Our Valentia Retreat is in sight. Here are the details so please read all the way through to the end. 

For anyone that still has to pay, I cannot hold your space after the 10th February. The hotel are going to release the spare/unpaid rooms on that date. Thank you so much for your understanding. 


Week 1  - 

Arriving from mid day on Tuesday 28th of Feb through to Sunday 5th March 

5 nights B&B and evening meal is included.

Week 2 - 

Arriving on Tuesday 7th March through to Sunday 12th March. 

5 nights B&B and evening meal is included in the price. 


It is your responsibility to ensure you are in good health and if you are feeling unwell please do an antigen test....Thank you 


It will also be a good idea, to bring a warm fleece or jumper, we are not intending on it being cold, but we will open the doors on regular intervals to refresh the air.  

Our mobile shop is available throughout the retreat.

Project 1

As always you don't have to take part and you are welcome to work on your own projects. 

Everyone will receive a copy of this pattern.  

Charm Cascade

Quilt size 64 x 77 inches 

This pattern works well in a monochromatic scheme but the pattern would work in any colour way. This is a perfect project for using left overs or charm packs. 

The requirements are as follows: 

2 charm packs or 80 five inch squares

¼ metres of background

1 metre of border fabric

½ metre of binding

Project 2 


Quilt size 78 x 86 inches 

A modern quilt sampler, please let me know if you would like to make this and I will bring you a pattern. 

The requirements are as follows:

There are 7 fabrics and a background is this quilt, but you could use any amount of colours, keep the fabrics plain or a geometric pattern that is not too busy. 

3½ metres of background

5-6 metres in total of bright/plain/modern colours

1 metre for a border

Binding- you could use he left over fabrics otherwise 25 inches. 

What else do you need to bring: 

  • Yourself ! 
  • Sewing machine
  • Sewing kit
  • Board, cutter, ruler
  • Extension lead
  • Fleece or warm jumper
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Sewing projects
  • Glasses 
  • Medication 
  • One or two items of show and tell
  • If you are bringing a light, it must be LED
  • Headphones for listening to music - this is necessary as it has been brought to our attention that some people have sensory auditory issues. 
  • Your scrap challenge quilt from last year. 


 Challenge (Same as last year)

(Only available to people who arrive on the first day of each retreat, unless you can give us the bag of fabric in advance) 

This year there is a challenge- we ask anyone who would like to take part to put 500 gm ( just over 1 lb)  of fabric into a clear plastic bag with your name on. There needs to be a good mix of fabric. Fat quarters or similar would be ideal. if you have smaller pieces that's ok, but no smaller than  8 x 8 inches ( that's just a guide, could be 7 x 10 etc ) you can put in fabrics from left over projects or fabrics your not sure what to do with. Be thoughtful as you will be getting back other peoples fabrics. The fabrics do not need to match, but they need to be fabrics you like.

This is how it works. 

Once we receive everyone's fabrics we will mix them all up and put into colour groups. You will receive your bag back with a mixture of fabrics ready to make a project. You can start at the retreat or take it home and bring it back for next year to show and tell.  

Nikki and Sarah xxxxx