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We are very excited to announce our 3rd Sewcial Retreat! Hooray!!!! Imagine the opportunity to sew uninterrupted, sharing your passion with like-minded people, gaining knowledge from each other and from our tutor-led classes, contributing to our charity quilts (optional) and NO cooking or chores!!! There will be loads of free sewing time that you can plough through your own projects without any interruptions and you can also choose to relax in the hotel spa!
Join us for a fun relaxing weekend of sewing in the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside.
Here are all the details:
Friday 13th March 2020 to Sunday 15th March 2020
Our retreat will run from Friday afternoon (approximately 1pm) through to Sunday afternoon (approximate 4pm).
De Vere Hotel Oxford Thames, Henley Rd, Sandford-on-Thames OX4 4GX.
It is located just 10 minutes from the heart of Oxford, overlooking the Thames, just 20 minutes from J8 of the M40, 30 minutes from J13 of the M4, and 5 minutes from the A34.
Set in 30 acres of parkland, this 4-star Spa Hotel is full of medieval character with 21st-century comfort. Its Riverside Health club offers hotel guests the use of their heated swimming pool, sauna, spa pool and gym.
What’s included in the retreat package:
Your tutors for the weekend:
Trudi Wood - Trudi learnt to sew at an early age, mastering various stitched crafts including cross stitch, embroidery and dressmaking. After making her own clothes as well as ball gowns she was introduced to patchwork by a colleague. She has now been quilting for more than 25 years, and runs her own business Long Arm machine quilting and teaching.
Lucy Brennan - Lucy's passions are combining fabric, playing with quilt layouts and hand sewing. A quilter and blogger at 'Charm About You', she regularly teaches quilting classes and is a designer on The Sewing Quarter. Inspired by the history and varied techniques of patchwork and quilting, Lucy always has a few projects on the go! When she's not quilting Lucy can be found doing some embroidery.
Susan Stranden - Susan started quilting after she had her children and was in need of a hobby. After a few lessons, she was largely self-taught, finding inspiration online and figuring out quilt blocks on he own. The online community opened her eyes to modern quilting and the large supportive virtual network of quilters that exists on social media. She has been contributing to Love Patchwork & Quilting since their first launched as well as other magazines. Her favourite quilts are scrappy, colourful and whimsical.