The Way It All Began
The Modern Stitching Affair is a dream come true for its co-founder Trina Peterson. Trina attended the Sew South Retreat in 2013 and 2014 and was truly inspired by the event. She made friends from across the country and has been able to maintain and grow those close friendships online with people who share her passion for sewing.
Trina dreamed of starting a similar event in Madison, Wiscsonsint to bring the sort of inspiration she experienced at Sew South to the stitchers in the midwest. She approached her friend, Wendy Franczak, with a plea to help her create what would become the Modern Stitching Affair. Together they worked tirelessly on every tiny detail to ensure that the 2016 Modern Stitching Affair would be an event that attendees would never forget and they did just that. The 2016 retreat concluded with rave reviews and they were encourage by sponsors and attendees to host another event. *TWIST!* Shortly after the first retreat Trina went back to school and found out she was expecting baby number two!
Over time, Trina, past attendees and a very generous sponsor (Kerry from Mill House Quilts) encouraged Wendy take the lead and host the second retreat. With Trina’s blessing and guidance Wendy is leading the charge and planning the 2018 Modern Stitching Affair!
They hope the next Modern Stitching Affair is as special to you as it is to them. See you soon!