4_royal-bridlington-classesHere at the Royal Bridlington we have been running workshops and retreats for several years. We have a spacious workroom with great lighting and tables & chairs which are the perfect height for sewing.

(and here is a pic of Jennie Rayment’s  happy group at their show & tell)

Our workshops include morning coffee and homemade biscuits, a delicious two course hot and cold buffet lunch plus tea or coffee, then afternoon tea with homemade cake. For students on the retreat package we provide a three course dinner plus coffee and accommodation and breakfast, but best of all – unlimited evening sewing time. Non-quilting partners are also welcome for retreats.

The Royal Bridlington has 18 ensuite bedrooms and is located in the beautiful South Beach area of Bridlington, East Yorkshire , just across the road to the sea. The Royal Bridlington is rated 4 Star G/A by the AA.


Here are brief details of some classes that are planned  –


29th /30th & 31st March 2015 – Sally Ablett
All the projects can de made using scraps
29th March – Flower block
30th – Crossjig
31st – 3 D Look


7th/8th/9th April 2015  – Beryl Frank
Content TBA

12th /13th & 14th April 2015 – Lynne Edwards MBE
12th April – Rolled Back Curves
13th April – New Ways with Cathedral Windows
14th April – Tumbling Triangles & Floating Stars

27th /28th & 29th April  2015  – Pat Archibald
27th April – Leaves in Lutrador
28th April – Indian Dowry Bag
29th April – Auspicious Symbols

5th / 6th 7th May – Kathleen Laurel Sage
5th May – Machine Embroidered and Soldered flower panels
6th May – machine embroidered and soldered fan
7th May –  3D Flower Toppers

ME Time Retreat  Between 17th & 23rd April or 19th to 26th July 2015

Want a craft, patchwork and quilt retreat, but not a new project? Need some space to chill and be creative? Need time away from normal distractions? Got lots of UFO’s that need finishing? Want to enjoy time with like minded crafty people?

Whether you want to sew patchwork, dress make, knit, crochet, tatt, lace make, cross stich, tapestry, papercraft, jewellery making etc – you are welcome. Look no further!

Come and enjoy our hospitality and utilise our comfortable, light and airy workspace.

Sally Holman 27th/28th & 29th July 2015
27th – Create a Scene
28th – 3D Christmas Tree
29th – Duck or Owl door stop

Gail Lawther 22nd /23rd & 24th September 2015
22nd September – Stained Glass Patchwork
23rd September – Starfish Pinwheels, Crazy Patchwork Herb Cushion or Topping Topiary
24th September – Rose Window

Jan Hassard 28th /29th & 30th September 2015

Monday 28th September

Infinity Squares:Infinity Squares is a square within a square technique which results in a colourful artistic quilt with geometric designs using colour and shape to give the illusion of 3D patterns.

Tuesday 29th September 2015

Undulations:This stimulating workshop explores pattern, colour and technique to make the illusion of diamond shapes curving up and down through this prize winning quilt.

Wednesday 30th September

Twisting Triads:A vibrant pattern is achieved by pairing tones in a range of contrasting fabric strips.


Valerie Nesbitt 6th/7th/8th Oct 2015

Tues 6th: Disappearing blocks -these are such fun and easy to do;  9 Patch is perhaps the most well-known but there are other options also available.

Wed 7th:Fast Flying Geese with no waste;  this is a technique that Valerie employs a lot in her patchwork as there are no triangles to cut and you make 4 at once!

Thurs 8th: Scrap Braids;  a great use of a simple shape – the rectangle – with our without chimney stones;  make a real dent in those scraps and no need to worry about colour – anything and everything goes!

Alternative option with a Christmas theme – a little 3 pocket wallhanging that uses your lovely fabric or indeed a pre-printed panel.

Beginners always welcome

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Lilian Hedley 11th /12th /13th & 14th October 2015
Lilian is the leading authority on North Country Quilting.
Sunday is a one day workshops – design & mark a cushion
Design and mark out a traditional wholecloth or a strippy quilt.
3 night retreat commences with dinner on Sunday & departs around 4pm We
4 night retreat commences with dinner on Sunday & departs around 4 pm Thurs
– add the one day workshop to get more time for your projects

Susan Briscoe 17th/18th/19th/20th October 2015
Details coming soon…..will include Sashiko & 1718 Coverlet

Claudia Pfeil – 1/2/3rd December 2015

details TBA


Return of Jacqueline De Jonge BeColourful  27th Feb-3rd March

Jacqueline is back at Quiltsandwich for a second year running with her wonderful designs of Happiness, Enchanting Stars and Circle of Life.

Sat & Sun 27/28th February – Happiness

This is maybe the perfect quilt to start your BeColourful paper piecing adventures. In this small quilt (30″x 30″) you’ll learn all the techniques of paper piecing. This is the easier of the three projects, although some experience is still required.

You need the basic knowledge of paper piecing for this class.

These workshops are NOT suitable for pure beginners.

Monday & Tuesday 29th Feb & 1st March 2015
OR Wednesday 2nd & Thursday 3rd March Life

Enchanting Stars and or Circle of Life

These projects are more complex & for students with more experience, or for those who attended the Happiness Quilt workshops/retreat.

Suitable for Intermediate/Advanced.

These 4 days are flexible. You can work on one or both of these designs.

and Jennie Rayment – 26/27/28th January

Jennie is brining her individual styles to life in January with Curvy Constructions and Circular Shapes followed by Whacky Wonderous Works and Wiggly Weaving.


If you would like to be kept informed of workshops and retreats, then just send  an email to Fiona.

For further details and reservations contact Fiona on 01262 672433

Email – info@royalhotelbrid.co.uk