Dates for the 2019 #CarriageCornerSewCamp are as follows: March 22 – 24; June 20-24 — SOLD OUT; and September 20 -22. Hope to see you there.
CarriageCornerSewCamp Basic Details
There are a maximum of 10 spaces available at Sew Camp. Rooms will be filled on a first come/first served basis. As of right now the registration process is simply to reach out to me – see below – once we’ve chatted and I’ve gathered your information, your spot is confirmed. Please note that all of our rooms have a single standard queen sized bed and private bathrooms. If you wish to share with a friend, you need to have your friend’s information at the time of registration.
2.5 Day Sew Camp:
Cost is $425 for single and $350 each for double occupancy. Included in your registration:
4.5 Day Sew Camp:
Cost is $850 for single and $700 each for double occupancy. Included in your registration:
~Breakfast will be prepared by me and served at 8:30 am.
~ You need to be checked out of your room by 11:00 am, but can stay and sew until 5:00 pm.
How to Register:
REFUNDS AND TRANSFERS
Refunds are not issued after payment is submitted. THE SEWING CAMP FEE IS NON-REFUNDABLE AND NON-TRANSFERABLE. In the case of low enrollment or events beyond our control, we reserve the right to cancel CarriageCornerSewCamp , in which case the fee will be refunded in full.
Throughout the weekend of CarriageCornerSewCamp, staff and other attendees will be photographing and/or videotaping attendees. These recordings may be published online or in other places for marketing and sales purposes. All attendees agree their picture and sound may be used by Carriage Corner B&B without granting any additional permissions. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have specific questions about this.
LOST OR DAMAGED PROPERTY
Carriage Corner B&B is not responsible for attendees’ lost or damaged property. But we will reach out following each Sew Camp week about items left at the B&B.
RISK OF INJURY
Attendees acknowledge that attending CarraigeCornerSewCamp involves certain risks (some of which may not be fully appreciated) and that injuries, death, property damage or other harm could occur to the attendees or others. Attendees accept and voluntarily incur all risks of any injuries, damages or harm which arise during or result from attending the Carriage Corner Sew Camp regardless of whether or not caused in whole or in part by the negligence or other fault of Carriage Corner B&B and/or its affiliates, employees, officers, agents or insurers. Please contact email@example.com if you have specific questions about this.
You hereby release Carriage Corner B&B from any liability including personal injury and damage to property arising out of participation in the CarriageCornerSewCamp.
Bernice Had a Fabulous Time
I reached out to a few of the past Sew Camp Attendees and asked for their feedback. Bernice, who has attended every Carriage Corner Sew Camp but 1 had this to say:
“Last year, I took a deep breath and signed up for the first Carriage Corner Sew Camp in March 2017 and I am so happy that I did. I was a bit apprehensive about spending the weekend fabric shopping and sewing with folks that I didn’t know, but, gosh, I felt welcomed and at home within five minutes of arriving at the B&B. Everyone was so warm and friendly and I felt immediately that I was among friends. On top of that, the B&B is so lovely and inviting, and Gaylen and Jay are such great hosts. I was able to relax and enjoy the company, the picturesque surroundings, the delicious food, and, of course, the sewing. It was a real pleasure to be able to sew to my hearts content and get inspired by everyone else’s projects. I fondly remember taking a coffee break in the gazebo on the front lawn watching the horses & buggies go by – that’s a nice memory also.
Naturally, I had to go back! I eagerly signed up for the next two Sew Camps, made new friends, and enjoyed each one. I’m disappointed that I’m going to have to miss the September 2018 event due to a conflict, but I am determined to get back to Carriage Corner for some 2019 Sew Camps.”
Fall 2018 Sew Camp Recap
The last #CarriageCornerSewCamp was held on September 14 – 16, 2018. Due to Mother Nature, we were short one attendee, but we still had a full house of sewists with 5 people staying for sew camp. Several people took advantage of the deeply discounted rate for coming in the night before the official start of sew camp. The advantage is you wake up refreshed and ready for breakfast!
During a normal B&B breakfast we get a chance to start getting to know the other attendees. The conversations that happen around the table run the gamut and there is always tons of laughter. There is always some type of pastry available for that first morning so the people driving in can take a minute, have a muffin and coffee while they take a breathe from their drive.
Post Fabric Shopping High
Getting back to Carriage Corner – everyone found their sewing machine and got to work. There was sharing about what they were working on and lots of ohh-ing and ah-ing over the WIPs. I heard plenty of “What are you wearing?”
The girls sewed until it was time to eat and then were right back in the sewing space. There were people already sewing on Saturday morning when I let the dogs out. Side Note: the dogs are outside 95% of the time during sew camps – but they do sleep in the house and have to go through the sewing space to get in and out.
This was an amazingly productive group! There were 6 dresses made, 2 beautiful, sturdy carry on bags, 2 pairs of pants, 2 skirts, 2 jackets, and a fabulous cardigan. I even found time to sew with the group and finished up a quilt top! I don’t think I forgot anything.
This is my favorite part – on Sunday morning when I headed into the sewing space – the gals were all exchanging phone numbers and email addresses. I’ve also set up a facebook group for past attendees of #CarriageCornerSewCamp – if you’d like to be added – let me know! This is a great way for those who aren’t on Instagram to stay connected and add photos of garments you’ve made with your sew camp purchases.
March 2, 2017 – Sewing Camp/Retreat
I thought I’d share a little about my desire to host sewing retreats at Carriage Corner. Before moving to the heart of Amish Farmlands, we lived in Seattle and I belonged to the Great Seattle Chapter of the American Sewing Guild. I am still a member of ASG, belonging to the Philadelphia Chapter now.
3. 2 1/2 glorious days to sew my little heart out. Are you a morning person? Want to get up at 5 and start sewing? Everything is set up, coffee is on so go right ahead, you won’t bother anyone. Maybe you are a night owl and you get on a roll and you want to keep sewing until 2 or 3 in the morning. Probably there will be at least one other person there with you. But if you are the last woman sewing, just make sure the irons are off, flip a couple switches and off you go to bed.
4. Social – sewing can be a very solitary hobby. Yes, there are blogs and various social events. Many of them right here on the East Coast – for example: Workroom Social, Cashmerette and Gertie
One additional “treat” to the Carriage Corner Sew Camp attendees is a trip to Fabric Mart. We will meet at the B&B on Friday morning. We’ve rented a van so that all of the attendees can travel to Fabric Mart together. The Fabric Mart staff will be waiting to assist us with purchases and will ship your goodies home if you don’t want to carry them. After the shopping spree, we will have lunch at a nearby restaurant (which, other than your fabric, is the only meal not included in the entire weekend). When we get back to the B&B, you can settle in and then join us for a Wine & Cheese reception at the local yarn store which is in walkable distance from the B&B.
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