2024 Autumn Pop Up Retreat
Saturday September 28, 2024 

Join us for a fabulous day of stitching fun!
Games, prizes and awesome swag!
Enjoy quality time with popular designers while fostering friendships with new and old stitchy friends!

Saturday September 28, 2024 ~ 11:00 am to 7:00 pm EST 

2024 Spring Pop Up Retreat
Pop Up Cross Stitch Retreats


All Inclusive VIP Pass 
2 Swag Bags – one mailed. one virtual.

Guest Designer
Emily Call ~ Emily Call Stitching

Mailed Swag Bag ~ Including Chart designed by Emily, floss & fabric

Additional Exclusive Designs delivered via pdf at the retreat

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

Live Lesson! Make Finishing Fun™

Live Chats

2 Dress Rehearsals (will be recorded)

Stitchy Rooms

Optional Smalls Exchange

Games & Prizes

Q & A Sessions

Autumn Vendor Village

Anabella’s Attic Pop Up Shop

Frequently Asked Questions

+ Who is the Pop Up Retreat for?
Whether you’re new to the world of cross stitch or you’ve been around for a bit, this Pop Up Retreat is for you! We welcome every level of cross stitcher in our community. This virtual retreat is a wonderful way to connect with other stichers without having to leave your home or incur the cost of attending a live event. Unlike other virtual retreats, our Pop Up Retreats are completely interactive! You will sit and stitch with old and new friends alike, play games, win prizes and laugh until you cry! (we hope)

+ Who is the Guest Designer?

Guest Designer ~ Emily Call Stitching

+ When does the retreat start and end?

The retreat begins on Saturday September 28,  2024 and runs from 11am – 7pm Eastern Standard Time

+ How will I get access?
You will receive a link to the online retreat portal where you will go on the day of the event. Important: make sure you whitelist our email (if you use Gmail, drag the email to your Primary folder).

+ How do I prepare for the Pop Up Retreat?

We will be sending out lots of emails and also hosting 2 dress rehearsals, which will be recorded, to help make the day of the Pop Up Retreat run smoothly for you! In the meantime, make sure you have a camera and microphone enabled on your desktop or laptop computer. Do not us an iPad, tablet or mobile phone. Be sure to test all of your settings beforehand.   You will receive a Swag Bag in the mail and an additional Swag bag delivered virtually, at the event.

+ 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!

+ I live outside the USA. Can I attend?

Sorry but this retreat is for USA residents only.

+ Refunds?
There are no refunds or cancellations or exchanges.

+ 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!

Fabulous virtual retreat. I am excited to participate in the next one. It was so much more fun than I had anticipated. I met an amazing group of new stitchy friends that I hope to continue meeting with. Thank you Elayne, Terry and everyone else involved for making the retreat such a joy to be a part of.

Paila B

The Anabella’s team did an AMAZING job with their first Pop Up Retreat. This was my first online retreat and I had a BLAST! I am definitely going to try to attend as many Pop up retreats I can hosted by Anabella’s. I really enjoyed being able to connnect with individuals that I’ve made contact with only through FB chat. It was nice finally putting a face to the names and being able to talk and laugh. Elayne was very generous with her time and it was a joy to see her and chat with her. She was very attentive to our needs and made sure everyone felt welcomed. Although she had some lost children during the game, she was very patient with us and made sure everyone was involved. I felt part of a team of stitchers. Thank you Elayne and team for your time in creating the most enjoyable retreat.
Joann P

First time attending a virtual retreat and only my 3rd overall and Elayne did a fabulous job. I am excited to attend a live retreat with Anabellas in the future but this virtual experience was tons of fun. New stitchy friends and meeting old ones too. The designers she invited were delightful and the swag bag was funtastic. So appreciate all the hard work and coordinating that was put into making this virtual retreat happen. Highly recommend.
Susan A

This pop up retreat was wonderful. Anabella’s did a great job. From the swag bag, to the complimentary charts and the access to the three designers…everything was just wonderful. I loved opening the swag bag all together and playing stitching games too! It really had the feel of an in person retreat! The platform was incredibly user friendly and easy to navigate! Elayne was so gracious and answered all of our questions. I had such a great time and I cannot wait to do another pop up retreat! Well done, Anabella’s!!!!
Cyndi M

Today’s retreat was really wonderful. Elayne had planned everything to the smallest detail.. Her choice of guest speakers was right on and you felt like you were really interacting with them. I can’t wait to see what Elayne comes up with for her Fall retreat. Don’t see how she could top this one.
Pat D

Anabella’s Shop hosted the most enjoyable event… 2023 Summer Pop-Up Retreat. It was organized, the guest designer’s were fabulous, the swag gifts were generous, and the friendships made are wonderful! I will attend more of the virtual events because of the convenience and ability to stay in the comfort my home. Thank you Anabella’s Shop for all your hard work and outstanding event!!!
Julie M

What a fun and fantastic stitchy Saturday! The retreat had great games & prizes, several designer chats, and, of course, plenty of time to meet and stitch with new and old stitchy friends. The swag bags were full of beautiful charts and kits. I can’t wait to stitch them! Thanks for a great retreat and looking forward to the next one—all from my comfy chair!
Melanie H

I love the pop up virtual retreat and the ability to attend in the comfort of my own home. Everyone was willing to share ideas, tips and tricks and was wonderful to meet people from so many places and and be “stitchy friends.” Looking forward to future virtual retreats and meeting new friends and catching up with stitchy friends.
Sandra G

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

I had such a wonderful time at the first Anabella’s Retreat Summer 2023. I could come and go as I pleased, but didn’t want to leave because I didn’t want to miss a thing. The people were so friendly and welcoming. We got to share our love of stitching. The lessons, games, tutorials, special guests and fellowship were amazing. I don’t want to leave anything out because it was all in all a great day. CANT WAIT FOR THE NEXT ONE! 💕

Donna C

This was my first retreat if any kind and I can not say enough about it. Everyone was so friendly and Elayne was a pure delight. All the designers and charts 😃 I felt like I should owe Elayne more money Saving my money to go to one of Elaynes live retreats.
Judy G

Shout out to Annabella’s for having an amazing PopUp retreat. From the swag bag, to the people, to my adorable smalls exchange gift, everything was amazing! I can’t wait to go to the next one!

Rabeea M

I encourage anyone wanting to join a Pop Up Retreat to push that “ADD TO CART” button when registration opens for the next one scheduled in October !! You will experience a day of surprises from an Anabella”s SWAG bag, a Virtual SWAG bag, guest designers, exclusive patterns for your retreat, games and prizes, smalls exchanges, shopping at the ATTIC, but best of all, meeting new friends who enjoy stitching and enabling others. As a first time retreat person I was very happy and welcomed into the community of stitchers at my booth. Join in the fun with all of us next retreat.
Nancy E

The Anabella’s first pop-up retreat was great! Lots of fun patterns and designer drop-ins rounded out a day of making new friends and stitching. It’s a must-do for anyone looking for a fun stitching day without the expense of attending an in-person retreat! Elayne and her team host excellent retreats, and the pop-up retreats are no exception.
Ann F

My first experience with an online retreat was definitely a learning experience. Anabella’s did an amazing job providing all the experiences of a retreat. I met new stitching friends, designers, and Elayne!! The sharing of ideas for stitching spot set ups, lighting, hoops, and so much more was a real bonus. But the best experience was spending the day with stitchers who love what they do! Our swag bag was mailed to us as well as virtual, amazing charts, kits, finishing tips, and tutorial connections did not disappoint! Thank you to Elayne and Terry for a wonderful day!
Janet C

This was my first time attending a retreat. It was so fun to be able to have this experience virtually. The designers and patterns were great! As always, Elayne was a gracious host and put a lot of work into making this experience special for everyone. I will definitely be attending again!
Lara B

I enjoyed the pop-up retreat. Elyane, her husband and team worked so hard to put it all together. It was evident by how organized it was. All the ladies were so nice. It was nice to meet new stitchy friends. The designers were so fun and passionate about what they do. It was also nice to receive summer themed patterns. That is my least stitched season. thanks for all of your hard work.
Cheryl F

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