Fall and Spring Retreats

"A Stitching Escape"

 Spring Retreat

April 27 - 29, 2018

On Friday, April 27, 2018, we'll gather in Tucson, Arizona for a weekend retreat ~ our very own Stitching Escape.  The fee for our Fall Retreat includes hotel room for 2 nights based on double occupancy and meals throughout the weekend. Single occupancy is available at an additional charge.  We'll have 24 hour private access to our Stitching Room, the Ironwood Ballroom.

Canvas Embellishment

National Teacher JILL RIGOLI is joining us by popular demand.  Jill is an avid leader in needlepoint.  She introduced Laurel Burch designs to needlepointers through Danji Designs.  Jill prepares a custom Stitch Guide for your chosen canvas.  Threads recommended by Jill will be available for purchase.
Please join the fun!  See details about our Fall Retreat 2016 below.

A Weekend for Stitching and Friendship

Two times a year, women of all ages, from all walks of life and from all parts of the country gather together for 3 days of stitching, classes, dining and laughing. "A Stitching Escape" is a 3-day stitching retreat we hold in both the spring and fall.  Upon arrival at our Retreat, we immediately start stitching and continue throughout the weekend.  We share our love of stitching and quickly connect over our shared needlework passion.  Before we know it, it is Sunday afternoon and we are saying goodbye and planning for our next Retreat.

We have a dedicated stitching room, the Ironwood Ballroom, where each stitcher has ample space to keep stitching projects and our must-have accessories close at hand.   We never have to put our stitching away the entire weekend! Participate in Jill's Canvas Embellishment class or bring your selected projects of choice to stitch.

You'll love our Old Town Needlework Retreat  Boutique which always features a Trunk Show from one of our favorite designers as well as new and fabulous designs and accessories recently released to the needlework community. 

Our optional Retreat Project is Canvas Embellishment with Jill Rigoli.  For those who would like a custom Stitch Guide from Jill and time with her throughout the weekend, please let us know.  We will need to have your canvas of choice no later than March 1, 2018.

We hope you'll  join us to celebrate our love for needlework in a relaxing and restful environment.  We're looking forward to sharing many laughs and developing long lasting friendships.  A group of amazing and fun ladies await.


The cost for our Retreat is $525.00 based on double occupancy.  The cost for a single room is $695.00.  This includes two nights, Friday and Saturday, at the OMNI Tucson National Forest in well appointed rooms.  Meals included are Friday dinner, Saturday lunch and dinner and Sunday lunch.  Canvas Embellishment with Jill is an additional cost of $3.  For canvases not purchased at Old Town Needlework an additional charge of $25.00 will be due.

To secure your reservation, a deposit of $200.00 is due by February 10, 2018.

To participate with Jill in Canvas Enhancement your canvas must be received by March 1, 2018.

Payment in full for the Retreat and for Jill's Class is due no later than April 1, 2018.

Our Stitching Room

Our Stitching Room, the Ironwood Ballroom, opens on Friday, April 27th at 10:00 am and remains open until Sunday, April 29th at 8:00 pm.  Our Stitching Room is locked when no one is in the room.


The OMNI Tucson National Forest offers our negotiated room rate for three days prior to and following our Retreat. 
Many participates arrive on Thursday and stay Monday night.

October 5 - 7, 2018