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.

We are calling it “Reconnecting on the Ridge” because it will give us a chance to reconnect with the Blue Ridge area, where we have met for so many previous spring seminars. We can also reconnect with our EGA friends for some fun and lots of stitching time. Finally, and this is just a suggestion, we can use this weekend to reconnect with some of our previous EGA projects that we have been meaning to get back to.
Our plans are still evolving so we do not have a retreat cost yet, but we are going to keep the cost as low as we can. We will provide the retreat flyer and registration form as soon as we have finalized the agenda. In the meantime, we want to give you a brief overview of the weekend.

We will start with an outdoor reception (cash bar only) on Friday evening in a very scenic, secluded outdoor area with a waterfall. We will then gather in the ballroom to get acquainted and to start stitching. On Saturday, you will be able to stitch all day. However, we will offer some optional alternatives if you would like something more. For example, Kim Sanders has agreed to lead a make-it/take-it session to work on a beautiful counted ornament on Saturday morning. We are inviting a professional photographer to speak to us that afternoon about how to best photograph our needlework. That evening, 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 will publish more details as soon as we can. We hope to see you there!

For more information contact Carolinas Region Director, Carole Overton at sjocdo1@gmail.com.

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