OUR LIFE IN QUILTS

MARCH 30 - APRIL 1, 2023

 

JOIN US

as we welcome Carolyn and Lee for their 2nd annual Modern Sewist Retreat. Enjoy a fun-filled 3-days in beautiful Sarasota, Florida at the perfectly appointed Carlisle Inn & Conference Center ~ built with quilters in mind.

  • Thursday evening welcome reception
  • "Our Life in Quilts" lecture and trunk show
  • Two full days of instruction
  • Two technique building projects
  • Open sew time all 3 days
  • Three included meals
  • Beverage station and snacks all days
  • Early set up: Thursday at noon
  • Ironing and cutting stations
  • Swag and prizes
  • The Modern Sewist pop-up shop
  • Lecture only option available
SAVE MY SEAT

WHEN

  • March 30 - April 1, 2023
  • Set-up: 12pm on Thursday
  • Retreat Ends: 7pm on Saturday

REGISTRATION

  • Last Day to Register: 2/15/23
  • Lecture only option

WHERE

  • Carlisle Inn & Conference Center
  • Large and spacious
  • Group rate, based on availability
SIGN ME UP

MEET THE ARTISTS

Carolyn Friedlander

Carolyn is an artist specializing in modern fabric designs, quilting and sewing patterns. She is proud to bring her individual process and aesthetic to the rich history and tradition of quilting.

Lee Chappell Monroe

Lee has been creating since she first discovered crayons at age 2! From a family of quilters, she learned everything from her mother, affectionately known as The Guru.

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We are so thrilled to launch 2023 with another exciting Modern Sewist Retreat with Carolyn & Lee. We have selected the perfect space for inspiration and relaxation.
We can't wait to spoil you!

The Modern Sewist Team
Karis, Michelle, Jill, Cassidy, Christina and Charlotte

HOSTED AT THE BEAUTIFUL CARLISLE INN

3727 Bahia Vista Street
Sarasota, Florida 34232
(844) 369-2275

The Carlisle is offering a group rate, based on availability. As the retreat is being held during peak season, rooms go quickly. You are welcome to share a room with friends, or book another hotel as well! You will be sent an e-mail with further information upon registration.

RETREAT ITINERARY

THURSDAY

Register at noon and get set-up early so you can get sewing! 

From 5:30-6:30 we are hosting a meet-and-greet, with appetizers, so you can mingle with your fellow attendees.

Join Carolyn and Lee during their trunk show and lecture which begins at 6:45pm.

Once the lecture concludes, take advantage of more open sew time until 10pm.

FRIDAY & SATURDAY

CLASSES: You will be split into two groups. There are 2 full days of instruction, both days beginning promptly at 9am.

OPEN SEW: At the conclusion of class, you are invited to work on any project you would like during open sew. Sew until 10pm on Friday evening and until 7pm on Saturday evening.

MEALS: Lunch will be served on-site for all attendees both class days. Dinner will be served on-site Friday evening.

THURSDAY EVENING - LECTURE ONLY

We have added a Lecture Only option for those who aren't able to join us for the weekend. Registration begins at 5pm; get a chance to socialize during our meet-and-greet from 5:30-6:30 and then sit back and take in the festivites with Carolyn and Lee.

POP-UP SHOP

The Modern Sewist pop-up shop will be open in the classrooms during the retreat. All attendees will receive a 20% savings on all purchases from the pop-up shop.

REGISTRATION AND COST

3-Day Retreat & Lecture

$599

INCLUDES:

  • March 30 - April 1, 2023
  • Early registration and set-up at noon on Thursday
  • Meet-and-greet reception 5:30-6:30 with appetizers and non-alcoholic beverages
  • "Our Life in Quilts" with Carolyn Friedlander and Lee Chappell Monroe
  • Two technique building projects
  • Applique class with Carolyn
  • Precision piecing class with Lee
  • 2 patterns included
  • Open sew time all 3 days
  • Two catered lunches
  • One catered dinner
  • Beverage station and snacks all days
  • Ironing and cutting stations
  • Swag and prizes
  • The Modern Sewist pop-up shop with 20% off entire purchase throughout the retreat
I CAN'T WAIT

Welcome Reception & Lecture Only

$69

JOIN US FOR THE EVENING

  • March 30, 2023
  • Register at 5pm
  • Meet-and-greet reception 5:30-6:30
  • Appetizers and non-alcoholic beverages
  • "Our Life in Quilts" with Carolyn Friedlander and Lee Chappell Monroe
  • Giveaways
  • Pop-up shop with 20% off entire purchase
I'LL BE THERE


All retreat sales are final. There are no refunds. We know things can come up unexpectedly, so if we have a waiting list, we will assist you in transferring your ticket. Please see the details below.

QUESTIONS?

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