Sew Fancy-Westin Riverfront FAQ

Westin Riverfront


++ Where is this Sew Fancy Retreat being held?

Sew Fancy Retreat is being held at the awesome luxury Westin Riverfront hotel, in the scenic Vail Valley in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. 

Westin Riverfront | 126 Riverfront Lane, Avon CO 81620
Main 970.790.6000


++ What amenities does the Westin Riverfront provide? 

The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa, Avon, Vail Valley welcomes you to Colorado with luxury accommodations, exceptional amenities, and a commitment to helping you achieve balance. You'll find our resort at the gateway to Vail-Beaver Creek, offering direct access to skiing, golf, and many other activities.

Refresh and rejuvenate in our spacious, serene guestrooms, which offer thoughtful perks including the signature Westin Heavenly Bed®. Spend time at our expansive resort spa, or immerse yourself in the area's stunning natural beauty with a hike, a rafting excursion, and much more. We look forward to making you feel at home during your Vail visit. See the Westin Riverfront's website.

     ++ 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 resort serves delicious food and drink focused on locally sourced ingredients and Latin American cuisine. Maya features amazing cuisine by internationally-acclaimed Chef Richard Sandoval. Born and raised in Mexico City, Chef Sandoval graduated from the Culinary Institute of America and has won numerous industry accolades, including “Restaurateur of the Year” from Bon Appetit Magazine and a nomination as Outstanding Restaurateur from the James Beard Foundation.There's also a Starbucks in the hotel 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! The Westin Riverfront is ideally located near two different airports, making your trip to our retreat simple. Eagle County Airport (EGE) is located 27 miles East. Denver International Airport (DEN) is located 129 miles West. From either airport, you can take the Epic Mountain Express – reservation required.

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

    Electric car charging stations: 1, Complimentary
    On-site parking, fee: $15 hourly, $32 daily
    Valet parking, fee: $5 daily
    Oversized vehicle parking is not available for vehicles over 8 ft. 2 inches within our parking garage.

    ++ I went to relax a bit - what are my options? 

    Choose your journey and see where it takes you. At The Salon at Spa Anjali, the harmony and perfection of nature is set into beautiful balance inside the eco-friendly walls of a unique place of nurturing for hair, nails, and skin. Respectful of Mother Earth, every visit is a delight in the discovery of stylish products with organic and natural origins. From the mineral-based makeup of La Bella Donna, to all-natural Davines hair care and Dazzle Dry nail care, the goodness of nature and the outdoors has been brought indoors.


    ++ 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 ( - add us to your contact list, please). 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 Fall 2020 Sew Fancy Retreat, we will have Libs Elliott and Guiseppe Ribaudo.

    Libs Elliott -
    Elizabeth (Libs) Elliott is a textile artist and designer exploring the intersection of technology and traditional craft by using generative design to build handmade quilts. A deep appreciation for craftsmanship, design history and future-focused applications are all reflected in her work. She studied Material Art & Design at OCAD University and received a B.A. in Cultural Studies at Trent University. Her commissions include work for individuals and corporate clients such as Absolut Vodka. She has exhibited her work and done speaking engagements internationally. She designs fabric collections for Andover Fabrics, Inc. Her work has been covered by press such as, Design Milk and Casa Vogue Brazil. She lives and works in Toronto, Canada. Libs doesn't 'look like a quilter' (whatever that means).

    Giuseppe Ribaudo - Giuseppe Ribaudo (AKA Giucy Giuce) learned to sew from his grandmother at a young age. In 2008 he began quilting and has never looked back. Not only a pattern designer and quilt instructor, he is also the multimedia manager here at Andover Fabrics.

    Giuseppe resides just outside of NYC in Queens. He is an avid modern traditionalist quilter with a great passion for simple design in bright colors.


    ++ What will we be learning?

    Projects to be determined.

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

    Specific to our Sew Fancy Retreats - these are non-refundable events. At any time before the event, if you must cancel your registration, we will attempt to facilitate a transfer of your registration on your behalf. If your ticket is able to be transferred, there will be a $75 administration fee to facilitate this transfer. We will not allow transfers done on your own and anyone not enrolled will not be permitted into the event. 60 days prior to the event, absolutely no transfers or cancellations and/or refunds will be permitted. All guest lists are final at this time and no changes will be made. No transfers from one retreat to another will be permitted.