Spend the weekend working on an iconic block using the curved piecing technique
For beginners and beyond there is a lovely modern Drunkards Path quilt. This quilt contains traditional Drunkards Path blocks, but they are much larger than usual at 10 inches finished, so it grows quickly and is quite economical with fabric.
The alternative quilt you could choose is a New York Beauty, inspired by the points of the headdress worn by the Statue of Liberty. Learn how to sew this lovely block to make a small throw. The pastel fabrics and the off centre layout of the blocks gives the quilt a contemporary feel. The technique used to create the blocks is firstly a unique method of quick foundation piecing followed by curved piecing. You can also start a larger New York Beauty quilt which uses a jelly roll for the coloured elements available All the projects will have a full requirements list. The New York Beauty quilts are a little more challenging, but if you have some experience of foundation piecing they are very achievable.
The weekend will explore these techniques and give you the skills to continue your work confidently at home. The layout you finally choose, along with your colours and quilting will give you a unique and beautiful piece of work to treasure.
A weekend retreat for £405 per person
Classes will take place in the hotel from 10 – 4 on Saturday and 10 – 4 on Sunday AND you can sew until late, late, late on Saturday evening if you want.
Lunch and refreshments will be served both days including lunch and dinner on Saturday and breakfast and lunch on Sunday.
- 2 full days of classes with Sue Rhodes
- All patterns used in the classes
- 1 night accommodation at the luxurious 4* Langstone Quays Resort
- Double room with single occupancy, so no sharing, unless you want to.
- En-suite bathrooms, LCD TV, fridge and tea/coffee making facilities.
- Lunch on Saturday and Sunday
- Dinner served in the Waterside Restaurant
- Breakfast on Sunday
- 3 servings coffee, tea and refreshments each day
- WiFi is available throughout
- Free Parking
Langstone Quays Resort, Hayling Island
The Langstone Quays Resort will be our home for the weekend. Located in the Chichester Harbour Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the hotel offers a stunning seaside setting. It is an ideal location for sewing retreats as the teaching, modern accommodation and restaurant are all under one roof. There is a spa and you are welcome to enjoy the use of all its facilities during your stay, so you can use the gym or just relax by the pool and enjoy a quiet moment in the jacuzzi, the choice is yours! There is also free parking and free wifi. Indeed, Langstone Quays offers everything you need for the perfect weekend retreat.
What’s special about a justhands-on.tv retreat
We keep numbers limited on justhands-on.tv retreats so that everyone has access to the tutors as well as the space to work on their project. Attendees tell us it is “ a little me time.”
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If you choose to RESERVE YOUR PLACE then you will need to complete and return a Booking Form (downloaded via link above) along with a deposit of £50. See Booking Form for details.
If you pay in full by Credit Card, a £50 deposit is part of your payment and is non-refundable. If you pay in two stages (deposit & balance), your deposit of £50 is non-refundable.
We do our best to accommodate special requests, e.g. non-residential place, partners, Friday night accommodation, etc. Disabled access information is available upon request. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Materials are not included in the cost of the retreat. If appropriate, a requirements list will be sent to you near to the date of your retreat.
You will be required to bring your own sewing machine unless specifically noted otherwise.
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