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…

Wacky Jacky’s is happy to present to you our “Bali Quiltworx Experience with Siska Dart – Bali.

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.

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You can pay for this trip in 3 instalments. 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 transfer from airport to Hotel in Bali.
  • Welcome Dinner with glass of wine or beer
  • Seafront Hotel / villa 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
  • Access to Wacky Jacky’s Bali fabric shop at special VIP discounted rates
  • Plenty of good quality local restaurants, shops 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…….

Not Included in your retreat:-

  • Return flights Australia to Bali


Prices for your 12 Day Bali Quiltworx Experience(excluding flights Australia to Bali):

07 – 18 August, 2023

Single – $3290

Twin Share – $2990

Triple Share (2 ladies must share king bed + 1 single) $2890


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

Instalments for 2022 Retreat:

2nd instalment of $1000 due by 1st January, 2022
Your final instalment due by 1st May, 2022

Instalments for 2023 Retreat:

2nd instalment of $1000 due by 1st February, 2023
Your final instalment due by 1st May, 2023


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 to other replacement retreats. Any retreats that cannot be held in Bali or Java in the due to Covid Restrictions 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.

Travel Insurance

IMPORTANT:- Wacky Jacky’s does NOT supply travel insurance. We HIGHLY RECOMMEND you get travel insurance that best suits your individual requirements and the requirements of Indonesian and Singapore Government.  Wacky Jacky’s also recommends that you purchase your insurance on booking and paying your deposit for your retreat.


Cancellation Policies:

Days prior to Retreat: Cancelation charge:
365 days or more $200 administration fee
121 – 365 days Deposit Amount
76 – 120 days 30% of the total fare
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.​

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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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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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

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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.