The Retreats

The Quilting Retreat

Our experts are available to help guide and inspire you. You are free to do what you want, but can seek help and courses can be customised to your requirements.
The extensive facilities we provide allow you to concentrate on your quilting. Accommodation, food and relaxation amenities are first rate.

The Quilting

Quilting All Inclusive Packages
Freedom – All your needs taken care of, so you can enjoy making beautiful quilts in your own time.
Patchwork Quilting expert on hand if you want help.

 Customised Courses
Courses can be customised to your requirements as required.

 Outstanding Workshop for Quilters
Light, spacious & fully equipped.
Design walls, irons, cutting table & mats, good selection of quilting literature, lightbox & other useful items.

Other Retreats
We also provide Yoga and Spiritual retreats, and can arrange other special interest breaks.

The Place

Delicious Food & Refreshment
All requirements prepared by our Chef, with priority to locally sourced produce.

Fabulous Premises
Luxurious barn conversion, in beautiful rural setting, close to the sea.
High quality beds, sleeping up to 10 people in 7 bedrooms with en-suites. We also have 2 additional bedrooms
with en-suites suitable for persons comfortable using stairs.
Enjoy dining and relaxation in our vaulted ceiling communal living room.

Long Arm Services
Quilt “tops” can be transformed into Beautiful quilts with our long arm quilting machine.
Julie has many years of experience, one of the UK’s longest providers of long arm quilting services.

● Quilting All Inclusive

Prices include Accommodation, Food & Beverage in the communal room, and Usage of the Workshop facilities. Individual advice is available from our resident Quilting expert as a clinic service. An example of a popular schedule is:

Arrival day  we are expecting you from around 2pm. If it works out better for you to arrive earlier, just call and check with us. Tea & Scrumptious Cakes are served at 3pm, Dinner is served around 630pm.

Every Day – Workshop open 24 hours, Quilt, Eat, Sleep – Do your own thing.

Departure Day – Continue use of the Workshop until 12pm.


Customised Courses can be made available at extra charge, typically a day course from 10am to 4pm.

We focus 100% on Quilting Retreats

However The Quilt Retreat is suitable for a variety of non Quilting Retreats. 

Looking for a Non Quilting Retreat: Please contact Emily Copeman-Barnes on for further information. Her Sussex Retreat business covers a broad range of Non Quilting Retreat Activities, Examples include:

● Yoga 

Retreat teachers are warm, knowledgeable and enthusiastic, focused on blissful yoga practice. Food is vegetarian, and sourced from a local organic provider whenever possible.

● Bespoke

Sussex retreats is open for a variety of development courses, provides a safe place for ladies travelling and many more imaginative Bespoke Retreats. Contact Emily to customise facilities for the requirements of the groups.

● Film Shoots

Sussex Retreats are ideal to accommodate the actors & film crew. The setting is ideal if you are looking for rural location.

● Art & Crafts Your Special Interests

Sussex Retreats are suitable for enthusiasts of a variety of Art and crafts. We can customise facilities for the requirements of the groups.