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Thanksgiving Retreat 2017!
Thea Dueck of
The Victoria Sampler
October 2-3, 2017
Come Ye Thankful People, Come!
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February18-22, 2018
Publick House Historic Inn
Sturbridge, MA
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Come ye Thankful People, Come
to the
Stitchers Hideaway
Thanksgiving Retreat!

Monday & Tuesday - October 2-3, 2017
at the Publick House in Sturbridge, MA

Thea Dueck
The Victoria Sampler

You’ll really be thankful if you attend this retreat!  Thea has designed a Thanksgiving Sampler at my request and it wonderfully captures the original Thanksgiving and a more modern day celebration perfectly!  I’ve never seen anything like it! The woman is amazing.

In addition to two wonderful days of classes with Thea, we’ll also be having evening activities like Show ‘n Tell -- a time when we can show off our stitching or other crafts, and an optional Thanksgiving stitching exchange!  Those who wish to participate in the exchange must hand-stitch and finish an object having something to do with Thanksgiving. It could be finished as a needlebook, ornament, pin cushion, fob, biscornu, framed piece, whatever! Bring your gift wrapped finished hand stitched object to the retreat and then participants will draw numbers and pick out a gift in numerical order. It’s loads of fun!

Attendees might like to plan on staying an extra day to have time to explore Old Sturbridge Village , admire New England foliage, and maybe even take in a play at the Stageloft. My husband and I have attended 3 plays there so far and have thoroughly enjoyed them.

The retreat will be held at The Publick House Historic Inn and lodging is available there as well.  Built in 1771, the Publick House maintains its 18th century ambiance while providing 21st century comforts. The Publick House is located just 1 mile from Old Sturbridge Village. Our meals will all be provided by the Publick House, and I can tell you from first-hand experience that they are DELICIOUS!

Maeann & Gary of BushMountain Stitchery & Framing will set up shop at the retreat for our stash enhancement pleasure!  YAY!

Follow the links below for all the exciting details!

See you there!




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