The Crafters Call Up

Tuesday 23rd – Friday 26th July 2024

Arrive after lunch Tuesday, depart after lunch Friday

The CWA of Victoria is offering its members and their friends the opportunity to have a few days R&R away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. At this getaway you will be staying in our gracious Bed &Breakfast in Toorak, fondly known as “Umina”.  Enjoy a time to meet new people who love to sew and craft and, of course, have a chat.  It will be a time to sit, relax, reflect, learn and create.

The Australian Quilt and Craft Fair is on too and we will spend a day exploring everything that this amazing event has to offer.  It’s not just a place for quilters, there is so much to see, learn and discover.

So, if you are not doing anything and would love a few days away from the hustle and bustle of life, come and join us.

Enjoy the ambience of our beautiful old building, the extensive gardens and scrumptious meals provided by renowned C W A cooks. Enjoy being pampered and spoiled!

Day 1 Tuesday 23rd July: 

Arrive at Umina between 2.00 – 3.00 pm. We will get together this evening to meet each other over dinner, followed by time to show any handwork you have done or are doing. You may like to bring a special piece that you are very proud of or a treasured piece you have. We will discuss requirements for a Crazy Patchwork workshop as you may wish to purchase some special embellishments at the Quilt and Craft Show.

Day 2 Wednesday 24th July: 

After breakfast we will travel to the Australian Quilt and Craft Fair being held at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre, Sth Wharf . More to come on what will be other highlights of the Show. 

Day 3 Thursday 25th July:

A day to enjoy just crafting ’n’ sitting to complete a UFO of your own or something new you want to do. After Afternoon tea we will gather in the Craft room for a Crazy Patchwork workshop and In the evening take part in a discussion on the problem of Textiles in landfill across the world and how we can help?

Day 4 Friday 26th July: A final morning of crafting and a talk on best craft sellers at markets before its time to depart for home after lunch.

What  is the cost and what is included:

Great value: Just $425 for a few days away from the hustle and bustle of every day. You deserve the break. Do something for you!

Accommodation at Umina B/B is available at an additional cost


What is included:

Tuesday – Afternoon Tea / Dinner

Wednesday – Dinner

Thursday – Lunch/ Dinner Morning and Afternoon Tea

Friday – Lunch. Morning Tea

General Admission to The Quilt and Craft Show on Day 2.

General advice and questions answered for anything you would like to know about  Tuition in the art of Crazy Patchwork to create a small project.

Call CWA Reception 0398278971 to book and pay for your Crafters Getaway now


Accommodation at Additional Cost

Room Rates:

For 3 days:

Single – no ensuite & shared facilities – $ 360.00

Share Twin – no ensuite & shared facilities –  $ 414.00

Share Twin – with ensuite – $ 468.00

Book and pay for your accommodation on registration.

Accommodation Registration

Call CWA Reception 0398278971 to book your spot now