What goes on, on Retreat …

So you are thinking about coming away with Waverley Patchworkers this year, but you haven’t been on a camp since high school. You have visions of sleeping under canvas, taking the zip line to breakfast and less than civilised bathroom arrangements. Riding the rapids in a rubber tyre might be fun, but probably not.


Then there are the organised activities. You plan your excuses for not traversing the rope course and all those other fun things.


A Quilting Retreat is not a camp. It is an opportunity to put life’s cares to one side and enjoy three days in a beautiful location with a very friendly group of like minded friends.

Forest Edge is in a quiet valley on the banks of the LaTrobe River, a perfect place to get away from it all.

Two large sewing rooms, one for machines and the other for hand sewing have perfect light and ample room.

It is easy to find a comfortable corner in the sun, inside or out and if you need some advice on how to lay out your blocks, there is plenty on offer.

We are always well fed, possibly too well fed. The short walk from the dining room to the main rooms and accommodation wings is necessary exercise.

You can challenge your brain, or take a leisurely walk on either side of the river if you are wanting some visual inspiration. There are plenty of birds to spot as well.


The rooms are warm and cosy. We use the lower beds only and bringing your own quilt adds colour. The bathrooms are ensuite and have the highly desirable double vanity!

Surely you are not going to say no to this wonderful weekend from 6 – 8 October 2017. The Booking Form is in your Newsletter – send it off now!  If you have misplaced it email info@waverleypatchworkers.com.au for a replacement.

About Waverley

Waverley Patchworkers Inc is a group of about 300 patchwork and quilting enthusiasts located in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. We meet regularly to share our passion for all things textile.
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