Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Jon Us This Fall

There are still several spaces open for the Sewing By The Sea Fall Retreat. The details are below in the flier.
If you would like to come, it is time to register. New folks are always welcome!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Submit Your Ideas for Mini-Workshops for Fall 2011

Sewing By The Sea Fall 2011
Call for Mini-Workshops

It is time to start planning for our free mini-workshops. Carrying on our tradition of sharing, we would like to offer several informal workshops during the retreat. Is there a technique or project you would like to share?

 We need your input!  What short classes would you like to offer?

As a workshop leader you choose the day, time and duration of your class. You can set a minimum and a maximum class size. Several people can lead a class together. You volunteer your time. You can offer a kit with a kit fee, and/or have a supply list for participants. The class can be hands-on or a demo.

In the past we have done things like learn doll-making techniques, make bubble bracelets, felt bars of soap, make altered board books, explore foiling on fabric, see demos of lace making, decorate glass Christmas balls, and try yoga. Anything goes!

Send your ideas to Sandy by September 20th.  We will send out the offerings in early October so you can register for the classes you want.

 For those of you who are attending for the first time, these are free workshops of 1/2 hour to 4 hours duration that are led by volunteer teachers. The only expense to participants is the supplies. The purpose of the workshops is to share our expertise and interests, and to explore new techniques and materials.  And, of course, to have fun together.

Here is the basic information we need:
            TITLE OF CLASS
CLASS SIZE: Minimum, Maximum  
KIT:  If any. What is included. Cost.
BRING: Supplies /equipment participants should bring.
WORKSHOP LEADER:  Can be more than one person if you want to work with a friend. One or two sentences about yourself.
PROPOSED DAY & TIME: What works for you? How much time do you need? Remember, you can do a demo and get people started then they can work on their own to finish. 
A PHOTO of the project, if available (at least 100 dpi, .jpg)

Sewing By The Sea Fall 2011

NeedleArts Adventures presents
Sewing by the Sea
FALL 2011
at the Grand Hotel,
2100 Baltimore Ave., Ocean City, Maryland, USA 21842

A retreat for textile and paper arts enthusiasts who enjoy
- quilting
- clothing design and wearable art
- cloth doll making
- paper arts
- beading
- knitting & crocheting
Wednesday November 2 (8 AM) through Sunday evening November 6
Wednesday is a BONUS DAY for those who can come early.
The retreat “officially” begins Thursday evening.

WHAT: Treat yourself to several days away from the distractions of home. We have reserved a spacious room in which to work and enjoy the company of other textile/paper artists. Make connections with old and new friends. Share ideas, advice and inspiration.           
Bring your equipment and supplies, and all those projects you have been meaning to work on! Relax and have fun. The schedule is designed to give you maximum flexibility so you can work non-stop, or take a break and enjoy a walk on the beach, shop, swim in the pool, or whatever YOU like.

Overview of Activities:
All activities are in the Grand Ballroom


     8:00 AM – 2 AM   Bonus Day for those who can come early
     6:00 AM – 8:00 PM Bonus Studio time for “Early Birds”
     8:00  PM - 10:00  PM  Opening Program: Special Project. 
    10:00 PM – 2 AM Studio Time 
Other days
      6:00  AM – 2 AM  Studio time
      6:00  AM – 9:30 AM Studio time 
      9:30  AM - 10:30 AM  Share your accomplishments
    10:30  AM -  6 PM   Studio time

WHO:  This retreat is designed for sewing and paper arts enthusiasts. People interested in quilting, beading, crafts, clothing design and construction, and hand- or machine-sewing activities are welcome. Scrap booking, altered books, collage, book making, knitting, crocheting and similar activities are welcome. There are always people engaged in some of these activities.

Registration is $80 per person. It includes:
A full banquet table of work space for studio time (you don’t have to share a table)
A simple project for an opening activity on the first evening
On the last morning sharing of accomplishments (show and tell)
Registration does not include lodging, meals or travel expenses.
Register soon to avoid disappointment. Registration is on a first paid, first served basis.

A minimum deposit of $10 is required. Registration is refundable, except for a $10 processing fee, until September 1. After that time we cannot make refunds. You may send someone in your place.

LODGING - FOOD - TRAVEL: You are responsible for your lodging, meals, travel and things not specifically covered by the registration fee.
The Grand Hotel is a beach-front resort hotel on the boardwalk. Our group’s sleeping rooms are  premier view and oceanfront, with balconies. Each room has 2 queen beds, a microwave, a bar sink, some counter space and a small refrigerator.
Our special group rates are:
Thursday, Friday and Saturday the rate is $ 74    (plus taxes) per night.  Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday it is $ 60    (plus taxes) per night.  
This is single or double so sharing a room with a friend means even greater savings.  Participants must stay at the Grand Hotel; we cannot provide studio space for those who stay elsewhere. Many people will arrive early and depart the morning after the last day.

Please make your hotel reservations directly with the Grand Hotel by 5 weeks before the retreat (09/25/11) to receive the group rate. You are responsible for making your own reservations. Identify yourself as part of the NeedleArts Adventures Group. The hotel’s reservation number is 1-800-447-6779 / 410-289-6191.

You can find travel directions and information about the hotel, its policies, and facilities at their web site: www.grandhoteloceancity.com. There is a 24-hour coffee shop in the hotel and there are many restaurants and grocery stores near by.

Located on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, Ocean City is an easy two-and-a-half-hour drive from Baltimore or Philadelphia. There is plenty of free parking at the hotel. You can fly to Philadelphia, PA,  Baltimore, MD,  or Salisbury, MD, and rent a car. (Salisbury is 30 minutes away.)  We will help with carpools and roommate referrals.
To register send your name, address, phone nr., e-mail, whether you are registering for fall or spring, & check to: NeedleArts Adventures, PO Box 331, Crownsville, MD 21032-0331. One person per registration form and check, please. Make checks to NeedleArts Adventures.

Questions: Contact Sandy Sapienza. Phone - 410-923-6133. E-mail - sandra@annapolis.net
NeedleArts Adventures, PO Box 331, Crownsville, MD 21032-0331