Anabella’s Cross Stitch Retreats

Cross Stitch Retreats

From all 4 corners of the USA join us for wonderful retreats with all of your Stitchy friends
and favorites cross stitch designers.


2023 Locations

Winter – Palm Beach, Florida – 1/6/23 – 1/8/23 ~Primrose Cottage Stitches ~ SOLD OUT

Spring – Lansing, Michigan – 4/28/23 – 4/30/23 ~ Teresa Kogut Guest Designer  ~ SOLD OUT

Summer  2023 ~ No Summer Retreat! Enjoy your vacations and your summer!

Autumn – Lake Junaluska, NC 10/27/23 – 10/29/23 ~ Stitching With The Housewives – SOLD OUT

2024 Locations

Stitch Sea Cruise ~ Coco Cay Bahamans  3/15/24 – 3/18/24 ~ SOLD OUT

~ Asheville, North Carolina ~ All Things Spring Retreat ~ 5/17/24 – 5/19/24 ~ SOLD OUT

Summer ~ Waco, Texas ~ Signature Event ~ A Weekend In Waco  ~ 7/26/24 – 7/28/24  ~ SOLD OUT  

Autumn – Asheville, North Carolina – 10/11/24 – 10/13/24 – Erica Michaels Designs and Sweet Wing Studio



Spring Pop Up Retreat ~ Saturday April 20, 2024 – SOLD OUT
Summer Pop Up Retreat ~ Saturday June 29, 2024 – SOLD OUT
Autumn Pop Up Retreat ~ Saturday September 28, 2024 ~ REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
SPECIAL EVENT Christmas Pop Up Retreat ~ Saturday November 16, 2024
Winter Pop Up Retreat ~ February 1, 2025


2025 Locations

Stitch SeaCruise – TBD ~ More Info Coming Soon

Winter ~   Hilton Head Island, South Carolina February 2025 ~ More Info Coming Soon

Spring ~ All Things Disney – Orlando, Florida  ~  May 23rd – May 25th,  2025Stitching With The Housewives

SummerSignature Event ~ Summer In the Mountains ~ August 2025 ~ More Info Coming Soon

Autumn All Things Autumn Williamsburg, VirginiaOctober 17th – October 19th, 2025
 Plum Street Samplers ~ Guest Designer



2026 Locations

Stitch SeaCruise TBD ~ More Info Coming Soon

Winter  Charleston, South Carolina – February 2026 ~ Stitching With The Housewives

Spring ~  Boston, Massachusetts May 2026  ~  More Info Coming Soon

Summer Signature Event ~ Summer in Whitefish, Montana ~ July or August 2026 ~ Beth Twist ~ Heartstring Samplery

Autumn All Things Autumn,  North Carolina – October 2026


2027 Locations

Stitch Sea Cruise TBD ~ More Info Coming Soon

Winter Savannah, Georgia – February 2027Annie Turner ~ The Proper Stitcher

Spring ~  Lake George, NY May 2027 Stitching With The Housewives

Summer Signature Event ~ Summer in Aspen, Colorado ~ July or August 2027 ~ More Info Coming Soon

Autumn All Things Autumn,  North Carolina – October 2027 ~ More Info Coming Soon


2028 Locations

Pacific Northwest

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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

Thank you for hosting this retreat and bringing Priscilla & Chelsea to NC. I feel like I could not have had a better first time retreat! The designs and gifts and all the lovely attendees exceeded my expectations!

Robyn B

I made it home safe and sound! This retreat was amazing beyond words! Thank you Anabella’s,  and all my new stitchy friends ❤️
Noelle W

I loved every minute of the retreat! You did an amazing job Elayne!

Deana S

Loved every minute of this weekend! Thank you!

Susan K

I had so much fun and met so many wonderful people! Thank you so much to you and your team!!

Cyndi M

Thank you for a fabulous retreat!

The Crafty World

Elayne has done a fabulous job hosting this retreat. We are having a blast at the Anabella’s All Things Autumn Retreat!

Chantelle D

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

Josie C

I had a fabulous time


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

Laura 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

Such an awesome retreat! Will forever cherish the memories, friendships, and spending quality time with Elayne, Priscilla, and Chelsea! Thanks everyone in the “village” for a totally, terrific time.
Sharon M