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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:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/2022.harrisburg.csc.retreat

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 faekuhn@gmail.com to get more information on how to register and reserve a room.

 

Location:
Red Lion Hotel Harrisburg Hershey
4751 Lindle Rd
Harrisburg, PA  17111
Dates:
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 faekuhn@gmail.com 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
Free
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
Vendors
Needleworker’s Delight
Fabrics by Stephanie
Trulyn2stitching Designs
Possibly more to be determined
Classes
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 retreat.classes@gmail.com 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 retreat.classes@gmail.com 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 – $35
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!!!!!
SEW MUCH CREATIVITY CAN BE DONE WITH WASTE CANVAS!
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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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