Short quilting breaks for busy people

So, here’s the thing: I have two small businesses: the textiles one (fabric design and quilt-making) and the holiday lets one (AirBnB house). Both have been running alongside each other for three years now.

During this week-end I’ve been at Ushaw College on a EU-funded ‘Boost Your Business’ course where the two business streams came together in a brand-new idea.

As it happens, Ushaw College is just a quarter of a mile from my house. It’s an historic building, renovated for conference use. A long weekend (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) with full catering, provided the context for a large amount of learning – and for a new business idea to be generated!

So, I’m interested in finding out how the idea of a three-day break (complete with tasty home-made meals), learning a completely new craft (such as quilt-making) in my comfortable AirBnB house near Durham, would appeal. I’d like some feedback please. Does this idea sound like fun?  If you are a busy hard-working person, employed full-time, would you relish the chance to get away and immerse yourself in a craft that, once learned, would last you a life-time? Or is that time-frame too short, and would you prefer a week away?

An alternative would be a one-day course – an introduction to quilting. How about that?

Thank you in advance for helping.  Amanda


This quilt is a good beginner’s quilt, if you can’t get to a class. You can find it here.

Clouds and Smoke

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