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Northern Cyprus Quilting retreat

29th October – 5th November 2022

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Discover the Turkish delights of unspoiled Northern Cyprus. Learn about the traditional handicrafts, explore the last-divided capital in the world and enjoy workshops with expert Karin Hellaby in the charming, historical town of Kyrenia.
  • Machine quilting workshops with Karin Hellaby
  • Use of Bernina sewing machines in workshops
  • Half day walking tour of Girne 
  • Full day tours of Lefkosa and Guzelyurt 
  • Workshop with the Lefke handicraft organisation
  • Visit to Lefkara Embroidery Museum 

Crafted for Quilters

Specially designed for quilters, this Stitchtopia quilting holiday is the ideal opportunity to indulge in your favourite hobby and pick up some new crafty tips and tricks. Our talented quilting expert will be on hand throughout the holiday and host inspirational workshops with a beautifully designed project to spark your creativity.
Karin Hellaby
Karin Hellaby

Karin Hellaby is an internationally known quilt teacher and author of 11 quilting books and numerous patterns. She is a regular teacher at the Houston International Quilt Show and has also been invited to teach at quilting symposiums in New Zealand, Dubai, Paducah and the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show in Oregon.

Her teaching travels have taken her all over North America, the Middle East and several European countries. Her style is very much multi technique always finding ways to make patchwork simple, quick and fun to learn. Karin started Quilters Haven in 1993. It became one of the largest quilt shops in the UK and she sold it in 2016. This has given her more time to teach and travel, especially in SE Asia where two of her sons are based.

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