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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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Liz Johnson.Editor.Sew4Home said:
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@ Diane - keep watching for those calendars 

Whiteshoe3 said:
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I am in Arizona now and will be heading back to Michigan in April or May...no time line so I hope to be able to attend one somewhere!

Have my Janome with me and have been sewing in the sun!!

Liz Johnson.Editor.Sew4Home said:
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@ Whiteshoe3 - They'll be over 20 retreats over the next year, so we're hoping there'll be locations for everyone!

Liz Johnson.Editor.Sew4Home said:
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@ Bridget - Thanks for your enthusiasm. We so excited to get rolling.

Theresa Turner said:
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I am so excited!!! I can hardly wait to see the calendar to check out when and where.  This is going to be great.  I start every day with your website and look forward to every new inspiration.     

Liz Johnson.Editor.Sew4Home said:
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@ Theresa - we're so excited too! Thanks for such a nice note - we'll send you a virtual wave each morning 

lmoallemi said:
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WOW!!  Just bought myself a new Janome S5, so this would be the perfect event for me.  Please come to San Diego.  We have great weather here and lots of restaurants from which you watch the sun sink into the Pacific after a long day of creative sewing.

Liz Johnson.Editor.Sew4Home said:
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@ Imoallemi - pretty dang tempting that description! And, congrats on your S5. We'll be sewing on the new S7 and 500E at the events... everything will be provided. So cool!

Liz Johnson.Editor.Sew4Home said:
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@TikiChic - calendars very soon with lots of great options 

Suzanne Estilette said:
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I am sooooo excited about this...just hope it is not too far from Louisiana so that I can go....It seems like all the workshops (not sew4home) and such are in the Northern or Western states and not in or close to Louisiana.  Can't wait to see the calendar......Every week I look forward for my email from sew4home and have made many projects from it...

Liz Johnson.Editor.Sew4Home said:
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@ Suzanne - we're going to keep you posted with each new step - the response by hosting dealers has been awesome so we're excited to see events penciling in across a variety of areas. Thanks for your support!

Denise said:
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I am so excited for this already and it is still in the planning stages.   I am in North Central Iowa,   so please come to Des Moines or Minneapolis....110 miles either direction, but the road trip will be great. 

Liz Johnson.Editor.Sew4Home said:
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@ Denise - let's all shout it together, "Roooooooaaaad Trip!!!"

mcelromi1 said:
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So exciting. [fingers crossed] Houston, Texas! Houston, Texas! Houston, Texas!

Suzanne Estilette said:
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Houston would be fine with meeeee...just a 4 hour drive from Louisiana..

Liz Johnson.Editor.Sew4Home said:
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@ mcelromi1 - calendars and registration links will be up soon, soon, soon - thanks for your enthusiasm!

Liz Johnson.Editor.Sew4Home said:
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@ Mosoko - what a great invite - hosting dealers are finalizing dates as we speak. Can't wait!

tpillepich said:
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How exciting! I can't wait to see if New Jersey is on the list!

Liz Johnson.Editor.Sew4Home said:
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@tpillepich - We are SO excited  - we'll be rolling out the details very soon.

mpistey said:
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Yay!  Hope you are coming to Florida!  I start every day with your website, so this sounds very exciting!

Liz Johnson.Editor.Sew4Home said:
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@ mpistey - Thanks so much! We're looking forward to bringing S4H on the road.

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