A Weekend In Waco

Summer Cross Stitch Retreat
July 26th ~ July 28, 2024




Join us for our second signature event and a fabulous weekend of stitching, fun and friendship!
Games, prizes, smalls exchange, Fabulous Finishes, Anabella’s Attic, Raffle, Make Finishing Fun™  Class, awesome swag bag & more!

Enjoy special add-on events at Magnolia

Friday July 26, 2024 ~ Sunday July 28, 2024

Cocktails and dinner on Thursday July 25, 2024. 

Don’t miss the stitchy fun!

Register here 

A Weekend In Waco Cross Stitch Retreat with Anabella's


A Weekend In Waco Summer Cross Stitch Retreat 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

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

Frequently Asked Questions

+ Schedule? When does the retreat start & end?

,A Weekend In Waco With Anabella’s

Thursday July 25, 2024
Early registration opens Thursday July 25, 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 July 26, 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 Magnolia
3:00pm – 5:00 pm – Stitching
5:00pm – 7:00pm  Dinner on your own
7:00pm – Pajama Party and late night stitching, games & prizes

Saturday July 27, 2024
8:00 am – 12:00 noon  – Stitching & Make Finishing Fun class
12:00 noon – 3:00 pm – Special Optional Event at Magnolia
3:00pm – 5:00 pm – Stitching and Smalls Exchange
5:00pm – 7:00pm  Dinner on your own 
7:00pm – Pajama Party and late night stitching, Raffle, games & prizes 

Sunday July 28, 2024
8:00 am – 3:00 pm – Stitching
3:00pm – Farewell *schedule is subject to change

+ Where is it held?

A Weekend In Waco Summer Cross Stitch Retreat will be held at the Hilton Waco, Texas

The booking link will be provided to you in your confirmation email.  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 $125.00-$150.00 per night, and includes breakfast.

Hilton Waco
113 South University Parks Drive
Waco, Texas 76701-2241 USA

+1 254-754-8484

Check-in 3:00 pm Check-out 11:00am
Cancellations 48 hours before check-in

The Hilton hotel in downtown Waco,  is within five minutes of Waco River Park and Cameron Park Zoo. Baylor University, Dr Pepper Museum, and Waco Convention Center are within a mile of our door. Magnolia Market at the Silos is within walking distance. We have a free airport shuttle, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center. Enjoy WiFi and parking on us.

+ What about meals?

Brazos Grille at the Hilton
Brazos Grille at the Hilton Waco hotel offers a variety of regional Italian inspired dishes to meet everyone’s tastes at an affordable price. Offering a casual, yet festive atmosphere with a wide variety of menu selections, it provides the perfect place to enjoy the panoramic views of Indian Hills Park & the Brazos River. Brazos Grille is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner serving fresh indigenous local products.

Magnolia Table
2132 S. Valley Mills Dr
Waco, Texas 76706Mo
Monday – Saturday 7:00am – 3:00pm
We believe that some of life’s best moments are enjoyed with good food and great company around the table—and that’s just what we aim to offer at our breakfast and lunch restaurant. Here, you’ll find fresh, simple meals made to nourish you from the inside out. Whether you come to share a meal with family and friends or pick up something to go, know that you’re always welcome at our Table. 

Magnolia Press
418 S. 8th Street
Waco Texas 76706
Monday – Saturday 7:00am – 6:00pm
In a world where everything feels rushed and fast moving, there’s a familiar and worthwhile pause waiting for us in a good cup of coffee…and chocolate cake —which we also serve at the Press!

Silos Baking Co
601 Webster Ave
Waco, Texas 76706

Monday – Saturday 9:00am – 6:00pm
Say hello to the sweetest corner of the Silos, filled with cupcakes, pastries, and other treats. Chip and Jo brought this little white building back to life on Season 4 of Fixer Upper. Inspired by old-world bakeries, when you walk through the doors of Silos Baking Co., you feel like you’re stepping back in time.

Food Trucks at the Silos
601 Webster Ave
Waco, Texas 76706

Monday – Saturday Hours vary

A day of shopping, strolling, and playing at the Silos calls for good food along the way. Whether you’re hungry for breakfast, lunch, or a midday treat, we’ve got a lineup of food trucks ready to fuel you for the fun.

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 Magnolia Events optional?

We are planning to spend a few hours on Friday and Saturday at Magnolia, which is within walking distance of the hotel. This is an optional event and the Stitching Room will remain open for those who wish to sit and stitch.

+ Can we shop?

You betcha!  There are lots of shops within walking distance including:

  • Magnolia Market
  • Magnolia Home
  • Shops at The Silos
  • Little Shop on Bosque

+ Can I be a vendor?

If you would like to be part of our Weekend In Waco event, 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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