Quilters retreat

November 2017 -22

£320 plus £45 single supplement.

To reserve your place please complete your details and we will be in touch  to confirm your booking and deposit payment.


Our Quilters Retreat is new for 2021 and follows hot on the heels of our successful sewing and crochet retreats.

This mid week retreat gives you the opportunity for 2 days of sewing indulgence. Time away with like minded folk for  chat, laughter and plenty of tea. It is a chance to get away from it all, complete a project or two (or maybe finish a small stash of part done projects) pick up some great tips and relax in the facilities and surroundings of the Hogs Back Hotel and Spa. Located in the stunning North Downs in Surrey just outside Farnham and close to Guildford.

All are welcome whether you are a beginners or have been patchwork and quilting for years.

This is a relaxed retreat, where you can do as much or as little as you like.  You will be working on your own projects with our help and support; starting new ones or finishing WIPs with the added fun of  2 mini workshops.

Workshop 1 is on binding techniques and will introduce you to a some different options that you might not have tried, considered or even known about.

Workshop 2  is on quilting techniques both straight line and free motion plus our quilting frame and machine will be in situ so that you can all have a mini session exploring the opportunities the this can present.

We’re not bossy so it is entirely up to you whether you join the mini workshops or carry on engrossed win your projects.

Our dedicated sewing room is large, light and airy. Everyone will have their own personal sewing space, power and access to irons. It is recommended that you bring your own machine and sewing kit to the weekend although it is possible to book one of our machines and we will have a supply of essential equipment in case of forgotten items.

So here’s how it works…

Monday 4th October

Arrival at 9:30 for a 10am start in the sewing room. Enough time to meet up and introduce ourselves before setting up the machines.

A buffet lunch will be served between 1 and 2pm. Take a a break and some fresh  air before an afternoon back at the machines. Tea, coffee and cordial will be available throughout the day with short mid morning and afternoon breaks.

Mini workshops will take place in the afternoon for those that want to join in.

Dinner will be served in the restaurant following which there will be the opportunity to return to the sewing room, relax in the bar or enjoy some of the hotel facilities.

Tuesday 5th October

Start your day as early as you like with the hotel breakfast served between 6:30am and 9:30am. The sewing room will open from 9am with more helpful ‘how to’ sessions. Another buffet lunch at 12:30 before the retreat will draw to a close at 4pm.

£320 plus £45 single supplement.

The price includes:

Shared twin or single room (supplement applies) with en suite shower and bath. All rooms have TV, Wifi, Tea and Coffee making facilities and complimentary toiletries.

Breakfast, lunch and evening meals.

Free use of the leisure club gym 7am to 8pm including pool, spa pool, sauna and steam room. Spa treatments can be booked separately, directly. Free parking at the Hotel and free wifi throughout the hotel.

Want to know more.. read our blog entry on our news page to see just how fun our previous retreats have been.

Terms and Conditions

Prices are per person based on sharing a twin room. A supplement of £45 applies for single occupancy.

50% deposit is payable at time of booking with the balance of the account due on the 31st July 2021. Please note that the deposit is non-refundable. If full payment has not been received by the 31st July 2021 we reserve the right to reallocate your place.

All dietary requirements are catered for. Please help us to be prepared by mentioning at time of booking.

If you change your mind or unable to attend your place can be transferred to someone else if available. After final payment you will only receive a full refund if your can place can be filled by someone else.

Should we have to cancel the retreat you will receive a full refund.

During all of our workshops photographs are taken for promotional purposes only. Please make us aware at the time of booking if you would prefer not to be included.


04 - 05 Oct 2021


10:00 am - 4:00 pm

What you will need

You need to bring the sewing project(s) that you wish to work on and the associated sewing kit. This could include fabric, scissors, pins, thread, needles, rulers etc and will depend on what you are making.

We will advise what you need for the mini workshops closer to the time but this will be extra fabrics and wadding for you to practice on.


Meals and refreshments are provided throughout the weekend, please let us know of any dietary requirements at the time of booking.


During all of our workshops photographs are taken for promotional purposes only. Please make us aware at the time of booking if you would prefer not to be included.


Sarah Brangwyn
Sarah Brangwyn

Owner of Made and Making, Sarah has been sewing all her life. Her passion is helping others to gain the same level of enjoyment from mastering these creative skills. She's known for her infectious enthusiasm, her endless knowledge and for her knack for explaining things clearly, leading to lots of 'aha!' moments. In a previous life, Sarah was a branch manager in an insurance firm. Taking redundancy in 2012 allowed her to follow her dream of creating a hub for sewing and craft. At Made and Making Sarah teaches sewing, crochet, needle felting and other craft courses. She's also one of the tutors for the children's workshops. When family life allows, Sarah loves nothing more than immersing herself in her own projects.

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