You’re invited for a long weekend of sewing, relaxing, & making some new friends who love sewing & creating as much as you do!
Unwind from the daily grind of normal life & take some time for yourself to work on all the unfinished sewing projects you’ve been meaning to tackle. You’ll have almost 72 hours of uninterrupted sewing & ME time!
Where Retreat is Taking Place:The sewing retreat will be taking place in an adorable chalet style home that is set on 4 acres of land in the Western Catskills town of Harpersfield NY approximately 1 hour from Albany, NY/3 hours from New York City.
The house has 4 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms. The house has a large open space for sewing on the first floor where we’ll also eat some of our meals. It also has a giant great room on the second floor with a fireplace.
We’d like to keep the group intimate so the retreat will be open to a maximum of 6-8 guests.
1 Spot Double Occupancy $375 – Sharing a Bedroom Sign up
2 Spots Double Occupancy $340 each ($70 savings) Sharing a Bedroom Sign up
Single Occupancy $600 – Private Bedroom Sign up
If you are signing up with a friend and would like to share a room, just let us know when you sign up. Otherwise we’ll find you a roommate.
We ask that each participant help host prepare one of the lunches or breakfasts while we are on the retreat.
We’ll head into town on Friday & Saturday night for a group dinners. Each participant pays for the cost of their own dinner & drinks for both days.
BYO sewing machine & sewing tools. Sewing machines (and all related tools) can be rented from M Avery Designs for the weekend for $50.
Tentative Weekend Retreat ScheduleThursday Thursday Evening Arrival Approximately 8 – 10pm
Friday Friday Morning Arrival Approximately 7-9am 8-10am Breakfast Available9am-12pm Free Time for Sewing, Relaxing, Exploring, Chatting12-2pm Lunch Available12-5pm Free time for Sewing (with instruction), Relaxing, Exploring, Chatting6:30pm Dinner8pm-Midnight Free Time for Sewing, Relaxing, Chatting
Saturday 8-10am Breakfast Available9am-12pm Free Time for Sewing, Relaxing, Exploring, Chatting12-2pm Lunch Available12-5pm Free time for Sewing (with instruction), Relaxing, Exploring, Chatting6:30pm Dinner8pm-Midnight Free Time for Sewing, Relaxing, Chatting
Sunday8-10am Breakfast Available9am-12pm Sewing & Free time for Sewing, Relaxing, ChattingCheck out is at 12 noon
Getting There:Please note: All guests are responsible for getting to & from the retreat for the weekend. We are happy to try to help facilitate ride shares if requested. We’ll provide you with address and direction after you sign up.
Suggestions for what to bring:
- Sewing Machine
- Sewing Tools & Supplies (thread, buttons, bobbins, iron, pins, needles, fabric, seam ripper, tape measure, etc.)
- Ideas & patterns for projects you would like to sew (and all related patterns, fabric, tools and items needed to make these projects)
- All personal items you would need for a weekend in the country. Be sure to check weather forecast in order to pack appropriately. Please keep in mind It’s always about 10-15 degrees colder than downstate NY.
“It was great to meet up beforehand especially since it was the first one! I enjoyed the laid back nature of activities, location was beautiful, I liked that you had the different types of fabric. That Megan and Lauren (instructors on the retreat) were available for questions / support was of the greatest value to me. I think encouraging retreat participants to challenge themselves with skills they don’t know is ideal. I certainly was a bit nervous about embarking on pants on my own and know I would have gotten frustrated had I not had the support of the instructors there.”
“Both instructors were very helpful & really nice people!! I just wish I got further along w one of my projects (no ones fault but my own) wish I was more motivated to get help on certain things. So sweet & thoughtful of Megan to give necklaces & cards. I loved the retreat & I’m so glad that I went!!!”
“Amazing location and it definitely fostered a nice sense of community and relaxation.”
“Just finished a fun/productive sewing retreat in the Catskills. Megan was so patient and helpful. I finished several projects (bags, dress, fixed shirt, and cut out a tunic). The accomodations were great, very comfortable. I’m planning on returning next year. P.S. loved the butternut squash pizza.”