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Since 2002!



Updated 5/18/2017



Thanksgiving Retreat 2017!
Thea Dueck of
The Victoria Sampler
October 2-3, 2017
Come Ye Thankful People, Come!
Registration Now Open!
Just 5 openings left!


2018 Winter Escape!
February18-22, 2018
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!
Registration Now Open!




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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. Each stitching retreat features classes, fun packs, doorprizes, stash enhancement, great fun, food, and fellowship. 

Stitcher’s Hideaway retreats offer a cozy, fun, laid back environment where all stitchers are together throughout the event taking the same classes together. They are a shared learning experience and 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 lives in Connecticut and she 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.

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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