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2022 Cross Stitch Retreat, Harrisburg, PA

2022 Cross Stitch Retreat

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 Harrisburg, Pennsylavania!  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:

I know not everyone is on Facebook and you do not have to be on Facebook to be able to attend the retreat.  If you are not on Facebook, you will need to email Fae Kuhn at to get more information on how to register and reserve a room.


Red Lion Hotel Harrisburg Hershey
4751 Lindle Rd
Harrisburg, PA  17111
October 27th, 2022 – Meet & Greet – 6pm – 11pm
October 28th, 29th , 2022– 8am – 11:00pm – stitching, games, classes, etc
October 30th, 2022 – 8am – 3pm
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. Checks will be accepted also.

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.
Room rates:  
You must either join the Facebook group for this event or email Fae at to get this information.
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, August 31,
2022, you will receive a full refund (minus the $30 non-refundable deposit). If you request a refund
between September 1 and September 30, 2022, you will receive a refund of ½ of what you have
paid. No refunds will be given after October 1, 2022.
Hotel Parking
Airport Shuttling
The Red Lion does have a free shuttle to and from the Harrisburg airport. You will just need to call
them (717) 939-7841 at least a few days prior to our event and give them your flight information
so they can arrange to pick you up.
Guest Designers
Susan GreeningDavis
Needleworker’s Delight
Fabrics by Stephanie
Trulyn2stitching Designs
Possibly more to be determined
There are 2 classes being taught by guest designer Susan GreeningDavis.  If you have never taken a class with Susan, don’t miss your chance! She is a great teacher and a lot of fun! To sign up for any of the classes listed below, send an email to and indicate which ones you would like.  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 to indicate what class(es) you would like to sign up for.
Class #1
Finishing, Fun, and Susan’s Surprises!
Cost – $45  – includes fabric, pattern and threads
Time – 2 1/2 hours
Available openings: 24
This is a great workshop. You will have your choice of 28 thread linen or 14 count aida and Susan will mail you fabric, pattern and threads!!!
In class you will finish this fall fantastic on an easel stand! (You could change out the piece for different holidays if you want.) Susan will show some other finishing “pasties” as well.
Don’t miss it and sign up soon to get the required stitching done before the event!  Please make sure you remember to indicate your preference of fabric in the email.
Class #2
Fun with Waste Canvas
Cost – $25
Class Length – 2 1/2 hours
Spots available – 22
Susan has these great little pouches that you will work with waste canvas to do the word “stitch”.
You will work with perle coton and in case you are not thrilled with the color I supply, you can feel free bring your own #8 perle coton.
You that you will love the way Susan does it….correct needle, correct products and correct taking away for a smooth finish.
She did 24 mini sweatshirts one year, for grand babies of friends! Many of them are now grown up and made them into pillows!!!!!
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Mel Farnsley – Cross Stitcher and Marathon Runner

This feature story is about a member of my Facebook group, Cross Stitch Club. Her name is Mel Farnsley and of course, she loves to cross stitch. I had the pleasure of meeting this wonderful woman at the 2015 Cross Stitch Club retreat I hosted in Hershey, PA.

Just in case you are not aware yet and are interested, I am hosting the next retreat this coming September in Harrisburg, PA and you can find more information on that by joining the Facebook group 2018 Cross Stitch Club Retreat. I also have started to plan for our 2019 Cross Stitch Club Retreat to be held in Nashville, TN in August 2019. You can join the 2019 Cross Stitch Club Retreat on Facebook to keep up on details for that one as well.

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Learn To Cross Stitch – Great Tips To Get You Started!

Whether you are 7 or 70, male or female, anyone can learn to cross stitch. I learned when I was 14 and was taught by my mother.

What materials do I need?

Here is a list of the basic materials you will need to get started. If you start with a kit, some of these materials will be included in the kit:

  1. Scissors
  2. Needle
  3. Pattern (included in a kit)
  4. Fabric (included with a kit)
  5. Thread (included with a kit)
  6. Q Snap frame, hoop or scroll rod frame

Now let’s talk about a couple of these materials.

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Timothy Johnson and Rainbows for Peace and Comfort

Meet Timothy Johnson

This story is a feature story on a fantastic gentleman that became a member of my Facebook group Cross Stitch Club Originals sometime early last year. This story tells about a man who had a vision to reach out using the art of cross stitch to provide peace and comfort to those suffering from a great tragedy.  Read on to see how you can help him achieve this great vision and help him bring peace with his cross stitch charity project.

His name is Timothy Johnson and he is from the Sunshine state we all know as Florida.  He is one of the most upbeat and happy go lucky people I have had the pleasure of meeting.  I asked him to write me a little bio about himself and you will find that below the picture.

This is Tim.


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Stitching for Charity

Support and Raising Awareness

Cross stitching is an amazing, relaxing and rewarding hobby.  But for some, it is more than just a hobby.  It is a way to give back to a community, raise awareness, and to show support or to make gifts for friends and family.  I know personally, I get great satisfaction and joy stitching things for others more than I do for myself.

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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 and I will gladly add it.

Craft Santuary

Various dates and places – for more details visit…

Cross Stitch Guild Events and Classes with Jane Greenoff

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