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Past Retreat Teachers

2020 Retreat

  • Cancelled due to Covid-19 pandemic

2019 Retreat

Theme: Finishing School
  • Margaret Bendig (Patriotic Sparklers, Silk Box and Needlebook, Star Dance)
  • Cathy Habermann (Snow on the Ground, Crocus Blue, The Flat Finish)
  • Lisa Binkley (Art of Beads on Cloth, Finishing Techniques with Bead Embroidery)

2018 Retreat

Theme: Stitching In The Northwoods

  • Terri Bay (St. Paul Snowdrift, Diamonds and Lace Tray, Sara's Filigree Ornament)
  • Margaret Kinsey (Scroll with Flower, Study in Rozashi Basics - Tulips, Patterns in Blue and Green)
  • Paulette Paquette (Elton, the Near-Sighted Owl, Billy, the Great Horned Owl, Poppies and Lavender)

2017 Retreat

Theme: Sunflowers
  • Nancy Cucci (My Vintage Heart, For the Love of Chocolate, Silver & Crystal Adventure)
  • Thea Dueck (A Gingerbread Flower Shop, Sunflower Cottage Pillow)
  • Ruthmarie Hoffman (Well of Wishes II, Bead Me Square)

2016 Retreat

Theme: Sharing our Wisdom (Owls)

  • Toni Gerdes (The Wright Kimono, Texture as a Design Element)
  • Sylvia Murariu (Windy October, Serenity, Romanian Point Lace Lecture)
  • Carolyn Standing Webb (Feather Your Nest, Ivory)

2015 Retreat

Theme: Stitching the Fabric of Community

  • Michele Roberts (Ukranian Eggs and Basket, Metalcraft 101,”‘Faux”bergé Egg – Flower Wreath)
  • Betsy Morgan (Edinburgh Etui, Edinburgh Reticule, Helix Etui)
  • Deborah Gale Tirico (Harvest Penny Rug, Heartsease Table Rug)

2014 Retreat

Theme: Embrace the Pace (Tortoise and the Hare)

  • Catherine Theron (Wee Bunny Scissors Box, No Place Like Home Stitchery Book, Bless This House Sampler)
  • Kay Stanis (Jacobean Fantasy, Summer Sonata)
  • Barb Kobe (Art Dolls and Nature Dolls, Meaningful Stitching)

2013 Retreat

Theme: Sisters of the Heart

  • Catherine Jordan (Ruby Beauty Box, Creating Needlework Maps)
  • Lynn Payette (Treasure, San Antonio Angel, Beautiful Birches)
  • Celine Perkins (Twist and Shout Tote, Crossroads, Scalloping Basics, Easy Medallion)

2012 Retreat

Theme: Acorns to Oak Trees, Growing with the Guild

  • Jean Campbell (Chat Noir, Peyote Buttons, Sakura)
  • Jackie du Plessis (A is for Acorn, The Briar Rose Etui, A-Tisket, A-Tasket, Beautiful)
  • Orna Willis (Tiny Treasures: Square, Yuval Cuff, Color Inspiration)

2011 Retreat

Theme: Stitching by the Lake

  • Meredith Barnhill-Willett (Goldwork Design and Discovery, Lift Your Wings)
  • Jeanette Biederman (Crazy Quilt Coat) 
  • Tricia Wilson Nguyen (Abby Cozens 1863 Sampler, Jacobean Silk Purl Flower, Garden of Eden Etui)

2010 Retreat

Theme: POOFFF (Peacocks Or Other Fine Feathered Friends)

  • Leslie Granbeck (Felted Slippers, Felted Beads and Baubles, Felted Vessels, Felted Lattice Bag) 
  • Carole Lake (St. Basil’s Cathedral) 
  • Robin Laukhoff (My Favorite Scottish Sampler, Peacock Fancy Ensemble, What’s the Point Pincushion)

2009 Retreat

Theme: Taking Inspiration from Pond Scum

  • Tanja Berlin (2-sided Embroidery, Blackwork, and Shadow work) 
  • Marlene Doak (Studio Time) 
  • Leora Raikin (African Folklore Embroidery & Appliqué) 
  • Jo Wood (Bead Embroidery, Beaded Pin)

2008 Retreat

Theme: Mermaids

  • Lauren Sauer (The Mermaid’s Tresor Box, Key to my Heart, A Melon Bag) 
  • Tricia Spitzmuller (Fabric Collage, Fabric Painting and Embellishment) 
  • Kay Stanis (Winter Wonders)

2007 Retreat

Theme: Butterflies

  • Jane Nicholas (Turkish Tile Panel, Hellebore, Berries and Dragonfly) 
  • Marion Scoular (Blackwork Acorn and Oak Leaves, Hummingbird, Hem Stitch Sampler) 
  • Caela Conn Tyler (Foiled Again, Fleur de Lis)

2006 Retreat

Theme: Crows

  • Madelyn Butts (Captivating Necklace, Russian Leaves, Bracelet) 
  • Carole Lake (Canvas Embellishment) 
  • Joanne Harvey (Anna Prescott Sampler, 2 other samplers) 
  • Thea Dueck (Stitching in the Garden, Christmas Treasures)

2005 Retreat

Theme: Ladybugs

  • Marcia Brown (Finishing Class 1, Ornament Finishing) 
  • Wendy White (Lady’s Companion 1 & 2, Rapunzel’s Tower) 
  • Marcia Brown & Wendy White (Lancaster Manor Pocket) 
  • Diane Clements (Beaded Evening Bag) 
  • Gail Sirna (One Last Topiary, Christmas Topiary)

2004 Retreat

Theme: Garden of Stitches

  • Susan Kerndt (Iris Crystale) 
  • Helen Thorn (Seasonal Surprise) 
  • C.A. Wells (Sampler Slide Purse, Victorian Needle Cottage, La Lapin Pendant)

2003 Retreat

Theme: Rainbows

  • Jane Ellen Balzuweit (The Royal Garden Pulled Thread) 
  • Jean Mann (Autumn Colors, Fall Fantasy) 
  • Orna Willis (Kanya Cuff)

2002 Retreat

Theme: Bees

  • Barbara Mayo Grass (Exotic Beauty Warm, Exotic Beauty Cool) 
  • Janice Love (On Golden Love/Goldbox) 
  • Catherine Theron (Elegant Sewing Roll, Exemplar 1 and 2)

2001 Retreat

Theme: Dragonflies

  • Jody Adams (Summer Porch; Fall Porch) 
  • Merry Cox (Grateful to Thee Sewing Box) 
  • Shay Pendray (Moon Princess)

2000 Retreat

Theme: Millenium

  • Diane Fitzgerald (Gingko Leaf 2) 
  • Barbara Mayo Grass (Patchwork and Peonies) 
  • Lauren Sauer (The Golden Garden Sweet Bag; Raphaels’ Raspberries) 
  • Lucy Senstad (Miniature Landscape)

1999 Retreat

  • Tony Minieri (A Winter’s Tale) 
  • Carolyn Sherman (Fabric Manipulations Jacket) 
  • C. A. Wells (Etui and Scissors Keeper)

1998 Retreat

  • Jody Adams (A Summer Place) 
  • Joanne Harvey (German Band Sampler; Ann Bowers Sampler; Queen Stitch Pinball) 
  • Deanna Powell (Rose Trellis Vest)

1997 Retreat

  • Francye Farley (Gemstone Embellishments)
  • Janice Love (Triple Crown Hardanger) 
  • Elsa Parrish (Quilting Bee) 
  • Catherine Theron (Exemplar 1 and 2)

1996 Retreat

  • Nan Tyson Euler (Embroidery Collections of Britain Echoed in a Sewing Case) 
  • Louise Meyer (The Garden House) 
  • Helen Thorn (North Country Critters)

1995 Retreat

  • Lily Fox (Beaded Charm Pouch) 
  • Deanna Powell (Vested Images) 
  • Barbara Rakosnik (Windsor Rose Sampler) 
  • Marnie Ritter (Needle Painting)

1994 Retreat

  • Jane Bonner (Perforated Paper: Personal, Practical and Pretty) 
  • Betty Chen Louis (Peony Ribbons) 
  • Linda Driskell (Christmas Basket Sampler) 
  • Constance Howard (White on White)

1993 Retreat

  • Lily Fox (Pulled and Drawn Thread Sewing Set) 
  • June Moes (Painting on Silk) 
  • Genny Morrow (Nova)
  • Either 1992 or 1993 - Darlene O’Steen (My Secret Garden Sampler)

1992 Retreat

  • Marilyn Hann (Color Experiments) 
  • Jean Hilton (French Diamond) 
  • Jocelyn Patterson (Stitches with Heart)

1991 Retreat

  • Eleanor Bockheim (Wall Hanging of Ethnic Borders) 
  • Joyce Lukomski (Shimmering Jewels) 
  • June Moes (20th Century Backwork, Goldwork, and Pulled Thread)

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