The Royal Hotel Valentia. Farranreagh, Knightstown, Valentia Island, Co. Kerry
For those of you who are making the shadow quilt, there is an error in the requirement list. The dark shadow fabric should be 56 inches, not 1 yard as stated, apologies for the mistake. If you already have you fabric, them I will be bringing items from the shop that we can rectify the problem.
Please remember that if anyone needs anything, then Tuesday 26th at 7 pm is the request deadline as the van will be packed and ready for road by that time.
You can make a single star as pictured here, or see picture below if you wish to make four stars together
Requirements for 1 Star
40 inches of background- black
27 inches of feature fabric-border and also in star
4 long quarters in colours to match the feature fabric.
18 inches for binding.
If you want to make a double bed quilt ( see picture below) this will comprise of four stars in the centre with the feature fabric border then another border outside that. ( approx size 70 x 70 )
the requirements are as follows.
Fabric 1- 10 inches
Fabric 2- 20 inches
Fabric 3- feature fabric 1 and 3/4 yards
Fabric 4-20 inches
Fabric 5 – 10 inches
Fabric 1,2,4 and 5 should be coordinating with the feature fabric.
Background fabric – 3 yards
Binding 25 inches
Storm at Sea
Appox size 72 x 84 inches
2 Darks and 2 Medium fabrics from the same colour group. 1 yard of each.
3 ½ yards of background fabric
18 inches of border 1.
54 inches of outer border based on a 6 inch border.
25 inches of binding
This quilt is a really good size, its pictured here without a border. There is enough fabric from the requirements for another 2 1/2 inch border all the way round, this is what i will be doing to this quilt, which will make it 86 x 96 inches. Any other border after that is optional.
2 yards of white or cream background .
1 yard of dark plain.
8 fabrics that coordinate – 18 inches of each .
25 inches of binding.
Sewing machine, sewing kit, extension lead, board, cutters, ruler, thread etc….a further requirement list for equipment will be posted before the retreat.
The first month of this year has flown by, but we don’t really mind as we are looking forward to our retreat on Valentia Island this March
There are two main projects on offer, but you are more than welcome to just bring your own projects to work on if either of these doesn’t appeal to you.
Trip around the world quilt- size 66 ½ x 66 ½ inches
Not as hard as you think, and definitely not sewing all those small squares together. You will learn this clever trick on how to put this quilt together. If this is the project for you, then we have a limited number of kits available in this colour scheme, or you can pre order a different colour scheme altogether.
The Requirements for this project are
12 colours from a range of tones including lights, darks and mediums : from each fabric you need 10 inches across the width of fabric.
When you have selected the above fabrics cut all into 2 ½ inch strips
18 inches of white or light border fabric ( leave in one piece )
24 inches of outer border fabric ( leave in one piece )
20 inches of binding ( leave in one piece )
The more advanced project is a Bargello
Finished size 96 x 98 inches
The picture here is only half the quilt as I’m still working on the other half. This is a big quilt, that requires a lot of sewing, but I might add very enjoyable. Again it’s a specific technique to create the effect.
This is a pattern from the book below and I have some copies for 20 euro each, if anyone would like one please let me know. Otherwise you can order it off Amazon or The Book depository.
If you decide to order it, I would do it straight away as there may be quite a few orders. Also if anyone requires fabric then get onto us straight away and we will organise it for you. Again it can be in colours of your choosing
The Requirements for this quilt are
24 colours from a range of tones including lights, darks and mediums from each fabric you need 10 inches.
The book says you need 5/8th of a yard of each fabric x 24, but if you have pre cut half yards at home that you want to use, you will get away with it as the cutting instructions says cut 7 strips 2 ½ inches wide. You may pre cut these before you arrive
If you want to add a border at the end you will need 60 inches extra of 1 fabric for a 6 inch wide border.
Binding: 30 inches of binding fabric
This picture may help you select your fabrics for the bargello.
Other things to bring
Cutting Mat, Cutter and long ruler
Sewing Kit: Scissors, Pins, threads etc..
An iron to keep in your room may be handy
Other Projects if you need a change
Also don’t forget to bring any meds and take your GLASSES!!
Click on the link below to see a short clip on the projects
Breakfast and evening meals are included in the price, lunch is not included and is up to each individual to organise but will be available at the hotel bar. You may want to bring a waterproof coat and walking shoes in case you need to go for a walk. See you all soon, I’ll be in touch before we head off. Any questions then you can contact me anytime.
If you have any questions, please feel free to comment below, or you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will get back to you as soon as possible.