxing, fun and inspiring. We have many happy students who have spent time with us at retreats and love to return when they can.
“My experience of the retreat was a dream… a paradise of creativity. ..a home away from home filled with fun frolics freedom to make mistakes, fervour from the tutors and fabulous friendship from the other women…. go for it….and don’t take shortcuts… stay for the whole journey.. so start saving now…….” – Anne RM
We will have space set aside to lay out large quilts for basting and pinning. There will be several ironing stations around the room too. All materials and waddings, threads etc in the shop will be available to you at a 10% discount and of course, we will be available to you to answer any questions and assist you in any way we can.
Our Sew Escape will begin with an introduction and be settling in on Sunday from 11 am and end on Tuesday 25th at 1 pm.
We will provide you with a welcome pack, your pattern for your chosen project and any other info you may need. You will book into your room and set up your machine in the sewing room before joining us for lunch in the hotel. After lunch, the fun will really begin and will not stop until it’s time to leave on Tuesday.
The accommodation in the hotel is very comfortable, we have stayed there several times and continue to return regularly. We are confident they will look after us very well and hope this will be the first of many retreats in Glendalough.
So how much does all of this cost? Well for 2 nights accommodation, 2 breakfasts and 2 evening meals, including all tuition, you pay only €344 per person sharing.
Only double rooms are now remaining, you can choose to share a room or you can keep it to yourself for a single supplement of €30. We recommend booking soon to get your preferred room.
All Retreat attendees will automatically be eligible to win prizes and receive giveaways with a total value of over €1100! Everyone will receive goodies to the value of at least €50. Prizes include fabrics, vouchers, notions, quilt kits and lots more.