Sew Escape Quilt Retreats

Aug & Nov 2022


This autumn we will host 2 retreats at the historic and beautiful Woodenbridge Hotel in Wicklow.

we are delighted to welcome you back to in-person retreats, we have missed you all


Investment: €180 pps, plus hotel
When: choose from Aug 22-24th and Nov 4-6th, 2022
Where: The Woodenbridge Hotel, Avoca, Co.Wicklow.

Click here to book online or call 012810060

We are delighted to be hosting two more 3-day sewing retreats at the gorgeous Woodenbridge Hotel.

We are holding our 8th and 9th retreats in the hotel this year.

Our retreats are 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.

So 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 The Woodenbridge.

If you would like to join us call us on (01)2810060 to secure your spot.

So what should you expect when you join us on retreat?


– Suitable for all skill levels;

– Experienced teachers on hand to help you tease out any difficulties;

-A beautiful room with plenty of space for sewing, cutting and layering up your quilt

– 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;

– Win some really cool prizes in our quilters raffle.


Click here to book online or call 012810060


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, conveniently it’s right beside our work room!

Starting on Friday lunchtime, running all through Saturday and finishing on Sunday afternoon (Aug retreat runs from Monday to Wed) we guarantee you will get loads of sewing done and have a wonderful time while you are here. The hotel have arranged a rate for those who would like to stay extra nights so you can tell your families/employers that the retreat runs for a full week if you like, we won’t tell.

We have run retreats several times now and we love them! They are so relaxing and fun that many of our retreaters rebook for the next one as they are checking out.


“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.

We recommend speaking to staff at time of booking to make sure you get a room that works for you. We are confident they will look after us very well again and we are delighted to be returning.

So how much does all of this cost?

2 nights b&b and 2 evening meals is €235 pps payable to the hotel. Single supplement is €30 per room per night. 1 night dinner, b&b is €117.50 pps.

We require a deposit of €50 upon booking and a balance of €130 paid 2 weeks prior to retreat beginning, these can be paid to us in the shop or over the phone.

Click here to book online or call 012810060