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Updated 8/28/2015



Gingerbread Christmas Retreat!
Thea Dueck of Victoria Sampler! Project:
Gingerbread Christmas Retreat Cottage - the newest in the Gingerbread Village Series!
Monday & Tuesday
October 19-20, 2015
Sturbridge, MA
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Alumni Addicts Day!
February 17, 2016
Publick House Historic Inn
Sturbridge, MA
Registration now open


Winter Escape 2016!
Thursday & Friday
February 18-19
Publick House Historic Inn
Sturbridge, MA
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Cubed Stars Retreat!
Jeanette Rees, Instructor
Monday & Tuesday
July 11-12, 2016
Publick House Historic Inn
Sturbridge, MA
Registration now open!


Kindred Spirits Retreat!
Ellen Chester of
With My Needle
Monday & Tuesday
October 17-18, 2016
Publick House Historic Inn
Sturbridge, MA
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Designed by
Jeanette Rees
Monday & Tuesday - July 11-12, 2016
at the
Publick House in Sturbridge, MA

What a fun project Jeanette Rees has designed! There are so many options for making this design our own!  I don’t know how we’ll ever choose our own color way!!

Cubed Stars is a 7” x 7” counted design stitched on Congress cloth (24 count). The project focus is a quilt-inspired eight-pointed star surrounded by square and diamond shapes that give the impression of cubes. Blackwork stitching (choice of design areas) and fabric appliques provide additional interest. The stitching is suitable for basic Intermediate and up, but the additional techniques make this a fun learning experience for the more experienced stitcher. Using lush Batik fabrics for inspiration, many rich color ways are available. Threads used include solid stranded cottons (aka “floss”), over-dyed stranded cotton and size 12 pearl cotton. Kits will be available in white or eggshell Congress cloth, cut size 11” x 11” (the color of Congress cloth and pearle cotton will coordinate with the fabrics).

Techniques involve traditional Canvas work with Blackwork and Fabric attachments.

And now for the big decision!  Which color way will you choose?


Plum & Teal (original colorway)


Sweet Potato & Brown (shown stitched above)





Black and Red


Grape & Blue





Mochae & Blue


Mulberry & Slate





Navy Blue & Copper


Rose Pink & Spruce Green





Olive & Coral




Christmas Color Way

Kit Contains:  Instructions with color photo, 24 count Congress Cloth, overdyed and solid flosses, perle cotton #8, batik fabric and fusible.  Note: Stitchers Hideaway will provide 11” x 11” stretcher bars, tacks, and a tack remover for each attendee.

What to Bring: frame weight or holder, laying tool, magnification/light and extension cord (if desired), personal stitching supplies.



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