New England Stitchers Retreats

Welcome to NEW ENGLAND STITCHERS RETREATS - please join your host, Marie, in beautiful New Hampshire for  a very memorable stitching experience with outstanding needlework designers.

We have one retreat planned for October 2013 in New Hampshire, USA.

October 11-14, 2013 with instructor Cathy Campbell of Primitive Traditions. Cathy Campbell from Primitive Traditions is rejoining us at the Shaker Museum in 2013! Cathy is planning something really unique – an Etui of the Great Stone Dwelling! with a Shaker pin cushion inside and even more!  More Information Here.

Sorry, we have had to cancel our retreats with Blue Ribbons Designs and La-D-Da Designs due to insufficient numbers.

Read our Stitching Retreat Blog to keep up to date with the latest news from New England Stitchers Retreat. 

Join us for one of our stitching retreats where you will:

  • participate in an all inclusive, intimate retreat, restricted to a maximum of approximately 30 overnight guests.  With our retreats there is no need to worry about additional accommodation or meal costs - everything is included.  No need to give up precious stitching time to stock up on groceries, drinks and supplies.  We even provide late night snacks!
  • enjoy 3 delicious meals daily (a glass of wine is included with dinner) and a wine/cheese and dessert reception on the night before the retreat starts. No meals are included for the optional extra night. We provide water, soda, tea, coffee and hot chocolate throughout the retreat.
  • meet and learn new needlework designs, specialty stitching and finishing skills from the experts, in a two day needlework class (including kit & supplies)
  • make new stitching friends or perhaps meet up with old friends!
  • have uninterrupted stitching time in our Stitching Lounge, open 24 hours per day!
  • meet our retreat designer/instructor at an evening "Welcome" reception
  • experience a delicious late afternoon tea and shopping spree at ABC Stitch Therapy in Grantham, NH
  • take time to explore and learn something about the history of the Great Stone Dwelling, our retreat residence for the weekend
  • enjoy the New Hampshire countryside (our fall retreats are scheduled to take place during the peak of the autumn leaves) - come to the retreat a day early and take time to enjoy the peace and quiet and beauty of the fall. 

Our retreat location will be at The Enfield Shaker Museum in New Hampshire with accommodation provided within the historical Great Stone Dwelling House.

 Great Stone Dwelling House at Enfield Shaker Museum    

This magnificent building incorporated every luxury and convenience available in 1841 and embodied the Shaker's commitment to the pursuit of perfection, harmony and productivity. The 1st floor was primarily dedicated to preparing and eating the communities meals. The 2nd floor housed the Meeting Room as well as 4 dwelling rooms (these rooms are now museum rooms and not available for accommodating guests. The 3rd and 4th floors contained 8 dwelling rooms per floor, each (2 double bedded) room measuring approximately 20' x 20'.  Single bedded rooms are a little smaller but still very spacious rooms.  All single-bedded rooms are on the 4th floor. Some double rooms will accommodate a third bed - please contact us if you require a room accommodating 3 beds as these are very limited and dependent on the availability of extra beds. All of our guest rooms have private bathrooms, some with tub/showers and others with showers only.  The 5th and 6th floors were used as work spaces and storage. Many rooms today still boast a stunning array of built in drawers and cupboards, closets, pegrail, and Shaker furniture making each room a little different. In short, the Great Stone Dwelling contains all the innovations the Shakers could conceive of to make their temporal home the reflection of the spiritual perfection they pursued in their communal lives in Enfield.  Access to the 3rd and 4th floor rooms are by stairs only - due to the historic nature of the building elevators are not available however assistance will be provided in carrying your suitcase to your rooms.  The dining room is located on the 1st floor and the classroom is located on the 2nd floor.  We are privileged to be able to use this facility for our retreats and the feedback from past retreat guests has been wonderful.

In all, a fabulous venue for a weekend of stitching away.

 Your host,

Marie