Join Us At Gartmore House For Our Quilting Classes

available dates :

January - November 2023

“I wanted to find the best patchwork and quilting classes near me and found Gartmore House’s holidays! They’re perfect.”

About The Course

When life gets busy, it’s hard to find time to pursue your favourite hobby.

Sometimes it feels like everything is against you and the projects just start piling up.

So, why not take a break from everything and come on holiday to Gartmore House? Our patchwork and quilting classes are relaxed, flexible, and tailored to your needs and skill level. You will receive expert tuition and guidance from tutor Clare Workman who has been teaching her craft for many years. Whether you are a novice quilter looking to improve your skills or an experienced patchwork quilter looking for a peaceful haven to indulge your passion with like-minded folk we have you covered.

Learn in a relaxed, nurturing envionment surrounded by likeminded crafters under the watchful eye of expert tutor, Clare Workman.
There is a varied selection of taught techniques and projects or you are very welcome bring your own Works-In-Progress or Unfinished Objects, for a busy yet relaxed creative holiday. For a full list of projects please see the ‘Workshop Themes’ tab.

During your stay you will work on your project at morning and afternoon sessions. By the end of your holiday you will have completed your chosen small/medium project or be well on your way to a larger quilt.

Course Inclusions And Coverage

This course is an all-in-one package which includes the following:


Booking for this course includes 4 days of specialist tuition from Clare Workman.


All specialist equipment will be supplied but there will be a few essential items that you will need to bring. Please see our terms and detailed information section below.

Food & Accommodation

Full board catering and 5-nights accommodation are included when you book.


Complimentary transfers are included when you book - subject to certain conditions.*

* Transfers from Stirling train station are available on the arrival and departure days (pick-up from the station at 15:30, departs Gartmore House at 10:00). Transfers from Glasgow or Edinburgh Airports are available at an additional cost.

Here's what a previous participant has to say about this course:

“Overall brilliant. The patchwork course is excellent for both beginners and those with more experience. the tutor is very patient and her knowledge is wide ranging.” – Julia, Patchwork & Quilting Holiday

Booking Information

DATES 2023
All of our craft or activity holidays run for 5-nights from Sunday to Friday and start from £979 per person.

The above is based on single occupancy. A £100 per person discount is applied for art, craft and activity guests on a shared occupancy basis.

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  • Terms of Booking

  • Workshop Themes

  • Example Programme

  • Kit List

If you’re coming on one of our holidays and would like to bring a friend, partner, or member of your family, then we have you (and them!) covered. Accompanying guests will enjoy full board catering and shared accommodation with you. We also have a full programme of day trips and activities on offer for them. Please add them and day trips at the checkout stage.

How to book
To book online, please click on your preferred date above.
For any questions or to book direct please call 01877 382 991 or email mail@gartmorehouse.com
If you have any questions, you may like to take a look at our FAQs but if you have any further queries, please contact our team directly.

To confirm your holiday:
A non-refundable 25% deposit is required to secure your booking.

Payment of your holiday:
The balance of your payment must be received no later than 3 months (90 days) prior to the commencement of your holiday. In the case of non-payment, we reserve the right to cancel your booking and any cancellation fees will apply.

If you cancel your booking:
All deposits are non-refundable. Should you need to cancel your booking up to 3 months (90 days) prior to the commencement date, we will refund any monies paid, less your deposit. If you cancel less than 3 months (90 days) prior to the commencement date, no refund will be given.
We do advise you to take out holiday insurance for this reason.

More Reviews...

Quilting class was wonderful. Clare is a patient teacher. Wonderful class mates.

Previous Participant

Mrs R, Patchwork & Quilting Holiday

This course is always so enjoyable and instructive. Clare is excellent and allows us to work on our own projects at our own pace whilst giving great advice, support and teaching. The atmosphere at Gartmore House is just amazing – making it feel like a home rather than a ‘centre’. The staff – every one of them is so friendly and interested in what is being created and how we are progressing, which is great. Thank you for another great weekend and we will be back!

Previous Participant

Hilary, Patchwork & Quilting Holiday

”Food was excellent. Another lovely week. Clare is very patient and helpful. Lots of tips to improve my quilting. I didn’t want the week to end. Lovely atmosphere in the house – the staff are all wonderful.

Previous Participant

Roseanne, Patchwork & Quilting Holiday

Your Course Tutor: Clare Workman

Your tutor Clare Workman is a professional textile artist with training and experience in a wide range of textile arts and crafts. She loves to share her passion for patchwork and quilting, and radiates enthusiasm and excitement in every class she takes. You’ll learn about her innovative designs, and find out her tips and tricks for success, which you can easily incorporate into your own work.

Based on many years of experience there is no problem Clare cannot solve. Her energy and enthusiasm will inspire students of all levels of skill and expertise – from complete beginner to expert. Clare’s aim for every holiday is that her students leave with a smile and with successful and unique projects. She strives to create happy memories of a friendly and relaxed yet creative and productive holiday.

Each individual guest receives tailor made support and guidance and can work peacefully at their own level, whatever that may be, and enjoy seeing the variety of projects evolving as the holiday progresses, in a convivial atmosphere with like-minded folk.

Clare also tutors our Millinery holidays and Christmas Craft holidays.


  • The Course

  • Bedrooms

  • TRansport & location



Where can I find out more about the course?

If you need any further information about your course that is not on our website, please get in contact with us and we can provide you with the tutor’s contact details who can assist with your query.

What do I need to bring on my art, craft and activity break?

Your required kit list for your specific break is shown on each course’s webpage. However, should you have any queries, then please feel free to contact us.

What is the art, craft and activity holiday booking terms and conditions?

To secure your booking, a non-refundable £100 per person deposit is required. Full payment is due 6 weeks prior to arrival. For holidays booked within 6 weeks of the  arrival date, full payment is required at time of booking.

Holidays are subject to availability and subject to change. There is a minimum number of guests required to run each course. If a course is cancelled due to low numbers, you may transfer any monies paid to an alternative date or a full refund will be issued.

If you cancel a booking, your £100 deposit is non-refundable. The rest of your payment will be refunded if you cancel no later than 6 weeks prior to arrival.

What time do your transfer services for the art, craft & activity holidays operate?

We offer a complimentary transfer services to and from Stirling train station. Collection is at 3:30pm from the station on the day of arrival, and our drop-off service departs from Gartmore House at 9:15am (5 and 6-night holidays) or 4pm (2-night holidays) on the day of departure.

The closest airports to us are Glasgow and Edinburgh airports. If you require a transfer to and/or from either airport, please select this option at the time of booking. Transfers to/from Glasgow and Edinburgh airports are available at an additional cost. After booking your flights, please update your Customer Portal with the time you wish to be collected from the airport on the day of arrival and the time of collection at Gartmore House, returning to the airport, on the day of departure. Please allow 60 minutes for your transfer between Gartmore House and Glasgow Airport, or 90 minutes for your transfer between Gartmore House and Edinburgh Airport.

Can I bring a partner/friend to stay with me while I am on an art, craft or activity break?

If you’re coming on one of our art, craft or activity holidays and would like to bring a friend, partner, or member of your family, then we have you (and them!) covered. Accompanying guests will enjoy full board catering and shared accommodation with you. Please add them at the checkout stage.

Spots on this course are limited!

Book your spot now and join us at Gartmore House. We are confident it will deepen your understanding of quilting.

Need help? Don't hesitate to contact us.

  • Gartmore Estate, Stirling, FK8 3RS, Scotland
  • mail@gartmorehouse.com
  • 01877 382 991