Mon-Fri 9am-5.30pm
with Karin Hellaby
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North East England Quilting Retreat

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Retreat to the beautiful North East of England on this brand-new quilting holiday which highlights the wonderful sights and traditional textiles which are part of this region’s British heritage.  
  • Hand-sewing workshops with Karin Hellaby, kit included
  • Demo, talk and pop-up shop with Kim Suleman
  • Discover the quilt collection and quilters cottage at Beamish open-air museum
  • View one of the largest textile collections in Britain at Bowes museum
  • Enjoy an embroidery and textile tour at Durham Cathedral
  • Explore Alnwick Castle and Gardens (October departure only)

North East England Quilting Retreat

"This north east quilting retreat is an idea that Karin and I have been talking about for some time. Combining both mine and Karin’s knowledge of the local area, this retreat gives you the opportunity to explore the local area, spend time quilting with Karin and your fellow quilters and shop in some of the areas many quilt shops." - Alison White, Head of Craft Holidays


I am excited to be able to lead this textile tour to the north east of England as it is the area where I grew up. I am very familiar with all the wonderful places we will be visiting. The museums are all excellent and Durham Cathedral is spectacular! This is a real discovery for those of you who have never been to this part of England. The two days of hand sewing (kit included) will reflect the traditional patchwork of the northeast with a new twist. A relaxing time for you to catch up with friends old and new. - Our expert, Karin Hellaby

Your Accommodation

Durham Marriott Hotel Royal County


Located in the heart of historic Durham this 4-star hotel, part of which dates back to circa 1630, boasts views of Durham Cathedral and Castle and is situated on the banks of the River Wear.

Hotel Facilities & Amenities
  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas and meeting rooms
  • On-site parking (charge)
  • Brew Bar Lounge
  • Market Kitchen
  • Fitness centre
  • Whirlpool
Room Facilities & Amenities
All rooms are equipped with the following facilities:
  • Tea & coffee making facilities
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Safety deposit box
  • Television
  • Telephone
  • Bathrobe
  • Hair dryer