Tutored Quilting Retreat 2pm Monday 10th May to 9am Friday 14th May 2021

$15.00 AUD - $655.00 AUD
  • $455.00 AUD
Tax included.

Following the success of our previous retreats, we are now offering two residential Tutored Quilting Retreats in May 2021.

Come for either one, weekday or weekend or even both!

Previous retreat participants said

"Brilliant, varied, lots of learning, catered for all levels...positive and inspirational".

"Loved it, something for everyone even slow beginners"

"Best quilting course I have ever done"

We are running two workshops in May 2021.

… the first Monday 10th May 2pm to  Friday 14th May 9am.

… and the second from Friday 14th May 9.30am to Sunday 16th May 2pm

… and you can choose to sleep over too!

Hillside Quilting is taking over the Yarra Valley Craft Retreat for a week from the 10th May 2021.  There will be 15 workshop places for the Weekday event and 15 workshop places for the weekend event. Of these spots, 10 people can sleep over in the very lovely twin share accommodation with your own en-suite.

Set up your machine once and quilt for either 4 week days or 3 weekend days, or even book for the whole week.  Get to quilt all day, have a sleepover and get started again in the morning.  If you are local you may prefer to go home to your own bed.  Hence we have both options available.

A long week of quilting fun to be had...

It’s all about the quilting!

Finish a current project or I can get you going on another quilting project, free motion or quilting with the Westalee Rulers.  Be guided by Anita Ellis, Westalee Accredited educator and Quilting teacher.  

This year the project will be the Tecoma Quilt templates. Awesome templates designed by Leonie West which are very versatile and can be used to create a diverse range of quilting patterns.

Numbers are limited to 15 students for each event (10 of these folks can sleep over), so first in best dressed.

I will be there to teach and guide you on your projects during the day, after that I will be sewing with you. We all have projects to finish!

Dave, my lovely husband and 'Facilities Manager" will be there to carry your bags, cook, wash up and generally look after all of us. 

I think that those who came to our last event would agree that he does a pretty fine job of it, leaving me to do what I do best, educate you in the way of free motion quilting and quilting with Westalee Rulers.

The Details


1.  Weekday Workshop

Monday 10th May 2pm right through to Friday 14th May 9am.

Clear the Craft Room by 10pm Thursday night, Sleep over on the Thursday night and depart by 9am Friday morning.

2.  Weekend Workshop

Friday 14th May 9.30 am right through to Sunday 16th May 2pm.


The Yarra Valley Craft Retreat, Woori Yallock near Warburton. A lovely purpose built Crafting Space with ensuite twin share accommodation.  Plenty of space to work, eat and play. Check it out by clicking the link below.  Check out those work tables, even better in real life, the photographs do not do it justice.

Yarra Valley Craft Retreat


Focus on your current projects and learn new quilting skills in daily workshops from Anita Ellis of Hillside Quilting, be they free motion or quilting with Westalee Rulers.

A new project will be taught at the retreat for you to enjoy.  Watch this space for details.  The last project, CutAway ColourPlay was a real hit.

Stay, learn and play with like minded quilters and enjoy being looked after by David Ellis, as he feeds us delicious morning tea, afternoon tea and lunch every day.

Dinner is an option that you can add when you book in for $15 a day (two course meal).


Because who doesn't want to learn new skills, mingle with lovely people and be looked after.


You!  refer to comment above, in case you needed any persuading.

What's included?

  • Tuition, expert advice and new projects from Anita Ellis of Hillside Quilting.
  • Morning tea, afternoon Tea and Lunch every day.
  • Twin share en-suite accommodation for 10 people.
  • Space for another 5 students to attend the workshops but go home to be each night.
  • 10% shop discount all week long.


  • Byo alcohol
  • byo breakfast
  • Two course dinner available each night for $15. (Choose this option when you check out).

    Booking Policy?
    • First in best dressed.  A non refundable deposit of $200 is required to secure your spot.  Bookings are final. 
    • If the workshops cannot go ahead due to Government Covid restrictions we will reschedule and if these new dates do not suit then a refund will be given. No cancelations for any other reason, unless the place is filled by another student on a waiting list. Please check your availability carefully.
    • Balance of fees to be paid by 1st March 2021.
    • Dinner option needs to be requested and paid for by 24th April 2021.

    Call Anita on 0430 135281 to book in or choose the link on the website.