Posts Tagged ‘sewing 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

Registration is open!

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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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Happy Friday!  Here’s a quick recap on various CE happenings:

The CE SewJourns & Events Update   The CE SewJourns & Events Update

We have spaces available for our 2-day Modern Batik Workshop with Ugandan artist David Kibuuka (Rahway, NJ  May 23-24) REGISTER NOW!

If you were planning to join us in Charleston this Fall, save your stamp, because Our Gullah Culture SewJourn 2015 is now SOLD OUT – (waitlist is available.)

Our SewJourn to Santa Fe (July 9-13)  still has about 3 spots available – REGISTER NOW!!  Visit the International Folk Art Market and more!

Our Summer Stitch-in Retreat (Linden, NJ  Aug 21-23) also has 3 spots available!  REGISTER NOW!

And, I’m still hoping to receive entries from some brave creative souls for out CUT IT UP Quilt Challenge!!  What’s so hard??? Entries are due May 31!!

See you soon!  – lisaThe CE SewJourns & Events Update



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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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LisaMugShotSipNeed a summer geataway?  Treat yourself to our first Stitch-In, three days of quilting and sewing CE Style, at the Hampton Inn in sunny Linden, NJ.  Share your creativity, tips and tricks with new friends…I’ll be teaching some simple but effective quilt techniques, too…and there will be refreshments.  Retail Therapy, an optional field trip to nearby fabric shops, and a choice of various area restaurants will complete the festivities…the retreat fee is just $175, and if you pay in full by May 30, you’ll get two bonus gifts!

See the flyer for details, grab a friend or two, and register today!

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