On March 26-27, we held a sew-in for the Columbus Neighborhood Group. We are a local Neighborhood Group of the Indianapolis Chapter of the American Sewing Guild (www.indyasg.org; www.asg.org).
We had a wonderful time and plan on doing another one in the fall. We have a great facility (courtesy of the Bartholomew County REMC) that we are able to use for our meetings and they graciously allowed us to use it for an entire weekend. What made it extra special is there is a full kitchen so we had pitch-ins for lunches on both Saturday and Sunday. About three quarters of our members were able to come spend some time sewing for at least part of the weekend. I've posted pictures below.
I would recommend trying this for your Neighborhood Group if you can. It is a great opportunity for fellowship and sharing and just relaxing.