Sewcial Retreat September 2020 - Friday 25th September to Sunday 27th September 2020

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We are very excited to announce our 5th Sewcial Retreat!  Hooray!!!!  Imagine the opportunity to sew uninterrupted, sharing your passion with like-minded people, gaining new knowledge from each other and from our tutor-led classes, contributing to our charity quilts (optional) and NO cooking or chores!!! There will be loads of free sewing time that you can plough through your own projects without any interruptions and you can also choose to relax in the hotel spa!

Join us for a fun relaxing weekend of sewing in the Swindon.  

Here are all the details:

When:  

Friday 25th September 2020 to Sunday 27th September 2020

Our retreat will run from Friday afternoon (approximately 1pm) through to Sunday afternoon (approximate 4pm).

Where:

Swindon Marriott Hotel, Pipers Way, Swindon SN3 1SH.  

Swindon Marriott Hotel is an award winning, modern style, 4-star hotel set on the outskirts of historic Old Town, Swindon.  Their leisure club offers hotel guests the use of the indoor pool, tennis courts and a fitness centre. 

Retreat Package Options:

1) With Accommodations:  

a) Single occupancy accommodation: £450 per person
b) Shared accommodation in Twin Room: £400 per person
 
What’s included in the retreat package WITH accommodations:
1)      2 nights luxury 4 star en-suite accommodation
2)      All tutor led sessions should you choose to attend
3)      Full access to our sewing room, 1pm to 1am on Friday, 7:30am to 1am on Saturday and 7:30am to 4pm on Sunday
4)      Breakfast on Saturday and Sunday
5)      Hot and cold buffet lunch on Saturday and Sunday (excluding drinks, to be bought at the hotel bar)
6)      Three-course dinner on Friday and Saturday (excluding drinks, to be bought at the hotel bar)
7)      Refreshments during the day
8)      Use of hotel facilities, parking and use of the Leisure Club facilities, including gym and indoor pool.
 
2) Without Accommodations: (Limited availablility. Only suitable for locals living in the surrounding areas):  £350
 
What’s included in the retreat package WITHOUT accommodations:
1)      All tutor led sessions should you choose to attend
2)      Access to our sewing room from 1pm to 10pm on Friday, 9am to 10pm on Saturday and 9am to 4pm on Sunday
3)      Hot and cold buffet lunch on Saturday and Sunday (excluding drinks, to be bought at the hotel bar)
4)      Three-course dinner on Friday and Saturday (excluding drinks, to be bought at the hotel bar)
5)      Refreshments during the day
  
Please note: All tickets are transferrable but non refundable
 
Your tutors for the weekend (All workshops are half-day workshops):

Lucy Brennan - Lucy's passions are combining fabric, playing with quilt layouts and hand sewing. A quilter and blogger at 'Charm About You', she regularly teaches quilting classes and is a designer on The Sewing Quarter. Inspired by the history and varied techniques of patchwork and quilting, Lucy always has a few projects on the go! When she's not quilting Lucy can be found doing some embroidery.  Lucy will be teaching a machine sewn project

Katy Jones - Katy started quilting when her youngest child was small and immediately got hooked. What was intended as a nice relaxing hobby soon became a little bit more when she joined forces with a group of other bloggers to create an online magazine for modern quilters called Fat Quarterly (before the print industry had cottoned on to the idea), and an annual retreat to bring the community together. From there she has written and co-written books, designed for magazines, taught classes, had an online quilting series with F&W media, designed fabric, worked in retail and edited Quilt Now magazine. She currently works in brand management for Crafters Companion and is a not so secret lover of die cutting.  Katy will be teaching a quilt project using Gemini die cut machine and Build a Block.  The project will have different size options from cushion to king size quilt.

 

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