Stitching Holiday with Linda McGehee
$150.00 – $899.00
Spend the week with Linda McGehee for a hands-on stitching vacation! Learn her tips & tricks for thread embellishment, spiral piecing, zippers, footwork & embroidery while making numerous projects in this 4 day stitching extravaganza. Truly not to be missed, this stitching retreat has limited enrollment for specialized attention with every student. Make it a holiday for yourself, arriving on Tuesday, September 10, after 3pm, and finishing mid-afternoon on Saturday, September 14.
The location is Margaret Moorehead’s new B&B in Godfrey IL. That’s right, Margaret now has a Bed & Breakfast in connection with her studio. It’s the perfect place for a stitching get-a-way. It’s just across the Mississippi from St Louis. For those traveling by air, the St Louis Lambert Airport is the closest.
You will move into Margaret’s spacious studio & sew until we all drop. For the record, Margaret is the behind the scenes director of Linda’s webinars. The classroom is spacious with individual tables for all. There are cutting & ironing stations to share with other students. There are set class times, but stitching space is open throughout the evening for those night owls or in the morning for the early birds. We can sew from dawn to dusk. What a treat!
Bring your machine. This is the best way to truly become comfortable with all the bells and whistles on your machine. It is not necessary to bring the embroidery unit. We will be concentrating on machine arts. There will be limited machine rental availability should you be flying. Come with lots of energy & dress for comfort to stitch in a relaxed sewing arena.
The fee for this spectacular week includes:
- 4 days of stitching with Linda McGehee
- All kits for the projects, including fabric, threads, notions, instructions & more
- 4 nights double occupancy at the B&B
- 4 breakfasts
- 4 lunches
- Evening meals—Tuesday will have special treats as you arrive & set-up. One night will be catered. 2 nights step out for dinner on your own.
- Snacks & beverages
- Other surprises
All of this for $899. A $150 deposit reserves your space. This deposit is refundable 30 days prior to event. The balance is due on August 10.
Arrive between 3 & 5pm at the B&B on Tuesday, September 10 to set up your sewing station, meet new friends & enjoy dinner before making a couple of quick projects. Rest well as the days will be packed with wonderful stitching ideas & projects to keep your creative juices flowing. Classes run from 9am to 5pm on Wednesday thru Friday. From 9am to 4pm on Saturday. There will be stitching time in the evenings, too. You will learn Linda’s favorite techniques—thread embellishment, spiral patchwork, zippers to name a little. Of course, we will use the proper tools & feet to make the tasks easier, more efficient & accurate. There will be different projects each day. Linda will introduce & demonstrate sewing techniques relating to the projects sewn in the class. Yes, there will be a trunk show of some of her garments & bags. Linda will be on hand to assist you with questions. Yes, there will be shopping, too😊
What to Bring
Ghee’s will supply cutting & pressing stations, serger & embroidery machine. Our driving visitors should bring their own machine in good working order (don’t forget the foot pedal & electric cord). A list of recommended feet will be sent once we know the machine you are bringing. There will be a few machines available for a nominal fee for those traveling by air. Bring anything that makes your sewing easier along with basic sewing supplies. This includes pins, thread clips, basic colors of all-purpose thread, favorite scissors… Bring any decorative threads you might want to experiment with. The kits will be cut and ready for stitching.
Workshop Fee of $899.00 includes workshop, kits, lunch each day, 4 nights at the B&B with breakfast, 2 dinners & other surprises. Two dinners are on your own. Margaret will make recommendations.
Margaret Moorehead is hosting the first creative retreat at her brand-new Bed & Breakfast in Godfrey IL. There is double occupancy in each room, so let us know if you are traveling with a friend to room with, or if you would like us to connect you with a new friend. Each room has 2 beds with bathroom.
We look forward to seeing you soon & getting acquainted at the Stitching Holiday with Linda McGehee
$150 Deposit, $749 Balance, $899 Pay in Full