About

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The Creative Retreat is a dedicated space where you can devote time and focus to your creative pursuits.

Designed by a hands-on creative, there is nothing to do but relax, explore your creativity and build community.

Tutors facilitate creative sessions by day, where you will be leased to create your own design. Challenge yourself to learn a new aspect of your craft, or come along to gain an in-depth introduction – regardless of your current skill level, everyone is catered for.

Tutors are creative leaders and innovators in their chosen field and often they will never have come to Australia before. Currently, The Creative Retreat is quilting focussed, but we look forward to expanding to other creative endeavours in the future.

Venues are chosen for their inspiring and relaxing surroundings. Some venues are tranquil and surrounded by nature, others are located within creative communities. Our aim is to encourage you to relax while we inspire you to create, so we take a lot of care when selecting venues. Our venues are also located within reasonable distances from either capital cities or major regional hubs, to assist with your travel arrangements.

Who is behind The Creative Retreat? Quilter, Sewist, Amateur Fibre Crafter, Obsessive Tinkerer and Community Builder, Jules McMahon. Jules is a passionate creator. While Jules has a flair for pushing boundaries, she also has a deep respect for artisan values, which she gained being taught the fundamentals of many crafts from her creative family. These values are reflected throughout The Creative Retreat program.

We hope you can join us for Retreat very soon.