HandCrafted Retreats

Northumberland II
with Anna Maria Horner
August 29-September 5, 2020

  1. Antique Textiles Company
    Antique Textiles Company
  2. Antique Textiles Company
    Antique Textiles Company

Be pampered while you quilt in one England's most beautiful locations.

Join our annual retreat adventure in Christopher's homeland, the English Countryside by the breathtaking Northumberland Coast.  We will spend 6 nights 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 Anna Maria, Christopher and Deb have planned exciting tours and visits in the area which will help you learn about and better appreciate the rich quilting heritage in this area.

Anna Maria Horner is one of the worlds most sought after teachers and designers, we are thrilled that she is working on a custom project just for our retreat.  You will love her energy and fun-loving attitude as she teaches you new and exciting yet easy techniques to make a beautiful piece to remember your England getaway.  After the retreat you will have an optional opportunity for 3 nights in London, touring and shopping at the fabulous London fabric district, enjoying an incredible afternoon with Christopher at Antique Textiles Company and more.

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 workshop with Anna Maria Horner who is designing a project just for us, read more about Anna Maria here.
   - First-class round-trip train between London and Northumberland
   - Transfers by deluxe motorcoach
   - Full day at the Beamish Museum with a quilt turning of quilts from their collection with historian Lilian Hedley
   - All meals from Sunday brthrough Saturday lunch
   - Northumberland farmhouse visit
   - Quilt sharing of rarely seen pieces from Christopher Wilson-Tate's private collection
   - Visit to Newcastle upon Tyne with dinner at an award winning restaurant
   - Alnwick Castle and Garden and dinner
   - Bamburgh Beach visit to see the castle  
   - Quilt show and tell from Christopher including rarely seen pieces from his private collection
   - Amazing gifts and surprises

Retreat Price - $3995 USD* double/twin occupancy.  Single supplement - $1650 USD*
Optional London tour package (5-8 September) includes:
  - Central London 4 star hotel
  - Full Breakfast daily
  - All transfers by deluxe motorcoach
  - Free day to explore London on your own. For your enjoyment we've located our hotel just across the street from the V&A Museum and within walking distance that will allow access many of London's most famous attractions.

  - Traditional English cream tea  
  - 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 luncheon in Hampstead Heath
  - Special gifts and surprises

Price - $995 USD* double/twin occupancy. Single supplement - $500 USD*

A full itinerary and package will be sent to everyone joining us about 45 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
BOOKING information for this exceptional retreat may be found here
Terms and Conditions are applied once your registration request is received.