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!
I am excited to share Flower Power with you which is the main project for this Retreat. Flower Power is my latest applique quilt which contains three simple flower blocks. The quilt is designed around one larger print feature fabric and then supporting smaller print fabrics. Why not choose your own special feature fabric or pick something similar to the original, whatever the case the result will be stunning.
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 Zoom with a supporting private Facebook group for the participants to share photos of their fabric choices ahead of the Retreat as well as posting progress picture during and after it. As well as ‘live’ demos’ over Zoom, for the first time, this retreat will include access to a set of pre-recorded video tutorials covering all aspects of making each block, the Saturday night project and quilting your final piece.
Additionally, GillyMac Retreats always include at least one hilarious game of bingo with additional prizes and much laughter.
Retreat Box & Saturday Night Bonus Project!
The weekend will kick off on Friday night with the reveal of your Retreat Box which will be sent to you in advance. The Retreat Box is curated especially for each Retreat and contains a mixture of quality sewing supplies and mini gifts to get you buzzing from the very start.
Each Retreat Box also contains a complete kit for the Saturday night project which you can either sew along with Gill that evening or you can save it to complete at another time. The Winter 2020 Saturday Night project is a set of three gift bags, just in time for Christmas.
What are the logistics of the 2020 Winter Virtual Retreat ?
The Winter Virtual Retreat will run from 7pm on Friday 23rd October to 3pm on Sunday 25th October.
The Facebook group will open to participants a week before the Retreat and will be available for a further 6 months after the retreat is over. The instructional videos will be yours to access from my website forever. 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.
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 Flower Power Quilt Pattern
- Bonus Pattern for GillyMac Christmas Gift Bags and complete kit for the bottle bag.
- A Bespoke Retreat Box, full of quality goodies delivered to you for the weekend’s enjoyment.
- GillyMac Bingo & prizes.
Instructional videos for all aspects of making and quilting Flower Power and for the gift bag project available forever.
What happens if I get stuck with the sewing, who will help me ?
Throughout the weekend there will be live instructional Zoom sessions as well as prerecorded Video Tutorials covering all aspects of making Flower Power and the gift bag. Additionally, Gill will be online answering your questions and cheerleading your progress and helping you get the very most from the experience.
What happens if I can’t be available for the whole weekend or miss a part of the retreat?
All the instructions video tutorials will available in the members areas of Gill’s website for you to replay at your convenience, meaning there is no chance of you missing out on the tuition. If you need to pop out or do something else for a short time you will be able to catch up with all the teaching when you get back.
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 during August
- 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 £115 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 during August.
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