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2018 Cross Stitch Club Retreat – Harrisburg, PA

2018 Cross Stitch Club Retreat – Red Lion Hotel,  Harrisburg, PA


Come join me at the next Cross Stitch Club Retreat coming in September 2018.  If you have never attended a cross retreat before, you don’t know the fun you are missing out on! 🙂  I never knew that such a thing existed in the 20+ years I have been stitching until I decided to start hosting my own for my FB group Cross Stitch Club.

So my first cross stitch retreat was the one I planned and hosted…what a way to just dive right in to the retreats, huh? LOL If you have not read my page yet on the previous Cross Stitch Club retreats that I have hosted so far up to this point, please take a few moments to do so here so you can see some of the fun I am talking about!  We have had the most wonderful designers and vendors and made so many new friends.

So now that you have read how much fun they are, start planning your trip to join us for 2018! 🙂  Before I go any further, if you are interested in possibly attending this retreat, if you are not yet a member, I do ask that you join my facebook groups Cross Stitch Club and 2018 Cross Stitch Club Retreat and here is why.

I started hosting these retreats because I was making so many new and cool friends in the group and I wanted to bring us together under the same roof to enjoy our passion and to socialize.

That is the beauty of my retreats and makes them so much fun and why the same people (plus a lot of new people) keep coming to the next one …and the next one…you get the point!  We interact with each other every day on Facebook so when it comes time for the retreat, it’s not at all like going into a room full of strangers.  It’s more like going into a room of friends that you feel like you have known forever!

Here are just a couple pictures from the first Cross Stitch Club Retreat in 2015.

This was the awesome vendor shopping area. We had 2 designers (Joan Elliott and Ursula Michael) along with a few fabric vendors with the most beautiful hand dyed fabrics!

Here are some of the stitchers just stitching away!

And if you are thinking right now “Harrisburg, PA is just too far away for a retreat”..stop that thinking right now because I have had people from over in the UK come to the US for these retreats!  I am here to help you make it as affordable as possible by helping you find roommates and possible commuting buddies.  As the saying goes, “where there is a will, there is a way!”.

I will post a few details here, but the majority of the details on how to register and make your reservations you will find in the 2018 Cross Stitch Club Retreat FB group. Here are the basic details:

WHEN : September 28th-30th, 2018 (meet and greet evening of Sept 27th)

WHERE: Red Lion Hotel, 4751 Lindle Rd, Harrisburg, PA 17111

REGISTRATION COST: $120 – includes commemorative tote bag, hor d’oeuvres for meet and greet Thursday night, dinner for Friday and Saturday evening.

Cost of hotel room: $129/ night and you can have up to 5 people in a room with no extra cost so you can find roommates to split the cost with.


Stitching with Linen taught by Pat Carson (class is full)

Framing Class taught by Gary Bush, SR from Bush Mountain stitchery – 2-hour class – $50


Pat Carson from Gloria and Pat Designs (will be her last big event as she is retiring this year)

 Lucy Beam

Heather Maraldo – One of a Kind Baby Designs

Needleworkers Delight aka Silkweavers (Fabric Vendor)

BFF Pouches and Bags

Under The Sea Fabrics

Trulyn2stitching Designs

Bush Mountain Stitchery

On the retreat FB page, I have a list of those interested in attending so if you see someone going from your area, you can always reach out to them and if you are driving, maybe save some money on gas and come together.  If nothing else, maybe you will make a stitching friend close to you that you can meet up with on occasion after the retreat.

I will be using my newsletters from this site to update people as I work out further details for the retreat, so if you have not yet subscribed to my newsletter yet, please make sure you do so you don’t miss anything!

If you have any questions about anything, please either leave me a comment below or you can email me at

Hope to see you there!

Best Wishes,


4 thoughts on “2018 Cross Stitch Club Retreat – Harrisburg, PA

  1. How Do I Pay?

    1. Ruth,

      In the Facebook group for this retreat group in the pinned post are all the details. I did tag you on the post. If you still can’t find the info, please let me know. 🙂


  2. Please give me more details for the gift exchange. I have a partner but need more details to put my gift together. Thanks

  3. hello I was wondering will you be having any cross stitch retreat in 2020 like you had in 2018 in Harrisburg pa thanks

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