Yorkshire Quilting Retreat, August 2024

14th – 21st August 2024

Duration 8 Days

Join Carolyn Forster in Yorkshire on this fantastic quilting retreat, enjoying three full days of quilting workshops using our Bernina sewing machines. You’ll also get to widen your knowledge of Yorkshire’s fascinating textile history with visits to the Quilters’ Guild of the British Isles Collection and Halifax Piece Hall, which is the only remaining Georgian cloth hall in the world. With other highlights including discoveries of Queen Street Mill and the UNESCO-listed Saltaire Village, this holiday is guaranteed to leave you feeling inspired.


You will stay for 7 nights at the Leonardo Hotel Bradford. The 4-star hotel is in the heart of Bradford city, close to City Park and the Alhambra Theatre. It has 198 spacious rooms, Grill restaurant, bar and cardio gym.


Day 1 Arrival
Meet Carolyn Forster and your tour manager at the Leonardo Hotel Bradford. Enjoy dinner this evening at the hotel and get to know your fellow stitchers.
Day 2 Piece Hall and Saltaire Village
Visit the Piece Hall in Halifax. The only remaining Georgian cloth hall in the world. Delve into its 250-year history on a guided tour. There will be some time at leisure to explore and enjoy a bite to eat before we continue to Saltaire Village.
Day 3 Sewing Workshop with Carolyn
Today, your first workshop with Carolyn takes place at the hotel.
Day 4 York and Quilter’s Guild Collection
After breakfast at our hotel, we will be transferred to York for a guided walking tour. This tour will take you through York’s ‘Snickleways’, uncovering rich history and taking you to some of its fabric shops. Walk to the Quilters’ Guild to see some of their historic collection.
Day 5 Workshop with Carolyn
Enjoy a full-day workshop at the hotel with Carolyn.
Day 6 Queen Street Mill
During a guided tour of Queen Street Mill, we will meet one of the weaving technicians who will demonstrate weaving on one of the Lancashire looms.
Day 7 Workshop with Carolyn
Enjoy your last day with a full-day workshop at the hotel with Carolyn and dinner this evening.
Day 8 Departure.
After a leisurely breakfast, it is time to return home.