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What is this all about:

Gigi’s First Sewing Retreat?
Let’s take our Happy Place on the road! It’s all about the experience. It’s a weekend for sewing, crafting, new friendships, and creating. It will inspire, it will be relaxing, lots of laughter, and FUN!

Are machines provided?
Sewing Machines are not provided, but we will take a few rental request for those traveling and those really needing one. We will have a classroom set up with the Janome 15000 and we will pull several girls at a time for instructional projects. We encourage those that have a Janome 15000 to bring it so you can learn on your machine.

Who should attend?
We encourage those that enjoy sewing and quilting to attend and who are open to making small projects while learning new sewing and quilting techniques. There will be plenty of open sewing time so bring your own projects in progress with you.

Who will teach?
We are happy to announce that the award winning Miriam Coffey, a full time educator from Janome will be our instructor.  I have had the honor to spend some time with Miriam and she is such a perfect fit for our store. She has a love for textiles that I have never seen and she creates her own projects from her incredible artsy thinking.

Miriam attended Maryland College of Art and studied textile arts. She taught herself to sew while in college and from that point, never looked back.
Miriam has been involved in the fabric world in many different avenues: fashion design, managing a modern quilt store, co-owning a long arm quilting business, serving as a sales representative and most excitingly as a Full-time Educational Coordinator at Janome.

Miriam will soon be featured on several episodes on PBS! Has won multiple awards and has even won at QuiltCon. Hello!! We are so lucky to have 

We are currently working with Miriam to come up with some great projects for our 

Are classes/workshops included?
Yes! The workshops are included in the ticket price of the retreat. Most of your supplies are included however you may need to bring a few things and if so, will receive a short supply list prior to the retreat.
I need a roommate?
There will be two options when choosing the rooms. Rooms that hold 2 attendees and rooms that hold up to 4 or 5. We are only accepting 30 attendees and we have space for 50 beds so we are going to spread out comfortably in our rooms. The beds are twins and you have to bring your own linens.

Where is all this fun taking place?
We are staying at Cedar Kirk Lodge and Conference center in Lithia. The address is 1920 Streetman Drive Lithia, FL 33547.

The cost:
Tickets are $249 and include:

  • All meals
  • Lodging included
  • Snacks
  • Several Sewing Workshops
  • Materials for workshop
  • Some workshop supplies
  • Sponsor swag bags
  • Fun games. Craft station for several surprises. Prizes and a few Contest
  • And One surprise...hint you won't get this anywhere else!

Registration is now open- ****** Once you register you will receive an additional form requesting roommate request, any special request, packing list etc.....

REGISTER HERE - Full Payment 


A deposit of $175.00 is due when registering and $74.00 is due by December 1

Should you cancel your reservation 60 days or more before to the scheduled date, you get 100% of your deposit back.

Any cancellation that occurs less than 60 days prior to your scheduled date will result in a 
100% forfeiture of your deposit. However, if you have a friend they can come instead.