July 12 – 14, 2015 Christmas in July Quilting Retreat
Deloraine, Tasmania
Come join Cindy Watkins, award-winning art quilt artist in Deloraine for a weekend retreat.
We have a full weekend planned for you, including an escorted bus trip to Launceston to take in the Tasmanian Craft & Quilt Fair and the Island Quilts exhibition. You can spend the day enjoying viewing other’s quilted displays and get some inspiration for your own.
This will be followed by a fun filled 2 full days workshop with Cindy. You will be making a bright and cheery table runner or wall hanging. You even get to choose your favourite colours and fabrics from our extensive range . You will be learning about colour design and composition. Free motion quilting and how to use the stitches on your sewing machine to complete the quilting on your mini quilt. This class is designed for beginners to advanced.
Workshop materials: are included in the cost if you are travelling interstate a sewing machine can be provided free of charge.
Catering: Morning and afternoon coffee & tea will be supplied as well as lunches on both days. Please let us know of any dietary requirements.
Other inclusions are: Christmas in July dinner – a traditional meal with all the extras. 10% discount on fabric and haberdashery, a visit to Yarns – Deloraine’s award-winning silk art work at the Deloraine and a pampering foot and shoulder massage.
Venue: The Quilting Retreat will be held at Elemental Artspace, 3 Emu Bay Road, Deloraine.
Shopping: There will be time for you to walk up & down the main street in Deloraine and look at the varied shops and maybe do some early Christmas shopping before you return home.
Sightseeing tour – July 15th - A one day sightseeing tour will be arranged to include some of the following places: Mole Creek Caves, Trowunna Wild Life Park, Smibert Gallery, McLachlan Gallery, Chudleigh Honey Farm, Silk & Roses of Chudleigh, Tassie Bar in Mole Creek. Final tour will be decided with participants before the day. A minimum of 4 people are required for the day to proceed. There is an extra fee for this portion of the retreat – $95.00, see the registration form.
Accommodation: Accommodation is not included in the cost of the retreat. We recommend the following establishments. (Please mention the Quilting Retreat to get the best price).
Bonney’s Inn – Phone: 03 6362 2974, email: boninn@tassie.net.au, web: www.bonneys-inn.com
Empire Hotel – Phone: 03 6362 1029, they are on Facebook if you want a look.
British Hotel – Phone: 03 6362 2016, email: thebritishhotel@bigpond.co