What to Bring – Packing Checklist
The Wonderful thing about retreats is all you have to do is enjoy your passion, sweet and uninterrupted. Someone else does all the cooking & cleaning. We have prepared a checklist of what to bring so you don’t have to reinvent the wheel. Click here for a list download.
● General Personal Supplies
Comfortable clothes, shoes and slippers. (+ Boots if you plan on walking)
Phone, ipad, cameras and their chargers
Note / sketch book, Pencils, Sharpeners, Eraser, Pens, Markers.
Glasses, Lens Cleaners, Eyeglass repair kits
Care items, hand lotion, Band-Aids, Nail clippers, Pain reliever, Allergy meds
Hairdryers – Most retreaters bring their own hairdryers, we do not keep them in the rooms, however just in case we have a couple available to borrow if needed, located in the communal room to help yourself.
Tea/Coffee making in the rooms – All the rooms are next to the communal dining area, where you can get a variety of teas, coffees and soft drinks 24/7.
Wine, etc. – There is fridge / freezer in the communal dining area, so if anyone wants to bring wine or other drinks they can be kept cool.
Toiletries – Most retreaters bring their own toiletries, we provide bar soaps on a help yourself basis if required, located in the communal room.
Add your own items to the list!!
● Quilters: You supply
Projects & any show and tell
Sewing Machine & Accessories
Sewing machine, foot pedal & power cord, machine manual, screwdriver, cleaning brush
Portable sewing machine table (If you have one or just use one of ours), extra task lighting
¼” foot, walking foot, All-purpose foot
Rotary cutter, rulers, scissors, straight & safety pins, hand & machine needles, thimbles, Seam ripper, pin cushion
Thread snips, Extra rotary blades, Cutting mats, Rotary cutter, Rulers
Chalk, Pencil, Measuring tape, Fabric glue stick
Lint Roller, Containers and Zip bags
● What we provide for Quilters
Extension leads surge protectors
Irons – For your convenience & for compliance to safety guides
Cutting table & mats, Accuquilt die cutting machine with several dies
Selection of quilting books & magazines,
Lightbox, Temporary storage boxes & drawers & other useful items.
We recommend you bring your own sewing machine or in case of emergency we have 2 spare machines here for you to use (Janome 8077 & Pfaff Tiptronic 2040).
● Fabrics and Supplies
We do not sell fabrics, threads or other materials so try and bring these with you. However we may arrange for supplier visits or you can drive to local quilting shops.
Alternatively talk to Julie and she may be able to look at her extensive stash to help you on the way.
● Communal Room,
Kitchen & Dining – We provide Sofas, Dining Tables & Chairs, TV, Wi-Fi.
Kitchen is fully equipped with Fridge, Hob/Cooker, Dishwasher, Washing Machine, Sink/Drainer, and Toaster. Full range of Crockery, Cutlery, Cups, Glasses, Pots & Pans.
We have free Wi-Fi available. There is a fibre optic installed, so we can achieve good speeds.
There is a TV in the Communal room with Freeview.
Due to Health & Safety Requirements, Sorry no smoking allowed in the buildings.
Due to farm animals on our fields and in the local vicinity, we do not encourage pets staying during your retreat. However please discuss with the owners, there may be some flexibility in some circumstances especially if your animal has been trained around sheep and cattle.