Australian Retreats

Wacky Jacky’s 2023 Australian Retreats

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After 5 successful Brisbane Retreats – we have decided to release 7 retreats for early 2023

Limited Spots available

These retreats are being held at a Hotel and Conference Centre in Brisbane.

Retreats: Dates: 2023
Indigo Dyeing & Shibori Retreat 13 – 19 February
Pauline Rogers Mystery Retreat 20 – 26 February
Caroline Sharkey Textile Art in Vivid Colour 27 Feb – 05 March
Deborah Louie Machine Magic Master Class 06 – 12 March

Pauline Rogers Mystery Quilt Tour

20 – 26 February, 2023


$1990 per person

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Natural Indigo and Shibori Retreat

  • 13 – 19 February, 2023


$1990 per person

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Caroline Sharkey – Textile Art in Vivid Colour

  • 27 February – 05 March, 2023


$1990 per person

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Deb Louie – Machine Magic Decorative Stitch Applique Master Class

  • 06 – 12 March, 2023


$1990 per person

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

Initial Instalment – This is your deposit required to secure your position on the retreat. $1000.

Second and final Instalment – $990 due by 01 December, 2022

Included in your 7 day Brisbane retreat:-

  • 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).
  • Pop up shops at Retreats
  • 30% VIP discount on all of Wacky Jacky’s fabric product at the pop-up shop

Not Included in your 7 day Brisbane 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 (This does not apply to the Deb Louie Retreat – as you must bring your advanced machine)

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 $130 per night (1 Queen Bed)
  • Executive King Room $150 per night (1 King Bed) newly refurbished
  • Twin Room $140 per night (1 Queen + 1 Single) – can accommodate 3 guests if they are willing to share a bed
  • Optional breakfast – continental buffet for $18pp, or hot buffet at $25pp, Note breakfast is only this price if you book with accommodation otherwise for walk-ins Continental buffet $20pp or Hot Buffet $30pp
  • When booking your room, please tell the hotel if you have any accessibility issues because some rooms are upstairs and some have the shower over bath. Ie if you need a walk in shower, you must book one, as there may not be one available when you arrive.


Here is my cancellation policy:

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

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.

 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.