Sew Much More in Waukesha WI, an established resource for sewists since 1973, is excited to invite you to its Summer Camp for Sewists event taking place Tuesday, July 23 through Thursday, July 25, 2024 at The Ingleside Hotel in Pewaukee.

This three-day event includes four three-hour classes with internationally renowned educators including Amanda Murphy, Gail Yellen, Joanne Leonard, and Shelly Fitzgerald. Registrants will enjoy workshops with EVERY presenter using top of the line machines to explore longarm quilting, serger techniques, presser feet uses, and a project class using the newest technology. There will be a vendor mall in the hotel featuring Brewer, Benartex, Arrow, Laurastar, OESD and more, all offering special pricing and impressive door prizes for registered participants only.

Summer Camp for Sewists is limited to 96 registrants to ensure small classes and a rewarding experience. Tickets for the Thursday program may be available to non-camp participants once camp registration has closed. This ticket will include access to the vendor mall, presentations on machine embroidery by April Jaehn, Making Ironing Fun by Emily Dunlop, and news of the newest technology and advancements in the sewing world by Joanne Leonard. The event will conclude with a light lunch and a lecture/trunk show by Amanda Murphy.

Event Highlights
  • Internationally renowned educators offering the opportunity to learn from the best
  • Ideal scenario to make new friends while creating camp memories to last a lifetime
  • Hands-on experience using the newest machines with enhanced technology
  • The latest developments in the sewing industry
  • Vendor mall featuring top trending products
Event Inclusions
  • Four three-hour classes, one with each of our featured instructors
  • Opportunity to earn badges and pass through sewing achievement ranks while making projects to take home
  • Fun evening events (for full registrants)
  • Complete project kits and use of machines (bring your favorite note-taking and basic sewing tool kit)
  • Thursday program with presentations that will inspire and delight
  • Lunch with Amanda Murphy on Thursday that includes a trunk show and demonstration by Amanda
  • Vendor and Sew Much More special pricing
  • Door Prizes include sewing machines, Laurastar Lift Steam Generators, and multiple Grand Prizes such as a BERNINA L-850, an Arrow sewing table, and an Accuquilt Go Big.
Event Details
Dates: Tuesday & Wednesday 8 am to 5 pm, Thursday 8 am – 2 pm (plus Tues/Wed evening events for full camp registrants)

Location: The Ingleside Hotel, 2810 Golf Rd, Pewaukee WI

Sew Much More will host a silent auction with proceeds going to the Waukesha County 4-H to further their sewing program.


Day Camp
 On a space available basis $399

Includes four classes, Thursday’s program, three-day access to vendor mall, continental breakfasts, snacks, lunches, all project kits with handouts, and a limited-edition name badge holder, as well as the chance to win prizes every day.

Full Camp
Includes all Day Camp inclusions plus two nights hotel (Tue/Wed) at a discounted rate and evening events (Tue/Wed).
  • Evening events are exclusive to full camp registrants and include projects, games, prizes, and snacks
  • Sew Much More will not pair up roommates but will share info for those looking to ensure compatibility
  • Package does not include water park admission
Thursday Only Program
Registration begins May 15 (or sooner if camp spaces fill) on a space-available basis. $99

This program runs 8 am-2 pm and includes vendor mall access, a light lunch, and multiple stage presentations.


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Register via mail or in store using the registration form.