Summer Retreat 2017

Earlier this month, we had another annual summer retreat for our Northern Virginia chapter of the American Sewing Guild.  I secured our venue at the National Conference Center in Leesburg, VA.  Three days of nothing but sewing fun with like-minded friends.  Sounds awesome, right!?!

We had a very large space again.  We were able to give everyone two tables for their workstation - set up like an "L".  Four "L" workstations are grouped together to form a pod.  We even had one 5-worktation pod.  These pods were scattered around the room.

A view of our space from up above.

I brought a few projects to complete over the 2.5 days.  I finished 1.5 of them.  I was glad to get the work done that I did.  (Blog posts on these projects coming soon!)
My workstation setup and working.

There was a bright separate room on the far side that we used for cutting tables.  Iron stations were set up along each wall.  There was a smaller room in the back which we designated as the Fitting Room - complete with a long mirror and a platform on which to stand.

A panographic-view of our retreat space this year.

Our retreats are fun and you can come in as early as you'd like to work on your projects, and you may stay as late as you desire as well.  Myself, and a few other Midnight-Stitchers, were the last to leave that Saturday evening.
Midnight Stitchers!

For the enjoyment of our retreat attendees, there is even a 1-minute video of our retreat weekend.  They are always so much fun!


Happy Stitching!


  1. Looks like a fantastic retreat. Bet you had FuN... xox

  2. Looks like fun, and glad you got your projects you took almost done!


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