HandCrafted Retreats

Inagural Event
English Countryside Retreat with Brigitte Giblin 
August 31-September 7, 2019


​​Ready for some quilting and pampering?

Join our exciting and inaugural luxury retreat adventure in the English Countryside near the breathtaking Northumberland Coast.  We will spend 7 days at the beautiful Doxford Hall Hotel and Spa, a 200 year old country mansion which has been lovingly restored to retain the grand sense of residence for which it was built. In addition to the workshop offered by Brigitte, Christopher and Deb have planned exciting tours and visits in the area which will help you learn about and appreciate the quilt history here.
Brigitte has planned an exciting and new project just for us which will employ her amazing artistry and teach you her fundamental and yet easy techniques to make a beautiful memory quilt from your English Countryside retreat. After the retreat you will have an optional opportunity for 3 nights in London, touring and shopping at the fabulous London fabric district and enjoying an incredible afternoon with Christopher at Antique Textiles Company.
Your retreat package will include:
  • 1 pre-retreat night in a 4 star London Hotel on arrival
  • 6 nights at the beautiful Doxford Hall Hotel and Spa
  • 3 + days of workshops with Brigitte who is designing a project just for us, read a note from Brigitte here.
  • First-class round-trip train between London and Northumberland
  • Transfers by deluxe motorcoach
  • Quilt study and turning of early quilts at the Beamish Museum with historian Lilian Hedley
  • All meals from Sunday through Saturday lunch
  • Northumberland farmhouse visit
  • Quilt sharing of rarely seen pieces from Christopher Wilson-Tate's private collection
  • Visit to Newcastle upon Tyne and dinner at an award winning restaurant
  • Alnwick Castle and Garden, dinner together
  • Bamburgh Beach visit to see the castle  
  • Amazing gifts and surprises

Price - $3985* double/twin occupancy.  Single supplement - $1350*
Optional London tour package (7-10 September) includes:
  • 3 nights Central London 4 star hotel
  • Breakfast daily
  • All transfers by deluxe motorcoach
  • Free day to explore London. For your enjoyment we've located our hotel just across the street from the V&A Museum
  • Visit to the area known by Londoners as the, "fabric and sewing mecca"
  • Visit to Hampstead Village
  • Afternoon with Christopher Wilson-Tate at Antique Textiles Company including an exclusive voucher toward a quilt purchase
  • Group farewell dinner at nearby historic restaurant in Hampstead Heath

Price - $995* double/twin occupancy. Single supplement - $400*

A full itinerary and package will be sent to everyone joining us about 60 days prior to departure. 
What is NOT included?
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Passport or Visa Fees
  • Travel protection
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Optional beverage purchases
Download registration packet here
Terms and Conditions are applied once your registration is received.