Announcing Zoom Scrap Dancing Program and Free Zoom Retreat

It is officially here! My new Zoom based speaker program called Scrap Dancing is ready to share with guilds and individual quilters!!

How many scraps of material have you saved? 

Do you have uneven pieces from cutting, partial yard leftovers, old clothes you can’t stand to give away because of the fabric or a pretty embroidery, bits and pieces of this and that? 

Do you buy 4 yards of fabric when the pattern calls for 3? 

“I’m going to use up all these pieces before I go buy anything else.” 

“This year, I’m going to make all my holiday gifts.” 

Have you ever said any or all of these things? 

There is a way to use those scraps, but there are a few things you need to know.   Large pieces all the way down to 1-inch square can be successfully used given the right project.

This program runs about 45 minutes, and is now available to guilds and clubs for a nominal fee. The program goes through scrap saving systems and storage methods, pros and cons of different ways of storing and using scraps, color selection and a dazzling array of ideas and patterns to use up your stash.

If you are interested in this program for your guild, please send me an email at frommycarolinahome at gmail dot com, letting me know the time and date you have in mind. I can help you turn your stash into beautiful projects!

I am also hosting Scrap Dancing Zoom classes for those who are interested but do not have a guild doing Zoom programs. It doesn’t matter where you live, if we can find a time that works, you can attend a class with people from all over the world. Classes for individual purchase are just $10 per person, with a class limit on size of 15 with me hosting and running the Q&A after the program. If you are interested in an individual class, please see the times available below. If you cannot make one of those, leave a comment and include the best days and times for you in general.

I’ll be doing a few day retreats on Zoom as well. These will be be a day of sewing in your own sewing room, doing your own projects, and sharing chat time and fun with other quilters on Zoom while we all sew. This idea was suggested to me by a friend who knows another blogger doing this for her friends. I thought it would be fun, and a day of sewing with others to cheer us on, share our progress, and maybe share tips and suggestions. These will not have a charge, just something to do for fun. These sew days would be limited to just a few participants at a time, so we can all chat. You’d come and go as you please, perhaps keeping the Zoom call open from 10-4 (?). We’d stop for lunch and chat time together, then resume our projects, just like you do on retreat. If you’d be interested, leave a comment with the best day for you. It is likely I will do more than one, and it may become a monthly event.

The first Scrap Dance class will be Thursday, November 19th at 1 pm Eastern Time. Class $10. Please click HERE to fill out a google form if you would like to sign up for that class.

The first retreat will be Saturday, December 5 from 10 am to 4 pm Eastern time. Please click HERE to sign up with this google form if you would like to attend the From My Carolina Home Zoom Virtual Retreat. You will work on your own projects, and retreat is free.

Update – New Scrap Dancing Class now scheduled for December 30th, after the holiday rush at 1 pm Eastern. Click HERE to fill out a google form if you would like to sign up for that class.

Does your guild need a Zoom program? Would you like to go Scrap Dancing on an individual Zoom class? Would you be interested in a virtual retreat? See my Zoom Schedule Page for updates on new dates and times for programs, along with a contact form for guilds.

30 thoughts on “Announcing Zoom Scrap Dancing Program and Free Zoom Retreat

  1. Mary Stori

    Readers, I’ve seen a preview of Carole’s Scrap Dancing program, you don’t want to miss her friendly, fun presentation which is chalked full of excellent suggestions and ideas for all scrap lovers. I can’t think of a better way to get yourself organized and sewing new projects with your fabrics.

  2. Rhonda

    I’m interested in the individual classes and Saturday works best for me. I just have to figure out how to use Zoom on my iPad. 🙂 and I’m also interested in the day retreats. It sounds like fun! I try to sew everyday from 3-5 pm (Central) and on weekends as much as I can.

  3. Mary Ed Williams

    All,of it sounds wonderful to me! And I might actually get something done! Lethargy has set in. Will send this to guild person doing programs. Thanks, Carole.
    Mary Ed

  4. thedarlingdogwood

    I’m interested in the Scrap Dance program! You know I love your Scrap Dance patterns! I’m working from home so could do a program during a week day as long as I don’t have a meeting. My schedule varies a little but in general I’m most open on Thursdays. Wednesdays are also pretty good most of the time as are Friday afternoons.

    I like the idea of the Zoom retreats but with a 7-year-old at home I’m unlikely to be able to participate and I wouldn’t want to take a spot from someone who can commit. So glad you are doing them, though, I know you’ve been missing having something to look forward to.

  5. Judi Mitchell

    A zoom sewing time would be a delightful opportunity to “sew along.”
    Tuesday or Saturday would be good times. I will send your invitation along to the local Guild

  6. Brenda @ Songbird Designs

    I will pass your info along to our guild program chairs, Carole. The idea of the retreat sounds intriguing! I don’t have car rider duty on Fridays, so Friday or Saturday would be good for me! I think that would be such fun!

  7. Linda B

    Very interesting, Carole! I will send this info onto my guild and hope they will put it on…we have only had one zoom meeting so far. But also like the idea of a retreat…maybe this is a way I could actually attend one! Wednesdays and Thursdays are often good days for me. Thanks for investigating all this and coming up with a work around!

  8. I will be happy to send along to our program chair at Ocean Waves Quilt Guild, Lewes Delaware.
    🙂 We just had another ZOOM lecture last Monday that went a little too long. It was interesting but needed some editing! 🙂 One thing I did see during the lecture was there was a “moderator” from the guild who was collecting questions in the chat room that came up during the lecture. That was an interesting way to manage. That moderator was also the “tech specialist” for the guild members who needed zoom help, and they did some PRE MEETING ZOOM TRAINING. Took a lot of weight off the shoulders of our speaker and the guild president trying to run the meeting..

  9. Betty Dix

    Sounds very interesting. Usually Wednesday & Thursday are the best for me. But, I’m adaptable. I might have a “few” scraps..

  10. Gail

    I’m from Ontario Canada and wonder if u can tell me the guild fee in Canadian dollars. I’ll take it back to my guild for review. If they don’t proceed I’ll be interested in the class. I’m assuming the 10$ is US currency. Also how does one pay for the class. Thanks. Regards, Gail

    1. Debbie Miller Meyer

      I’d enjoy the individual scrap dance zoom or even a sew day. I’m retired so anytime is good for me. Fantastic idea, Carole!

  11. June Alton

    I would love to participate in the Scrap Dance program and the one day program. I am retired so I can be flexible in days and times. I have got into a lethargic rut and need something to get me back into the groove of quilting. Love these ideas.

    1. Camille

      Keep us posted on all Zoom possibilities. I would take a class and participate in other Zoom activities too. Retired and can flex to fit offerings.

  12. AJ

    How do I sign up for the Scrap Dancing (individual Zoom class)? Any day, any time works for me! Do I sound desperate? I need help!!

  13. Wendy P

    A zoom retreat sounds like fun. Feeling so isolated without being able to go to the guild for meetings. I can probably make any day work. I’m on the Westcoast for time zone.

  14. Brenda Ackerman

    Hello Carole, This all sounds like great fun! My schedule is pretty much open. I am totally behind the times, but what exactly is this Zoom? I will let you explain that to me or at least give me directions on where to find out before I definitely say yes, but I am sitting here cutting up scrap pinks and creating 4 patches. I have a ton of quilt UFO’s that I should be doing, but I have fallen into a rut and just do not seem to have any desire to do them. This sounds like a wonderful idea, Carole. I hope that it works for everyone. You already have so many positive comments it is exciting. Thanks for sharing.

  15. Sherril McGann

    I signed up for the retreat, sounds like a blast and I missed my guild’s retreat in September because of COVID.

  16. Sandra

    Would love to participate in a Zoom retreat. Dec 5 will not work for me. Hope to catch one in the new year! Thanks!

  17. Nancy J Daugherty

    I see that you have a brother sewing machine, my son-in-law wants to buy one for daughter for Christmas. The one he is thinking about is about right for her. She is making masks also and does purses so it should be fine. I am making masks also and sent 80 out the other day to Oklahoma.

  18. kattails

    I’m forwarding this to my quilt guild executive committee. We have not met in person since February 2020….Thank you, Carole.

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