A Quilting Weekend at Aztec Hotel and Spa February 2018

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A Quilting Weekend at Aztec Hotel and Spa February 2018


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Enjoy a fabulous getaway at a residential weekend retreat in Bristol and choose between two of the UK’s leading textile tutors who have two very varied weekends planned for you. We have something for everyone no matter what you like to do or your level of expertise


Date: 24-25 February 2018Location: Aztec Hotel and Spa , BristolPrice:£425 Early Bird Special if booked before 15 December 2017 / £495 after this

(Note – the full price includes a non-refundable £50 deposit. If you would prefer to secure your booking by cheque or bacs with a £50 deposit and pay the balance at a later date then please click here to Download a Booking Form to return to us with your deposit payment.)

Personalise your weekend with Angela Madden

Enjoy a Scrappy Weekend with Carolyn Forster



Angela is an internationally recognised quilter, teacher and author and this weekend she will help you unlock creativity you never knew you had.  On the first day you’ll choose one of Angela’s ‘Your Choice’ patterns to work with (below). These very clever and versatile patterns allow you to make  endless  design choices easily. Once you have fused the designs into place, the stitching is simple too.

Carolyn is also an accomplished quilt maker teacher and author and has two fantastic scrappy quilts planned for you over the weekend so you can delve into your jelly rolls and raid your stash.

The ‘Woven Rail’ quilt (above) is a very  modern quilt pattern and Carolyn has designed it so that it’s very jelly roll friendly.



In the ‘Surprising Silhouettes’ workshop the next day (top), you’ll learn how to cut out and make your own patterns. Cutting paper is a fun, fast and  brilliant way to create unique designs for quilts. We will add a fabric twist to this traditional Japanese idea, enabling you to  create the design of your choice.

‘Japanese Stars And Lanterns’ quilt (above) creates a simple block that  transforms itself into twinkling stars and lanterns, while also using up your scrap strips and strings, or any stash you want.  This patchwork can be worked by hand or by machine and is great for beginners too, since there is no accurate seam allowance needed.

A stitching weekend from only £425 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 a 3 course dinner on Saturday and breakfast and a buffet lunch on Sunday.


Aztec Hotel and Spa Hotel, Bristol

This premier four star hotel is the perfect hotel in Bristol for some rest and relaxation. All rooms are ensuite and thoughtfully furnished to create a relaxing environment so you’re guaranteed a great night’s sleep. There is also complimentary Wi-Fi access, TV and hairdryer.

The Spa is the perfect place to wind-down or workout. The fully equipped gym and functional studio are yours to make use of from the moment you check in, as all hotel guests receive complimentary Spa membership for the duration of their stay which includes unlimited exercise classes too.


Watch our video below to see what we have in store for you at the retreat:





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