Stay at Gartmore House in the spectacular Trossachs National Park and enjoy four days of patchwork and quilting classes with an expert

Soak up the peace and tranquillity of beautiful Scotland on a six-day retreat at Gartmore House, set in 100 acres of private grounds close to the mesmerising landscape of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs.

During four full days of workshops, you'll get to know likeminded readers and practice your patchwork quilting skills under the watchful eye of tutor Clare Workman, who ran her own textile arts business for many years and has been teaching at Gartmore House for more than a decade.

As well as morning and afternoon sessions, you'll have plenty of time to get to know your fellow crafters during tea and coffee breaks and three delicious meals served each day, and be able to choose between working on projects aimed at all levels, from novice through to experienced quilter.

During the workshops you will be taught a range of techniques and you are welcome to bring current projects that you are already working on, or start something new, for a busy yet relaxed creative holiday. The techniques include a beginner's sampler quilt, modern sampler blocks and quilt, modern and traditional delectable mountain quilts, and quilting techniques by hand and machine. There's also curved strip piecing and patchwork rugs, and from 2023 you can also try your hand at improv piecing!

By the end of your holiday you will have completed your chosen small/medium project or be well on your way to a larger quilt.

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Price includes

  • Four-day patchwork and quilting course with specialist tuition from Clare Workman
  • Five nights' full-board accommodation at Gartmore House
  • All specialist equipment supplied apart from a few essential items**
  • Transfers from Stirling train station if required***
  • Day trips and activities for non-crafters (fee applies, call for details)

From knitting and crochet to candle-making and watercolour painting, there's something for everyone in our exclusive collection of creative breaks at Gartmore House. Find out more.

Availability

From
Sun, Sun, Oct 16, 2022
To
Fri, Fri, Oct 21, 2022
Duration
6 days
Price per person
£879*

* Price is per person, based on two sharing a room. Single supplement available (£100pp). Subject to availability. Offer subject to availability. Room upgrades available at a supplement. Deposit £25%. ** You will need to bring: fabric, backing fabric, wadding, thread, sewing kit and sewing machine. Exact requirements of what you need to bring can be discussed with the team in advance depending on your project. Ideas of project will be sent to you and more information sent out once you have booked. You can hire a sewing machine, please call for details. ***Transfers from Stirling station at 3.30pm on Day 1, departs Gartmore House at 10am on Day 6. Transfers from Glasgow or Edinburgh airport are available at a supplement. Holidays are operated by and subject to the booking conditions of Gartmore House, a company wholly independent of Hearst UK. This offer is exclusive to Hearst UK and may be promoted by other Hearst brands.

From
Sun, Sun, Nov 6, 2022
To
Fri, Fri, Nov 11, 2022
Duration
6 days
Price per person
£879*

* Price is per person, based on two sharing a room. Single supplement available (£100pp). Subject to availability. Offer subject to availability. Room upgrades available at a supplement. Deposit £25%. ** You will need to bring: fabric, backing fabric, wadding, thread, sewing kit and sewing machine. Exact requirements of what you need to bring can be discussed with the team in advance depending on your project. Ideas of project will be sent to you and more information sent out once you have booked. You can hire a sewing machine, please call for details. ***Transfers from Stirling station at 3.30pm on Day 1, departs Gartmore House at 10am on Day 6. Transfers from Glasgow or Edinburgh airport are available at a supplement. Holidays are operated by and subject to the booking conditions of Gartmore House, a company wholly independent of Hearst UK. This offer is exclusive to Hearst UK and may be promoted by other Hearst brands.

From
Sun, Sun, Jan 22, 2023
To
Fri, Fri, Jan 27, 2023
Duration
6 days
Price per person
£879*

* Price is per person, based on two sharing a room. Single supplement available (£100pp). Subject to availability. Offer subject to availability. Room upgrades available at a supplement. Deposit £25%. ** You will need to bring: fabric, backing fabric, wadding, thread, sewing kit and sewing machine. Exact requirements of what you need to bring can be discussed with the team in advance depending on your project. Ideas of project will be sent to you and more information sent out once you have booked. You can hire a sewing machine, please call for details. ***Transfers from Stirling station at 3.30pm on Day 1, departs Gartmore House at 10am on Day 6. Transfers from Glasgow or Edinburgh airport are available at a supplement. Holidays are operated by and subject to the booking conditions of Gartmore House, a company wholly independent of Hearst UK. This offer is exclusive to Hearst UK and may be promoted by other Hearst brands.

From
Sun, Sun, Feb 26, 2023
To
Wed, Wed, Mar 1, 2023
Duration
6 days
Price per person
£879*

* Price is per person, based on two sharing a room. Single supplement available (£100pp). Subject to availability. Offer subject to availability. Room upgrades available at a supplement. Deposit £25%. ** You will need to bring: fabric, backing fabric, wadding, thread, sewing kit and sewing machine. Exact requirements of what you need to bring can be discussed with the team in advance depending on your project. Ideas of project will be sent to you and more information sent out once you have booked. You can hire a sewing machine, please call for details. ***Transfers from Stirling station at 3.30pm on Day 1, departs Gartmore House at 10am on Day 6. Transfers from Glasgow or Edinburgh airport are available at a supplement. Holidays are operated by and subject to the booking conditions of Gartmore House, a company wholly independent of Hearst UK. This offer is exclusive to Hearst UK and may be promoted by other Hearst brands.

From
Sun, Sun, Apr 23, 2023
To
Thu, Thu, Apr 27, 2023
Duration
6 days
Price per person
£879*

* Price is per person, based on two sharing a room. Single supplement available (£100pp). Subject to availability. Offer subject to availability. Room upgrades available at a supplement. Deposit £25%. ** You will need to bring: fabric, backing fabric, wadding, thread, sewing kit and sewing machine. Exact requirements of what you need to bring can be discussed with the team in advance depending on your project. Ideas of project will be sent to you and more information sent out once you have booked. You can hire a sewing machine, please call for details. ***Transfers from Stirling station at 3.30pm on Day 1, departs Gartmore House at 10am on Day 6. Transfers from Glasgow or Edinburgh airport are available at a supplement. Holidays are operated by and subject to the booking conditions of Gartmore House, a company wholly independent of Hearst UK. This offer is exclusive to Hearst UK and may be promoted by other Hearst brands.

From
Sun, Sun, Jun 11, 2023
To
Sat, Sat, Jun 17, 2023
Duration
6 days
Price per person
£879*

* Price is per person, based on two sharing a room. Single supplement available (£100pp). Subject to availability. Offer subject to availability. Room upgrades available at a supplement. Deposit £25%. ** You will need to bring: fabric, backing fabric, wadding, thread, sewing kit and sewing machine. Exact requirements of what you need to bring can be discussed with the team in advance depending on your project. Ideas of project will be sent to you and more information sent out once you have booked. You can hire a sewing machine, please call for details. ***Transfers from Stirling station at 3.30pm on Day 1, departs Gartmore House at 10am on Day 6. Transfers from Glasgow or Edinburgh airport are available at a supplement. Holidays are operated by and subject to the booking conditions of Gartmore House, a company wholly independent of Hearst UK. This offer is exclusive to Hearst UK and may be promoted by other Hearst brands.

From
Sun, Sun, Jul 9, 2023
To
Sat, Sat, Jul 15, 2023
Duration
6 days
Price per person
£879*

* Price is per person, based on two sharing a room. Single supplement available (£100pp). Subject to availability. Offer subject to availability. Room upgrades available at a supplement. Deposit £25%. ** You will need to bring: fabric, backing fabric, wadding, thread, sewing kit and sewing machine. Exact requirements of what you need to bring can be discussed with the team in advance depending on your project. Ideas of project will be sent to you and more information sent out once you have booked. You can hire a sewing machine, please call for details. ***Transfers from Stirling station at 3.30pm on Day 1, departs Gartmore House at 10am on Day 6. Transfers from Glasgow or Edinburgh airport are available at a supplement. Holidays are operated by and subject to the booking conditions of Gartmore House, a company wholly independent of Hearst UK. This offer is exclusive to Hearst UK and may be promoted by other Hearst brands.

From
Sun, Sun, Aug 13, 2023
To
Thu, Thu, Aug 17, 2023
Duration
6 days
Price per person
£879*

* Price is per person, based on two sharing a room. Single supplement available (£100pp). Subject to availability. Offer subject to availability. Room upgrades available at a supplement. Deposit £25%. ** You will need to bring: fabric, backing fabric, wadding, thread, sewing kit and sewing machine. Exact requirements of what you need to bring can be discussed with the team in advance depending on your project. Ideas of project will be sent to you and more information sent out once you have booked. You can hire a sewing machine, please call for details. ***Transfers from Stirling station at 3.30pm on Day 1, departs Gartmore House at 10am on Day 6. Transfers from Glasgow or Edinburgh airport are available at a supplement. Holidays are operated by and subject to the booking conditions of Gartmore House, a company wholly independent of Hearst UK. This offer is exclusive to Hearst UK and may be promoted by other Hearst brands.

From
Sun, Sun, Oct 15, 2023
To
Sat, Sat, Oct 21, 2023
Duration
6 days
Price per person
£879*

* Price is per person, based on two sharing a room. Single supplement available (£100pp). Subject to availability. Offer subject to availability. Room upgrades available at a supplement. Deposit £25%. ** You will need to bring: fabric, backing fabric, wadding, thread, sewing kit and sewing machine. Exact requirements of what you need to bring can be discussed with the team in advance depending on your project. Ideas of project will be sent to you and more information sent out once you have booked. You can hire a sewing machine, please call for details. ***Transfers from Stirling station at 3.30pm on Day 1, departs Gartmore House at 10am on Day 6. Transfers from Glasgow or Edinburgh airport are available at a supplement. Holidays are operated by and subject to the booking conditions of Gartmore House, a company wholly independent of Hearst UK. This offer is exclusive to Hearst UK and may be promoted by other Hearst brands.

From
Sun, Sun, Nov 5, 2023
To
Sat, Sat, Nov 11, 2023
Duration
6 days
Price per person
£879*

* Price is per person, based on two sharing a room. Single supplement available (£100pp). Subject to availability. Offer subject to availability. Room upgrades available at a supplement. Deposit £25%. ** You will need to bring: fabric, backing fabric, wadding, thread, sewing kit and sewing machine. Exact requirements of what you need to bring can be discussed with the team in advance depending on your project. Ideas of project will be sent to you and more information sent out once you have booked. You can hire a sewing machine, please call for details. ***Transfers from Stirling station at 3.30pm on Day 1, departs Gartmore House at 10am on Day 6. Transfers from Glasgow or Edinburgh airport are available at a supplement. Holidays are operated by and subject to the booking conditions of Gartmore House, a company wholly independent of Hearst UK. This offer is exclusive to Hearst UK and may be promoted by other Hearst brands.

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Itinerary

  1. Day
    1
    Check in to Gartmore House
    Gartmore, United Kingdom

    Check in from 4pm and receive a warm welcome from our team. Once you are unpacked and settled, enjoy some tea or coffee and home baking in the lounge where you can relax after your journey.

    Come 6pm, everyone will gather in the lounge for the Welcome Talk and Meet & Greet, giving you the chance to meet both your fellow guests and your tutor before the start of the course on Monday. Your tutor will talk you through what to expect from the week, discuss what you would like to achieve during your stay, and answer any questions you may have.

    From there, dinner is served at 6:30pm in the downstairs dining room.

    Meals - Dinner
  2. Days
    2-5
    Patchwork and quilting workshops
    Gartmore, United Kingdom

    Each day after breakfast, tuition runs from 10am to 4pm with regular breaks for tea and coffee, so you can relax and have a natter with your fellow guests about everything you've been up to so far.

    All your meals are served in the dining room. Evening tea and coffee is available in the lounge at 9pm.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  3. Day
    6
    Check out and say goodbye
    Gartmore, United Kingdom

    After breakfast today, say goodbye to your new friends and check out for 10am. There's an included transfer to Stirling Station at 10am.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation

Gartmore House

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Loch Lomond, United Kingdom

Unique 18th-century property offering a wide variety of arts, craft and activity breaks in the beauty and serenity of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park.

Nestled within the stunning Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park and set in 100 acres of private land, this beautiful 18th century property is the ideal place to enjoy an art, craft, and activity holiday.

Included in your stay will be freshly prepared, wholesome meals and home baking, made by resident chefs using local produce. Enjoy farm-to-table comfort food and a selection of Scottish favourites throughout your stay, as well as craft beers, gin, spirits and local whiskies at the bar.

Stay in comfortable en-suite accommodation individually decorated with traditional Scottish touches. There's a mixture of single, twin, double, and multiple occupancy bedrooms available.

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Gartmore House
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Gartmore House is a unique 18th-century property offering a wide variety of arts, craft and activity breaks in the beauty and serenity of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park.

Availability

From
Sun, Sun, Oct 16, 2022
To
Fri, Fri, Oct 21, 2022
Duration
6 days
Price per person
£879*

* Price is per person, based on two sharing a room. Single supplement available (£100pp). Subject to availability. Offer subject to availability. Room upgrades available at a supplement. Deposit £25%. ** You will need to bring: fabric, backing fabric, wadding, thread, sewing kit and sewing machine. Exact requirements of what you need to bring can be discussed with the team in advance depending on your project. Ideas of project will be sent to you and more information sent out once you have booked. You can hire a sewing machine, please call for details. ***Transfers from Stirling station at 3.30pm on Day 1, departs Gartmore House at 10am on Day 6. Transfers from Glasgow or Edinburgh airport are available at a supplement. Holidays are operated by and subject to the booking conditions of Gartmore House, a company wholly independent of Hearst UK. This offer is exclusive to Hearst UK and may be promoted by other Hearst brands.

From
Sun, Sun, Nov 6, 2022
To
Fri, Fri, Nov 11, 2022
Duration
6 days
Price per person
£879*

* Price is per person, based on two sharing a room. Single supplement available (£100pp). Subject to availability. Offer subject to availability. Room upgrades available at a supplement. Deposit £25%. ** You will need to bring: fabric, backing fabric, wadding, thread, sewing kit and sewing machine. Exact requirements of what you need to bring can be discussed with the team in advance depending on your project. Ideas of project will be sent to you and more information sent out once you have booked. You can hire a sewing machine, please call for details. ***Transfers from Stirling station at 3.30pm on Day 1, departs Gartmore House at 10am on Day 6. Transfers from Glasgow or Edinburgh airport are available at a supplement. Holidays are operated by and subject to the booking conditions of Gartmore House, a company wholly independent of Hearst UK. This offer is exclusive to Hearst UK and may be promoted by other Hearst brands.

From
Sun, Sun, Jan 22, 2023
To
Fri, Fri, Jan 27, 2023
Duration
6 days
Price per person
£879*

* Price is per person, based on two sharing a room. Single supplement available (£100pp). Subject to availability. Offer subject to availability. Room upgrades available at a supplement. Deposit £25%. ** You will need to bring: fabric, backing fabric, wadding, thread, sewing kit and sewing machine. Exact requirements of what you need to bring can be discussed with the team in advance depending on your project. Ideas of project will be sent to you and more information sent out once you have booked. You can hire a sewing machine, please call for details. ***Transfers from Stirling station at 3.30pm on Day 1, departs Gartmore House at 10am on Day 6. Transfers from Glasgow or Edinburgh airport are available at a supplement. Holidays are operated by and subject to the booking conditions of Gartmore House, a company wholly independent of Hearst UK. This offer is exclusive to Hearst UK and may be promoted by other Hearst brands.

From
Sun, Sun, Feb 26, 2023
To
Wed, Wed, Mar 1, 2023
Duration
6 days
Price per person
£879*

* Price is per person, based on two sharing a room. Single supplement available (£100pp). Subject to availability. Offer subject to availability. Room upgrades available at a supplement. Deposit £25%. ** You will need to bring: fabric, backing fabric, wadding, thread, sewing kit and sewing machine. Exact requirements of what you need to bring can be discussed with the team in advance depending on your project. Ideas of project will be sent to you and more information sent out once you have booked. You can hire a sewing machine, please call for details. ***Transfers from Stirling station at 3.30pm on Day 1, departs Gartmore House at 10am on Day 6. Transfers from Glasgow or Edinburgh airport are available at a supplement. Holidays are operated by and subject to the booking conditions of Gartmore House, a company wholly independent of Hearst UK. This offer is exclusive to Hearst UK and may be promoted by other Hearst brands.

From
Sun, Sun, Apr 23, 2023
To
Thu, Thu, Apr 27, 2023
Duration
6 days
Price per person
£879*

* Price is per person, based on two sharing a room. Single supplement available (£100pp). Subject to availability. Offer subject to availability. Room upgrades available at a supplement. Deposit £25%. ** You will need to bring: fabric, backing fabric, wadding, thread, sewing kit and sewing machine. Exact requirements of what you need to bring can be discussed with the team in advance depending on your project. Ideas of project will be sent to you and more information sent out once you have booked. You can hire a sewing machine, please call for details. ***Transfers from Stirling station at 3.30pm on Day 1, departs Gartmore House at 10am on Day 6. Transfers from Glasgow or Edinburgh airport are available at a supplement. Holidays are operated by and subject to the booking conditions of Gartmore House, a company wholly independent of Hearst UK. This offer is exclusive to Hearst UK and may be promoted by other Hearst brands.

From
Sun, Sun, Jun 11, 2023
To
Sat, Sat, Jun 17, 2023
Duration
6 days
Price per person
£879*

* Price is per person, based on two sharing a room. Single supplement available (£100pp). Subject to availability. Offer subject to availability. Room upgrades available at a supplement. Deposit £25%. ** You will need to bring: fabric, backing fabric, wadding, thread, sewing kit and sewing machine. Exact requirements of what you need to bring can be discussed with the team in advance depending on your project. Ideas of project will be sent to you and more information sent out once you have booked. You can hire a sewing machine, please call for details. ***Transfers from Stirling station at 3.30pm on Day 1, departs Gartmore House at 10am on Day 6. Transfers from Glasgow or Edinburgh airport are available at a supplement. Holidays are operated by and subject to the booking conditions of Gartmore House, a company wholly independent of Hearst UK. This offer is exclusive to Hearst UK and may be promoted by other Hearst brands.

From
Sun, Sun, Jul 9, 2023
To
Sat, Sat, Jul 15, 2023
Duration
6 days
Price per person
£879*

* Price is per person, based on two sharing a room. Single supplement available (£100pp). Subject to availability. Offer subject to availability. Room upgrades available at a supplement. Deposit £25%. ** You will need to bring: fabric, backing fabric, wadding, thread, sewing kit and sewing machine. Exact requirements of what you need to bring can be discussed with the team in advance depending on your project. Ideas of project will be sent to you and more information sent out once you have booked. You can hire a sewing machine, please call for details. ***Transfers from Stirling station at 3.30pm on Day 1, departs Gartmore House at 10am on Day 6. Transfers from Glasgow or Edinburgh airport are available at a supplement. Holidays are operated by and subject to the booking conditions of Gartmore House, a company wholly independent of Hearst UK. This offer is exclusive to Hearst UK and may be promoted by other Hearst brands.

From
Sun, Sun, Aug 13, 2023
To
Thu, Thu, Aug 17, 2023
Duration
6 days
Price per person
£879*

* Price is per person, based on two sharing a room. Single supplement available (£100pp). Subject to availability. Offer subject to availability. Room upgrades available at a supplement. Deposit £25%. ** You will need to bring: fabric, backing fabric, wadding, thread, sewing kit and sewing machine. Exact requirements of what you need to bring can be discussed with the team in advance depending on your project. Ideas of project will be sent to you and more information sent out once you have booked. You can hire a sewing machine, please call for details. ***Transfers from Stirling station at 3.30pm on Day 1, departs Gartmore House at 10am on Day 6. Transfers from Glasgow or Edinburgh airport are available at a supplement. Holidays are operated by and subject to the booking conditions of Gartmore House, a company wholly independent of Hearst UK. This offer is exclusive to Hearst UK and may be promoted by other Hearst brands.

From
Sun, Sun, Oct 15, 2023
To
Sat, Sat, Oct 21, 2023
Duration
6 days
Price per person
£879*

* Price is per person, based on two sharing a room. Single supplement available (£100pp). Subject to availability. Offer subject to availability. Room upgrades available at a supplement. Deposit £25%. ** You will need to bring: fabric, backing fabric, wadding, thread, sewing kit and sewing machine. Exact requirements of what you need to bring can be discussed with the team in advance depending on your project. Ideas of project will be sent to you and more information sent out once you have booked. You can hire a sewing machine, please call for details. ***Transfers from Stirling station at 3.30pm on Day 1, departs Gartmore House at 10am on Day 6. Transfers from Glasgow or Edinburgh airport are available at a supplement. Holidays are operated by and subject to the booking conditions of Gartmore House, a company wholly independent of Hearst UK. This offer is exclusive to Hearst UK and may be promoted by other Hearst brands.

From
Sun, Sun, Nov 5, 2023
To
Sat, Sat, Nov 11, 2023
Duration
6 days
Price per person
£879*

* Price is per person, based on two sharing a room. Single supplement available (£100pp). Subject to availability. Offer subject to availability. Room upgrades available at a supplement. Deposit £25%. ** You will need to bring: fabric, backing fabric, wadding, thread, sewing kit and sewing machine. Exact requirements of what you need to bring can be discussed with the team in advance depending on your project. Ideas of project will be sent to you and more information sent out once you have booked. You can hire a sewing machine, please call for details. ***Transfers from Stirling station at 3.30pm on Day 1, departs Gartmore House at 10am on Day 6. Transfers from Glasgow or Edinburgh airport are available at a supplement. Holidays are operated by and subject to the booking conditions of Gartmore House, a company wholly independent of Hearst UK. This offer is exclusive to Hearst UK and may be promoted by other Hearst brands.

Call now to book 01877 550 012
Quote ref: TSD GMH GARTMORE PATCHWORK