Bali Quiltworx Experience with Siska

Learn the art of Judy Niemeyer Foundation Paper Piecing

If you’ve always wanted to do a foundation paper piecing quilt and found the thought too daunting – this is the tour for you!

This is a fully guided tour with Jacky as your host and Siska Dart as your Tutor

Imagine if you could join like-minded quilters on the ultimate quilting getaway AND have the adventure of a lifetime on the “paradise island” of Bali on this new, unique Quiltworx experience…

Bali Quiltworx Experience with Siska

After many successful retreats over the past 4 years – Wacky Jacky’s is happy to present to you our “Bali Quiltworx Experience with Siska Dart – Bali 2021”.

Siska is a Certified Quiltworx Instructor with many years experience and will help guide you through the steps to get those perfect finishes.

Siska international tutoring extends to Australia, Jakarta and Singapore.

Note from Siska:-

I love to celebrate colour and light in fabric, especially batiks to produce designs that I find beautiful, evoke emotion and give me great delight.

I am passionate about the feeling and love I get from sharing my special tips and tricks while guiding students, so they can produce stunning results using the Quiltworx techniques and patterns.

Come and join our Bali experience, it will be great fun.

The finished project will be a Approx 75” x 75” quilt

There’s an amazing depth of culture in Bali yet when you’re a tourist you just can’t manage to access it without dodging a minefield of “tourist only” products and cultural activities posing as the real thing.

You end up missing out on the real artisans and having authentic experiences.

Join us for the real deal – authentic Bali plus an amazing four intensive tutoring days with Siska.

Are you with us?

You can pay for this trip in 3 instalments and have until May 2021 before your final instalment is due. This will be a trip you will never forget. Be quick to get in before it sells out. Positions are strictly limited.

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Here’s what some of my previous clients have to say about the retreat:

Jan Ryan’s story:

“I am not a seasoned traveler, but right from the start I thought it was a trip I could do. There was lots of important information, constant communication and feedback, a small like-minded group, so I felt confident to travel on my own”

Joyce Voigt’s story:

“I have been privileged to meet you Jacky and all your staff and artists to whom we have had contact. You have ensured that we have been catered for in all possible areas and times. Your thoughtfulness and caring has been appreciated.”

Robyn Cavanagh’s story:

“Thoroughly enjoyed the hospitality of the people. Enjoyed experiencing the cultural outing and loved the Batik painting day. The companionship of the ladies was fabulous and sewing by the sea will be an unforgettable experience. Thank you.”

Cathryn Gaskell’s story:

I had a magic time with Jacky this year. Everything about her tours I just loved, so much so that I’m planning one for next year. Cathryn

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Your Bali Quiltworx Experience Price Includes:-

  • Return flights from Brisbane to Bali* – we can cater for alternate departure points
  • Return transfer from airport to Hotel.  Please note that these free transfers are only valid for group flights or individually booked flights into and out of Bali that are within the group flights times.  Any transfers out of these times will incur a cost of approximately $45 per car
  • Welcome Dinner with glass of wine or beer
  • Seafront Hotel accommodation
  • Breakfast daily
  • Morning tea on work days
  • Four intensive tutoring days with Siska
  • Choice of 2 designs
  • All fabrics & pattern needed to make your quilt top – your choice of colours
  • Four free days or catch up
  • Access to Wacky Jacky’s Bali fabric shop at special VIP discounted rates
  • Plenty of good quality local restaurants, shops and jewellery stores to browse through
  •  Massages / shopping / snorkelling / relaxing
  •  A sewing machine for your use
  • Optional days of batik painting, Balinese cooking Class, Indigo Batik Day, Amed Experience
  • And much more…….

Prices for your 12 Day Bali Quiltworx Experience:

Dates:
02 – 13 August, 2021

Twin Share – $3590
Single – $3890

Guests wishing to depart from other destinations can be catered for.

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Instalments:

You’ll need to pay three easy instalments for your retreat.​

2nd instalment of $1000 due by 1st January, 2021
Your final instalment due by 1st May, 2021

Corona Virus Cancellation Policy:-

Wacky Jacky’s is not prepared to cancel any retreats or to refund monies due under my cancellation Policy, but on the other hand would be happy to transfer over monies paid for this year’s retreat to 2021 retreats. Any retreats that cannot be held in Bali or Java in the 2020 retreat season will be postponed to later dates and you will be provided with a list of dates to choose from. No monies will be refunded but instead will be transferred over to your chosen dates.  This cancellation policy supersedes the my standard date Cancellation Policy.

The only exceptions to the above are:

1) If you have documentation showing your flight was routed through China on the way to Bali

2) The Country you are flying from has been banned by the Indonesian Government (ie China)

Cancellation Policies:

Prior to Retreat – Cancellations Charge
365 days or more $150 administration fee
181 – 365 days Deposit Amount
121 – 180 days 20% of total fare or Deposit Amount whichever is the greatest
76 – 120 days 30% of the total fare or Deposit Amount whichever is the greatest
75 – 31 days 50% of total fare
Less than 30 days Total Fare

​Depending on the reason for your cancellation, you may be able to reclaim these cancellation charges (less any applicable excess) under the terms of your travel insurance policy. Claims must be made directly to the insurance company concerned.

​Airline tickets – Once the tickets have been purchased they are subject to the terms and conditions of the airline and may NOT BE REFUNDABLE, TRANSFERABLE OR DATE-CHANGEABLE.

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How do you know if the retreat is for you?

  • You want to create meaningful memories instead of being just another tourist
  • You have a passion for quilting or batik fabrics
  • You’d love to experience the real Indonesian culture and get behind the scenes peek at local life
  • You’d like to learn more about batik fabric painting and even try your hand at it
  • You want to have a safe, well organised trip with other friendly like-minded ladies
  • You want to be able to kick back, relax and have fun without worrying about all the small details
  • You love batik fabric and would jump at the chance to make some of your own using authentic Javanese materials

  • You think visiting an exotic destination with someone who knows the location and culture well would be an advantage

I’ve designed The Bali Quiltworx Experience to be a relaxing and energising getaway for quilting enthusiasts.

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Travel Insurance:

IMPORTANT: Wacky Jackys does NOT supply travel insurance. We HIGHLY RECOMMEND you get travel insurance that best suits your individual requirements.Wacky Jacky’s also recommends that you purchase your insurance on booking your retreat.

What you need to bring:

– Spending money for lunch, dinners, drinks, souvenirs and shopping days etc.
– Sunscreen, bathers, cool clothes, good walking shoes for shopping.
– Pin number for your credit cards as most shops will not take signatures.
– Sense of humour and easy going approach to the Indonesian people, as they are one of the friendliest people on earth and really like to talk to guests

Flight Details:

All Terms and Conditions for flights including cancellation policies are set by the airline, Virgin Australia. Please review their website for Terms and Conditions

All prices are based on the departure point specified. We are happy to organise flights from your preferred departure point and will notify you of any changes to the price. We will do our best to ensure that everyone meets up in Bali at the same time. Sometimes this is not possible and this may incur a small additional fee for transfers from Denpasar to Candidasa.

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If you love quilting as much as I do, you should definitely come along on one of my world famous quilting retreats. Wacky Jacky’s offers the ultimate in textile retreats. You can have a fantastic time with other like minded quilters and get an insider’s look into the traditional Batik and fabric production that tourists just don’t get access to do.