Relax and sew at the beautiful Virginia Beach oceanfront while making new friends, gathering inspiration, and sharing ideas. There will be swaps, games, door prizes, SWAG BAGS, workshops, trunk shows, pop up shops, and lots of open sewing time. Information and sign ups for swaps will be e-mailed to attendees at the beginning of March. Beach Buddy (secret sis) sign ups are taking place in March so don't miss out on the fun.
I am extremely pleased that these two wonderfully creative ladies will be leading our workshops this year.
Friday, September 23, 2016
Clutched Workshop with Lee Monroe (@maychappell)
Have you always wanted to make a cool bag with a hard frame? Well, here’s your chance! We will stitch up the bag and learn all kinds of tips for inserting the frame. An exclusive Sew Virginia Beach embroidery design will be provided to accent your clutch!
NOTE: You will need to supply the two fat quarters for the outside and lining. The pattern, frame hardware, fusible fleece, glue, and plastic knives are being supplied at no additional charge to you. Any cutting instructions/prep work will be e-mailed to you prior to the retreat.
Understanding the Rainbow Lecture and Trunk Show with Lee Monroe (@maychappell)
Do you love color? But sometimes feel intimidated by fabric selection? We will discuss the basics of color theory and how those concepts lead to better quilts! You’ll leave this lecture armed with many tools to pull fabrics for your next project. Plus there will be a full May Chappell trunk show!
Pop Up Shop
There will be a pop up shop of Lee's wonderful patterns following lunch on Friday. These are two of my favorites.
You can find out more about Lee, her blog, and her shop at www.maychappell.com
Photos and introduction used with permission from Lee Monroe.
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Reverse Appliqué Jersey Knit Scarf Workshop with Alison Glass
Just in time for fall, join Alison Glass for a fun time learning all about reverse appliqué with jersey knit through the creation of a cozy and pretty scarf! This type of hand stitching produces beautiful results and is simple in a way that makes it a fun and relaxing activity.
You will have an opportunity to choose your fabrics and stitching design at the retreat, ensuring that your project will match your personal style. The workshop will include plenty of time for stitching and socializing as well as learning.
Note: Alison will bring a selection of her knits and cotton prints to make your scarf with. You will be able to choose your fabrics on Friday.
The fabrics, thread, and needle to make the scarf are included in the price of your ticket.
Lecture and Trunk Show with Alison Glass
Following the workshop, Alison will share about her design process and work in the fabric industry, and present a trunk show of AGD designs.
Pop Up Shop
There will be a pop up shop of Alison's beautiful fabrics, patterns, and other items following lunch on Saturday.
Shop Alison Glass fabric, patterns, kits, etc. at http://alisonglass.bigcartel.com/
Alison's lectures are a fun and informative peek into the artistic process behind her designs, and seeing her fabrics in the finished blankets, quilts, and other projects at her trunk shows is inspiring. I am so happy that Alison has agreed to be a part of Sew Virginia Beach 2016, and that she has also agreed to have a pop up shop for the retreat.
You can find the beautiful fabrics that Alison creates for Andover Fabrics, patterns, embroidery patterns/kits, and special Weeks Dye Works flosses and pearl cottons at Alison's website.
Alison Glass introduction and photographs used with permission from Alison Glass.