Diary dates: Sitges Patchwork Festival

Sitges Patchwork Festival

We’ve been fans of designer, author and patchwork-pro Mandy Shaw for some time now. So we’re excited to hear she’s leading a group patchwork and quilting holiday to Sitges and Barcelona next Spring. Even better… there are tickets left! Sign us up please…

Mandy Shaw trip to Barcelona and Sitges Patchwork Festival

Dreaming of a crafty getaway? Take in Spanish sights and enjoy some quality sewing time at the same time!

Mandy Shaw has to be one of the busiest sewists we know. Not only has she found her own online sewing store Dandelion Designs, she’s a regular guest expert on Sewing Quarter TV and frequent contributor to Today’s Quilter magazine. Her beautiful appliqué and quilting projects have won her fans around the world, so we love the thought of getting to escape for a sewing holiday with her!

Sewing, sun and sightseeing

Next March, Mandy will be taking time out from her busy sewing schedule to lead a group of fellow stitch lovers on a 7-night sewing holiday, arranged by crafty tour operators Stitchtopia. Her Catalonian getaway will be centred around the Sitges Patchwork Festival, with holiday makers enjoying two days at the festival followed by a tour of the  history and architectural highlights of Girona and Barcelona. The trip includes two workshops with Mandy too – combining two of our favourite things: sewing and sightseeing in the sun!

Mandy Shaw in Sitges

© Arena Travel: This will be Mandy’s second trip to Sitges and Barcelona with Stitchtopia – take a peak at what she got up to with her fellow sewists back in 2016 on the Stitchtopia Flickr stream.

Find out more

Mandy’s Sitges Patchwork Festival and Barcelona Sewing Holiday departs 9th March 2018 for 7 nights. It’s not too late to book a place to join her! To find out more or bagsy a spot on the tour, visit www.stitchtopia.co.uk.

Sieges Patchwork festival close up

Close up detail of one of the awesome quilts on display at the 2016 Sitges Patchwork Festival