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Pat is a UK textile artist and tutor based in Edinburgh. Her fascination for fabric began in her childhood when she discovered her grandmother’s scrap bag bursting at the seams with exotic fabrics and by the age of 11, she had created her first piece of patchwork. Throughout her creative career, Pat has exhibited her work worldwide, won some wonderful awards and even established Scotland’s first dedicated patchwork and quilting shop.
Pat loves to travel both around her home country as well as further afield. As her own horizons grow literally, then so too do the experiences that she can then express in her quilt making. She feels that each collection of quilts has its own unique identity and captures the essence of her view of the country or city.
We have found 90 Holidays available from £350pp
By far the most popular event in our programme, Stitchtopia Festival is back! This is the ultimate weekend residential event for all crafters.
The March 2024 EBU Overseas Congress will take place at the 4-star Hotel Bella Playa & Spa, Cala Ratjada.
Enjoy a Twixmas bridge break to Oxford, staying at the fantastic and perfectly located Doubletree by Hilton Oxford Belfry Hotel.
Join us in the heart of Torquay and enjoy a fantastic location just five minutes away from the stunning seafront.
From the Sprowston Manor, Golf & Country Club, play bridge and visit Sandringham, ride the Bure Valley Railway and cruise the Norfolk Broads.
Travel to the southwest coast of Cyprus, soak up the sun, and play bridge and bowls in gorgeous Paphos.
From the 4-star Marriott Cheltenham Chase, enjoy rolling countryside, incredible views of the Cotswold Hills, and modern luxury.
The Hotel Bella Playa & Spa is a renowned resort, with excellent dining, friendly service and relaxing facilities.
Join us for a festive, relaxed New Year bridge break in gorgeous South Devon, staying at the firm favourite Dartmouth Hotel, Golf & Spa
Alongside expert Mandy Shaw, explore the UK’s northeast with tours of the Bowes Museum, Durham Cathedral, and Alnwick Castle and Alnwick Gardens.
Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Khiva, Bhukara and Samarkand as we pass along the route of the Silk Road.
Within the heart of the Rhine Valley, relax, explore and play bridge in the delightful winemaking town of Boppard.
A historic 19th-century villa restored into a beautiful hotel, our amazing 4-star base sits within rich parkland near Treviso.
Enjoy knitting workshops with Anna Nikipirowicz and visit the Knitting & Crochet Guild, West Yorkshire Spinners and British Wools mills.
Staying at the lovely Acacia Marina resort, enjoy the beautiful gardens and a short level walk along the seafront promenade.
Based at the Charlecote Pheasant, enjoy a fabulous visit to the beautiful Sudeley Castle and a relaxing railway journey on this bridge break.
Take an indulgent bridge holiday at the luxurious, adults-only La Quinta Menorca by Portblue Boutique, with its first-class facilities and service.
Enjoy a 5-night stay at the wonderful Ufford Park Resort. For keen golf enthusiasts, make this one to remember with our fantastic golf package.
Experience the magical colours that form in the Arctic sky, cruise among the Norwegian fjords, and enjoy fantastic, expert-led workshops.
The most brilliant jewels in Burgundy’s crown are monuments of mediaeval and Early Renaissance art and architecture.
Embark on a charming holiday to Harrogate, the heart of Yorkshire, where the exquisite Crowne Plaza Hotel awaits.
Join us for a festive 3-night retreat in Harrogate with Frederica Patmore. Enjoy creating several crochet and knitting Christmas-themed makes!
Join us at the Hotel Principe Palace in Lido di Jesolo for an 8-day bridge holiday, featuring a wonderful trip to Venice.
Discover the rugged beauty and rich knitting history of the remote Faroe Islands under the guidance of local expert, Katrina í Geil.
Staying at the Makeney Hall Hotel, enjoy visits to Chatsworth House and Crich Tramway Village on this 5-day bridge break.
Join us in Japan and discover iconic tourist attractions, experience exclusive tours, and take part in crafting workshops.
Visit Westport House, Achill Island and Connemara’s Kylemore Abbey, and take a cruise on Killary Fjord, as you discover Ireland’s west coast.
Join Carolyn Forster in Yorkshire and enjoy a week of quilting workshops on our Bernina sewing machines and discovery of Yorkshire's textile history.
An excellent 5-star hotel awaits you in Albena, with a wide, sandy beach, complimentary sunbeds and umbrellas, and spacious bridge room.
This lovely retreat combines Janet Clare's quilting workshops with excursions exploring the Swiss sights, textile history and chocolate!
Join us for a Northern Lights cruise and experience the magical mix of colours that form in the Arctic sky.
Join us in the market town of Tiverton, mid-Devon, on this 5-day bridge holiday, staying at the Tiverton Hotel Lounge & Venue.
At the entrance of Boka Bay where the Adriatic Sea meets the mountains of Montenegro, the Carine Hotel Kumbor boasts a truly stunning location.
Michael Marriott hosts and Kirsty Fergusson leads on this special tour timed to coincide with the magical weeks of early Italian summer.
Learn about the rich textile and knitting traditions of Estonia and Latvia and explore Tallinn and Riga's magical Christmas markets.
At the borders of Italy, Austria and Switzerland, the Venosta Valley has been a major thoroughfare of the Central Alps since Ancient times.
Join us at the popular Athena Beach Hotel for a Christmas and New Year overseas bridge and bowls break.
Join expert Dr Sally Dormer on this exciting mediaeval exploration throughout Shropshire.
From the idyllic Kernos Beach Hotel, overlooking the shining Sea of Crete, enjoy guided tours of Knossos Palace and Spinalonga.
Brighten up your home and learn how to crochet these colourful Crochet Lanterns and Lobster Pots with Emma Leith on this weekend retreat.
Join Anna Nikipirowicz for this Christmas crochet weekend retreat at Staverton Park & Golf Club.
Within walking distance of the popular marina, the 5-star Barcelo Concorde Green Park Palace is the best located hotel in Port El Kantaoui.
On the picturesque island of Madeira, join Sarah Smith in embroidery workshops and enjoy our two fantastic, included excursions.
Along the outskirts of St Helier, we stay at the highly-rated Westhill Country Hotel, renowned for its excellent dining and friendly staff.
Enjoy this relaxed bridge holiday in the Bay of Kotor, with two half-day boat trips to Herceg Novi and Kotor included!
Experience ultimate relaxation at the popular and charming Château des Comtes de Challes, set within truly beautiful surroundings.
Join us as we travel from Burgos to León on this culturally thrilling portion of the Camino de Santiago that threads across the northern plains of Castilla y León, packed with art and architecture.
Tom Abbott leads our tour to Basel, once home to Erasmus of Rotterdam and Hans Holbein the Younger, merging tradition with cutting-edge design.
From the eateries and shops he frequented to various movie and photoshoot locations, tour some of the top Elvis-related locations in Germany.
Get to know other stitchers and discover the stunning sights of historic Prague on this stitching holiday centred around the Brno International Quilt Festival.
Based in the Northamptonshire countryside, this retreat is the ideal opportunity to learn a new skill or indulge in your favourite hobby.
On this superb holiday, enjoy workshops led by Julie Dubreux and discover the stunning scenery and traditional crafts of Ireland's west coast.
See the famous Ring of Kerry and enjoy a guided tour of Kerry Woollen Mills on this County Kerry knitting and crochet holiday with Sarah Hazell.
From the capital of Lima to colonial Arequipa and Peru’s most famous attraction, Machu Picchu, this holiday takes you on a journey of discovery.
Exploring the Connemara countryside and the island of Inis Oírr, home to the traditional style of Aran knitting, join us in wonderful Galway.
In the captivating country of Jordan, enjoy hand-stitching workshops and explore the Jordan River and the famous archaeological site of Petra.
Discover the highlights of the Scottish Highlands as you join Carol Meldrum for a week of knitting workshops and excursions.
Embrace knitting traditions, gaze out on Colca Canyon and take in the majestic views at Aguas Calientes alongside Carol Meldrum or Jane Crowfoot.
This tour of England’s west country explores the Countries early mediaeval history, diving into the core of Alfred the Great’s kingdom, a crucial importance in the establishment of England’s Kingdom.
Take some time out from the hustle and bustle of daily life and join Emma on this relaxing weekend retreat dedicated to beginner’s crochet.
With excellent dining in the beachfront restaurant and an ultra all-inclusive package, the 5-star Raga Side Hotel is a Mediterranean dream.
Knit with Frederica Patmore or crochet with Anna Nikipirowicz on this fascinating holiday to Germany’s Black Forest.
On the Indonesian islands of Java and Bali, discover a fascinating textile history, beautiful beaches and exceptional architecture.
Join Karin Hellaby and discover the textiles of the Arabian Peninsula as you explore the countries of Oman and the United Arab Emirates.
Nestled in 225 acres of glorious South Devon countryside, join us at the Dartmouth Hotel, Golf & Spa for an idyllic bridge retreat.
From a rectory garden in the shadow of church towers to densely-planted borders below the walls of country homes, this tour has it all.
Join our wonderful hosts, including special guest Jimi Blake, on this fascinating Irish garden tour visiting Hunting Brook and Patthana.
This special Moroccan garden tour offers a unique selection of 21st-century, mostly private, gardens, designed by some of the best.
Indulge in the rich art history of the Dalmatian Coast with our expert Lecturer Leo Nikolic, venturing from ancient ruins to mediaeval villages.
Alongside expert Sue Rollin, experience Istanbul, one of the most fascinating cities in the world, capital of the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires.