Gemstone Magic with Elizabeth Chadwick 2024

5 to 16 August 2024

PATCHWORK YOUR GEMSTONE

A fully-guided tour with Elizabeth Chadwick as your tutor and Jacky Wyatt from Wacky Jacky’s Textiles as your host.

Elizabeth has been patchworking since the early 2000 and especially loves Batiks, bright colours and good contrast. She absolutely loves to piece, all sorts of piecing, paper piecing, foundation paper piecing, cutting fabric and piecing. She has been teaching patchwork piecing since about 2008.

In 2012, Judy Niemeyer came to Australia to teach her technique called Quiltworx and Elizabeth became one of the original Quiltworx Instructors here in Australia. She then kept on learning to polish her skills, and became one of only a couple of Gemstones Affiliated teachers in Australia, with her specialty in 3D effects.

“The Gemstone patterns particularly caught my eye and are not your regular paper piecing!” Elizabeth said.

Reusable iron on templates adhere to the front of the fabric and can be easily removed after piecing. Each block is 17 inches square finished size, so great to turn into a quilt, create table runners, placemats or cushion covers. Having made the first one you can re-use the templates and create the gemstone again in the same or a different colours.

This quilt is easily completed as a Quilt-as-you-go project. Each Gemstone pattern takes approx. 10-15 hours to make depending on the intricacy.

Pick your birthstone and let’s get started!

Room Types and Rates

  • Single

    AU$3,290

  • Twin Share

    AU$2,990

  • Triple Share

    AU$2,890 (2 ladies must share King Bed + 1 single)

Inclusion

Payment Terms

Initial installment: AU$1,000, deposit required to secure your position on the retreat.

Second installment: AU$1,000 will be due 6 months prior to your retreat.

Final installment: The balance will be due 3 months prior to your retreat.

Contact Jacky on jacky@wackyjackys.com.au. Jacky will email you via email when these are due.

Transportation

Return transfer from airport to hotel in Bali.

Accommodation and Dining

Welcome dinner with a glass of wine or beer.

Seafront hotel/villas accommodation.

Daily breakfasts.

Morning and afternoon tea on work days.

Plenty of good quality local restaurants & shops to browse through.

Spend the first night in Sanur with a small extra charge, only if you arrive a day early.*

*Contact me at jacky@wackyjackys.com.au in regards to this.

Fabric and Creative Activities

All fabrics needed to make your project with the colour of your choice.

Access to Wacky Jacky’s Bali fabric shop at special VIP discounted rates.

A sewing machine for your use.

Optional days of batik painting, Balinese cooking Class, Indigo Batik Day

Your Free Days

Optional days out available, normally consist of batik painting, Balinese cooking Class, Indigo Batik Day.

Plenty of good quality local restaurants, shops to browse through.

Massages / shopping / snorkelling / relaxing.

*Contact Jacky at jacky@wackyjackys.com.au to find out more about this.

Exclusion

Flying into Bali

Return flights from your home country to Bali are not included in this retreat.

Please be aware that the first day of your retreat and the last day of your retreat are travel days. For example, if a retreat starts on 4 May to 16 May, you have to fly in on 4 May, and 16 May is the day you fly out.

When booking, please aim to land in Bali early afternoon on your first day, and exit Bali in the early evening / late night on the last day.

If you wish to fly in earlier we will pick you up from the airport on your arrival and bring you to the hotel in Candidasa.

Once you know your flight times, let me know and we can work from there.

I am contactable at jacky@wackyjackys.com.au

What You Need to Bring

Extra Luggage

Since shopping is guaranteed, you need lots of space in the luggage! 😜

For the same reason, I also suggest you to get extra baggage for your flight back home, as airlines can be strict with their luggage regulation.

However, if it still exceeds, we can help arrange shipping at your own cost.

Patterns and Samples

Bring your favourite patterns for quilting/any textile projects so you can preplan your fabric shopping.

Since we also offer tailoring services, you can also bring your favourite dress/tops/bottoms as samples for our tailors.

Cash and Cards

You will need spending money for lunch, dinners, drinks, souvenirs, optional tours and shopping days etc.

Though not all, most places accept cards in Bali (like in my shop and cafe). I suggest bringing a little bit of cash and converting it in Candidasa, or you can lend some from me to be paid back later. Plenty of money changers in Candidasa.

Avoid converting it in the airport as it may delay the group's collective arrival.

Suggested Attires

Loose, cooling clothes as Bali can get both hot and humid.

Bathers for swimming and beach days.

Flip-flops and good walking shoes for our adventure.

Last but not least, your sunscreen. I suggest the non-stick one so you can wear it all over your face and body.

Sense of Humour

Sense of humour and easygoing approach to the Balinese people as they are one of the friendliest people on earth and really like to talk to guests.

With Elizabeth Chadwick as your tutor

And me, Jacky, as your host, and my beautiful Bali team to assist you.

Wacky Jacky's Textiles is a fully Indonesian company

The charges shown are in AUD (or your local currency), but the final charges will be in IDR (Indonesian Rupiah).
Don't panic though, as we've correctly adjusted the prices to our AUD benchmark. 😊