Coffs Harbour 2016

Sewing Up A Coastal Storm Sewing Up a Coastal StormCaroline Sharkey Profile

Coffs Harbour Textile Retreat 2016. ….
A Note from Caroline… Hosting Sewing up a Coastal Storm Textile Retreat in Coffs Harbour is very exciting to bring you home with me to my area for a fun filled few days in a beautiful Resort, with 6 awesome Tutors sharing their 3 day Master-class                workshops with you all.

Coffs Harbour Sewing Up A Coastal Storm

Welcome to the Tutors ….. (details below) Gloria Loughman, Ro Bruhn, Meredith Woolnough, Susan de Vanny, Robyn Alexander and I will be joining them to teach as well.

Deb RoseDeb Rose joins me again in organizing this Retreat after the successful and awesome time at Uluru for the first ever Sewing Retreat held there in 2014.

Alicia-ClarkI have also now invited Alicia Clark my Travel Manager to work with us as the Event Coordinator to look after all your travel needs and conferencing. Alicia can answer any of your inquiries you may have.

…. I so look forward to extending a huge Welcome to you all . So come and enjoy these few days with Us in a relaxed friendly place to Sew up a Coastal Storm of fabrics, thread and new techniques with Quilting Friends from all over!

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The Beautiful Opal Cove Resort at Coffs Harbour


Coffs Harbour Retreat Coastal BERNINA 215 Sewing Machine

Coffs Harbour Retreat Bernina Machine Sewing Up A Coastal StormFor each Delegate attending this fantastic Retreat in Coffs Harbour you will receive A ticket in this Coastal Art Skinned BERNINA 215 Sewing Machine valued at $1399.00

We would like to offer Thanks for our partnership with BERNINA Australia as a Major Sponsor of this event and this beautiful gift to a lucky Delegate attending this Coffs Retreat Secure your Workshop and Tutor choice as limited places are Available


Sewing-LinesThe Tutors for Sewing Up a Coastal Storm in Coffs Harbour 2016 are…

Click on Tutors Name to View Profile ..

Gloria Loughman UluruGloria Loughman Fabulous Facades. 3 days .. Known for her generous spirit as well as her stunning Quilts depicting Australian themes. Meredith Woolnough Meredith Woolnough Sculptural Embroidery and Resin Embedding. 3 days .. A visual artist that works and lives near the coastal region of Newcastle NSW, Australia. Robyn AlexanderRobyn Alexander
Unfortunately Robyn’s workshop has had to be canceled due to lack of numbers.Mountains by the Sea. 3 Days... A Felted Embroidered Scene. .. Since I was a little girl colour & texture have been my passion collecting bits & pieces like a bower bird
Ro BruhnRo Bruhn
Unfortunately Ro’s workshop has had to be canceled due to lack of numbers.
Fabric Journal workshop
. 3 Days. I a graphic designer but gave up full time work five years ago to concentrate on my art and teaching.
Susan de VannySusan de Vanny Sea Urchin Collage. 3 days … Susan is an inspiring artist with amazing skill for Colour, Perspective and Design. Caroline Sharkey ProfileCaroline Sharkey Coastal Blues 3 Days.… Embellishing the Surface is my way of creating textures that are interesting and change the way You as the viewer look at fabric.

FlyDirveLocal Fly In Package 1 Early Bird $2230.00 and Normal Package Price $2330.00 Drive Package 2 Early Bird $1950.00 and Normal Package $2050.00 Locals Package 3 Early Bird $1650.00 and Normal Package $1750

Please click on the Registration Form Link below for all Package details and fill out your Registration for this Event!

Coffs Harbour Form

Please Note there is Fly, Drive Yourself and Local Packages all are detailed on the registration form Click Here to Read


Information about the workshops
The Tutors will supply a detailed requirement sheet of what to bring. The requirement sheets for your workshop will be sent out early next year . Any kits/material fees set by the Tutors will be paid directly to them at the workshop. There are limited places in each workshop so be quick with your choice.

Your Fly In Package Sewing up a Coastal Storm Registration Booking Package includes

Return economy class airfares Sydney to Coffs Harbour to Sydney

4 nights twin-share accomm in a Resort room at Opal Cove Resort
NB You share with another female participant. Single supp”s are available.
Breakfast daily
2-course Welcome Dinner with drinks on the 12th of May
Welcome Gift and daily lucky prize give a ways
BBQ Dinner with drinks on the 14th of May
1 x 3 day Master-Class Workshop with your choice of Tutor
Morning tea during the 3 workshop days
Lunch during the 3 workshop days
Afternoon tea during the 3 workshop days
Return airport-resort-airport shuttle transfers
BERNINA Bendy machine light valued at $69.00 RRP
Additional baggage allowance of one piece up to 23 kilos for your flights from Sydney to Coffs Harbour and return to accommodate your sewing machine.
Your Delegate Lucky Draw Ticket in the BERNINA 215 sewing machine with unique Coastal skinned artwork front valued at $1399.00 RRP Kindly sponsored by BERNINA Australia.



$2230.00 per person must be paid in full by 15 July 2015 …NORMAL PACKAGE PRICE… $2330.00 per person You can bring along your husband /partner. Please contact the event coordinator for further details. Sewing-Lines

Please Note: You will need to bring your own sewing machine to this Coffs Harbour Retreat. Workshop fee does NOT include travel costs from your hometown to Sydney or any travel insurance.


Coffs Harbour Form To contact The EVENT COORDINATORAlicia-Clark Alicia Clark- Personal Travel Manager M: 0479 010 150 or T: 1300 761 378 E:

Coastal Threads Art Prize Challenge
Please contact Caroline at for details of the Coastal Threads entry forms and details Thank you.

Coastal Threads Textile Art Prize 2016 Opal Cove Resort, Coffs Harbour 12 – 16 May 2016

Sewing Up A Coastal Storm in Coffs
Create a small art quilt for exhibition at the beautiful Opal Cove Resort in Coffs Harbour during the Retreat then your quilt will travel and be exhibited around the country with magazine coverage as well! Here is the form to print, fill out and send in to enter…

Thank you to our Wonderful Sponsors

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