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Updated 3/7/2018



A Mystic Summer Retreat
June 25-26, 2018
Monday & Tuesday
Instructor Amy Bruecken
Beautiful Mystic lighthouse project with frame and accessories!
Registration Now Open!


Bling in the Holidays!
October 15-16, 2018
Instructor Thea Dueck of Victoria Sampler
Publick House Historic Inn
Sturbridge, MA
A Christmas project designed by this amazingly talented designer and teacher will take center stage at this Christmas-themed retreat!
Registration is now open!


Making Memories in Mystic
December 6-8, 2018
Mystic, CT
Three Days of Stitching Bliss!
Registration Now Open!


2018 Winter Escape!
February18-22, 2019
Publick House Historic Inn
Sturbridge, MA
Choose your own 2 day Winter Escape and then add on up to 3 more days for a Stitchers-Hide-A-Week!
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Ellen Chester
of With My Needle

Monday and Tuesday
October 7-8, 2019
Sturbridge, MA
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You just never know who’ll show up at a
Stitcher’s Hideaway Retreat!!

STITCHER'S HIDEAWAY Needlework Retreats are fun-filled events held in New England locations. We bring in nationally known designers who will challenge you with their projects, provide tips for better stitching, and share their knowledge of needlework history.

Some retreats, such as the annual Winter Escape, have no instructor, but instead are an opportunity to get together with other stitchers to work on the projects of their own choosing while enjoying wonderful meals, stash enhancement, and great company!

Stitcher’s Hideaway retreats offer a cozy, fun, laid back environment where all stitchers are together throughout the event.  They are so welcoming that a stitcher can come to a retreat alone, feel comfortable, and leave with new-found friends.

Stitcher’s Hideaway was created by Sue Donnelly, a completely addicted stitcher who just couldn’t get enough of stitching and hanging out with other stitchers! Sue  longed for stitching retreats in her area.  One day it occurred to her that she could run them herself and bring the designers to New England.  She also recognized a fantastic opportunity to support needlework shops by inviting them to set up shop at the retreats.  That gave the stitchers and shop owners a wonderful environment to enjoy getting to know each other.  The retreats have been ideal for providing extended time with the designers, too.  It’s fun getting to know the designers personally, hearing how they began designing, and learning from them.

After 16 years of running these fun-filled retreats and approaching retirement age, Sue has now taken on a partner in Jen Cane, who will eventually run the retreats herself!  Jen has been assisting Sue for years behind the scenes, but one day Sue will be assisting her!

Follow the links to your left to catch up on the latest developments in the News Room, and visit each retreat link for all the details pertaining to that retreat.  Be sure to visit the Fun Reports to read about past retreats, including comments from the participants.   Our Favorite Links has a list of featured needlework shops and our wonderful donors.

If you’d like to be notified by e-mail of future retreats, contact Stitcher’s Hideaway and ask to be added to the mailing list.    




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