You will have the chance to spend one day with each tutor, stashbusting or using vintage materials for a weekend of recycling and upcycling inspiration.

Use Up, Re-Use, Recycle And Upcycle with Paula Doyle

Paula will be teaching you how to make quilts using up even the  tiniest leftover bits of wadding, fabrics harvested from old shirts and jeans, fat ¼’s  and charm squares. You can choose from 5 stunning stashbusting patterns. She will also introduce you to her new exciting way to use T-shirts to make cuddly and artistic Personali-Tee quilts. All the quilt patterns will come with the option of piecing them using conventional piecing methods or specially designed quilt as you go methods. So come along and bring your stash and let’s have some fun together!

Upcycling Vintage with Sallieann Harrison

Get those treasured pieces of Grandma’s embroidery and make them into something new and  exciting! Add vintage pieces to fabrics from your stash to create a vintage style folded cushion, a circular pincushion, or even start a centre for a  medallion style quilt. Demonstrations will cover stabilising vintage embroidery, piecing & appliqué skills, and even a little free motion! Don’t worry if you can’t find a previously loved piece. Sallieann will have her stash of vintage table linens for you to buy at a small additional cost. Perfect for beginner and intermediate quilters alike. Serious upcycling fun!!

An Recycling weekend for £375 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 a buffet lunch and dinner on Saturday and breakfast and a buffet lunch on Sunday.

What’s included:

  • 2 full days of classes – one full day with Paula Doyle and one full day with Sallieann Harrison
  • All patterns used in the classes
  • 1 night accommodation at the Denham Grove Hotel
  • Double room with single occupancy, so no sharing, unless you want to.
  • En-suite bathrooms, LCD TV, and tea/coffee making facilities.
  • 2 days hot and cold finger buffet lunch
  • Dinner served in the restaurant on Saturday night
  • Buffet breakfast on Sunday
  • 3 servings coffee, tea and refreshments each day
  • Free parking
  • WiFi is available throughout

Denham Grove Hotel, Denham, Bucks

The Denham Grove Hotel will be our home for the weekend. Nestled in the heart of Buckinghamshire the hotel elegantly combines vintage appeal with modern facilities and offers you a perfect and peaceful countryside setting. It is an ideal location for retreats as the teaching, modern accommodation and restaurant are all under one roof. 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—the choice is yours! There is also free parking and free wifi. Indeed, it offers everything you need for the perfect weekend retreat.

What’s special about a retreat

We keep numbers limited on 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.”

Click on the video image below to see “What happens at a weekend quilt retreat”

Click here to read a review of a retreat from Popular Patchwork.

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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.

Additional information

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 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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These are challenging times, and our heart goes out to everyone affected by the evolving COVID-19 situation. Like many businesses, we are very closely monitoring the news and will follow any guidelines that are provided by the Government. Your health, safety and wellbeing is our utmost priority. We also understand that this situation will not last forever. And, it’s nice to have something in your diary to look forward to. So, we are keeping calm and carrying on with retreat plans for later in the year. Rest assured. If a retreat is cancelled because of coronavirus guidelines, you will have the option to (1) stay with your select retreat which will be rescheduled for later in the year or next year, (2) switch your booking to one of our other retreats, or (3) receive a full refund. If you have any questions, please contact us at .