retreat 2021 IS Cancelled
Read the cancellation announcement here.
Faculty & Projects
Catherine Theron - counted thread
Catherine C. Theron is a graduate of Cornell University studying English, history, and design, currently residing in Virginia. She is a self-taught designer and stitcher and has concentrated on counted thread techniques and especially samplers for the past 25 years. Catherine has taught for EGA and ANG Chapters, Sampler Guilds, shops, private groups, museums, and wholesale trade shows and was a founding member of the thread company The Gentle Art. http://therontraditions.com/index.html
Whitework Delight Band Sampler – 2-day class
A Lady’s Sewing Roll – 1-day class
Wee Book of Sampler Motifs & Stitches – 1-day class
Dawn Donnelly holds Level 2 certification and completed the Teacher cum Laude program with the National Academy of Needlearts (NAN). She teaches nationally and locally for NAN, the American Needlepoint Guild (ANG) and Embroiderers' Guild of America (EGA). Currently, Dawn is experimenting with handmade paper and finding ways to use it in her needleart, which earned her a Best in Show ribbon for her piece “Paper & Stitches” at NAN’s Assembly in 2017. Dawn stays busy volunteering her time for NAN where she is Membership Chairman, Dean of Faculty and Co-Registrar and taking care of the monthly programs for the Magnificent Obsession Chapter of ANG. She enjoys designing and stitching in several mediums using a wide variety of threads and techniques. https://threadupdd.wordpress.com/
Treasures of the Great Lakes – 2-day class
Pieces of the Past – 2-day class
Stephanie Drehs has a passion for beads. She loves to share her knowledge of all things bead embroidered. She studied this particular form of raised beadwork under the tutelage of a local Native American woman, Rosemary Hill. Rosemary is a master beader of the Tuscarora tribe. Since the Native American tradition is oral, as opposed to written, Stephanie is attempting to put all she has learned into a written form of instruction. She is diligently working on teaching the techniques to all who would like to learn before this form of bead embroidery becomes obsolete.
Six-Pointed Star – 2-day class
Strawberry Field – 2-day class