Patchwork and Quilting Holidays
Our Patchwork & Quilting Holidays will appeal to both the seasoned and novice quilter. From our studio, with its panoramic views, you can enjoy the comforts of this beautiful house while receiving expert tuition and guidance from your tutor.
Sampler Quilts and Beautiful Bargello
Sampler quilts is a great project for beginners and all patchworkers. Very flexible range of designs. Make a small quilt or use the sampler blocks to make a bed/table runner or panels for a bag or cushions.
Beautiful Bargello is a lovely technique to learn or explore for all levels.
View examples here: Sampler Quilts and Beautiful Bargello
Arrive late afternoon on the Sunday to afternoon tea in the lounge and a warm welcome from your tutor.
During the week you will work on your project at morning and afternoon sessions in the studio at Gartmore House. By the end of your holiday you will have completed your chosen small/medium project or be well on with a larger quilt (or finished that if you are very speedy!)
Spend the evenings in our lounge where we provide a variety of entertainment which could include a talk on the history of Gartmore House with its wonderful tale of politics poetry and passion, (you may be interested particularly in the Cayzer Room freize, which past quilters have used in their designs), DVD night or quizzes, or if you choose, continue work on your project.
Your week will also include a visit to Loch Katrine or The Scottish Wool Centre in Aberfoyle. Transport is provided for this trip.
Departure is after breakfast on the Friday.
What you will need
A list of equipment/materials to bring will be sent to you on booking. We do ask that you bring your own sewing machine. If however this is not possible, we are able to provide one for use during your holiday at a small charge.
Clare Workman runs Thistle Creative Textile Arts and Crafts Studio from her farm a stones throw from Gartmore House. She is a creative quilter who loves to spread her passion for fabric and textiles. Clare has been a member of the Quilter’s Guild for more than 25 years, studying City and Guilds in Creative Textiles. She regularly gives talks and workshops to quilting groups and others nationwide and exhibits and sells her work through galleries and exhibitions.
Your five night stay will be in the comfort of Gartmore House, all rooms are ensuite with tea and coffee making facilities and many have wonderful views over Flanders Moss towards Stirling.
All meals are freshly prepared by our chef’s, using some of our garden produce, enjoy a glass of wine as you relax in the dining room looking out over the views and discussing your days work.
We may be able to help with pick ups from Stirling Train Station by prior arrangement.
Dates and cost
Sunday 29th October to Friday 3rd November – £345 per person (special introductory rate)
Sunday 26th November to Friday 1st December – £345 per person (special introductory rate)
Sunday 21st to Friday 23rd February 2018 – £499 per person
Sunday 25th to Friday 30th March 2018 – £499 per person
Sunday 27th May to Friday 1st June 2018 – £499 per person
Sunday 8th to Friday 13th July 2018 – £499 per person
Friday 13th – Monday 16th July 2018 – £299 per person (3 nights*)
Saturday 11th – Friday 17th August 2018 – £579 per person (6 nights*)
Sunday 2nd to Friday 7th September 2018 – £499 per person
Sunday 18th to Friday 23rd November 2018 – £499 per person
How to book
*Please note the itinerary will change accordingly to accommodate shorter and longer stays. Should you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact our team.