Quilting & craft Retreats - Workshops

Quilts Beneath Your Feet with Christine Porter

1 September - 7 September 2013

quilts_beneath_your_feet.jpgJoin international teacher and author, Chris, as she returns to Les Cerisiers to inspire you with a world of floor tile designs made into delicious quilts. With 5 unforgettable days in the idyllic surroundings of Burgundy, you can certainly develop your creativity with Chris’s expert guidance on hand. There will be masses of resource material for you to feast your eyes on including Chris’s books based specifically on floor tile quilts with many patterns to choose from.
Whether a novice or more experienced quilter (all are welcome), you may already have found some special floor tiles you would like to use as the basis of a new quilt. Bring along
your photos and Chris will show you how to draft your designs, work out the measurements and will also encourage you with colour recipes! Sewing machines can be provided.

The setting for this treat of an event can be found among the rolling and verdant hills, complete with creamy, Charollais cows, of Southern Burgundy. The main accommodation and workshop are based at Les Cerisiers, a 17th Century farm, complete with its own ‘tommette’ floor tiles, whilst further off site accommodation is just a short distance away. Vineyards are close by and wine tastings are a distinct possibility as are visits to local markets to see the fabulous food that the French are famous for.

This class has achieved more in a week than any other I have attended’
Marcia, Switzerland

Places are limited and going fast, so why not come and join us and enjoy creating your masterpiece in lovely surroundings with like-minded people.

Christine is renowned worldwide, not only as a prolific designer and maker of quilts, but also as a teacher and judge. Her designs are mostly inspired by medieval and Victorian floor tiles and she has written three books about them; ‘Quilt Designs from Decorative Floor Tiles’, Tessellation Quilts’ and ‘Viva Venezia! She has also appeared on the American HGTV programme’ Simply Quilts’ as well as the popular The Quilt Show with Ricky Timms and Alex Anderson on the internet. Christine has won awards for her quilts in Britain and the USA. As well as teaching and lecturing around the world, Christine has made four instructional DVDs. She recently won the 2010 Amy Emms award for services to British Quilting. Find out more at http://www.christineporterquilts.com

• Shared room with en-suite £605
• Private room for single occupancy with en-suite £655
• Private room with shared shower/ bath room £535

All costs are per person. A 20% non-refundable deposit is required to confirm a booking. Non-quilting companions are welcomed and full board is offered at £320.
All costs include the following:
Continental breakfasts
Buffet lunches
Suppers including wine and soft drinks and wine
Refreshments throughout the day

For more information or to reserve a place please contact Janice Barnett
By email info@thereallybigdreamcompany.com
By post Les Cerisiers, Lieu dit Nurux, 71520 Montmelard, France
By phone 0033 (0) 345 47 95 02

As places are restricted, early booking is advised to avoid disappointment.

* additional accommodation is provided in a second traditional property – formerly a barn and artist’s studio or at a family run hotel with amazing views across the hills and valleys. These are approximately a mile and a half from the main site. A transfer service is offered but the walk is beautiful.

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