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Karin Hellaby

5 tours from £1,855pp

Expert Overview

Karin Hellaby is an internationally known quilt teacher and author of 11 quilting books and numerous patterns. She is a regular teacher at the Houston International Quilt Show and has also been invited to teach at quilting symposiums in New Zealand, Dubai, Paducah and the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show in Oregon.

Her teaching travels have taken her all over North America, the Middle East and several European countries. Her style is very much multi technique always finding ways to make patchwork simple, quick and fun to learn. Karin started Quilters Haven in 1993. It became one of the largest quilt shops in the UK and she sold it in 2016. This has given her more time to teach and travel, especially in SE Asia where two of her sons are based.

5 Holidays available from £1,855pp

Textiles
NEW

Discover Guatemala's rich textile heritage, exploring ancient techniques, vibrant designs, and cultural stories on this immersive tour.

  • 14 nights bed and breakfast accommodation
  • 3 lunches and 2 evening meals
  • 4 half-day hand-sewing workshops with Karin
  • Half-day sewing machine workshop with Priscilla Bianchi
  • Excursions, entrance fees, activities and workshops
  • Local English-speaking textile specialist
  • Local English-speaking tour guide
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager
  • Tips for drivers and local guides
  • Porterage

Availability:

  • 2025 29th October
Travel Options
  • By Air By Air
Textiles
NEW

Join Karin Hellaby on this exploration of Sri Lanka's arts and crafts, visiting artisans in Colombo, Kandy and Galle.

  • 12 nights half-board accommodation
  • 3 half-day workshops with Karin Hellaby, kit included
  • Travel by air-conditioned coach
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager
  • English speaking local guide
  • Excursions and entrance fees as described in the itinerary
  • Tips for local driver, guides and restaurant staff for included meals

Availability:

  • 2025 18th January 19th January
Travel Options
  • By Air By Air
  • Join Direct Join Direct
Textiles

Join our expert in Armenia, discovering Armenian embroidery, the local textiles, historical and cultural landmarks, and stitching workshops.

  • 8 nights bed and breakfast accomodation
  • 3 lunches and 4 dinners
  • Textile workshops with local artisans
  • Workshops with our expert, kit included
  • Local English-speaking guide throughout the tour
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager
  • Private coach transfers throughout
  • Excursions and entrance fees

Availability:

  • 2025 22nd September
Travel Options
  • By Air By Air
  • Join Direct Join Direct
Textiles
NEW

Explore Turkey, absorbing its rich textile and historical heritage, whilst discovering spectacular landscapes and traditional handicrafts!

  • 9 nights bed and breakfast accommodation
  • 7 evening meals either in the hotel or at a local restaurant
  • 2 half-day workshops with Karin Hellaby, kit included
  • Ebru and Iznik tile workshops with local artisans
  • Excursions, entrance fees and transportation as per the itinerary
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager
  • Gratuities for the guide and coach drivers

Availability:

  • 2025 6th October
Travel Options
  • By Air By Air
  • Join Direct Join Direct
Patchwork & Quilting
Festival

Get to know other stitchers and discover stunning sights of Prague on a stitching holiday centred around the Brno Patchwork Meeting.

  • 6 nights bed and breakfast accommodation
  • 2 evening meals
  • 2 full-day hand-sewing workshops with Karin Hellaby, kit included
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager
  • Excursions, entrance fees and coach travel as described in the itinerary

Availability:

  • 2025 22nd April
Travel Options
  • By Air By Air
  • Join Direct Join Direct

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Karin Hellaby

Karin Hellaby

Internationally renowned quilt teacher Karin Hellaby is the author of 11 quilting books and numerous patterns. She is a regular teacher at the Houston International Quilt Show and has been invited to teach at quilting symposiums in New Zealand, Dubai, Paducah and more.
Janet Clare

Janet Clare

Janet Clare is an artist, textile designer, teacher, author, quilter and all-round creative thinker. She is inspired by words, sayings and lovely phrases that she comes across and also by children and the joy they find in the mundane.
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