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East Anglia Quilting Retreat

24 September 2023

8 days from £1,755pp

Join Karin Hellaby on this creative escape to East Anglia, taking part in quilting workshops on the Bernina sewing machines and discovering the rich medieval history of Sutton Hoo and silk heritage of Sudbury.

  • Enjoy a private viewing of Karin Hellaby’s quilts 
  • Use of Bernina sewing machines during 3 workshops with Karin Hellaby  
  • Behind the scenes visit to the Warner Textile Archive, the second largest collection of publicly owned textiles in the UK
  • Discover Sudbury’s silk heritage and the archaeological site of Sutton Hoo

This retreat includes 3 workshops with Karin as well as time learning about East Anglia’s textile background and archaeological sites. You’ll learn about the wool and silk heritage of Sudbury and see the costume demonstration at the archeological site of Sutton Hoo, watching the process of spinning, dyeing and weaving. We also journey to Warner Textile Archive, one of the largest publicly owned collections from a luxury textile manufacturer in the country, visit the personal quilt collection of Karin Hellaby and enjoy an evening talk with Pippa Moss. There will even be the opportunity to browse a gorgeous range of fabric at David Walters Mill Shop and to stock up on other crafting supplies at the Blake House Craft Centre. We stay in the comfortable 4-star Ufford Park Woodbridge Hotel, with breakfast and dinner included.

Many of you follow me on social media and comment on the photos I post of the beautiful county of Suffolk in which I live. In 2023 you will have the opportunity to visit me in Woodbridge. The hotel is less than a mile from my home and I am looking forward to welcoming you to my sewing room and talking to you about my quilts.
Across the river from my home is the famous Sutton Hoo, site of Anglo-Saxon ship burials, which we will also be visit-ing, along with textile centres in Sudbury and Braintree. We will have Bernina sewing machines to use on the 3 work-shop days where I will be introducing you to some quick techniques using pre-cut fabrics. These could be used to make a lap size quilt or something smaller.

Your Accommodation

Ufford Park Woodbridge Hotel, Golf & Spa

Ufford Park Woodbridge Hotel, Golf & Spa is set in 120 acres of historic parkland and surrounded by peaceful countryside. It has modern and elegant accommodation and an award-winning golf course and a spa: there is truly something for everyone.
Hotel Facilities & Amenities
  • Golf
  • Fitness & Spa
  • The Park Restaurant
  • The Park Bar
Room Facilities & Amenities
Classic Twin/Double Room:
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tea and coffee tray
  • En-suite with a bath or walk-in shower
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • LCD television
  • USB ports
  • Electric fan
  • Hairdryer

Deluxe with view:
Same as Classic and includes views over the golf course

Deluxe Superior:
Same as Classic and includes a balcony with views over the golf course

The contemporary 3rd floor Premier rooms are spacious and airy with private staircase. Same as classic plus:

  • En-suite with a bath and separate shower
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Private balcony over golf course
  • BlueTooth speaker
  • Ironing station

*Please note there is a limited supply of upgraded rooms