A grand time was had by all at the First Ever M Avery Designs Sewing Retreat! You can view our photo album here. And stay tuned for details on our Fall 2014 Sewing Retreat coming soon!
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The very first M Avery Designs Sewing Retreat is finally here and we have found the perfect place to host it.
Join us for a weekend of sewing, crafting, relaxing, enjoying nature & getting to know other people who love to sew. We’ll be offering mini classes and demos all weekend long and you can enjoy them without the interruptions of every day life!
You’ll also have the opportunity for tons of open sewing time, so bring a project or two that you’ve been meaning to tackle. You’ll have almost 48 hours of uninterrupted sewing time in the wonderful natural setting of the Turqoise Barn Bed & Breakfast, located in Bloomville NY.
The B&B is set on many beautiful acres in the Western Catskills. You’ll have ample time to explore the grounds and commune with nature, if you so choose.
Friday May 2nd – Sunday May 4th 2014
Turquoise Barn Bed & Breakfast
8052 County Highway 18
Bloomville, NY 13739
Turquoise Barn is a Green Certified, eco-friendly Bed and Breakfast, Retreat, and Education Center located approximately 3 hours from NYC on an organic farm in the Western Catskills. The former dairy farm is home to 3 historic buildings which are now the residence, studio, workshop, and gallery (Turquoise Barn) of two artists formerly of East Williamsburg in Brooklyn, NY – Michelle Premura & Michael Milton.
The retreat will be open to only 8 guests. We’d like to keep the group intimate and have the sewing classes and groups remain small. There are are 4 gorgeous rooms at the B&B, each with their very own bathroom equipped with shower so everyone will be sharing a room. If you are coming with a friend and want to share a room just let us know when you sign up. Otherwise we’ll assign you a room-mate. Anyone who wishes to have a room all to themselves will have to purchase 2 spots.
Rosa Room | Mountain & Pond View | Private bath with claw-foot bathtub | King size bed and full-size futon
Moss Room | Mountain & pond view | Private bath, queen bed and full size futon
Sunset Room | Mountain & Pond View | Private Bathroom, Queen Bed, two single beds
Sunrise Room | Mountain & Turquoise Barn View | Private Bath, Queen Bed, two single beds
Beds & Rooms are available on a first come first serve basis! Book early to get the bed of your choice!
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Sewing demos by Megan & assistant instructor on a variety of topics, with an emphasis on clothing & accessory creation
Mini classes throughout the day Saturday & Sunday with topics including garment & accessory construction, sewing tips & tricks, new sewing skills
Sewing instructions and guidance throughout the entire weekend on any sewing projects you choose. There will not be more than 8 students. With 2 instructors for the weekend, that’s a 4:1 ratio of student to teacher!
Megan’s personalized fitting and sewing help with any garment project you bring along
Two nights stay at the beautiful Turquoise Barn B&B
Breakfast on Saturday & Sunday
Boxed lunch on Saturday & Sunday
Additional Refreshments to keep us fortified while sewing
An old fashioned good time making beautiful things in a beautiful setting & you might even make a new friend or two
Vegetarian Breakfast & Lunch on Saturday & Sunday are included in the price. There is a vegetarian kitchen in the house we’ll be staying in so feel free to bring snacks and extra beverages. We’ll be heading into town for a group dinner on Saturday at one of the tasty local restaurants.
The main area of the B&B is big and open and gives us plenty of room for sewing machine tables, design space & cutting room. We recommend that you bring your own sewing machine, but machines can be rented from M Avery Designs for the weekend for the low cost of $20.
We’ve done our best to keep the price very reasonable.
We’ll be offering the low introductory price of $475 per person if you commit by paying the $225 non-refundable deposit before March 15th, 2014.
All spots for the retreat are now full – Please send us an email if you’d like to get on the waiting list
We’ll follow up with you regarding your room choice as soon as we get your registration.
Tenative Weekend Schedule
Friday May 2nd:
Arrive anytime between 5 & 8pm
8-12pm Dig right into some Sewing
Saturday May 3rd:
Sewing & Mini Classes 9am-12pm
More Sewing, Mini Classes & Free Time 1-6pm
More Sewing & Free time 8pm-Midnight
Sunday May 4th:
Sewing & Mini Classes 9am – 12pm
12pm Check out & Bag Lunch for the Road
Please note: All guests are responsible for getting to & from the B&B for the weekend. We are happy to try to help facilitate ride shares if requested.
More about the Turquoise B&B
Rustic . . Simplistic. . . Elegance……..Our 3-story 3,000 sq. ft, converted 1800’s Carriage House has large loft-style open spaces with high ceilings, artist designed & renovated with handcrafted furnishings and art throughout the house.Upstairs are four large bedrooms, each equipped with a private bathroom, tastefully designed and decorated, and each with AMAZING views of the sunrise, sunset, moonrise, mountains or pond.
Downstairs has an additional 5th full bathroom, open kitchen (vegetarian), large handcrafted dining table, radiant heat floors, wood stove and back sun porch.
NATURE THERAPY…….Outside are acres of meadows, mountains, wooded areas, organic flower & veggie gardens, a fishing/swimming pond and streams. Fire pit for evening gatherings and open large field for special events. Also on the property are chickens, roosters, ducks, & cats (outdoor only). Hiking in our backyard or up the mountain road and just minutes away from the Catskill Scenic Trail for biking/walking/running/skiing.
Taking the time to relax & create is very good for all of our souls! This M Avery Designs Retreat is designed for anyone who shares a love for creativity, no matter where your skill level lies. Whether you’re a seasoned crafter or have yet to thread a needle, you’re welcome to join us for this weekend of sewing fun & creativity.
Interested in adding a special activity to your visit? Turquoise Barn offers a variety of additional services for our guests including:
♥ Bicycle & snowshoe rentals
♥ Botanical culinary workshops & retreats
♥ Dietary & Lifestyle consultations
♥ Wild edible ID walks & Herbal consultations (seasonal)
♥ Private or Group Yoga
♥ Raindrop Therapy
♥ Re-connective Healing (Energy Work)
♥ Intuitive readings
Advance registration required – Contact the Turquoise Barn directly for pricing and availability. email@example.com
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