Upcoming Cross Stitch Retreats!

This is going to be quite a year for attending cross stitch retreats! I have three to attend  in 2016. Get out the traveling bags everyone it’s time to finally meet in person.


I will start with first things first. Coming at the end of this May,  I will be making my second trip to Canada to attend the Stitch-It-Central weekend. When I attended two years ago it was a wonderful event thanks to all my Canadian friends and to Maria and Rui Santos, the owners of  Stitch-It-Central in Ingersoll , Ontario. This year we will meet on Saturday, April 30th and Sunday, May 1st. For the details of this retreat please click here

By the way, the shop is just across the street from where we will be gathering so you can stock up on supplies too. I will be doing a special design to celebrate our time together!


You all know how the fabrics from Polstitches Designs are so perfect for my designs… Well I am so very happy to tell you that we will be having a fabulous day of friendship and stitching in Cardiff, Wales on September 17, 2016! This will be the first chance I have to meet some of my UK stitching friends in years. Jo Critchley has chosen a lovely venue for us and we are pleased that Bothy Threads will also be joining in. All details are on  Polstitches website and you can just click here to link to it all. You will also see a link to the Facebook group that was started for the event where you will find info on hotels and ride sharing and also get to meet some of us that will be attending. I will be presenting a special new design in celebration of our gathering.

I am really looking forward to both of these events and I do hope you will be able to join us.


If you love the beach and you love stitching you may want to join in on Stitching At the Beach. The dates are  October 12th-16th, 2016 and it will be in beautiful Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Sounds like an ideal time to be there! All details for their event can be found here. I am planning on being a vendor at this retreat. Stay tuned…



8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. zippy1982
    Mar 09, 2016 @ 23:47:23

    I am hoping to attend the one in Cardiff . Just need to book the time off work . Wood be lovely to meet you


  2. joanelliott
    Mar 10, 2016 @ 00:06:42

    Hope you can make it!


  3. J Gardner
    Mar 16, 2016 @ 11:46:52

    Is the Cardiff retreat now fully booked?


  4. Rosemarie Pierce
    Apr 05, 2016 @ 04:21:52

    Joan, Since a lot of people are lucky and planning to see you, the rest of us are out in the cold. (It isn’t spring yet, here in Chicago!) Any news or new charts for us to drool over? We miss hearing from you! By the way, my Spring Goddess is done, and getting framed. She’s glorious! Three down, Summer Goddess to go!
    Sending love, Rosemarie


    • joanelliott
      Apr 05, 2016 @ 12:55:56

      Hi Rosemarie-
      I have several new designs but they will be put out as chart packs and not in the magazines this time. Stay tuned. I expect to have them out by June. Because of all my injuries the past year, I was unable to do a lot of commissions that were requested by the magazines. Hopefully this will be a better year.
      X Joan


  5. Rosemarie Pierce
    Apr 05, 2016 @ 23:33:56

    Dearest Joan, I was just able to read your reply. When I finally went to bed last night, and was praying, I realized I hadn’t asked you about your recovery! Please forgive me. I have shuddered so many times to even think about what you have been through. Oh, please know that we really wish you the very best. We hope we get our fabulous, genius, artistic Joan back soon! Your designs keep us going, I hope our love for you, keep you going!
    Always sending love, Rosemarie


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