New Sew South Retreats!

Friday, May 22, 2015

Sew South Retreat!

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The past three Sew South Retreats have been so magical and have blessed me with so many wonderful new friends. I love that I've been able to have a small part in bringing people together to share their love of creating and sewing.
Sew South has been such an amazing dream- to get to meet and know so many fun people that love sewing and creating as much as I do, it's such a gift!
You see for me, Sew South is all about the people.  The sewing is awesome and the projects are fun but I love the friendships that are cultivated at Sew South.
Yet the bigger the group, the harder it is to make connections on a personal level.
  
So I've been cooking up an idea for a smaller Sew South. It's been on my heart for almost a year and what I feel God is calling me to do. I couldn't be more excited about it!
I hope you'll join me for a Sew South Small Group Girls' Weekend!  
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Sew South Retreat is all about choosing joy.
It’s about the people and the experience.
It’s a weekend for sewing, crafting, connecting and creating.
It’s inspiring, exciting, relaxing and FUN!

You should be a part of it!
So how small is small? 14. Yes 14 people including myself. It's the right size for me and is large enough for a fun group yet small enough to really get to know each person.

The details: 
DatesOctober 9-11, 2015 & March 11-13, 2016  -  Same location for both weekends.

Times: Friday 10:00 AM - Sunday 11:00 AM

Cost$420 (see below) for one weekend.

Included: 2 catered lunches  (from Zoe's Kitchen and Panera Bread) your workshop supplies, embroidery kit, beverages, yummy snacks and treats, swag, open sewing time. *You will need to bring your own sewing machine. :)

Dinner: Is not included in the cost but my hope is that everyone will go to dinner together. We'll be eating at my favorite local restaurant (Southern American food) on Friday night called Tree House Whiskey and Fork and then at my other fave PF Changs on Saturday night.  There will likely be an optional casual dinner on Thursday night for those coming into town early.

The location is back in Charlotte in the SouthPark neighborhood (where the first two Sew Souths were held) at the Hampton Inn Phillips Place.  It's a lovely hotel in an upscale shopping area with restaurants just steps away. This is not a run-of-the-mill Hampton! The rooms are lovely and a great breakfast is included. The Sew South group room rate is $135 a night. There's a shuttle to take you wherever you would like to go in the area although the hotel is nestled in a great shopping neighborhood next door to a PF Changs, Wolfgang Puck Pizza, Dean and Deluca, and a movie theater. There is even a Polished nail salon and a Whole Foods right around the back of the hotel. It's a beautiful location in the city of Charlotte!

Weekend Plans: 
I've got some great projects planned for the workshop time in the mornings and there will be open sewing time in the afternoon and evening too. We'll sew, we'll do some crafty things, we'll hang out, we'll eat - I think it will be the perfect balance. Sounds fun, right?!
The workshops will be taught by me and will be fun projects that will encompass sewing, a bit of crafting and of course cute fabric! There will be some fun group games, swaps and secret sisters again too!

JOIN ME FOR A FUN SEW SOUTH GIRLS' WEEKEND!
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Tickets: Tickets will be assigned via lottery. If you are interested in attending one of the weekends, you need to fill out the form at the bottom of this email. :) 
 If your name is pulled to attend, you'll receive an email letting you know. You'll have a chance to purchase one or possibly two tickets depending on how many spots are still available. 

Tickets are non refundable. 
Tickets are transferrable up to 30 days prior to the event. If you need to sell your ticket, I will contact the next person on the wait list for you in the event that you are not able attend. 
If the spot cannot be resold and the date is past 30 days prior….
the ticket is nonrefundable.
Payment for your ticket is $420 and you'll be able to pay via PayPal/credit card or cashier's check.

Emails will go out the first week in June to those whose name has been drawn. 
These two weekends are the first of many that I hope to host. For now, these small groups will replace the larger retreat I've been hosting each year. I may come back to that in the future but for now, this is what I feel called to do. :) 

I hope you will join me for Sew South!

For me, Sew South is all about the people. The sewing and crafting is fun but it's the people that are the best.

This is what I hope to capture in a smaller setting. I want to really get to know and hang out with friends new and old. Sew South Girls' Weekend will be a creative crafty group of women that love sewing, crafting and having fun.

If you'd like to come to a Sew South Retreat, put your name in the lottery by filling out the form below.


Best of luck to you!

xo, 
Jennifer

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