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Alumni Winter Escape Retreat!
Thursday & Friday
February 20-21, 2013
Optional Day: February 19
Publick House, Sturbridge, MA
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Stitcher’s Hideaway
Alumni Winter Escape Retreat
Alumni Addicts Day
Sturbridge, MA!

    Thursday & Friday, February 20-21, 2014

    Can’t get enough?  Join the

    on Wednesday, February 19th!!

This year’s Alumni Winter Escape will be held at the Publick House in Sturbridge, MA!  YAY!  Lots of room! 

This is a wonderful opportunity to snuggle in away from the cold with your stitching buddies and stitch, stitch, stitch!!   We’ll be gathering with the express purpose of catching up on our WIPs (works in progress).  There will be no instructor, no new retreat project, and no set “class” hours -- just crazy stitching fun! Each day we’ll have access to a wonderful large stitching room from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. so that we can devote ourselves to being stitching fools --  sharing time and laughs together, helping each other with our projects, and stash enhancement!

The Winter Escape Retreat will be held on Thursday & Friday, February 20-21, 2014. 

AND...if two days aren’t enough for you, you can also register for Alumni Addicts held on Wednesday, February 19th!

Registration for these retreats will be open exclusively to Stitcher’s Hideaway Alumni until January 1st,  when it will then be opened to new stitchers.

You must register for the Winter Escape Retreat in order to register for Alumni Addicts.

Stitchers Hideaway Alumni Winter Escape Retreat: Registration is $240, with a $100 deposit required with your registration.  Payment in full must be received by January 15, 2014. Delicious lunches and dinners for both days will be served right there at the Publick House and are included in the registration fee. 

Alumni Addicts:  Registration for this additional day of stitching on Wednesday, February 19th, is $95 and includes lunch and dinner. A deposit of $50 is required with your registration. Payment in full must be received by January 15, 2014. This optional day is only available to those attending the Alumni Winter Escape Retreat on Thursday & Friday.

Show ‘n Tell: We’ll have Show ‘n Tell during the Alumni Winter Escape where we can show off our creations! We love to see all sorts of crafts!

Optional Stitching Exchange: We’re also having an optional Stitching Exchange that will take place during the Alumni Winter Escape Retreat!  Participants will stitch and finish the item of their choice, which must have something related to the Alumni Retreats -- past or present.  It could be something like a small motif from a previous Stitcher’s Hideaway class project, or something about the retreat location -- let your imagine run wild! Your hand stitched object could be finished as a needlebook, ornament, pin cushion, fob, biscornu, framed piece, whatever. Bring it gift wrapped for the exchange.

Shopping: Maeann & Gary of BushMountain Stitchery & Framing will be there for our stash enhancment pleasure on all 3 days! And if there is something you need to finish a WIP, you can contact Maeann beforehand so that she’ll have it there at the retreat for you. Poke around on her website and start dreaming!  Those attending Alumni Addicts will get a jump start on their shopping!

Limited discounted lodging is available at the Publick House Inn, the Chamberlain House Suites, and the Country Motor Lodge for the nights of February 19, 20, and 21 of 2014. You can view details about each option on the Publick House website.  To reserve a room, call 508-347-3313 before January 10, 2014  and request the Stitcher’s Hideaway Group Rate at the time you make your reservation. Reservations received after January 10, 2014 will be provided on a space available basis at prevailing rates.

  • Publick House Inn: rooms vary with 1 double, 1 queen, or 2 twins for $89+tax per night.
  • Country Motor Lodge: 2 queen beds in each room, $69+tax per night.
  • Chamberlain House Suite: 1 king bed and pull out sofa in each room for $109 + tax per night.

Please note that you do not have to stay at these lodgings to attend the retreat. Hotel costs are not included in the registration fee so that local stitchers can commute to the retreat if desired.

The Publick House
On the Common, Route 131
Sturbridge, MA 01566-0187
508/347-3313 or 800/782-5425

Seating is limited, so register early to avoid disappointment.

Click here for the Registration Form.

See you there! WOO-HOO!!


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