Sew in Your Jammies!

June 5-7, 2020| Everywhere!

We are bringing you the most fun & interactive experience you can have at a sewing retreat without needing to leave your home.

 

You can work on your own projects, one of the mini-projects offered by our instructors, or all of the above. Games, prizes, lots of sewing, new friends, and a whole new retreat experience.

 

No packing, no forgetting supplies, and shoes are optional!

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Ebony Love, Retreat Hostess

For 7 years, Ebony has been bringing unique experiences to quilters and sewers everywhere through her popular, themed mystery quilts. She’s ready to introduce you to her brand of fun! Check out everything we have in store for you in an immersive experience like no other.

Julie Ott, Retreat Admin

Julie has been an indispensable part of Ebony’s team for almost two years, and is happily working behind the scenes to make sure the retreat comes off without a hitch. She’ll be managing the agenda and the tech side during the retreat, so sooner or later, you will see her name or her face pop up!

Retreat Activities

June 5-7, 2020

The entire retreat, you have the option of working on your own projects, either in the main retreat space (the Jammie Room), or in any of the themed workrooms available throughout the day. Since you’re in your own space, with all your projects before you, plus the other activities, there’s no chance you’ll run out of something to do!

One of the awesome parts of this retreat is the opportunity to do a mini-project with each of our 5 instructors. These sessions are not mandatory, so if you choose not to join a mini-project session at your scheduled time, don’t worry! You will have access to the video recording after the retreat ends.

Each mini-project has additional kit or pattern fees; you’ll be able to purchase these during the registration process as well as after your registration is complete. Prices for each kit range from $9 – $29 when pre-ordered on this site. You can still join the project sessions and watch the videos even if you don’t purchase a kit or pattern.

Do you want to work with a smaller group of individuals based on the projects you’re working on (or would like to work on)? Maybe you want to swap techniques, talk shop, or show & tell. When you register, we’ll ask you what type of workroom you would like to join, and we’ll create them as needed through the weekend.

Sometimes we get so focused that we hunch over our projects and contort ourselves into shapes we were never meant to be in for long. We are so excited to offer stretch breaks, facilitated by quilter & registered yoga teacher Katrina Chapman Kahn. At several points during the retreat, you’re invited to follow along with Katrina as she takes us through a stretch & relaxation session she designed just for us!

Is there anything quite as cheering as getting a surprise in the mail? Sign up for our Mini Gift Swap, and you’ll exchange a small sewn or quilted item with a fellow attendee. There are lots of ideas here: a pin cushion, small zippered pouch, mug rug, pillow cover, etc. After registration closes, we’ll assign partners and send information to those who opted-in to the swap.

May 15, 2020
11:59 PM CST

 

Early Registration closes – last day for discounts and kit pre-orders

June 1, 2020
11:59 PM CST

 

Last day to register for the retreat. Also, last day to sign up for the Mini Gift Swap.

June 5, 2020
1:00 PM CST

 

2:00 PM CST

 

10:00 PM CST

 

Check-In

Official Retreat Activities Begin

Official Retreat Activities End

June 6, 2020
9:30 AM CST

 

10:30 AM CST

 

6:30 PM CST

 

Check-In

Official Retreat Activities Begin

Official Retreat Activities End

June 7, 2020
9:30 AM CST

 

10:30 AM CST

 

4:00 PM CST

 

Check-In

Official Retreat Activities Begin

Official Retreat Activities End

A more detailed schedule will be provided to attendees after registering.

Instructors

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Jackie Kunkel
Jackie Kunkel

Canton Village Quilt Works

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Kate Colleran
Kate Colleran

Seams Like a Dream

Joanne Hillestad
Joanne Hillestad

Fat Quarter Gypsy & Swirly Girls Design

Tammy Silvers
Tammy Silvers

Tamarinis

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Included in Your Registration

 Live, interactive online sewing experience

Five mini-projects taught by dynamic and talented designers

Closed-captioning when available

Freestyle retreat format to choose what you want to work on

Stretch breaks guided by a registered yoga teacher

Virtual & Physical Swag Bag filled with goodies

Games throughout the weekend

Custom project label for you to print or embroider yourself

Members-only area on website

Recipes, food, and snack ideas

Access to mini-project videos for 6 months after the retreat

Mini Gift Swap participation available

Exclusive deals only available to retreat attendees

Prizes from our awesome sponsors

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Happy Mail to the first 50 registrants with an exclusive, commemorative charm & fabric label

Sponsors

We would like to especially thank the following sponsors for their contributions to make the Sew in Your Jammies Retreat a smashing success!

Frequently Asked Questions

What does the registration fee include?

Scroll up a little bit. There's a giant list of what's included.

Are there any additional fees?

The mini-projects each have a pattern or kit fee. Patterns range from $9-13, and complete kits range from $16-29 each. So your total cost for kits (if you decided to purchase all 5 being offered) will vary from $54-$110, in addition to the registration fee. There will also be a cost to ship your kit(s), and applicable taxes for Illinois residents.

If you don't pay the pattern/kit fee, you can still attend the mini classes and you'll have access to the videos afterward. You can get all, some, or none of the kits. It's up to you. Our designers appreciate your support, of course, but you get to choose.

Why do you need my shipping address if this is an online retreat?

Simple! Because you are going to get goodies in the mail! That's right; even though this is an online retreat, we want you to still have a little something from us to trigger a happy memory. Every attendee will receive something!

Will the event have closed captioning?

We are investigating the capability to have live closed-captioning as part of the retreat; during registration, we're asking everyone who needs this service so we can assess everyone's individual needs.

If we are able to offer this capability, it will likely use automatic speech recognition technology (ASR) to live caption the event. While this technology has a fairly high accuracy rate, it may not be a sufficient accommodation for everyone. 

In the event we cannot do live captioning, we will add captioning to the Mini-Project videos before they are posted to the site following the retreat. So at a minimum, there will be 5 videos available with captioning after the retreat ends.

We will continue to explore ways to improve accessibility as we hold future retreats. 

What kind of technology do I need to participate?

You're going to need two things to participate: 1) a device and 2) a connection to the internet. It would be great if you also had a camera connected to your device so we can see you too!

For your connected device: your best experience is going to be participating on a tablet or laptop. While you can join us via a smart phone (such as an Android or iPhone), you'll have a better experience and get to see more of the retreat if you use a larger screen. 

Don't worry if you are not "tech savvy" - we will have step-by-step instructions for you, and we will walk you through every step of the way!

I took XYZ Class before and we used Zoom. Does this retreat use Zoom?

This isn't a typical class, or a webinar, or anything you've done before. It's a live, interactive event, we are expecting hundreds of attendees, and to run it smoothly we need the right technology to meet our needs. We don't want you focused on the technology or to make that a barrier; just think about the amazing experience you are going to have, and let us worry about the tech. Our #1 goal is to make this a great experience for you!

How loud is this going to be with all the sewing machines running?

Don't worry! We want to leave the option open for everyone to ask questions, comment, share, but also control the noise too. When you are in the general sessions, as organizers we have control over the audio inputs; when you are in smaller sessions with fewer participants, you can work that out among yourselves. It's flexible enough to accommodate everyone's needs.

What if I can't attend the whole event?

Don't worry! You can join, leave, and join again as many times as you want. Come and go as you please!

Your registration fee covers you for the whole event; you get to decide how much or how little you want to interact with the instructors and other attendees.

What if I need to cancel? Can I get a refund?

Sorry, but no. No refunds.

Here's the thing. This event is online, and once you register we immediately provide you with over $70 worth of content (including free patterns) and discounts. So, enjoy your goodies even if you can't be online with us - it more than covers your registration fee.

What if I'm outside the United States?

We would love for you to join us! There are just a few things you need to know.

  1. All times are stated in US Central Time Zone. We are currently observing daylight savings. We aren't staffed yet to support a 24-hour retreat, but if you'd like to help us do that in the future please let us know!
  2. At a minimum, the mini-project sessions will be recorded, and you will be able to watch replays of these sessions.
  3. We cannot directly sell you a retreat ticket if you live in the EU Economic Zone. Please order the retreat through PayHip.
  4. The USPS has halted shipping to some countries. If this is you, we will have to hold your physical goods until shipping to your country resumes. 
  5. Some goodies are restricted to Domestic US residents only due to shipping & freight limitations.
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