Peaks View

 

No matter when you come,
Patchwork in the Peaks
is the perfect place to
relax, rejuvenate, and create!

 

 

 

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!!

Early Bird Pricing until 1 July 2022!

Single Occupancy – chf 825 / $850 – Double Occupancy – chf 725 / $750

AFTER 1 JULY

Single Occupancy – chf 875 / $905 – Double Occupancy – chf 775 / $805

 

  Nestled high in the nearby French Alps is a very special chalet. Outside the air is cool, the leaves are alive with beautiful colours. Inside, the whirr of sewing machines can be heard amongst the laughter. It must be Patchwork in the Peaks! BNQ is proud to host this semi-annual quilter’s retreat,  4 to 5 days of pure relaxation in the French Alps (Morzine valley).

Surrounded by gorgeous alpine views, it will be easy to slip into relax mode. There will be daily workshops and tutorials to inspire and motivate your creative spirit. Hosted in a beautiful three-storey chalet with inspirational views, mornings are spent in classes on various techniques and afternoons leave time for individual instruction or time to work on your own personal quilting PhD’s (Projects half Done). I have more than 20 years of experience quilting and teaching various techniques. My mission with Peaks is to give quilters a dedicated time & space to discover, develop and revel in their creativity.   

                              

Peaks is conveniently located approximately one hour from Geneva, at La Ferme du Lac Vert, in the Morzine valley of France. A beautiful 19th Century Savoyard farmhouse, it was built in 1842 and is situated in the village of Montriond, on the eastern side of the Morzine valley. This stunning building was lovingly restored by owners Lucy and Rob in 2010. Along with comfortable beds in eclectic decorated bedrooms, you’ll discover an open, bright roomy workplace, large lounge with comfy sofas, fully catered meals, sauna, and a Jacuzzi hot tub.

You’ll find individual work tables, design area, cutting boards, rulers, and pressing stations with irons, all organised to help you have a productive, stress-free weekend. You can bring your own machine or rent one of mine for a nominal fee. Mornings will feature workshops and tutorials and all afternoons are unscheduled to allow you plenty of time to get on with finishing any PhDs (Projects half Done) that you may have brought or learning a new technique.

 

We also have Suki to help you get some quilting done on a mega scale! Suki is the Juki sit-down longarm, available for rent by the hour, which is onsite and ready to help you get those tops done! It’s much like using your domestic machine to free-motion quilt, just a lot more space to move around. No previous experience is needed (we can show you how!). As with any sit-down longarm,  ONLY free-motioning quilting is possible as there are no feed-dogs. You are the guide and piecing is not recommended.

You’ll have a couple of Quilt Fairies  to help you out with any questions or you can ask for a crash course on a topic of your choosing. La Ferme du Lac Vert is a stone’s throw from the village centre of Montriond, so you can just as easily take a relaxing walk if you choose. The sewing areas will be open at all times. Early Birds & Night Owls welcome!

The Craft House will be onsite with a selection of cut fabrics, needles, rulers, cutters, batting, and other miscellaneous quilting tools you may need. There is also a selection of Quilters Dream batting, in twin or queen size, various lofts available as well. If you wish to have a king size of  a particular loft, you can let me know ahead & I’ll bring it along. Quilters can “run a tab” for shop items and will be billed via Paypal after Peaks. A local masseuse will be on-site to give 45 or 90 minute massages in the afternoons. You will need to pre-book a space. There is an additional charge of chf 80/150 ($80/$150), respectively.

                          

You can choose to come Wednesday or Thursday! 🙂 All meals, all workshop tuition and lodging are included in the price. Transportation to/from Geneva Airport can be arranged if needed, for an additional fee. Facilities include individual beds, ensuite shower/toilets for all rooms, hot tub, individual work tables with adjustable padded chairs with rolling wheels, ironing & cutting stations. A lovely place to relax, rejuvenate, CREATE.

 

“Boarder” Details

Allocation of bedrooms will be on a first come, first serve, full payment basis.  There are both double and single bedrooms, based on availability. All bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms with showers, some with a bath as well.

Rates:

Early Bird Price: Single (chf 825 / $850) Double (chf 725 / $750))

AFTER 1 JULY Single Occupancy – chf 875 / $905 – Double Occupancy – chf 775 / $805

 

Wednesday arrival (chf 215 / $215 supplement)
 

Payment Options

There will be a chf 300 deposit to hold your place, due upon registration. The balance will be invoiced on 15 July 2022, with prompt payment expected. If Peaks is cancelled, the deposit will be fully refunded. If you cancel, for any reason, the deposit is non-refundable.
 
All invoices are sent from Paypal and may be settled with TWINT, Paypal, credit card, or bank transfer with a single payment. Massages, and transport (if needed) will be billed with registration but other charges, i.e. machine rental, basic machine maintenance, and Peaks Tab, will be invoiced after Peaks. 
 

What is included:

* All instruction * Individual bed in a room (Single or double occupancy, as available) * All meals & snacks (wine available with dinner) – Dinner Wednesday, Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Thursday, Friday & Saturday, Breakfast/Lunch Sunday * Rotary cutters & cutting mats in the quilting area * Irons & ironing stations in the quilting area * Hot tub, sauna, British satellite TV & internet access * Onsite parking for those who drive up * Access to The Craft House Shop.

 

Each quilter should bring:

* Sewing machine (possible to rent one of mine) * Basic sewing kit (scissors, needles, pins, threads) * Specialty machine attachments (walking foot and darning foot, aka free motion quilting foot) **If you need to rent one of my machines, please be sure to mark this on the registration form as there are a limited number of them. These are basic machines but will get the job done. The additional cost for rental is chf 40 $40 for the weekend.

 

Cancellation Policy: 

If Peaks is cancelled, the deposit will be fully refunded. If you cancel, for any reason, the deposit is non-refundable.

Reservation may be transferred to a new person of your choice, or we may have someone on the waiting list. There will be a chf 50 / $50transfer fee. The new person will need to send in their registration form and fee. We will then refund your fee, less the chf 50 / $50 transfer fee within 6 weeks. In the unlikely event we need to cancel a retreat, your entire fee will be refunded in full within 60 days.

Recommended sources for supplies:

Switzerland

Au Grain de Folie (Evionnaz)  Bernina (La Praille-Geneva) Cotton and Color (Basel) The Craft House (Châtel-St-Denis) iElna (Balexert) Manor (Geneva) Patchworkshop (Zurich), Patjo (Cheseaux-sur-Lausanne) Stoffenzentrale (Baden) Textiles Acacias (Geneva)

France

Patch’Passions (Thonon), Rascol (Vic la Gardiole)

UK

The Cotton Patch (Birmingham)

The Village Haberdashery (London)   (NB: If you know of a shop (or are the owner of a shop) that should be listed, please contact me)

 

 

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!!

Early Bird Pricing until 1 July 2022!

Single Occupancy – chf 825 / $850 – Double Occupancy – chf 725 / $750

AFTER 1 JULY

Single Occupancy – chf 875 / $905 – Double Occupancy – chf 775 / $805