English Countryside Retreat with Di Ford Hall


August 31 - September 7, 2019

Optional London: September 7-10, 2019

Quilt connoisseurs and travel enthusiasts Christopher Wilson Tate (Antique Textiles Company) and Deb Roberts (World of Quilts Travel) have joined forces to bring you an exciting retreat adventure in the English Countryside near the breathtaking Northumberland Coast.  We will spend 7 days at the beautiful Doxford Hall Hotel, a 200 year old country mansion which has been lovingly restored to retain the grand sense of residence for which it was built. In addition to the workshop offered by Di, Christopher and Deb have planned exciting tours and visits in the area which will help you learn and appreciate more the quilt history here.

Di is planning an exciting and new project just for us which will employ her amazing artistry and teach you her fundamental and yet easy techniques to make a beautiful memory of your English countryside retreat.

After the retreat you will have an optional opportunity for 3 nights in London, touring and shopping at the fabulous London fabric district and enjoying an incredible afternoon with Christopher at Antique Textiles Company.

Your retreat package will include:

  • 1 pre-retreat night in a 4 star London Hotel on arrival

  • 6 nights at the beautiful Doxford Hall

  • 4 days of workshops with Di

  • First-class round-trip train between London and Northumberland

  • Transfers by deluxe motorcoach

  • Quilt study and turning of early quilts at the Beamish Museum with historian Lilian Hedley

  • All meals from Sunday dinner through Saturday lunch

  • Northumberland farmhouse visit

  • Quilt sharing of rarely seen pieces from Christopher Wilson-Tate's private collection

  • Visit to and lunch at award wining restaurant in Newcastle upon Tyne

  • Alnwick Castle and Garden

  • Bamburgh Beach visit to see the castle and to enjoy dinner together

Price - $3985* double/twin occupancy.  Single supplement - $1350*

Optional London tour package includes:

  • 3 nights Central London 4 star hotel

  • Breakfast daily

  • All transfers by deluxe motorcoach

  • Free day to enjoy London. For your enjoyment we've located our hotel just across the street from the V&A Museum

  • Visit to the area known by Londoners as the, "fabric and sewing mecca"

  • Visit to Hampstead Village

  • Afternoon with Christopher Wilson-Tate at Antique Textiles Company including an exclusive voucher toward a quilt purchase

  • Group farewell luncheon at nearby historic restaurant in Hampstead Heath

Price - $995* double/twin occupancy. Single supplement - $400*

* Rates are based upon cash payment and upon USD/GBG currency exchange rate of 1/0.76. Should this rate change by more than +/- 1% by the final payment deadline, the pricing will be altered accordingly.

A full itinerary and package will be sent to everyone joining us about 60 days prior to departure. 

What is NOT included?

  • Airfare

  • Airport transfers

  • Passport or Visa Fees

  • Travel protection

  • Items of a personal nature

  • Optional beverage purchases

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