Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Quilting Retreat @ Quorn Hall

Well, it's been a few weeks since I've blogged, but it's been very busy here! A few weeks ago, I had a lovely few days with some of the UK's most dedicated quilters, at a five day quilting retreat at Quorn Hall, near Loughborough. As you can see from the photo below, Quorn Hall is a fantastic venue, set in it's own beautiful grounds. About 40 ladies attended the retreat, where for five days they do nothing but, eat and sleep quilting!

I had a few days with the ladies and ran workshops on the new Janome Horizon machine... and what a fabulous time we had, although, I was shattered by home time! This was a wonderful opportunity for quilters to have a hands on play with the new long arm machine, and even some loyal "other brand" machines ladies, ended up taking one of the Horizons home with them! What a fantastic recommendation of the Horizon 7700QCP!

I ran my workshops in conjunction with Graham Cresswell, who is the local Janome agent in Nottingham. He stocks the full range of Janome sewing, embroidery and overlock machines, and has many years of experience in the trade. He is a specialist on antique machines, and only the other day when I popped in his shop, had just got an over one hundred year old machine to stitch perfectly!
He can be found at, Cresswell Sewing Machines, 83, Mansfield Road, Daybrook, Nottingham. NG5 6BH 0115 9267572
For more information on the Quilting Retreats @ Quorn Hall, check out the link below,


  1. I am going there today for a 2 night trip! YEYYYYY!!!

  2. Have a wonderful time Emma! The weather is lovely so you can catch some rays out in the garden while doing some hand sewing! :))



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