Learning from innovative designers and making lifelong friends in an intimate retreat setting is what Sew Sweetness Retreats is all about!

Our sewing retreat weekends feature:

  • sewing for 25 guests, allowing you to spend time with everyone that is attending and make new friends
  • a convenient location at the beautiful Aloft Hotel, just 10 minutes away from Chicago’s O’Hare Airport
  • free shuttle service from O’Hare to the hotel for out-of-town guests
  • check-in on Thursday night, with a welcome mixer for our guests
  • all sewing machines provided compliments of Quilter’s Quest, with sewing machine support staff on hand all weekend
  • workshop from 9am-4pm on Friday, free sewing time until midnight
  • workshop from 9am-4pm on Saturday, free sewing time til midnight
  • sewing room open on Sunday until 12 noon
  • lunch on Friday and Saturday is also included with the price of your ticket
  • our hotel is in a beautiful area with lots of food and entertainment right outside the front doors – a great chance to mingle with your new sewing buddies over dinner

September 28 – October 1, 2017

Janelle MacKay of Emmaline Bags (Canada) will be teaching her famous Necessary Clutch Wallet (NCW) sewing pattern. Pattern is included with your ticket.

Sara Lawson of Sew Sweetness will be teaching her Crimson and Clover Train Cases sewing pattern. Pattern is included with your ticket.

Ticket Price: $450

Includes welcome mixer on Thursday, lunch on Friday and Saturday, all classes and use of the event space in the evenings for free sewing, and sewing machine for each attendee to use while at the event.

To book your hotel room at our discounted block rate, please visit https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/SewSweetnessFall2017 
*please book your discounted room before September 14, 2017

June 22-25, 2017

Jenny Pedigo of Sew Kind of Wonderful will be teaching her Metro Rings quilt pattern, using the Sew Kind of Wonderful Quick Curve Ruler. Pattern is included with your ticket.

Sara Lawson of Sew Sweetness will be teaching her Amethyst Project Bag pattern. Pattern is included with your ticket.

Ticket Price: $450

Includes welcome mixer on Thursday, lunch on Friday and Saturday, all classes and use of the event space in the evenings for free sewing, and sewing machine for each attendee to use while at the event.

To book your hotel room at our discounted block rate, please visit:
https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/SewSweetnessJune2017
*please book your discounted room before June 8, 2017

Sew Sweetness Retreats will be held at the Aloft Chicago O’Hare Hotel. The address there is 9700 Balmoral Ave. in Rosemont, Illinois.

You’ll fly into Chicago O’Hare International Airport, which is conveniently only about 2 miles from the hotel. The Aloft Chicago O’Hare Hotel runs a free shuttle service to and from the airport with pickups every 30 minutes.

Check-in and registration for the event will begin at 6 p.m. on Thursday and will be followed by a kickoff mixer in the lobby bar at 7 p.m. The sewing room will need to be cleared out by Sunday at 12 noon.

A lunch will be provided on Friday and Saturday (menu options will be sent out prior to the event – gluten-free, dairy-free, and other dietary requests will be accommodated). Attendees will be on their own for breakfast and dinner. There will be one drink ticket per person at the kickoff mixer on Thursday night.

Thursday: Kickoff Mixer at 7 p.m.
Friday & Saturday: Classes from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Attendees may use the sewing room for free sewing until midnight.
Sunday: Use of the sewing room for free sewing until 12 noon.

Nope! All sewing machines will be provided for student use during the event by Quilter’s Quest. Staff will also be on hand for a brief tutorial on how to use the sewing machines as well as troubleshooting during the weekend.

First off, we’re sorry to hear that! Unfortunately, Sew Sweetness Retreat tickets are not refundable but they are transferrable! If you can’t make it, you are welcome to sell your spot to someone else who would like to attend. Unfortunately, we cannot perform a refund without the spot being transferred to a new attendee. If you choose to sell your ticket, please email sara@sewsweetness.com to transfer your ticket to someone else’s name.

Sew Sweetness Retreats are organized by Sara Lawson of Sew Sweetness.

Please email sara@sewsweetness.com. I am happy to help with any questions!