Mon-Fri 9am-5.30pm
with Janice Gunner
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Switzerland Quilting Retreat

19 November 2022

8 days from £2,699pp

Join Janice Gunner on this lovely Autumn escape which combines quilting workshops at the Bernina Creative Centre with fantastic excursions exploring the Swiss sights, textile history and of course, chocolate!
  • Enjoy inspirational machine-quilting workshops with Janice Gunner 
  • Stitch at the Bernina Creative Centre, using Bernina sewing machines   
  • Enjoy a guided tour of the Bernina factory 
  • Discover the fascinating history of the Swiss textile industry at St. Gallen 
  • Enjoy a taste of Zurich as we visit a Swiss chocolate factory and museum  
  • Sit back and relax as we take a boat trip on Lake Zurich 

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.

Switzerland Quilting Retreat

This treat of a retreat is the perfect Autumn escape for any quilter, combining time spent stitching at the Bernina Creative Centre with some fantastic excursions to explore the Swiss sights and textile history of this charming part of the world.

Spend a full day exploring the home of Lindt chocolate, Zurich, where we stroll the picturesque streets, take a boat ride, and over-indulge at a chocolate factory and museum. We’ll also discover the fascinating history of the Swiss textile industry at St. Gallen.

We’ll spend four full days in workshops with Janice Gunner, exploring her famous log cabin tips and tips, and creating a wallhanging or table runner from Japanese Yukata fabric. Your kit is included, as is a copy of Janice’s book Liberating Log Cabin to accompany the workshops.

Janice’s Workshops

During your visit to the Bernina Creative Centre, Janice will lead a workshop on her famous and fun “Log Cabin with Attitude” technique to make a stunning narrow wall hanging/Table Runner. Working in conjunction with her easy-to-follow book of the same name, Janice will show you some quick and easy tips on how to turn three patchwork blocks into a work of art or a fabulous conversation piece for your table. You will be shown several alternative machine quilting techniques to complement the patchwork, as well as several finishing methods for the edges too. It will roll up nice and small, so it doesn’t take up too much space in your suitcase for the journey home.

Your Accommodation

See & Park Hotel Feldbach, Steckborn


Dating back to 1252, the former Feldbach Monastery occupies a unique location on the shores of Lake Constance. With a stunning rose garden, extensive park and marina, this beautiful hotel is the perfect base to escape, and has even won awards for it’s location. Facilities also include a restaurant, lake terrace with sensational views, and a cosy bar to unwind in the evenings.

Room Facilities & Amenities
Feel immediately at home in the tastefully furnished rooms which are equipped with modern comforts including a beautiful bathroom, TV, radio, telephone, hairdryer and WiFi which can also be found throughout the hotel.