2024 All Things Spring Retreat
May 16, 2024 – May 19, 2024

Join us for our first signature event and fabulous weekend of stitching, fun and friendship!

Games, prizes, smalls exchange, Fabulous Finishes, Anabella’s Attic, Vendor Village, Raffle, awesome swag bag & more!

Enjoy special add-on events at Biltmore Estate
Friday May 17th, 2024 ~ Sunday May 19th, 2024

Cocktails and dinner at The Grove Park Inn Thursday May 16th. 

Don’t miss the stitchy fun!

Register here on Friday January 5, 2024

All Things Spring Retreat


All Things Spring Registration Fee ~ Signature Event with Anabella’s

Exclusive designs for retreat attendees by Anabella’s Needleart

Swag Bag filled with Stitching Goodies

Live Lesson! Make Finishing Fun™ class

Optional Smalls Exchange

Games & Prizes


Anabella’s Attic Pop Up Shop

Vendor Village

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

Frequently Asked Questions

+ Schedule? When does the retreat start & end?

All Things Spring With Anabella’s
Thursday May 16, 2024

Early registration opens Thursday May 16th, 2024. Exact time will be provided as we get closer to the event.  Usually between 3pm-5pm
Cocktails and Dinner at The Grove Park Inn 

Friday May 17, 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 Estate ~ Chihuly Exhibition
3:00pm – 5:00 pm – Stitching
5:00pm – 7:00pm  Dinner on your own 7:00pm – Pajama Party and late night stitching, games & prizes and Smalls Exchange

Saturday May 18, 2024
8:00 am – 12:00 noon  – Stitching, fun, & Make Finishing Fun class
12:00 noon – 3:00 pm – Special Optional Event at Biltmore Estate ~ Lunch and Biltmore Blooms Garden Tour
3:00pm – 5:00 pm – Stitching
5:00pm – 7:00pm  Dinner on your own TENATIVE – Private Bonfire for group at Biltmore Estate Antler Hill Village
7:00pm – Pajama Party and late night stitching, games & prizes and Raffle

Sunday May 19, 2024
8:00 am – Stitching
3:00pm – Farewell *schedule is subject to change

+ Where is it held?

The All Things Spring Cross Stitch Retreat will be held at the Holiday Inn Biltmore West.  T

he booking link will be provided to you in your confirmation email.  We have secured a block of rooms for Thursday through Sunday. Rates will range from $125.00-$150.00 per night, and include breakfast.

Holiday Inn Biltmore West

435 Smokey Park Highway
Asheville, North Carolina 28806
(828) 655-2161
Check-in 3:00 pm Check-out 11:00am
Cancellations 48 hours before check-in

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?

 Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse
26 All Souls Crescent (reservations recommended)
(828) 398-6200 
ruthschris.com, opentable.com
Outpost of upmarket steakhouse chain known for sizzling, butter-topped beef in an elegant setting

Red Stag Grill
11 Boston Way (dine-in, take-out)
(828) 398-5600
bohemianhotelasheville.com, opentable.com
Upscale, rustic-chic steakhouse in the Grand Bohemian Hotel spotlighting locavore, American cuisine.

40 All Souls Crescent Street
(828) 277-3248
Oven-warmed food, coffee, tea

Bruegger’s Bagels
160 Hendersonville Road
(828) 277-1070
Cafe/bakery chain preparing small-batch, New York-style bagels, plus breakfast & lunch sandwiches.

Corner Kitchen
3 Boston Way (no delivery)
(828) 274-2439
Set in a Victorian cottage with a patio, this upscale venue serves New American fare & craft drinks.

The Cantina
10 Biltmore Plaza (dine-in, take-out & delivery)
(828) 505-7682
Colorful taproom doling out Mexican favorites, including fajitas & tacos, in a relaxed setting.

Village Wayside Bar & Grille
30 Lodge St (dine-in or pick-up)
(828) 277-4121
Old train depot turned lively diner for homestyle American eats with a Midwestern influence.

The Well-Bred Bakery & Café
6 Boston Way (dine-in, take-out & delivery
(828) 774-5307
Take a break from sight-seeing and shopping and treat yourself to the exceptional handcrafted edibles Well-Bred is known for.

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

+ Are the Biltmore Events optional?

All of the Biltmore events are individually priced, and are optional. We recommend a 2 day pass to fully allow you to participate in the Friday & Saturday events we have planned. You are welcome to participate or you are free to pursue other activities or stay at the venue and sit & stitch! Whatever works best for you!

**** There is a special 2-day pass price that will be provided to you.

+ Can I be a vendor?
If you would like to be part of our Vendor Village, send an email to [email protected]

+ What is the Vendor Village?
Everyone loves to shop and our Vendor Village will be filled with little shops you can visit to find lots of stitchy stuff!

+ 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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