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Best 2021 Cross Stitch Retreat in Myrtle Beach, SC – October 4-7th

Been a while since you have attended a cross stitch retreat due to COVID 19?  Never attended a cross stitch retreat but want to?  Then you don’t want to miss this retreat coming up this October in warm and sunny Myrtle Beach, SC!  I promise lots of fun and you will have the chance to make new friends and memories to last a lifetime.  If you are looking to take some simple classes to learn something new, we will have that too!  You will have fun and walk away from it looking forward to the next one!

I have a Facebook group set up to be able to provide details and to communicate with members attending so if you are on Facebook, please join the group by clicking on this link:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/2021cscOriginalsRetreat

I know not everyone is on Facebook and you do not have to be on Facebook to be able to attend the retreat.  All the details are as follows and if you have any questions, you can email me at faekuhn@gmail.com.

 

Location:
Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center
2101 N Oak St
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577Dates:
October 4th – Meet & Greet – 6pm – 10pm
October 5th, 6th and 7th – 7am – 11:59pm – stitching, games, classes, etc
Registration cost
$165 (+$5 if using Paypal or debit/credit card to cover processing fee) – $30 non-refundable deposit is required as a minimum to reserve your place at this event.
When you are ready to make your deposit or pay registration in full, send an email to crosstitchclubretreats@gmail.com to request an invoice. Please include your full name (as it is on Facebook) and the city and state that you are from in the body of the email. If you wish to pay by check or money order, please indicate that in the email and I will send you my mailing address.

If you choose to pay by check, I will still send you an invoice, but once I have received your check in the mail, I will mark the invoice as paid in full amount has been sent, or if it is a partial payment, I will credit the amount paid towards the invoice. When the invoice has been paid in full, it will be marked as such and it will serve as your receipt.I ask that payment be made in full no later than September 15, 2021. The registration cost covers the rental of our event space for 3 full days, the cost of hors d’oeuvres for meet and greet, and 2 other meals..most likely a lunch (or a brunch) on one day and dinner on the other. As we get closer to event time, I will be asking for input on the menu. I will also have a document in the files section for you to comment any special dietary needs you may have such as celiac, gluten intolerant, or any other allergies you may have as well as being a vegetarian. I will make every attempt to try to accommodate all dietary needs.

You will also get door prize tickets as well as a complimentary event tote bag.
I have made arrangements that we will have our meals in a separate place from where we stitch so that at no time will we have to completely clear out and clean up until the very end of our event.
Refund Policy
Your registration cost includes a $30 non-refundable deposit. If you need to cancel for any reason and you paid more than the $30 deposit, if you request the refund prior to Wednesday, June 30, 2021, you will receive a full refund (minus the $30 non-refundable deposit).
If you request a refund between July 1 and August 31, 2021, you will receive a refund of ½ of what you have paid. No refunds will be given after September 1, 2021.
Hotel Room Rates
To get information on the room rates for our event and how you can make your reservation, you will need to join the Facebook group I mentioned above or send an email to me at faekuhn@gmail.com
Hotel Parking
If you are a guest staying at the hotel, you will get complimentary free parking. If you are local and not staying at the Sheraton, the parking fee per day is $8.
Airport Shuttling
Unfortunately, the Sheraton does not have a free airport shuttle service. However, the airport is not very far from the hotel. An Uber would cost approx. $12-$14 one way from the airport to the hotel. If you will be flying into the Myrtle Beach airport, I will set up a document for you to post the day and time of arrival as well as your departure so that if there are others arriving close to the same time, you can share a ride or possibly I can get volunteers to come pick members up.
Guest Designers
Susan GreeningDavis – Still Stitchin
Dawn Fisher – Morning Glory Needleworks
Vendors
Needleworker’s Delight
Trulyn2stitching Designs
HLC Fabrics
Barefoot Needleart
Fabrics by Stephanie
Classes
Our guest designers will both be teaching classes.  The classes are optional and do cost a little extra and have to be signed up for in advance.  In order to sign up for any classes, you do need to have at least half of your registration fee paid first.  Once you have done that, please send an email to retreat.classes@gmail.com to indicate what class(es) you would like to sign up for.  I will then send you an invoice and I ask that you pay it immediately.  If you are signing up for the Mermaid or Wild Strawberries classes, please make sure you indicate if you prefer Aida or linen fabric. If you are signing up for Susan’s Lil’ Cutie class, please indicate if you want Aida or linen to stitch on for the band.  The cut-off to sign up for any classes will be Friday, September 3rd, 2021.
Classes by Susan GreeningDavis
Gadget Gal – Duration time: 45 minutes     Cost: $15/person
Come and share some time with Susan Greening Davis talking and showing how to use many different gadgets for your cross stitch! It is fun-filled with old and new items! Susan will have this gadgety gift for all that attend!
Lil’ Cutie – Duration time: 2 hours   Cost: $45 (all supplies provided for this class)
You will love this one! Cross stitch on linen, or Aida banding. Yummy threads and you will learn -start to finish- how fun this is. The wooden sides were made specifically for Susan. When it is finished it will hold an altoid tin!
Classes by Dawn from Morning Glory Needleworks
Mermaid Fair  Class Duration – 2 hours    Cost: $30  Minimum participants needed:  5   Maximum Participants: 30
The verse on this lovely pincushion is taken from the poem The Mermaid by Alfred Lord Tennyson. During the half-day class students will learn 3 specialty stitches: Satin Stitch, Chain Stitch, and Mosaic Stitch. Optional instructions will be included to stitch the pincushion without using the specialty stitches. A complete alphabet for personalization will be included. There will also be an option to stitch “2021 Cross Stitch Club Retreat” instead of the Mermaid verse. The design area of this enchanting pincushion is 3” high X 5” wide. This design could also be framed or made into a needlebook. The pincushion will be stitched on a beautiful Caribbean Blue fabric in a choice of 28 count Jobelan or 14 count Jobelan Aida. Your kit includes detailed instructions, chart, Jobelan or Aida fabric, 4 shades of DMC Variations, Mill Hill Crystal Aqua beads, charm, backing fabric, and needle. Students should bring the usual stitching supplies such as scissors, laying tool, extra magnification, and lighting if needed.
Wild Strawberries Pincushion –   Class Duration – 3 hours    Cost – $30     Minimum participants needed:  5  Maximum Participants: 30
Just like in the wild, no two of the strawberries on this pincushion are alike. Each of the four strawberries will give the stitcher a small “taste” of a new stitch without being overwhelmed.  The strawberries will be stitched in Captive Cross, Arrowhead, Cross with Bar, and Two-Sided Italian stitches.
Students will also learn how to attach vintage buttons using Lazy Daisy and cross stitches.  The Wild Strawberries Pincushion will be stitched using DMC floss on your choice of 14 count cream Aida or 30 count Angel Hair linen from Weeks Dye Works. Kit includes linen/aida, 7 full skeins of DMC floss, fabric
for backing, vintage buttons, needle, and detailed instructions. Students should bring the usual stitching supplies such as scissors, laying tool, extra magnification, and lighting if needed.

Beginning Pulled Thread Pincushion    Class Duration – 2 hours     Cost:  $20  Minimum participants needed:  5  Maximum Participants: 30

This is a small sampler for those who wish to go beyond basic cross-stitch or would like to learn to stitch on linen. Pulled thread is just what the name implies – pulling the threads tight in each step of the stitch. The pulling creates holes that will give the piece a lacy look. This sampler will give the stitcher the very basics of pulled thread work before trying a more complicated piece. Stitches used are Algerian Eyelet, Nun’s Stitch, Cross Stitch, Pulled Satin, and Eyelet. Complete directions are included for each stitch plus an alphabet for personalizing the piece. Your kit will include a light color linen, coordinating Sulky 12 wt. Cotton Petite thread, and backing fabric.
If you have never been to a retreat before or not been to one hosted by me (Fae) and would like to read about the fun and details of other retreats hosted by me, you can do so here: https://luv4crosstitch.com/cross-stitch-club-retreats
I look forward to seeing you all in October 2021 for a fun event!
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2020 Best Cross Stitch Retreat in Reno, Nevada – June 15th-18th, 2020

Looking for the best 2020 cross stitch retreat to attend? Then look no further and come join us for the 6th Annual Cross Stitch Club retreat in beautiful Reno, Neveda!

Below you will find most of the details of this event, but not everything. If after you read below and you want to know more and how you can get registered, please join this group on Facebook to find out more:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2020CrosstitchClubOriginalsRetreat/

If you are not on Facebook, you can send me an email to fae@luv4crosstitch.com requesting more information and how you can sign up and I will be happy to help you!

As I stated above, this will be the 6th Annual retreat I have hosted and they just keep getting better and better! If you would like to read about the fun we have had at our previous retreats, you can do so by clicking the link below (it has not been updated with the 2019 Nashville recap yet, but I hope to have that up soon):

https://luv4crosstitch.com/cross-stitch-club-retreats

It’s a bit of a long read, I know, but there was just so much to say and so many good times to share!

Ok..so now on to the juicy details of the Reno retreat that I know you are just dying to find out about!

When and Where

 

When: June 15th-18th, 2020. There will be a meet and greet at the hotel on the evening of June 15th and then the event itself will run 3 full days from 9am-5am June 16th, 17th and 18th.

Where: Circus Circus Hotel located at 500 N Sierra St, Reno, NV 89501

We will have a Meet and Greet with snacks on Monday, June 15th from 6pm to 10pm. The room being used for the Meet and Greet will be available all day starting around 8am that Monday morning for anyone that comes in either Sunday or sometime on Monday and wants a place to stitch.

There will be 2 full days of stitching and classes (at least one class is in the planning now, but there could be more) on Tuesday and Wednesday with door prize giveaways and other fun activities.

Then on Thursday, it’s just stitching. Normally the last day of the retreat is just a half day and wraps up around noon, but we have the space for a full day on Thursday so it will be open to sit and stitch for anyone that is not leaving early on Thursday or not leaving until Friday.

Registration and Hotel Room Details

Registration cost: $160

The registration cost of $160 will include snacks and beverage for the Meet & Greet Monday evening as well as a continental breakfast, lunch and a morning and afternoon snack break for 2 days, June 16th and June 17th. Attendees will also receive a commemorative retreat tote bag.

Once you join the Facebook Reno Retreat group, you will find more details on how to pay the registration and get signed up (or if you are not on Facebook, when you send me an email, I will provide you that information).

Hotel Room costs:

Room rates: The room rates for Sunday through Thursday, June 14th-June 18th are listed below for the different types of rooms available.

The resort fee ($25) covers guests with round-trip airport shuttle service 19 hours per day, both covered valet and covered self parking, complimentary in guest room and meeting space wireless internet, in-room guest coffee maker, admission to the health spa and boarding pass printing at the Bell Desk or Concierge Desk.

King Deluxe – $55/night + $25 resort fee (+ taxes)

2 Queens Deluxe – $65/night + $25 resort fee (+taxes)

Mini Suite w King bed and pullout sofa – $95/night + $25 resort fee (+taxes)

Once you have joined the Facebook group for this retreat that I provided above, there are more details on how you can book your room (or if you are not on facebook, once you email me and you are ready to sign up, I can email you the link to reserve your room).

Designers/Vendors

Below is a list of designers and vendors that have signed on so far, but it is subject to change:

Designers

Nancy Wahler of Faithwurks Designs

Susan GreeningDavis of Still Stitchin’

 

Vendors

Stitchery Xpress from Clearfield, Utah – full cross stitch shop

HLC Fabrics from Washington state – hand dyed fabrics

Classes

 

Let’s Finish The Stitching!!!! – taught by Susan GreeningDavis of Still Stitchin’ – $35 – 1 1/2 hrs

Tuesday June 16th- 9:30-11:00am – max of 24 (if class fills up and there is at least 10 additional people interested, a second class can be scheduled)

 Susan Greening Davis is the “queen” of self-finishing projects!

During her lecture you will see samples, get a booklet with LOTS of information, and a tote with a bit of stitching to attach that you will keep all of your finishing items in.

She will have a list of the necessary items that she will show you-so you can get started right away. This class sold out twice at the 2019 Nashville retreat! Don’t miss it!

pic of bucket for Let's finish the stitching class
This is the bucket that class participants received in 2019.  The bucket for this class is similar, but is in more of a rectangle shape.

Gadget Gal Returns! – taught by Susan GreeningDavis of Still Stitchin’ – $25- 45 minutes

Wednesday, June 17th – 9-9:45 – max of 35

Come join Susan Greening Davis, the original Gadget Gal, for old, new and just fun “stitchy” stuff.
You will have a great time and go away with a gift from Susan -this pre-made needle booklet, six sided-like a historical one.

 

 

 

Basic Framing – taught by Fae Kuhn – $25 – 1 1/2 hours

Wednesday, June 17th – 1-2:30 – max 15 (if class fills up, an additional class can be scheduled)

We all know how expensive framing can get!

In this class you will learn the very basics of how to do your own framing using standard size frames.  Fae will show both the pinning and lacing techniques.  You will need to bring a finished cross stitch that can be framed in a 5×7 frame or if you don’t have anything that size, you can bring a piece of fabric to just practice and learn with.   All supplies will be provided to mount your cross stitch onto the foamcore and to be ready to put in a frame. If you want to completely finish the framing in class, you will need to bring your own frame.

 

 

I do sincerely hope you will join us for what I PROMISE will be a great time! You will meet so many great people that share this obsession…oops..I mean hobby…ha ha! 🙂

If you have ANY questions whatsoever, please do not hesitate to reach out to me, Fae Kuhn on Facebook or send me an email to fae@luv4crosstitch.com. I hope to see you in Reno!!

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2018 Cross Stitch Club Retreat Recap – Best Cross Stitch Retreats Around!

Cross Stitch Club Retreat

2018 Cross Stitch Club Retreat Recap – Best Cross Stitch Retreats Around!

I will start this off by apologizing in advance for the “novel” I have written here, but there is JUST so much to say! It is my hopes that I am able to keep you reading the whole way through and not end up like this! If you read to the end, you will see why Cross Stitch Club retreats are the best!

But before I go into the details of the 2018 retreat, I want to tell you just a little about how I got started doing these cross stitch retreats and a few words about the previous ones.

Before I discovered cross stitch groups on Facebook back in 2014, I never knew such a thing existed as cross stitch retreats. It turned out there was a LOT of things I didn’t know about. I didn’t know anything about any designers or about having “stash” or having multiple projects going at the same time (otherwise known as WIPs – Work In Progress).

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2019 Cross Stitch Club Retreat – Nashville, TN (Needlepointers welcome too!)

Come join me and lots of fellow stitchers in Nashville, TN for a rockin’ cross stitch retreat!

Event Details

Where: Hilton Nashville Airport – 2200 Elm Hill Pike, Nashville, TN

When: August 9th-11th, 2019 (there will also be a Meet and Greet on the evening of Aug 8th, 2019 and the event will end at 12 Noon on Sunday, Aug 11th, 2019)

Registration cost – $170 ($40 of this is a non-refundable deposit)- this covers your entrance to the event for all 3 days as well as a lunch buffet on Friday and a dinner buffet on Saturday evening.

Refund Policy – Full refunds (minus the $40 deposit) can only be given up through June 1st, 2019. Any cancellations between June 2nd, 2019 and July 4th, 2019 will only be refunded for half the registration cost. Any cancellations made after July 4th, 2019 are not eligible for any refund.

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Retreats Outside the US in 2018

Below you will find cross stitch retreats being held all over the world. If you are hosting or know of any other retreats that are not on this list, please email me all the details to fae@luv4crosstitch.com and I will gladly add it.

Craft Santuary

Various dates and places – for more details visit https://www.sewandso.co.uk/cra…

Cross Stitch Guild Events and Classes with Jane Greenoff

Various dates and places in the UK – for more details visit https://www.thecrossstitchguil…

 

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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.

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Cross Stitch Club Retreats

 

Never been to a cross stitch retreat?  Never even know such a thing existed??  Well, that was me up until about 4 years ago!

I want to start this off by saying, if you have ever attended one of my retreats, please leave a comment below with a few words summing up your thoughts and experience so that others can hear how much fun they are :).  Thanks!

Now for those of you that don’t know me or have never been to one of my retreats, I started hosting retreats for my Facebook cross stitch group called Cross Stitch Club Originals back in 2015.  I came home one day and said to my husband “you might think I’m crazy, but I have been thinking about trying to organize a cross stitch retreat”..and he looked at me and said, “yup, you are crazy”.  LOL  But the idea got stuck in my head and I started talking about it in my group and everyone was like “YES, please do it!”.  So it began.

2015 Cross Stitch Club retreat

The first retreat was a year and a half in the planning and the anticipation was serious agony for everyone! But that time was well worth it as about 175 cross stitchers came together from all over (included one from the UK and about 4 from Canada) for a weekend of stitching and fun!  Many friendships were forged.  We had the honor of having Ursula Michael and Joan Elliott joining us and mingling  with their “fans”.

Joan Elliott and Ursula Michael
Joan Elliott and Ursula Michael

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