Happy Mail #1a to the first 50 registrants with a charm pack from Maywood Fabrics! Happy Mail #1b to the next 50 registrants with a spool of thread from Aurifil! Happy Mail #2 to the first 150 registrants with a spring-themed craft!
Happy Mail #3 to the first 150 registrants with an exclusive, commemorative spring charm!
Happy Mail #4 to the first 250 registrants with a spring gift from your Retreat Hostess!
Happy Mail #5 to the first 100 kit orders with a fusible sample from thermoweb!
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 the scheduled time, don’t worry! You will have access to the video recording after the session ends.
Click each project photo to open the project description and materials list.
Each mini-project may have additional kit or supply fees; you’ll be able to pre-order these during the registration process as well as after your registration is complete. Prices range from $2.50 – $55 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.
In addition to adding evening activities on Friday & Saturday, the retreat space is open around the clock. While we won’t have official activities until the wee hours of morning, you will be able to use the Themed Workrooms throughout the retreat.
We’ve also shifted class times to make more of them available for our international attendees. But since recordings are available immediately after each session ends, you can watch the classes on your own schedule!
Friday, April 23: Event space opens at 7am CST; official activities from 12:00pm – 9:15pm CST; Themed Workrooms open 24 hours
Saturday, April 24: Official activities from 9:30am – 9:15pm CST; Themed Workrooms open 24 hours
Sunday, April 25: Official activities from 9:30am – 6:00pm CST; Themed Workrooms close at 7pm CST
A more detailed schedule will be provided to attendees after registering.
For those who want a more in-depth experience and the satisfaction of working on a larger project, join Ebony Love in making your own version of the Dragon Wheel quilt. In three 1-hour sessions, Ebony will teach you how to piece the foundational blocks for this quilt, demonstrate mock needle-turn applique, and invite you into a Private Room where you can chat and share progress with other quilt along participants.
The Dragon Wheel sessions do not overlap with the mini-projects, so you can still participate in the all the classes and take Dragon Wheel as an extra project!
Click the quilt image to open the project description and materials list.
Kim Lapacek is a mother, wife, artist, apple orchardist, retired civil engineer, and entrepreneur who loves using color and patterns in unexpected ways. Read more…
Kerry Goulder has been sewing for fun since she can remember. Kerry began designing many unique patterns under her Kid Giddy® label, wrote her first book, Sewing Tales to Stitch and Love: 18 Toy Patterns for the Storytelling Sewist and continues to sell and license her designs. Read more…
Gyleen X. Fitzgerald makes quilts that blend color, pattern and texture to provide a contemporary essence in traditional quilting. She infuses engineering tools and innovative techniques to simplify visually complex geometric polygon quilts. Read more…
Kim has been in the sewing and quilting industry for over 9 years and has contributed to two books (Kitchen Stitches and Splendid Sampler), taught at a Sew Sweetness Retreat, is a Moda Bake Shop maker, and creates short videos on Instagram to help teach easy techniques. Read more…
For 9 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. Read more…
I love learning new techniques in quick classes with people I might not otherwise ever have the opportunity with.
I love the Open Sew rooms and the engagement of the morning announcements and that there was the option to attend so many unique classes! I loved the new platform for the social interaction, it worked out so awesome having the photos in chats immediately. I also love that so many people were engaged in the conversations and the prizes were handed out to SO many!!
The ability to participate from home, and come and go as needed. I loved not having to pack everything, and then wonder what I have forgotten, and have to borrow from someone else at an “away from home” retreat. I felt really connected with everyone through the chat and network sites. The classes were very informational and everyone was so positive, even when some things didn’t go right. It was definitely a learning process for everyone! It made me learn some techy things I haven’t used yet.
Loved the classes and the ability to ask questions in the chat and get immediate feedback from the instructors. Also loved the games – so fun!
Besides the classes, I really enjoyed the one on one conversations in Networking. I especially enjoyed the Yoga Sessions with Katrina…..she was fabulous and being a Quilter as well, she was really an excellent choice since she is so aware of our body needs. I also enjoyed the group Open Sew sessions.
I enjoyed the mini project sessions, yoga and meeting new folks in the sewing rooms. I loved the networking sessions. That’s a great feature. Moving around Hopin was easy. I was surprised at how many giveaways y’all had. That was nice.
I love the ability to network with people from all over the world and never leaving home.
I truly enjoyed all of it but the closing ceremony was just toooooo fun!!!
Great idea to do a virtual retreat. I had never been to a retreat, virtual or in person, so I didn’t know what to expect. Although I think in person retreats would be great, this weekend whetted my appetite for more virtual retreats.