Sewing Retreat Hosted By Motley Muse

               Embark on a weekend of creativity, culinary delights, and relaxation at our sewing retreat. Immerse yourself in a variety of sewing classes led by expert instructors, covering everything from intricate stitches to advanced techniques. Additionally, join in the fun with several games sprinkled throughout the party, fostering a lively and friendly atmosphere. Explore a bustling marketplace featuring several vendors, where you can discover unique fabrics, tools, and accessories to enhance your sewing journey. Plus, relax in a serene haven of the soothing touch of a licensed masseuse providing a rejuvenating massage. Whether you're a novice or seasoned pro, discover new techniques with hands-on learning, share inspiration, and unwind in the company of friends and in the pleasure of exquisite food. From personalized projects to shared stories, let the rhythm of the needle and the hum of the machine create memories that stitch together a perfect retreat. It's a weekend that seamlessly weaves together learning, inspiration, relaxation, and delightful treats. And at the same time raising money for the children of Blair County through the Free Toy Box Pantry. Attend this retreat and be their hero!


October 18th, 19th, 20th, 2024 (Choose how many and what days you participate.) At The Blair County Convention Center in Altoona, Pennsylvania. 1 Convention Center Dr, Altoona, PA 16602 (814) 943-5392  Park in the garage for easy access.


**Welcome Gift:**

As a token of our gratitude for your presence each day, participants and vendors, you will receive a special welcome gift of your choice upon arrival at 10am. If you arrive late the sewing teacher will have your gift at her desk.


**Door Prize Raffle:**

Every attendee and vendor has a chance to win exciting door prizes each day just for coming.


**Sewing Classes, Taught Each Day**

15 different free classes, each offering expert guidance. Participation is voluntary and great for all skill levels. Each demonstration is thirty minutes long. Plus receive free detailed written instructions pertaining to the subject. Following each class there will be a 15 minute presentation demonstrating supplies that are useful in the class topic. Plus receive a free fat quarter of your choice at each class.


**Mystery Quilt (3 Class Series)**

The design is a fun secret. In each class we will give you step by step instructions on how to make this quilt from start to finish. The finished size will be 50 inches x 65 inches. You will need 2 light colors and 2 dark colors. Each color needs 3/4 yard of cotton fabric. The first three people to finish their quilt top will each receive a prize that is a $50 value.


**Free Sewing Themed Community Exchange Tables, Available Each Day:**

Give what you can take what you want.


**Service Stations That Will Be On Site, Available Each Day**

Long Arm Quilting, Professional Licensed Manicurists / Pedicurists, Professional Licensed Masseuse (Additional fees apply based off of the services that you order and is paid to the vendor.)


**Fat Quarter Swap Game, Once Each Day:**

A thrilling game where each participant contributes one or more fat quarters per game, each fat quarter receives one ticket. The fat quarter bundle will then be raffled and whoever has the winning number gets to keep all of the fat quarters.


**Personalized Embroidered Quilt Labels**

Tell us what you want your label to say, in what thread and fabric color, letter and label size, plus how many labels. Letters are in a cursive beautiful font. They will be available at the front desk for you to pick up during check in. Each letter is 25 cents; include this additional fee in your registration if you want labels.


**50/50 Raffle, For The Free Toy Box Pantry Non Profit EIN #88-1063619, Available Each Day:**

Purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win half of the total proceeds. The other half will be donated to the Free Toy Box Pantry, a non profit dedicated to providing toys and diapers for those in need. There will also be a table where you can donate toys and diapers for the pantry.


**Silent Auction, Available Each Day:**

Bid on fabulous items and experiences. Place your bids discreetly, and the highest bidder will take home the sought after treasures. Receive your bid number from the sewing teacher.


** On Site Food, Available Each Day**

Lunch and dinner plus a full bar; additional fees apply based off of what you order. Due to the convention center rules, we are not allowed to bring food and beverages into the building.



Keep your friends together by getting travel and stay group rates at the nearby hotels.

Courtyard by Marriott

Conveniently connected to the convention center by an indoor hallway.

Location: 2 Convention Center Drive, Altoona, PA 16602

Phone: (814) 312-1800

Holiday Inn Express

Conveniently located across the street from the convention center.

Location: 115 Convention Center Drive, Altoona, PA 16602

Phone: (814) 693-1004


**Show And Tell, Available Each Day**

Bring your finished items to show us the cool things that you have made. For each item that you show us you will receive three tickets to be used in that days’ door prize drawings. (Limit 2 items per day per person.)


**Large Indoor Communal Sewing Space, Available Each Day**

8 foot rectangle tables and fabric cushion chairs are provided, only two people per table please. It's wheelchair accessible and available from 10am to 8pm. You may reserve tables for your group so you can all sit together for just $5 per person, guaranteeing you prime seating. Plus your group will receive extra tickets for a better chance to win our exciting door prizes!


**What To Bring**

When using your machine an extension cord and a surge protector are required. Make sure to bring your UFOs (Unfinished Projects) along with the sewing supplies you need to complete them. There will be free communal cutting and ironing stations available.


**Scissor Sharpening Station**

We'll sharpen your scissors for you at $3 a pair. (Pay at the station.)


**20+ Venders**

Don't worry if you forget something because we'll have vendors on site for you to purchase any additional items and services you may require.



- Participant Fee prepaid $40 per day or $50 at the door (if available)

- Vendor Fee prepaid $150 per day or $200 at the door (if available)

- You can save $5 dollars for each additional person and/or vendor you bring to this event each day that they are a paying retreat member. Their registration fee names and contact information must be provided at the same time that yours is paid by check to qualify for the discount. Plus Motley Muse LLC will pay you $5 per extra person and/or vendor you sign up after your registration fee is free. A check will be waiting for you at the front desk during the retreat at check out. In order to qualify for these perks all tickets must be prepaid prior to one week before the event.

- Each day upon arrival you will receive a different color wristband that is proof of your payment for that day.

- Free Parking & WiFi


**Registration Required:**

There are a limited number of spots available. Secure your spot by paying, and indicating what days you will be attending. Mail your full payment payable to Motley Muse LLC, your full name, email, and phone number to: Motley Muse LLC 612 2nd Avenue, Altoona, Pennsylvania, 16602. We will then email your confirmation number to you. Please keep the email as proof of purchase for the day of the event. You may receive a full refund if you bought your ticket directly from Motley Muse LLC by check through the mail if you cancel a minimum of 1 week before the event. So that we can offer your space to someone else.


**Venders Wanted (Items, services, and Nonfood):**

The vendor fee includes electricity, 100 square feet of floor space (Unassigned), one 8 foot table and one chair, plus social media advertising to our 40,000 facebook followers for your business. When mailing your payment write a brief distribution of the types of products you will be selling at the event. So we can help advertise for you please tell us the special promotions and discounts you will be offering at the retreat. Plus the link or contact information where you want us to direct customers too. Immediately after each class there will be 15 minutes where you can demonstrate your products for sale to the students that relate to the class topic. When paying your registration indicate which time slot you would like and we will email you if that time is available. The day before the event the facility will be open for you to set up your space from 2pm to 5pm. Also To encourage more customers to come to the retreat each vendor is required to give one new item to be raffled off per day at a $20 minimum retail value. You're allowed to add promotional material in your basket. Please leave one at the front desk upon arrival each day.


For more information email us at Motley Muse LLC at


**Event Schedule***

October 18, 2024

10 AM Check In

11 AM Class: Mystery Quilt Part One - Choosing Fabric And Cutting

12 PM Class: Different methods on how to properly cut fabric when making quilts, items, and clothing.

1 PM Lunch

2 PM Class: Two methods on how to make stained glass and water color quilts.

3 PM Class: How to make a mondo bag and quilt.

4 PM Fat Quarter Game

5 PM Dinner

6 PM Class: How to make jelly roll rugs and pursues.

7 PM Show And Tell, Auction And Raffle Winners Announced (You must be present to win.)

8 PM Close


October 19, 2024

10 AM Check In

11 AM Class: Mystery Quilt Part 2 - Block Construction

12 PM Class: How to make skirts.

1 PM Lunch

2 PM Class: How to make shirts.

3 PM Class: How to make purses.

4 PM Fat Quarter Game

5 PM Dinner

6 PM Class: How to make a keychain wallet.

7 PM Show And Tell, Auction And Raffle Winners Announced (You must be present to win.)

8 PM Close


October 20, 2024

10 AM Check In

11 AM Class: Mystery Quilt Part 3 - Finishing The Quilt

12 PM Class: How to make mitered corners and quilt binding.

1 PM Lunch

2 PM Class: How to make self binding mitered corners.

3 PM Class: Methods on how to sew a quilt so that it can turn into a pillow when needed.

4 PM Fat Quarter Game

5 PM Dinner

6 PM Class: How to make a rag quilt.

7 PM Show And Tell, Auction And Raffle Winners Announced (You must be present to win.)

8 PM Close


Here are some photos of the building where this party will be taking place. (Note that it is not set up yet for the event.)

Sewing Retreat Hosted By Motley Muse

Sewing Retreat Hosted By Motley Muse
Sewing Retreat Hosted By Motley Muse
Sewing Retreat Hosted By Motley Muse
Sewing Retreat Hosted By Motley Muse
Sewing Retreat Hosted By Motley Muse
Sewing Retreat Hosted By Motley Muse
Sewing Retreat Hosted By Motley Muse