Stuart Hillards Shards of Glass Patchwork Retreat - Single Room - 11/06/2020
Come and join Stuart Hillard on this fun patchwork retreat you will have the option of making this quilt in different styles. One has been designed in fresh, bright modern fabrics mixed with charcoal grey linen texture for a dazzling stained glass window of a modern quilt. This is a “light on dark” version since the colours will pop against a charcoal background.
The second version is made using a wonderful collection of scraps from my stash. I’ve combined rich medium and dark browns and blues in place of the modern brights with a wonderfully eclectic variety of cream, beige and tan prints for the backgrounds to produce a “dark on light” version where my blues and browns work with a light background.
Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned quilter you will enjoy making this quilt....
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Typical Itinerary (subject to change)
The weekend starts on Thursday afternoon, when you arrive at the Bramble Patch anytime from 12pm to unload your sewing machine and supplies. Have a look around the shop, get set up in the workroom, then head to the hotel to check in to your room. Everyone will meet for an early evening meal at 6 pm and then make their way back to the Bramble Patch for evening workshop with Stuart.
After breakfast at the hotel on Friday head back to the Bramble Patch (walk if you like and weather permits – it's about 10 minutes through the village) for the day. Stuart will guide the workshop with plenty of demos and tuition along the way. Free tea and coffee is available while you're at the shop and our Conservatory Coffee Shop will provide a freshly prepared lunch, leaving you free to concentrate on your sewing (and shopping, if you wish). The workshop continues through the afternoon, with a return to the hotel for your evening meal.
Another breakfast at the hotel on Saturday will be followed by the final sewing session at the shop. We'll provide lunch from our Coffee Shop again. After lunch, you can complete your sewing or shopping, the workshop session will finish at 4pm and the shop closes at 5pm.
Weekend Retreat includes:
- accommodation for 2 nights (Thursday/Friday) in a single or shared twin room depending on your choice (all rooms with ensuite bathrooms)
- 2 evening meals (Thursday/Friday)
- 2 breakfasts (Friday/Saturday)
- 2 lunches (Friday/Saturday)
- refreshments at the shop
- Thursday evening workshop with Stuart
- 2-day workshop with Stuart
- if you wish, you can set up an ongoing tab in the shop for the duration of the weekend – pick up supplies as you need them and pay off the tab at the end of the weekend
- Rotary cutting equipment
- Fabric marking pen
- Sewing Machine
- General sewing kit
- Min irons are always useful but not essential
Fabric requirements for making the quilt in the bright stain glass option:
- 8 x 1/4 metres in green/turquoise and blue prints
- 9 x 1/2 metres in bright pink and orange prints
- 3 x 1/4 metres in gold/yellow prints
- 3/4 metre in a gold/yellow print.
- 8 metres of background fabric in a charcoal/black
Making the quilt from scraps
This version has been made from fabrics from my stash there are no quantities given for the scrap version. You can get a rough idea from the list above but keep in mind that some of your scraps will be more “user-friendly” than others and you may need more or less...as the units are evenly distributed over the quilt you can add in extra lights or darks in later units if you run out of some.
The only exception to this is the border print which I have given quantities for. I have used a blue/brown and tan large scale print which pulls all the colours in my scrap version together. You will need three metres of a suitable border print if you are making the scrappy version.
This pattern would work with any collection of “light” and “dark” fabrics... just make sure you sort your fabrics into two piles before you begin and decide which will be your “coloured” fabrics and which your “backgrounds”
For most retreats, you will need to bring your own supplies and equipment; a list of specific requirements can be seen above. When materials are included or supplied by the tutor, this will be stated in the class description.
We are sorry, but sometimes we have to cancel due to circumstances beyond our control. If this arises we aim to give you 10 days' notice and a full refund. If you need to cancel your class booking, we require a minimum of 10 days' notice in order for you to receive a refund (less £3 administration charge). No refund can be given if less than 10 days' notice is given.