Sewcial Retreat with Carolyn Forster of Quilting on the Go - Friday 10th March 2023 to Sunday 12th March 2023
Sewcial Retreat with Carolyn Forster of Quilting on the Go - Friday 10th March 2023 to Sunday 12th March 2023
Sewcial Retreat with Carolyn Forster of Quilting on the Go - Friday 10th March 2023 to Sunday 12th March 2023
Sewcial Retreat with Carolyn Forster of Quilting on the Go - Friday 10th March 2023 to Sunday 12th March 2023
Sewcial Retreat with Carolyn Forster of Quilting on the Go - Friday 10th March 2023 to Sunday 12th March 2023
Sewcial Retreat with Carolyn Forster of Quilting on the Go - Friday 10th March 2023 to Sunday 12th March 2023
Sewcial Retreat with Carolyn Forster of Quilting on the Go - Friday 10th March 2023 to Sunday 12th March 2023
Sewcial Retreat with Carolyn Forster of Quilting on the Go - Friday 10th March 2023 to Sunday 12th March 2023
Sewcial Retreat with Carolyn Forster of Quilting on the Go - Friday 10th March 2023 to Sunday 12th March 2023
Sewcial Retreat with Carolyn Forster of Quilting on the Go - Friday 10th March 2023 to Sunday 12th March 2023

Sewcial Retreat with Carolyn Forster of Quilting on the Go - Friday 10th March 2023 to Sunday 12th March 2023

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Needing a creativity reboot? Wanting to sew uninterrupted without the worry of the day to day chores? Longing to sew with like-minded people? Wait no further, come and join us for a retreat in 2023.

We are very excited to announce our feature retreat with Carolyn Foster.  Come and spend an weekend of fun with Carolyn in the leafy Surrey countryside, experience Carolyn's unique take on quilting along with full on creature comforts, room to create, relax and be inspired!

The retreat will take place at the Holiday Inn Shepperton with easy access from Heathrow airport, motorways and mainline train stations. Relax in the hotel’s spacious and modern setting and ready to be inspired by our renowned industry educators. Enjoy a weekend escape with great company of like-minded people.

Here are all the details:

Tutor:  Carolyn Forster of Quilting on the Go 

All workshops are beginners friendly, no previous experience

Here's a description of the workshop: 
Using a combination of what you would often consider to be discarded or scrap fabrics.   We will be looking at quilts both old and new to see how to sew our scraps and string fabrics into quilts that will be useful as well as beautiful. Using our sewing machines, modern sewing methods and clever use of additional yardage we will be trying out techniques and blocks allowing you to explore all the possibilities of left over fabric.

Check out Carolyn's Instagram for her sample of quilts, publications and previous workshops here: https://www.instagram.com/quiltingonthego

All workshops are beginners friendly, no previous experience

When:

Friday 10th March 2023 to Sunday 12th March 2023

Our retreat will run from Friday afternoon (approximately 1pm) through to Sunday afternoon (approximate 4pm).

Where:

Holiday Inn Shepperton, Felix Ln, Shepperton TW17 8NP.

Set in landscaped parkland, this 4-star Spa Hotel is only a short 20 minutes drive from Heathrow Airport. It is located close to M25 and M3.The Health club offers hotel guests the use of their heated swimming pool, sauna, spa pool and gym.

Itinerary for the weekend:

Friday:

2pm:  Start for setting up in the sewing room with your own workstation throughout the weekend.  Sewing can commence from 3:30pm once your machine has been PAT tested on site.

8:30pm: Talk and Trunk Show by Carolyn Forster on Old and New Quilts by string quilting

Sewing room open up to midnight

Saturday: 

7:30am: Sewing Room open

9:30am - 5pm: Workshop with Carolyn Forster (you don't have to join the workshop if you prefer to work on your own project)

More sewing after dinner to Midnight.

Sunday:

7:30am: Sewing Room open

10am:  Round up of the workshop from Saturday, a short talk on Utility Quilting which has ideas for ways to quilt the string quilts, including tying, and then Carolyn will be continuing on with the string teaching as well as doing a demo of Tabletop quilt basting for those that want it.

More sewing to continue till 3pm and retreat finishes at 4pm.

What’s included in the retreat package:

1) 2 nights luxury en-suite accommodation

2) All tutor led sessions should you choose to attend

3) Full access to our sewing room

4) Breakfast on Saturday and Sunday

5) Cold Working lunch on Saturday and Sunday (excluding drinks, to be bought at the hotel bar)

6) Buffet Dinner on Friday and Saturday (excluding drinks, to be bought at the hotel bar)

7) Refreshments during the day

8) Use of hotel facilities, parking and use of the Health Club facilities, including heated swimming pool, sauna, spa and gym (excluding treatments) 

Cost:

Single occupancy: £520

Shared occupancy in twin room: £480 (Please only book this if you are sharing with a someone you already know and comfortable to share with. We won't be able to organise pairing)


PLEASE NOTE:

You'll need to bring your own sewing machines to the retreat.  But if you are not able to do so, we can organise one for you.  Please do get in touch as we only have limited machines available.

The retreat deposit / retreat payments are non-refundable but transferable.  If you are unable to attend for any unforeseen reasons, you can assign another person to take your place at the retreat.  

Once we received your order and cleared payment, we aim to ship your order within 2-3 working days. We are currently shipping on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays ONLY. If you have a very time sensitive order please contact us prior to placing order. 

UK Shipping

Royal Mail 48 Tracked £3.00

Royal Mail 24 Tracked £5.00

Next working day delivery £9.00, cut off time 10am on Shipping day (currently Monday, Wednesday & Friday); Order ship on Friday with next working day delivery will be delivered on Monday.

Free standard shipping for all orders over £50.

International shipping:

You are responsible for paying the import tax and duty for your own country and it will be collected by your custom officials / postal services directly from you at delivery (we DO NOT collect any tax or duty on their behalf.)

1)  European Shipping

By Royal Mail International Tracked service: 

Up to 250g: £7.00

250g to 1kg: £10.00

1kg to 2kg: £15

Over 2 kg, please contact us for a quote

Express delivery with courier is available, please contact us for a quote. 

2)  Rest of World

By Royal Mail International Tracked service: 

Up to 250g: £9.00

250g to 500g: £12.00

500g to 1kg: £15

1kg to 2kg: £20

Over 2 kg, please contact us for a quote

Express delivery with courier is available, please contact us for a quote.

How are our fabrics sold?

You can choose your length required. 

For quilting cotton, quarter metre can be cut as Fat Quarter or Long Quarter.
For dressmaking fabric, quarter metre will be cut as Long Quarter

ONE Quarter metre in FAT quarter piece measures approximately 50cm x 55cm.
ONE Quarter metre in LONG quarter piece measures approximately 25cm x width of fabric.
ONE Half metre piece measures approximately 50cm x width of fabric.
ONE 0.75 metre piece measures approximately 75cm x width of fabric.
ONE 1 metre piece measures approximately 100cm x width of fabric.

If more than ONE is ordered, you will receive a CONTINUOUS LENGTH.

Can we supply fabrics in continuous lengths?

Yes, unless otherwise stated, all multiples quantity purchased will be sent in one continuous piece.  

What is a 'fat' quarter?

A fat quarter is a quarter metre of fabrics, cut to about 50cm x width of fabric.  Please see the diagram below.