GillyMac Designs is delighted to announce the Winter 2020 Virtual Retreat will open for bookings at 10am on Monday 20th July.
Winter 2020 Virtual Retreat
Our next fabulous Virtual Retreat will take place from Friday 23th October – Sunday 25th October 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.
As ever this will be a weekend of sewing and laughter – it really is great fun. Just look at the reviews below.
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 own home. 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.
The quilt we will be making in the Winter Retreat will be revealed on 20th July. For the Winter Retreat we will be doing something completely different and great fun !!
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 Winter 2020 Saturday Night project will be a Christmas Gift Project which I know you will love !! All will be revealed on 20th July.
What are the logistics of the 2020 Winter Virtual Retreat ?
The Winter Virtual Retreat will run from 7pm on Friday 24th October to 3pm on Sunday 26th October.
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. The Retreat Box will arrive by registered post in the week prior to the event.
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
• GillyMac Quilt 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
and instructional videos to assist you in quilting your Quilt.
What you'll need for the weekend
- An internet connection and Facebook account.
- Fabric for the GillyMac Winter 2020 Quilt (requirements will be sent to you at time of booking) – a variety of kits will be available to purchase
- Sewing machine, quarter inch foot, 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 20th July to 31st August.
Will fabric kits be available to purchase?
Yes, a variety of kits will be available to purchase.
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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