Trina Peterson from The Modern Stitching Affair tells us about her upcoming “chic, new sewing retreat” in Madison, Wisconsin. Check out our regular Go + Sew series for all of the latest on modern sewing events and retreats, and let us know if you have an upcoming event you’d like to publicize. (

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The Event: The Modern Stitching Affair
The Modern Stitching Affair is a chic, new sewing retreat that will bring 80 sewists together for a weekend of sewing, inspiration and camaraderie. There will be three projects/techniques presented by the pattern designers, and there will also be time for free sewing.

Betz White will demonstrate her Field Study Tote. Cristy Fincher will present her Piec-lique technique with her Circle Maze Quilt Pattern, and Ann Sandler will teach embroidery with a brand new Hexagon Embroidery Sampler she designed for our event.

You can find more information and register for the Modern Stitching Affair on our website: Follow us on Facebook and Instagram: @modernstitchingaffair.

Trina’s sample of the Betz White Field Study Tote.

Where + When:
Madison Marriott West Hotel in Madison, Wisconsin, from September 29 – October 2, 2016.

How much does it cost, and what’s included?
$399.00 – Our website has two payment options, including a 3-month-payment plan at no additional fee. The fee includes three project/technique demonstrations with the project designers, plus three breakfasts, two lunches and a welcome reception. Guests will also receive gifts from sponsors and can participate in optional swaps.

Lodging Options?
We have a limited number of discounted rooms at the Madison Marriott West. A link to book rooms at the reduced rate is available on our website, or you can call (608.831.2000) and tell them you are with the Modern Stitching Affair.

How many years has the event been presented, and how many people typically attend?
This is the first year for the Modern Stitching Affair, and we have 75 spaces available for guests.

Cristy Fincher’s “Piec-lique” (piece-li-kay)

What does a typical day look like?
Friday and Saturday will include project demonstrations by our three presenters. The rest of the time at Modern Stitching Affair will be for free sewing. Bring your own projects along!

Are there other things to do in the area?
There are several excellent quilt shops in the area, as well as many other interesting attractions. The State Capital building and the Unitarian Meeting House (designed by Frank Lloyd Wright) are beautiful architectural structures worth a visit. There are also great restaurants, museums and shopping.