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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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Stitcher’s Hideaway

Sunday through Thursday
February 18-22, 2018

YOU choose the days you’d like to attend!

Word has gotten out about the Annual Stitchers Hideaway Winter Escape and it is very exciting! In order to accommodate the ever-increasing demand, for the second year in a row the event has expanded from 2-days to 5-days!  Stitchers can choose their 2-day Winter Escape and then add on up to 3 more additional days to make it a....


Now just imagine hiding away for up to FIVE WHOLE DAYS AND NIGHTS of stitching, shopping and laughing with other stitching addicts!

The retreat is held in the very roomy Historic Publick House Inn in Sturbridge, Massachusetts -- so big that The World in Stitches is able to set up shop and provide stash enhancement for us right there in the same room!  Our delicious meals are served in an attached room. It’s just so perfect! 

What a great opportunity to snuggle in away from the cold with your stitching buddies and stitch, stitch, stitch!!   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 our large stitching room from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. so that we can devote ourselves to our needlework and catch up on our WIPs (Works In Progress). We all love to see each others work so we will have several sessions of Show ‘n Tell of all sorts of crafts!  And oh, the door prizes!!

YOU CHOOSE which days you’ll attend! Indicate your choice on the Registration Form. Registration for your two-day (minimum) Winter Escape is $260, and each additional day is $125.  A non-refundable $50 deposit for each day is required with your registration.  Payment in full must be received by January 15, 2018. You must be registered in order to attend this private event and shopping experience.

Meals: Delicious lunches and dinners each day are included in the registration fee. A free continental breakfast is included with Publick House lodging.  Reasonably priced breakfasts are also available in the Publick House Restaurant.

Shopping: Randi Nelson of The World in Stitches will be there for our stash enhancment pleasure all 5 days!  And if there is something you need to finish a project, you can contact her beforehand so that she’ll have it there at the retreat for you.  Read more about stash enhancement at the Winter Escape!

Stash Share: At this retreat we have a table for attendees to unload our no longer needed stitching stash and for choosing among the items new stitching treasures to take home! This has been so much fun!

Lodging: Limited discounted lodging is available at the Publick House Inn, the new Chamberlain House Suites, and the Country Motor Lodge for the nights of February 17-22 of 2018.  You can view details about each option on the Publick House website.  To reserve a room, call 508-347-3313 before January 5, 2018 and request the Stitcher’s Hideaway Group Rate at the time you make your reservation. Reservations received after January 5, 2018 will be provided on a space available basis at prevailing rates. You must be on the list of attendees in order to receive the group rate.

  • Publick House Inn: 1 queen bed for $119+tax per night.
  • Country Motor Lodge: 2 queen beds in each room, $79+tax per night.
  • Chamberlain House with 1 king bed, $119 + tax per night.
  • Chamberlain House with 2 queens beds, $119+tax per night.

The Chamberlain House is newly renovated and quite lovely! It is right next door to the Publick House and has an elevator.

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 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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