Quilting and Textiles Retreat ***FULLY BOOKED***
22nd January 2024, 4:00 pm to 26th January 2024, 2:00 pm£600
Discover the perfect blend of relaxation and artistic inspiration at Launde Abbey, where the Revd Claire Goode invites you to immerse yourself in the world of quilting and textiles. This winter retreat promises a rejuvenating experience for your mind, body, and soul.
The quote: “It is better to travel hopefully, than to arrive” is attributed to Robert Louis Stevenson. During this retreat we will explore journeying and travelling through the eyes of some well-known figures in the Bible such as Abraham, the Israelites in the desert and St Paul; and what it means to ‘go well’.
There will also be an opportunity to make a piece of needlework to illustrate our thoughts. Designs will be available for anyone wishing to make a fabric labyrinth as part of their journeying.
Revd Claire Goode, a seasoned retreat leader, will accompany you through from first draft to final stitch, inspiring your artistic journey and nurturing your creative spirit. Unleash your creativity and explore the therapeutic qualities of quilting and textiles. This retreat is not just about crafting; it’s about self-discovery and personal growth. You’ll also have the chance to connect with like-minded individuals who share your passion for textiles. Forge new friendships while learning and creating together!
From beginners to seasoned quilters, everyone is welcome! Claire will tailor her guidance to suit your skill level, ensuring you leave with a masterpiece you’re proud of. Dive into the world of colours, fabrics, and designs as you create unique and meaningful textile art. You are also welcome to bring your own sewing project. We recommend that any sewing machines used should have been PAT tested within the last three years.
Claire is an experienced parish priest and retreat leader who has been leading retreats at Launde Abbey for many years. Claire was also one of the team offering Spiritual Direction (Spiritual Accompaniment) and Mentoring in Southwell & Nottingham Diocese. She has been sewing ever since she can remember – she had her first sewing machine aged 9 years and has recently studied for a City and Guilds Patchwork and Quilting Certificate.
Retreat price: £600 (standard room) or £660 (character room)
EARLY BIRD RATE: £560 (standard room) or £620 (character room) if booked by 13th November 2023!
Price includes en-suite accommodation, all meals, and all retreat resources.
It may be possible for you to extend your stay by arriving early. Why not check on availability and ask for a quote when you contact us.