Wednesday 28 July 2010

Stitching Retreat in Williamsburg * 1-3 October 2010

Sounds like bliss - 3 days' getaway in Williamsburg with time to catch up on projects and learn new techniques. This not-for-profit event is organized by Jeanine Koons and Merry Cox and will commence 9:00 am Friday morning 1 October. There will be lots of time to finish Holiday gifts or work on favourite projects. Your choice from menus for all your meals. Reservations have been made to go to the Whaling Company for dinner that evening. The trip to dinner is combined with a stop at the needlework shop, also the knitting and quilt shops. Lunch, and dinner will be in the hotel on Saturday. Brunch on Sunday.  The cost for 3 days' of stitching, coffee, four meals and stitching room: $70.00. Overnight accommodation at the hotel can be enjoyed for $80 per night for a single or double room. For more details just click here.

The Gathering of Embroiderers organized by Jeanine and Merry has raised over the years $26,385.00 donated to the American Cancer Society in Darlene O'Steen's name and $80,000 donated to the textile collection of Colonial Williamsburg, the DeWitt Wallace Textile Gallery, Loudoun County Museum, Wilton House Museum, the Valentine-Richmond History Center, Museum of the Confederacy, the Tennessee Sampler Survey, the Smithsonian, Mount Vernon, St. Joseph’s Academy, Winterthur, the Peabody-Essex Institute, and Plymouth Plantation. If it were not for prior commitments, I would be there with you like a shot, Jeanine and Merry - you are doing fantastic work! Everybody else, book a plane now!


  1. This will be a great retreat! I attended the Gathering of Embroiderers this past February at the same place and LOVED IT! I will definitely be there!!

  2. This sounds soooo heavenly! But with airfare...out of my price range i`m afraid!