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Sew Magarbo Retreat

Unleash your creativity and stitch your dreams together at our Open Sew Retreat - an exquisite haven for sewing enthusiasts! Join us for a blissful weekend of needlework, laughter, and camaraderie. Whether you're a seasoned quilter, an avid dressmaker, or just getting started with sewing, this retreat is designed to inspire, educate, and elevate your skills.

October 6-8,  2023 | Leesburg, VA


Open Sew Retreat Details

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  • Queen-sized bedroom with private bathroom

  • Flat-screen HD TV

  • Free high-speed access wireless internet

  • Coffee maker, hair dryer, iron

  • Alarm clock radio with USB connection


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Eat + Drink

  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner daily!

  • Unlimited snacks + non=alcoholic beverages conveniently next to sewing space (uh oh!)

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Specialty Machine Access

We are bringing the studio to the retreat( (well, almost)

  • BERNINA sit-down qilting machine – Q20!

  • Serger + coverstitch machines

  • Embroidery machines.  

*LIMITED bookings will be available and will be on a first come first served basis

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Fun Stuff

  • Sew Magarbo swag bag valued at $100

  • Door prizes + giveaways throughout the weeked

  • Sew Magarbo pop-up shop + exclusive attendee discounts

  • Access to specialty sewing machines (see Machine Access for deets)

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OPTIONAL Free Classes

  • Join our guest instructor Erin Grogan of Love Sew Modern for a wearable art workshop

  • Improv quilting

  • Quilt-as-you-go

  • Foundation paper piecing

  • Mini technique demos

  • + much more to be announced!


Everything Else

  • Your sewing space will have a 18” x 15” table with an ergonomic chair and respective outlets

  • Cutting tables and ironing stations will be available


Can I go home at the end of the day?

Yes! You’re not required to stay on the property.  Registration fee includes a room and meals and cannot be pro-rated for those who do not wish to spend the night.. (C’mon, spend the night! More sewing time!).


Can I share rooms with a friend?

It is a single occupancy room. If you decide to travel with a friend/partner, NCC requires one to upgrade to a double occupancy room. Your friend/partner will have access to the food + drinks, but cannot sew with us.

Retreat attendees are required to have their own room.


Do I have to attend the classes?

No! It’s a “sew what you want, when you want” retreat! We highly encourage one to join the complimentary classes that are included in your registration.

What if I can’t make the retreat?

This is a non-refundable ticket. Tickets are transferrable only if there is someone available on the waitlist. If there is no one available to transfer your ticket to, you will need to forfeit the registration fee.

This includes situations in which a participant to attend the event due to illness, including but not limited to COVID-19. We understand that unforeseen circumstances may arise, but unfortunately we are unable to offer refunds or credits for future events.

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