Deb Louie – Stitched Mandalas & Covid Clams

Deb Louie – Stitched Mandalas & Covid Clams

14 – 20 March, 2022

This is a fully guided tour with Jacky as your host and Deb Louie as your Tutor

Deb loves making all styles of quilts with decorative machine appliqué and trapunto her favourites. In the early years, Deborah worked very traditionally reproducing antique quilts with the sewing machine. Whole cloth quilts became a favourite and the addition of colouring took these quilts to another level. Currently Deborah is enjoying the use of bright, fresh colours in the A Secret Garden and Daisy Paths collections while exploring the unlimited possibilities of adding decorative stitch appliqué..

Your projects for her retreat will be “Stitched Mandalas and Covid Clams ”

Project 1: The Stitched Mandala Collection.

This is 12 weight cotton thread decorative stitch slow machine stitching cushions and you would stitch and quilt this cushion in 3 days.

Project 2: Deb Louie’s Covid Clams.

You can choose whether to make a small quilt or a cushion using blind hem turned applique and free motion quilting.

You will learn techniques like:-

  • Slow stitching on the machine to look like hand embroidery
  • Working with which 12 weight cotton threads on the sewing machine.
  • Sandwiching a quilt
  • Walking foot quilting a quilt and theory of how to quilt any quilt any size and design the Deborah Louie way.
  • Blind hem invisible appliqué
  • Turned applique
  • Ditch quilting applique free motion style
  • Bubble background quilting.

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Your 7 day Deb Louie Experience Price Includes:-

❖ Welcome Dinner with glass of wine or beer

❖ 6 intensive working day with your tutor / tutors

❖ Morning tea/ lunch / afternoon tea / unlimited tea & coffee on work days

❖ All fabrics + patterns needed to make your project (this does not include “Requirement List” supplied to you by your tutor.

❖ Access to Wacky Jacky’s website fabric shop at special VIP discounted rates **

❖ Pop up shops at Retreats

❖ And much more……

**So you don’t miss out on fantastic buys from our shop in Bali – Wacky Jacky’s will provide you with a “50% off all fabric products” Coupon to spend on our website and your ordered fabric will be available on your arrival at Venue – here are the prices after discount:-

❖ 100% cotton batik per metre $11.00

❖Jelly rolls and Layer cakes $27.50

❖ Charm packs $7.50

❖ Honey buns $16.50

❖ Widebacks per metre $22.00

❖ Rayon Fabric per metre $7.50

Not Included in your 7 day retreat:-

❖Accommodation – retreat rates below – you may want to stay with a family member or friend in Brisbane

❖ Airfares

❖Transfer from and to hotel

❖Sewing machine – available for hire at $100 for 7 days

All retreats start on a Monday morning and finish on a Sunday afternoon.

It is advisable to book into your accommodation for the Sunday prior to the start of your

retreat – as we will have a Welcome dinner on this night – which is included in the price.

The hotel we are conducting these retreats is:-

Brisbane International Virginia, Cnr Zillmere and Sandgate Roads, Virginia, Qld

Phone: 3265 7066

If you are wanting to stay at the above hotel, we will supply you with a coupon number, and you can book direct with the hotel but you will receive the group discount price as below:-

❖Queen Room $125 per night (1 Queen Bed)

❖ Executive King Room $145 per night (1 King Bed) newly refurbished

❖Twin Room $135 per night (1 Queen + 1 Single) – can accommodate 3 guests if they are willing to share a bed

❖Optional breakfast – continental buffet for $15pp, or hot buffet at $20pp


Prices for your 7 Day Deb Louie Experience:


14 – 20 March, 2022Brisbane



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

2nd and final instalment due 01 December, 2021

Cancellation Policies:

Days prior to Retreat:Cancelation charge:
365 days or more$200 administration fee
121 – 365 daysDeposit Amount
76 – 120 days30% of total fare 
75 – 31 days50% of the total fare 
Less than 30 daysTotal 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.

Corona Virus Cancellation Policy:-

Wacky Jacky’s is not prepared to cancel any retreats or to refund monies due under my cancellation Policy due to Covid 19, but on the other hand would be happy to transfer over monies paid for this year’s retreat to 2021 or 2022 retreats. Any retreats that cannot be held in Bali or Java in the 2020 or 2021 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 Company reserves the right to change these terms and conditions at any time without prior notice. In the event that any changes are made, the revised terms and conditions shall be posted on this website immediately. Please check the latest information posted herein to inform yourself of any changes.

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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.

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