about us

Three of the UK's favourite quilt designers joined forces in 2016 to launch a new Retreat and Pattern company, The Thread House. Six exclusive, one-off patterns were released on 1 September 2016 with three more later in the year.  We hosted the first Thread House Retreat in January 2017 and have already launched our 2018 weekend.  These boutique events are held at Folly Farm, an award winning, eco-friendly conference venue near Bristol. Both events sold out within days of the ticket release. Sign up for our newsletter and be one of the first to find out about future events.  


Jo spent most of her childhood sewing and making things and made her first quilt almost 30 years ago. She owns her own teaching studio and fabric store in Edinburgh, Scotland, organises the Stitch Gathering, an annual one-day quilting retreat, teaches around the UK and Europe and spends the rest of her time designing and making quilts for magazines and books.


Lynne Goldsworthy is a British quilter who designs and makes quilts for fabric manufacturers in the UK and the US and is a regular contributor to various UK quilting magazines.  She is the co-author of two books  (500 Quilt Blocks and Quilt Colour Workshop) and sole author of one (Quick and Easy Quilts).  She teaches quilting in the UK and abroad and has run several big London quilting retreats.


Karen is a screen printer, fabric designer and quilter. Her work is regularly seen in Love Patchwork and Quilting and Quilt Now magazines. As well as running workshops at her home in Leeds, she has taught at the Fat Quarterly Retreat and around the UK, as well as in Denmark and the US. Karen is the author of Screen Printing at Home and has just released her first fabric collection with Robert Kaufman.