01/26/24-01/28/24 9-Patch Virtual Retreat
Join us for a weekend of relaxing sewing fun, all from the comfort of your own home. Stay in, wear your PJ's, and sew all weekend with fellow fabric nerds!
This retreat centers around the classic 9-patch quilt block, one of the most basic, yet versatile, quilt blocks we all know and love. We'll spend the weekend exploring how a simple block can produce so many different quilt designs by just playing with fabric, layout, and scale.
We're doing 3 live demos over the weekend: a regular 9-patch block, a stack-and-whack "whacky" 9-patch, and a Disappearing Nine Patch. The demos will be recorded and can be watched later as many times as you want.
Included in your retreat package are:
-- 5" solid white charm pack
-- grid paper pad
-- clear project bag
-- plus extra surprise goodies!
We will be hosting this Virtual Retreat on Zoom, with scheduled times to get together for demonstrations, show off our progress, and have giveaways. It's going to be a ton of fun!
Retreat Schedule (times are NYC local time):
4-6pm Friday: Welcome greeting and introductions
6pm Friday: 9-patch demo
8pm Friday: Happy Hour
7-10pm Friday: Open sewing
10am Saturday: Morning greeting
10am-10pm Saturday: Open sewing time with drop in Zoom
11am: Stack-and-whack 9-patch demo
8pm Saturday: Happy Hour
10am Sunday: Morning greeting
10am-3pm Sunday: Open sewing time with drop in Zoom
11am: Dissapearing Nine Patch demo
3pm Sunday: Show & Tell send-off
Attendees are welcome to attend any or all of the scheduled Zoom times and come and go at your own pace.
Q: How is a "retreat" different from a class?
A: A retreat is more informal than a class. Even though we will be demonstrating techniques, attendees will choose their own project and stitch at their own pace. Everyone chats while stitching, and those who want to collaborate or help each other can do so.
Q: Do I need to do any prep work before the retreat starts?
A: It's totally up to you. Some people like to plan out their project or choose fabrics, others like to start from zero at the beginning of the retreat and see how much they can do in a weekend.
Q: Do I need to be online the entire time?
A: Absolutely not, we expect people to pop in and out as they wish throughout the weekend.
Q: When will the retreat package arrive?
A: Packages will arrive at your home at least 1 week before the retreat starts.