East Meets West Fusion with Helen Godden

28 July to 8 August 2025


A fully-guided tour with Helen Godden, an Extreme Free-Motion-Machine Quilter, as your tutor and Jacky Wyatt from Wacky Jacky’s Textiles as your host.

Wacky Jacky's is delighted to announce that we are bringing back to you our "Helen Godden Retreat" due to popular demand. Helen Godden has received multiple international and national quilting awards for her innovative quilts.

She is also the Handi Quilter Ambassador for the Sweet Sixteen quilting machines, as well as the Capri and Amara Stationary machines more recently.

This is a unique opportunity to experience the fusion of two artistic powerhouses from two worlds apart. We have combined the amazing talents of the multiple international award-winning Helen Godden with one of Bali’s most famous batik artist instructors, Nyoman Warta, to take you on inspirational journey where you will discover new techniques and learn valuable insights from the industry’s best.

Your experience will begin with Helen taking you on a cultural photographic expedition to stir up your creative juices and guide you through the process of how to apply your inspiration to your project.

Helen will combine her talents in visual arts and free-motion quilting with the traditional art of Balinese tjanting from Nyoman to teach you a truly unique art form that few have ever seen.

This is a limited space only Retreat – so get in quick and book.

Room Types and Rates

  • Single


  • Twin Share


  • Triple Share

    AU$3,090 (2 ladies must share King Bed + 1 single)


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.


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.


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 Helen Godden as your tutor,

And me, Jacky, as your host, with 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. 😊