Posts Tagged ‘quilt retreat’

Join me this summer in the cool Colorado mountains, August 7-11, 2019!

This SewJourn is designed as a classic retreat experience, set in a gorgeous mountain valley, about 45 minutes from Denver, CO.  Spend an  extended weekend fully immersed in your own sewing / quilting projects, and enjoy a trunk show presentation by our guest artist Valerie White.

We’ll also uncover a few of Denver’s best “CE-approved” specialty spots on our 1-day field trip. Think of it as a 5-day pajama party with like-minded sewing & quilting girlfriends!

We’ll share and enjoy our favorite wines all weekend as we stitch, including a guided tasting to help us pair wines not only with foods, but also with creative projects!   ; )  — lisa

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Hello Everyone!

I hope this post finds everyone ready for 2019, bcuz ready or not, here it is!  How did you do creatively in 2018?  Did you make time to sew, quilt or otherwise indulge your artistic side?  I hope so, and if not, we have a fresh new year to work with, so let’s look ahead with optimism and make the most of it!!

We’ll committed to doing our part here at CE to jumpstart your creative goals with a blog readers coupon – save 20% on your next online order of $20 or more when you use the code BLOG2019.   It’s valid now thru Saturday, Jan 5…

AND, speaking of “creative goals,” save the dates for our next Wine Lovers’ Quilt Retreat, in the sunny Colorado mountains, AUGUST 7-11, 2019.    ; )  Yes, a wine lovers’ quilt retreat, pairing our favorite varietals with our favorite African fabrics & inspiration, all in a semi-secluded retreat house in the mountains!  Watch for the brochure later this week via blog post and the CE newsletter,,,

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…and we’ve finally got the pictures to prove it!  Check out the official 14-page Souvenir Booklet and see for yourself.

Looks like fun, right?  Quilting, sewing, laughter, learning, Retail Therapy with African fabrics, snacks, all-day tea & coffee, even optional massages and field trips to area fabric stores! You can arrange a Cultured Expressions retreat for your own group, too, whether you have a formal guild, or just a group of creative friends looking to get away and make stuff for a weekend!  Contact me for details and available 2015 dates!


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We’re back from Quilt Odyssey, and I’m thankful for a stress-free and profitable weekend.  Thanks to everyone who came thru, to shop or just say hello!   It was great as always to see old and new friends and share a Fabrigasm or two. And as usual, I came away with some new ideas for events and products — stay tuned!! I even had time to check out the quilts on display this year and found some inspiration there, too ; )










Next stop: Linden, NJ for our first CE Summer Stitch-in Retreat, August 9-11 – we have ONE spot left…


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During Cultured Expressions‘ recent Quilter’sRetreat in Negril, I discovered the creative rush of fabric postcards, inspired by the local scenery at Jackie’ s on the Reef. The postcards go together fast, with fusible raw-edge applique (my favorite). I see why they’re so addictive ; ) stitching up beautifully on my Janome Sew Mini, a nice little machine that weighs just ounces and fits into a tote bag easily, so it’s like the toy poodle of sewing machines, but more durable than you’d expect.  So back to the postcards, I did 6 during the retreat, in between my massages, our fabric shopping trip, a visit to Rick’s for drinks and a view of the cliff divers, and a couple of other distractions.  All in all, a great retreat, but next year I’ve already planned to make it 6 days long instead of five, so mark your calendars – APRIL 25-30, 2012!!

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