All Things Autumn

Autumn Cross Stitch Retreat
October 10th ~ October 13, 2024




Join us for our annual 2024 All Things Autumn Retreat in Asheville, North Carolina
We will enjoy a fabulous weekend of stitching, fun and friendship with our wonderful Guest Designers!

Games, prizes, smalls exchange, Fabulous Finishes, Anabella’s Attic, Raffle, Trunk Show,
Make Finishing Fun
™  Class, awesome swag bag & more!

Optional special add-on events

Guest Designers
Erica Michaels
Sweet Wing Studio Designs
Anabella’s Needleart

Thursday October 10, 2024 ~ Sunday October 13, 2024

Cocktails, dinner & Meet & Greet
Thursday October 10, 2024. 

Don’t miss the stitchy fun!

Register here

Anabella's 2024 All Things Autumn Cross Stitch Retreat

Optional Events


2024 All Things Autumn Cross Stitch Retreat Registration Fee

Exclusive designs for retreat attendees by Guest Designers

Swag Bag filled with Stitching Goodies

Exclusive stitch ahead cross stitch designs and live finishing class with designers

Live Lesson! Make Finishing Fun™ class

Optional Smalls Exchange

Games & Prizes

Fabulous Finishes Table


Anabella’s Attic Pop Up Shop

Private VIP Facebook Group to connect with stitchy friends before the event!

Frequently Asked Questions

+ Schedule? When does the retreat start & end?

2024 All Things Autumn Retreat

Thursday October 10, 2024
Early registration opens Thursday October 10, 2024. Exact time will be provided as we get closer to the event.  Usually between 3pm-5pm
Optional Cocktails and Dinner following early registration

Friday October 11, 2024
8:00 am Registration
9:00 am Welcome
9:15am – 12:00 noon  – Stitching, fun, games & prizes
12:00 noon – 3:00 pm – Special Optional Event at Biltmore Village
3:00pm – 5:00 pm – Stitching & Guest Designer discussion,  finishing etc
5:00pm – 7:00pm  Dinner on your own
7:00pm – Pajama Party, Smalls Exchange #1, late night stitching, games & prizes

Saturday October 12, 2024
8:00 am – 12:00 noon  – Stitching & Make Finishing Fun class
12:00 noon – 3:00 pm – Special Optional Event at Biltmore Antler Hill Village
3:00pm – 5:00 pm – Stitching and Guest Designer discussion, finishing etc

5:00pm – 7:00pm  Dinner on your own
7:00pm – Pajama Party, Smalls Exchange #2, late night stitching, Raffle, games & prizes

Sunday October 13, 2024
8:00 am – 3:00 pm – Stitching and Private Shopping and Give-Away
 at Anabella’s local needlework shop in Waynesville, NC

3:00pm – Farewell *schedule is subject to change

+ Where is it held?
The 2024 All Things Autumn Retreat will be held at the Asheville Holiday Inn Biltmore West

Guests are required to stay at the hotel unless they live locally, and send a copy of their driver license with their home address. We have secured a block of rooms for Thursday through Sunday. Rates will range from $200.00-$211.00 per night, and includes breakfast.

Asheville Holiday Inn Biltmore West
435 Smokey Park Highway
Asheville, NC 28806

+1 828-665-2161
Google Map

Check-in 3:00 pm Check-out 11:00am

The Holiday Inn Asheville-Biltmore West is conveniently located at the intersections of I-40 and I-26, just west of Asheville’s city center. If you’re coming to the Bob Lewis Ballpark or the Buncombe County Sports Park, both are literally across the street. For travelers of all ages, Downtown Asheville is a fantastic destination with a vibrant mix of unique shops, live music, and culinary delights. For a more eclectic experience, the River Arts District and Haywood Road/West Asheville, or take in a concert at Harrah’s Cherokee Center. Our location places you within minutes of Asheville’s best attractions. The Biltmore Estate is just ten minutes from our hotel and hosts an array of activities and events all year. A short drive from our hotel will place you at the base of the Blue Ridge Parkway, where you can enjoy hiking and nature’s beauty. Visit the The North Carolina Arboretum for a great option offering acres of cultivated gardens and groomed trails.

+ What about meals?
Breakfast is included in your room rate

The 435 Grill at The Holiday Inn – Biltmore West
Come join us in the 435 Grille for a delicious breakfast buffet, or stop by in the evening for a hand crafted meal or just to relax with a drink in our lounge. We have a great experience waiting for you.
Download menu here

There are numerous restaurants very close to the hotel including:
Cracker Barrel
Waffle House
I Hop
El Chapala
You can view all of them here

Door Dash and other delivery services may be available to enjoy in your room or in the common areas. The hotel does not allow outside food within the meeting space.

+ Are the Events optional?
We are planning to spend a few hours on Friday and Saturday at Biltmore Village and at Antler Hill Village on Biltmore Estate. These are optional events and the Stitching Room will remain open for those who wish to sit and stitch.

+ Can I be a vendor or send a Trunk Show?
If you would like to be part of our All Things Autumn Retreat, send an email to [email protected]

+ Refunds?
There are no refunds or cancellations. If we have someone on the waitlist, we will share the information with you.  Thank you for your understanding.

+ What if I have another question?
Send an email to [email protected] and be sure to put I HAVE A QUESTION in the subject line. We will respond as quickly as we can.

Read What Our Retreat Attendees Have To Say!

This has been a DREAM! Awesome planning and wonderful trip! Over the moon happy that we met so many stitchy friends and finished a fun project with Priscilla and Chelsea! You know how to throw a party! 

Julie P

This was my first cross stitch retreat and I loved every minute. I came alone, but was not alone for long! It takes a village and many behind the scene helpers to create such a great experience. Thank you everyone

Lauren N

Thank you so much for all the hard work you put in to make it a wonderful retreat. You all did an amazing job!

Ella B

Thank you for the most amazing retreat! So many new friends and memories. You are the best Elayne!

Deborah J

Thanks so much for everything Elayne! You and all of your helpers put on a wonderful retreat!

Beth M

It truly was the very best time! Thank you for all you did to make it so special for us!

Josie C

Being my first retreat of any kind, I had a wonderful experience! This is a great outlet to make new stitchy friends and catch up with old ones. The price was affordable and platform was easy to navigate. Looking forward to more retreats in the future!
Amber P

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