Sew Fancy FAQ

 LOCATION FAQ

++ When is Sew Fancy Retreat 2019 being held?

The Sew Fancy Retreat is being held September 19-22, 2019. You can arrive anytime after 12pm on the 19th, and then departure from the hotel is expected around checkout time on the 22nd. 

++ Where is Sew Fancy Retreat 2019 being held?

Sew Fancy Retreat is being held at the awesome luxury Halcyon boutique hotel, in the Cherry Creek neighborhood of Denver, Colorado. 

HALCYON | 245 Columbine Street, Denver CO 80206
Main 720.772.5000 | Reservations: 844.442.5296

++ When does registration open?

Registration opens on June 15th, 2018 4PM MST (3PM PST, 5PM CST, 6PM EST). There are only 90 spots available.

++ What amenities does the Halcyon provide? 

From the Kitchen Counter, where you’ll check in and probably want to stay awhile, to the truly unique Destination Amenities and Rooftop Pool Deck—Halcyon is unhooked from the ordinary in all the best ways. Halcyon is the ultimate non-hotel situated in the heart of Denver’s Cherry Creek North neighborhood. The rooms blur the lines between hotel and gracious home with considered comfort, attention to detail, and an impressive collection of art. See more on the Halcyon's website.

The Gear Garage at Halcyon is a unique amenity specifically for guests who are looking to have a full Colorado experience during their stay at Halcyon. You can check out Piaggio scooters, cruiser bikes, ham boards, longboards, and cameras, Go Pros, and board games!

     ++ What meals are provided for the Sew Fancy Retreat? Are there many dining options nearby?

    Lunches will be provided in your full registration fee for Friday and Saturday. You will be on your own for dinner. We will have all day beverage service provided. The hotel has two Top 25 of Denver restaurants inside of it, Departure (chef Gregory Gourdet was on Top Chef!) and Quality Italian, but there are many options just down the street, as well. When we chose the location for Sew Fancy, we chose the heart of Cherry Creek, so you won’t have a hard time finding a good place to eat. We will have an awesome map with a list of nearby shops and restaurants for you! There's also a Starbucks across the street for your morning caffeine fix too!

    ++ I'm flying in. How far away is the airport from the hotel? 

    If you're flying in, welcome! You'll arrive via Denver International Airport and from there, it's about 30-45 mins away from the hotel. 

     ++ I'm driving in, where can I park?

    There is valet parking only at the hotel. However, just down the street, there is the Clayton Lane West parking garage. The address for that is 2500 East 2nd Avenue, Denver, CO 80206. Their current rates are as follows:

    0 - 1 Hour  $4.00
    1 - 2 Hours  $8.00
    2 - 2.5 Hours  $12.00
    2.5 - 3 Hours  $16.00
    Over 3 Hours  $17.00 Daily Max

    You can find more info at Clayton Lane West Garage.

    ++ What is Cherry Creek?

    Cherry Creek is a walkable neighborhood near downtown Denver, and offers visitors world-renowned dining options, ultra-chic shopping, and a variety of galleries. Guests will also find the Cherry Creek Shopping Center with over 160 specialty stores and restaurants. 

    ++ Is there a great indoor shopping center in Denver?

    Yes! In fact, Denver's Cherry Creek Shopping Center is one of the most recognized indoor shopping centers in the country and located just blocks from Halcyon.  This isn't your grandmother's shopping mall. With more than 160 upscale stores including Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Tiffany & Co., Burberry and Louis Vuitton, you're sure to find the perfect gift.  

    ++ What about an amazing outdoor shopping experience? 

    Denver's Cherry Creek has been called the "Rodeo Drive of the Rockies" and for good reason.  Halcyon sits within Cherry Creek North, which is comprised of 16 walkable blocks and features more than 600 retailers, restaurants, bars, art galleries, spas, salons and jewelers.  

    SEW FANCY FAQ

    ++ When will I know more details of the event?

    We will contact you via email 3 months before the event with important details via email. If you haven’t heard from us, check your spam (and mark us NOT SPAM). You will also be invited to our Facebook group to discuss details. Also keep tabs on our Instagram account for updates.

    ++ Who will be teaching at the event? 

    For our 2019 Sew Fancy Retreat, we will have Tula Pink and Annie Unrein of ByAnnie.


    Tula Pink - 
    Tula Pink is an illustrator, a fabric designer, a quilter, an author, a maker and a generally good person who enjoys talking about herself.

    Tula graduated from Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, CA. It was fun but she was tired of being broke so she decided to get a job. Tula worked briefly as an Exhibit designer for Museums in Southern California, where she grew up, and when that became too quiet she relocated to the music industry. After about 5 years of that her ears began to bleed so she left her job and California and went in search of a new home. The plan was to move as far east as she could get without renting a boat and work her way back west until she found a place she liked. Tula got about half way and then she ran out of gas money so she stayed put.

    Tula now lives in a small mid-western town outside of Kansas City, MO in a house that used to be a barn and still sort of looks like one. Tula's main function in life is fabric design. She lives for it. Her signature designs have been adapted to fabrics, woven ribbons, paper products, needlepoint kits, embroidery patterns and sewing machines and can be found in independent fabric shops and retailers all over the world. Tula is most recognized in her industries for her dark sense of humor, a flair for hiding animals in the strangest of places (artistically, not literally) and her boldly unique use of color and pattern. Tula comes from the "more is more" school of design where there is never enough space and always room for that one last thing.


    Annie Unrein - 
    A creative lifetime quilter, Annie Unrein of Patterns by Annie and ByAnnie.com has been designing patterns and teaching since 2000. Annie is the creator of ByAnnie's Soft and Stable®, an innovative product she designed to add body, stability and a professional finish to purses, bags, home dec items, and more.

    Her quilts and designs have been published in Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting, Quilt, Quilter's Newsletter, and Memory Makers magazines.

    With a focus on practical and useful projects, Annie's patterns appeal to a sewists of all ages and levels and serve as a great base for classes. Annie's goal is to write patterns that are easy to understand with complete instructions to guide you every step of the way.

    A popular Craftsy instructor, BERNINA Ambassador, and official Superior Threads Educator, Annie has a broad range of information to share from using the proper supplies and equipment to easy techniques that give professional results.

    ++ What will we be learning?

    Tula will be teaching her newest English Paper Piecing project, and Annie will be teaching her newest bag! We will have open sew time as well, so bring plenty of projects to work on. Pink Door Fabrics will have a LARGE pop up shop stocked full of all necessary supplies and goodies for the weekend.

    ++ Something came up and I need to cancel. Is there a refund policy?

    Unfortunately, cancellations are not permitted. You can transfer your registration to another person if you'd like, but these spots are highly coveted and in demand so we are unable to cancel any reservations.

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