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What sewing experience do I need to be able to join?

We recommend all participants have basic sewing knowledge and know how to use their sewing machine.

Are there requirements for me to participate?

All participants must be at least 18 years of age, be fully covid-19 vaccinated and have a willingness to have fun while learning.  

What do I need to bring?

A supply list will be sent previous to the event.

Does your facility have cell/internet service?

Yes BUT it is very limited and spotty.  We do NOT recommend relying on it.

How can my family contact me if there is an emergency while I am at the Barn on Pine Grove?

There is a land line to the house where Mary and her husband stay, this number will be included in your information packet.

Will my machine and things be safe when we are not in the barn?


May I have drinks or snacks in the classroom?

Is the facility handicap accessable?

Unfortunatly, no.

I purchased my retreat spot, what do I do next?

No later than one week after you purchase your event spot, Mary will email you a contract for your event.  This contract is required to be signed and returned within FIVE days to secure your spot.


After that, make your lodging reservations and plan your trip! 

Yes, there is a mini fridge for student use.

Is there a space for me to smoke?

No. We do not allow smoking on the property of the Barn on Pine Grove.

Can I bring my pet with me?


I need to cancel my reservation, what do I do?

Can I stay in the barn during lunch?

Contact Mary.  In most cases there is a nonrefundable retainer for your event.

Students are encouraged to take a break during the lunch hour.

Will there be time for self paced sewing during the retreat?


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