GillyMac Designs is delighted to announce the Spring 2020 Virtual Retreat will open for bookings at 10am on 3rd February.
Spring 2020 Virtual Retreat
This will take place from Friday 17th April – Sunday 19th April and it all happens from the comfort of your own sewing table!
Normal retreats take place away from home, often with people that you don’t know and can be quite costly. For many people this is perfect, but for others, one or more of these factors is prohibitive. It is for this reason that GillyMac Designs has devised the Virtual Retreat.
What is a Virtual Retreat hosted by GillyMac Designs?
This is a weekend of sewing with 16 hours of mixed live tuition and personal sewing from the comfort of your home.
During the Virtual Retreat, the group will be making a quilt. The quilting being made will be revealled at the end of January.
Over the weekend, we will also practise the simple doodle designs that form the quilting for the project.
The picture here is of the quilt made on the Winter 2019 Retreat.
Retreat Box & Saturday night bonus project!
The weekend will kick off on Friday night with the reveal of your Bespoke Retreat Box which will be sent to you in advance. This box has been curated for Retreat participants and contains a mixture of quality sewing supplies and mini gifts to get you buzzing from the very start.
Each retreat comes with a fully kitted project which you can either sew along with Gill on the Saturday Night or you can save it to complete at another time.
The event will be held over Facebook in a closed group which is only available for the participants. The videos will all be saved to this group and they can be watched as many times as you like, even after the retreat is over.
What are the logistics of the Winter Virtual Retreat ?
The Spring Virtual Retreat will run from 7pm on Friday 17th April to 3pm on Sunday 19th April.
The Facebook group will open to participants at least a week before the retreat and will be open to re-watch the videos for a further 6 months after the retreat is over.
Active cutting/sewing/creative time will be from 7pm-9pm on Friday, 10am-7pm on Saturday and 10am – 3pm on Sunday. Facebook lives will be instructional, like regular classes. If you want to replay these instructional videos, this will be possible as soon as the ‘live’ is over. This will allow you to see something again immediately or watch it at a more convenient time if this suits you better.
What’s included in the price of the Virtual Retreat?
• 16 hours of mixed live tuition and personal sewing over 2 days and 1 evening
• A Pattern for the weekend project quilt
• Bonus Pattern (and full kit) for the optional Saturday Night Project
• A Bespoke Retreat Box, full of quality goodies delivered to you for the weekend’s enjoyment.
• Spot Prizes throughout the weekend
What you'll need for the weekend
- An internet connection and Facebook account.
- Fabric for the GillyMac Spring 2020 Quilt (requirements will be sent to you at time of booking) – kits will be available to purchase in February
- Sewing machine, rotary cutter and mat and a ruler.
How much is this Virtual Retreat and how do I book it ?
The price of the GillyMac Virtual Retreat is £135 and places are limited.
An early bird discount rate of £110 for the retreat is available for bookings taken from 3rd to 28th Feb.
Book your space on the Virtual Retreat. Places are limited.
Will fabric kits be available to purchase?
Yes, kits will be available to purchase in February.
What happens if I get stuck with the sewing, who will help me ?
What happens if I can’t be available for the whole weekend or miss a part of the retreat?
What Past Retreat Participants are Saying…
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