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We're Coming to a City Near You! Introducing the Sew4Home Sewing Escape Retreats

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In our 2016 Sewing resolutions, we teased you a little bit about this new adventure. Our number one resolution was: To connect with YOU in even more ways. Today, we're pleased to announce one of the most exciting ways we'll be doing just that this year: the Sew4Home Sewing Escape sewing retreat. We've partnered with Janome America as well as some of our favorite providers of notions, fabric, and sewing tools to bring the Sew4Home experience directly to you in fun-filled, multi-day events.

NOTE: THE PAGE IS LIVE WITH THE LATEST DETAILS. CLICK HERE TO LOOK FOR LOCATIONS AND TO REGISTER.

We love virtually interacting with our amazing Sew4Home community every day, but we can't wait to get together in meet-ups around the country. This will be your opportunity to hang with like-minded sewing enthusiasts to sew, learn, and simply enjoy two and a half days of creativity guided by master sewing instructors. 

Several popular Sew4Home projects were selected and then adapted to an in-person learning presentation. We've upscaled them with new embellishments and features, including monogramming, matchstick quilting, in-the-hoop embroidery, and more. We'll also be concentrating on many of the basics that form the foundation of great sewing, like trim techniques, seam finishing, special stitch settings, and the ever popular-yet-feared: zipper insertion! So while this first series of retreats is aimed at those newer to the world of sewing, there will be something for everyone to learn. But most importantly, it's all done in the style of Sew4Home you've all come to love and look forward to online every weekday.

Janome dealers will be hosting the events at special venues around the country. The calendar was just opened up last week in Las Vegas at the sewing machine industry's largest trade show, and we were thrilled at the enthusiasm of dealers to sponsor the Sewing Escape events. We have dates on the books for California, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Alabama, and more.

Every detail of the Sewing Escape retreats is designed to be both fun and inspiring. There'll be a kick-off presentation on opening night to share a few of our sewing secrets, explain where we turn for inspiration, and give you the tools to "master mixology" in order to create a look that is uniquely yours. You'll receive an awesome swag bag filled with fabric and notions, and you'll meet the sewing machine that will be yours for the duration of the retreat. 

Over the course of the event, you'll make three beautiful projects: a whimsical quilted patchwork pillow, a chic and roomy teardrop tote, and you'll learn to embroider in-the-hoop as you make your own custom-monogrammed zippered pouch. Everything will be provided – from the designer fabric to the pins and scissors – including the personal help of excellent instructors to walk you through each step. You'll leave with three finished projects you can use right away and proudly show off.

Over the next few months, the final planning and preparation will be finessed. We'll be opening up a special area here on the Sew4Home site with a complete calendar showing when and where the Sewing Escape retreats will be held. You'll be able to register online to reserve your space (we're keeping the size of these first retreats small for more personal attention, so you'll want to sign up right away), and we'll be bringing you images and more information along the way. 

We can't wait to Escape with you!

NOTE: THE PAGE IS LIVE WITH THE LATEST DETAILS. CLICK HERE TO LOOK FOR LOCATIONS AND TO REGISTER.

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Caren Cohen said:
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oh! Oh! Oh!  Want to go!  Is there going to be one in Texas?!!!!

Liz Johnson.Editor.Sew4Home said:
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@Caren - can't spill the beans yet on date and place details, but we love hearing from all corners of the country with such enthusiasm!

Liz Johnson.Editor.Sew4Home said:
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@Laura - thanks! And we're excited to be branching out from the traditional quilting or garment-making retreat into Sew4Home style

Eileen Lay said:
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I'm with Kaura on her WI idea!  I don't know her but I like her thinking!

Liz Johnson.Editor.Sew4Home said:
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@ Eileen - Lots of great friends to be had out there 

Liz Johnson.Editor.Sew4Home said:
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@Colleen - Thank you ... all jumping up and down is encouraged!

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@pamyjo2001 - Thanks! We're so excited to see it all coming together.

Liz Johnson.Editor.Sew4Home said:
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@Debi Jo - no specific quilting projects with this retreat, but I bet you'd have a blast anyway. We're going with some of our specialties: the trendiest bags and home décor.

sewandsewsplace said:
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NC Please!!!!! There are so many neglegted seamstresses here! Just pick any spot in the state and I'll bring a truck load of students with me!

Liz Johnson.Editor.Sew4Home said:
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@sewandsewsplace - LOL - that's a great picture I have of a semi filled with sewers

gina2 said:
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Please come to North Central Texas, anywhere in the Dallas-Fort Worth, Arlington, Irving, Plano, Frisco, McKinney areas.

Liz Johnson.Editor.Sew4Home said:
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@gina2 - That's a great big Texas invite - thank you!

MTquilter said:
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I hope Montana is on your list to visit.  The north central area, Great Falls, has a terrific turnout for Montanans, as well as Canadians (only 100 miles away).  PLUS, as luck would have it, there's even a Janome dealer in Great Falls.  Hope to see you here. 

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@MTquilter - Thanks for the Montana greetings! Just a few weeks until the calendars are ready.

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@lots2sew - No Canada this time around, but there's no telling what could happen down the road!

Mary L Cohen said:
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You are not coming to a city near me but I sure wish you were????? From Lethbridge, AB, Canada

Liz Johnson.Editor.Sew4Home said:
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@ Mary - No Canana yet, but with success this year... who knows what the future holds 

aeng1 said:
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Hope you come to Long Island, New York. I'd love to be part of the fun !

Alison

A41496@aol.com said:
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WOOHOO!  Yours is one of my FAVORITE websites since you started out.  I would love for you to come to Central FL - we have a VERY large guild here and love learning new things.  Also it would be a blast to meet you in person!   

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A41496 - Thank you! It IS going to be a blast!!

Liz Johnson.Editor.Sew4Home said:
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@ erowen - Beatiful Bay Area - we love to know you're out there and ready to go!

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@ Sandee - Can't wait to share all the info. So happy to see such enthusiasm from all over!

Judi said:
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My Janome and I are lonely in Central FL. Please let all the Janome dealers in the area know about this opportunity and I will hope one of them will step up say Me! Me! Me!

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@ Judi - We'd hate for you to be lonely. Stayed tuned for all the details. 

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@ Staci - Dates and places will be released very soon. We're just crossing "Ts" and dotting "Is" on the contracts.

Northern Resident said:
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This is wonderful news and a step in the right direction - please consider a little further north to Canada as I am sure this program will expand beyond your wildest expectations!!

Liz Johnson.Editor.Sew4Home said:
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@ Northern Resident - It will take a little planning to cross the border, but never say never, right?

Jan Hamby said:
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Lancaster, PA is within one day's drive of over 65% of the nation's population...just sayin'!!!

Liz Johnson.Editor.Sew4Home said:
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@ Jan - Really?? I had no idea. I want to be on your team for Trivial Pursuit!

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@ jhulinsky - And, we'd love to see you there!

Liz Johnson.Editor.Sew4Home said:
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@ Jodi - We've had several NY requests. We hope there are options for all!

Karen J said:
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Albany, NY is very central to many states. (and less traffic than NYC)

nanabeth said:
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Please come to Virginia!  I learn so much every time I make one of your projects I am sure I would learn even more in person!

Liz Johnson.Editor.Sew4Home said:
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@ nanabeth - Thanks for such a kind comment. We hope you will be able to come.

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