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Madeira Quilting Retreat

3rd - 10th February 2021

8 days from £1,845pp

Following the success of our previous Madeira Quilting Retreats, in 2021 Janet Clare invites you to join her on the island of Madeira with 3 and a half days of workshops included.
  • Quilting worksops with Janet Clare
  • Panoramic guided island tour 
  • Levada walk and visit to Monte Palace tropical garden
  • Experience the vibrancy of Funchal market & botanical gardens
  • Wine tasting at a wine lodge
  • Traditional Madeiran farewell dinner

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.

Madeira Quilting Retreat

Join Janet Clare for a quilting retreat on the picturesque island of Madeira. Spend the week at the 4-star Baia Azul with breakfast and dinner included each day. Enjoy 3 full day and 1 half-day workshops with Janet and then explore the island on two included excursions, one of which features a visit and workshop at the renown local embroidery museum and factory.

Workshops with Janet Clare

Janet will start the week teaching her ‘drawing with your sewing machine’ and applique technique, during which you will learn all the skills needed to make one of her applique picture kits. You will then move on to a zipped pouch workshop which includes lots of different piecing, techniques and stitching to keep you busy for the rest of the week.

Your Accommodation

Hotel Baía Azul, Madeira

The 4 star Baia Azul is ideally located near the Lido of Funchal and close to the Commercial Centre, shops and restaurants. Situated in lovely gardens overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, the hotel boasts striking sea views. The hotel was fully refurbished in 2016.
Hotel Facilities & Amenities

The hotel boasts 3 restaurants each with their own style and ambience. We dine in the main restaurant, the Restaurant Atlantic, which offers a variety of buffet dishes, theme night and special menus. A la carte restaurants include an Italian and Portuguese with spectacular views. On the 6th floor you will find the Panoramic Bar which serves fantastic cocktails, and again boasts spectacular views over the Atlantic Ocean.

The hotel has an outdoor heated pool with plenty of sunbeds, indoor heated pool with sauna, Turkish bath, Yoga room and a relaxing Spa where you can treat yourself to some massages and treatments.

Room Facilities & Amenities

The spacious rooms are all 25 metres square with large furnished verandas and elegant sitting areas.

  • Free WIFI
  • Kettle
  • Flat screen TV, cable with 40 channels
  • Direct telephone
  • Spacious, fully furnished verandas
  • Air conditioning
  • Writing desk
  • Full bathroom with hairdryer & toiletries
  • Ceiling to floor windows
  • Safe deposit box (charge 13 euro per week)
  • Mini bar
  • Air conditioning/ heating