Carolinas Region Spring Retreat: Reconnecting on the Ridge

May 31, 2019 - June 2, 2019
Flat Rock, NC

Make plans to join the Carolinas Region for our new event: a spring stitch retreat! This will be a relaxing stitch-in with additional optional activities. We will meet at the Mountain Lodge and Conference Center in Flat Rock, NC, from Friday, May 31 – Sunday, June 2, 2019. This venue is conveniently located right off exit 53 on I-26.

This retreat will start with an outdoor reception (cash bar only) on Friday evening followed by a chance to get to know each other as we start our stitch-in. On Saturday, you will be able to stitch all day but we will also offer some optional alternatives if you would like something more. On Saturday morning, for example, Kim Sanders has agreed to lead a make-it/take-it session to work on “Snowflake,” a beautiful counted ornament on Saturday morning. On Saturday afternoon, we are planning to have a professional photographer give us tips about how to best photograph our needlework. Our evening events start with a discussion by Sandy Washington of Sandy’s X-Stitch on the go, who will show us some useful accessories that we can make with items we have around the house. Following that demonstration, Terri Bay will discuss the history of whitework. Interspersed among these activities we will have opportunity baskets, a silent auction, games, favors, door prizes, and more. We will end with our Region Board of Directors meeting on Sunday morning.

In order to keep the costs down, we are not planning any group meals. However, the hotel offers a free hot breakfast buffet every morning. In addition, each room in the hotel has a kitchenette with a full-size refrigerator, cooktop (a few units have a full oven), microwave, sink, and some basic kitchen supplies (dishes, glasses, silverware, pots and pans, etc.) so you if you like you will be able to make all of your meals in your room. If you do not want to bring in your groceries and eat all of your meals in the hotel, on the other hand, there are a number of wonderful restaurants in the vicinity.

If you need more incentive, we will be just 10 minutes from “Sandy’s X-Stitch on the go” in Hendersonville and just 45 minutes from “Sassy Jacks Stitchery” in Weaverville. There are also a number of interesting local attractions that might catch your interest.

Save the dates for what promises to be a fun-filled weekend: May 31 – June 2, 2019. We hope to see you there!

Download: Spring Retreat 2019 Registration Packet

For more information contact Carolinas Region Director, Carole Overton at


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