Branson, MO BACKGROUND Launch Post.jpg

WESTGATE BRANSON WOODS RESORT

BRANSON, MISSOURI

OCTOBER 5-9, 2022

STITCHIN' ON 

the Frontier

sunrise.png

A NEEDLEWORK RETREAT

sunrise.png

STITCHIN' ON

Pricing

the Frontier

A NEEDLEWORK RETREAT

Retreat Registration:

 

  • Thursday - Saturday Stitching Lounge

  • Snacks & beverages throughout the weekend

  • Attendee Gift

  • Raffle & Door Prizes

  • Thursday Lunch

  • Sunday Farewell Brunch

  • CLASSES ARE AN ADDITIONAL COST 

 

 

$215.00 per person

Saturday Stitching Lounge Only:

 

  • Includes access to the stitching lounge, name badge, snack/beverages and attendee gift

 

$65.00 per person

Screen Shot 2021-06-25 at 10.57.22 AM.pn

Shop Cecilia's Samplers

 

Cecilia's Samplers is a family owned and operated needlework shop located in Branson, Missouri - the heart of the Ozarks - and less than 5 minutes away from our host venue.

Their goal is to share their love of needlework and cross stitch with you, and to pass on the history of needlework to the next generation.

 

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Amy of Cecilia's Samplers to help offset medical costs.

Additional Tours:

 

  • Laura Ingalls Wilder Home & Museum | $160 per person (Limited Availability)

  • Dogwood Canyon Nature Park | $130 per person

  • Grand Jubilee | $40 per person

  • Wilder Days | $55 per person

  • Branson Scenic Railway | Starts at $35.20 per person

Cancellation Policy:

  • Cancellation Deadline: August 31, 2022; Fee $75

  • **After September 1, 2022: Full registration fee and class fees are non-refundable

Registration is Open!

sunrise.png

STITCHIN' ON

Itinerary

A NEEDLEWORK RETREAT

the Frontier

LIMITED

AVAILABILITY

Wednesday

*Times below are tentative & will be confirmed closer to the event date        

9:00am - 4:00pm | Laura Ingalls Wilder Home Museum (additional costs)

7:30pm - 10:00pm | Movie, Sarah Plain & Tall

Thursday

 

10:00am - 11:00am | Registration

11:00am – 10:00pm | Stitching Lounge (open stitching)

 

11:00am - 12:45pm | Lunch (included in registration fee)

1:00pm - 4:00pm | Classes

 

4:00pm - 6:00pm | Dinner Break (on own)

 

6:00pm - 9:00pm | Classes

Friday

8:00am – 4:00pm | Dogwood Canyon Nature Park (additional cost)

 

9:00am – 10:00pm | Stitching Lounge (open stitching)

 

9:00am – 12:00pm | Classes 

 

12:00pm – 1:30pm | Lunch Break (on own)

1:30pm – 4:30pm | Classes

 

5:30pm – 9:30pm | Grand Jubilee with Dinner (additional cost)​

 

Saturday

9:00am – 10:00pm | Stitching Lounge (open stitching)

 

9:00am – 3:30pm | Wilder Days (additional cost)

9:00am – 12:00pm | Classes

 

12:00pm – 1:00 pm | Lunch (on own)​

 

1:00pm – 4:00pm | Classes

4:15pm – 8:00pm | Branson Scenic Railway (additional cost)

 

Sunday        

9:00am – 10:30am | Farewell Brunch & Raffle (included in registration fee)

 
sunrise.png

STITCHIN' ON

the Frontier

Classes

A NEEDLEWORK RETREAT

Hardanger

Description

Learn Hardanger technique with Donna Olson, choose the right class for you beginner, intermediate or advanced.

Class Schedule

Thursday: 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Friday: 9:00am - 4:30pm

Saturday: 9:00am - 4:00pm

**Note: a minimum of 12 students required

BY DONNA OLSON

Screen Shot 2021-05-16 at 2.05.22 PM.png

BEGINNER

Teacher: Donna Olson

Token Gifts

4 patterns, each is 6.25” x 6.25".  Stitched with Pearl Cotton on 22 ct. fabric.

per student

$200

includes kit fee

Screen Shot 2021-05-16 at 2.04.23 PM.png

INTERMEDIATE

Teacher: Donna Olson

Diamond Deluxe

2 patterns, each 10.5" x 10.5". Stitched with Pearl Cotton on 25 ct. fabric.

per student

$200

includes kit fee

Screen Shot 2021-05-16 at 2.03.52 PM.png

ADVANCED

Teacher: Donna Olson

Twinning Bands

Finished Design area 12.5” x 12.5".  Stitched with Pearl Cotton on 25 ct. fabric.

per student

$200

includes kit fee

BY KURDY BIGGS

Counted Canvas

Hardanger

Screen Shot 2021-05-16 at 11.54.39 AM.pn

BEGINNER/

INTERMEDIATE

Teacher: Kurdy Biggs

Edelweiss

4 patterns, each is 6.25” x 6.25".  Stitched with Pearl Cotton on 22 ct. fabric.

per student

$175

includes $85 kit

Description

Blossom of snow, may you bloom and grow…Edelweiss. Using shimmering threads of white on Antique Blue canvas your garden will be stitched with Crescents, Jessicas, Sprats Heads and Wrapped Eyelets. Our garden will grow using silks of Elegance and Petite Silk Lame’ Braid and to capture the glisten of snow we will use Crystal Braid and Glisten. For additional radiance pearls, crystals and beads will be added for depth and luster. Edelweiss will be 6“ x 3“ on 18 mono canvas and may be finished as a framed piece or an ornament. Edelweiss is available on three colors of canvas; Antique Blue, Victorian Red and Victorian Green with matching crystals and pearls.

 

Your kit will include an 8” x 10” canvas, the threads named above, beads, crystals, stitching and beading needles.Your instruction booklet will have everything you need to stitch your design.

Special Techniques

Wrapped Eyelets, Bead Clusters - 4 Variations, Beaded & Pearl Clusters

Stitches

Crescent & variations, Jessica & variations, Sprats Heads and variations & Wrapped Eyelet

Edelweiss

Stitcher to Provide

8” x 10” stretcher bars and tacks or staples to attach the canvas to stretcher bars, usual stitching supplies including light, laying tool, frame stand or weight, magnifier and extension cord if needed.

 

Class Schedule

Thursday: 1:00pm - 4:00pm

                 6:00pm - 9:00pm

**Note: a minimum of 12 students required

**Students to choose canvas color: Antique Blue, Victorian Red and Victorian Green

Hardanger

Screen Shot 2021-05-16 at 12.00.02 PM.pn

INTERMEDIATE/ ADVANCED

Teacher: Kurdy Biggs

Through the Looking Glass

9" x 9" circle stitched on silk and metallic threads.

per student

$275

includes $170 kit

Through the Looking Glass

Description

Come join me on a stitching journey Through the Looking Glass as we stitch this stunning kaleidoscope inspired piece.  We start our passage at the center of the kaleidoscope with an exquisite three layer Jessica and continue our exploration of stitches including Double Fans, Walnetos, Jessicas, Crescents, Sheafs and Wrapped Eyelets as we progress outward. Our stitches will use luscious silk and metallic threads from Rainbow Gallery, Kreinik, Bi Joux and Accentuate in a color palette ranging from creamy white to vintage gold and on to shimmering bronze. Once the stitching is completed beads and crystals will be added to complete the kaleidoscope design.  Finished piece is a 9” circle.  A yellow colorway will be available as well.

Design Size 

Approx.  9” x 9” Circle

Special Technique

Layering of stitches on center Jessica - students get to decide on the order of the layers and colors.  Double Fans, Wrapped Eyelets, Walnetos, Bead Clusters

Stitches

Crescent & variations, Double & Diagonal Double Fans, Jessica & variations, Wrapped Eyelet, Plaited Rays, Rhodes, Sheaf, Sprats Head & Variations, & Frosty Walnetos

Stitcher to Provide

14" x 14” stretcher bars and tacks or staples to attach the canvas to stretcher bars, usual stitching supplies including light, laying tool, frame stand or weight, magnifier and extension cord if needed.

 

Class Schedule

Friday: 9:00am - 4:30pm

Saturday: 9:00am - 4:00pm

**Note: a minimum of 12 students required

**Students will choose colorway: brown or yellow

Sampler Lectures

Antique Sampler Stories Presentation:

The presentation includes 40-50 photos of Scottish, English and American samplers in my personal collection that are dated from the early 1720s through 1850.  The photos are divided into Scottish, English, and American categories.  Before looking at the sampler photos and telling stories from the lives of the girls and women who made them, I will briefly discuss the shape and style of samplers as they evolved from long narrow memory aids to frame worthy examples of accomplishment.  I will review the types of fabrics and threads that were used to make the samplers and will consider the structure of childhood education in Scotland and in England during the time period.  We will also take a quick look at historical events taking place during the 1720-1850 time period that my samplers represent.  

Attendees will be given a charted cheat sheet and will quickly learn to identify the combination of design elements that make Scottish Samplers unique.  Students will hunt for identification clues as we see the samplers and I will share what I have learned about some of my Scottish sampler makers.  We will move from Scottish Samplers to English Samplers as we compare three Ten Commandment Samplers.

 

I have found that English sampler identification clues are less specific than those on Scottish samplers, but there are some guidelines. I will review hints based on the time period of creation, the selection and placement of motifs, color combinations that are associated with a range of years, and clues based on the location in which the samplers were created.  I will share a bit about female education in England and highlight details from the lives of some of my sampler makers as we move through the samplers.  

 

We will end the lecture by looking at two American Samplers.  The first one is a Quaker Sampler made in 1801 by Ann Wilson in Bucks County, PA.  The second American sampler is a  Memorial Sampler made by Lydia Caulk when she attended Folwell School in Philadelphia circa 1810. 

 

Class Schedule

Thursday: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Cost

$30 per student

**Note: a minimum of 12 students required

BY CISSY SMITH

Antique Scottish Sampler Presentation & 

BY CISSY SMITH

Ten Commandment Mini Sampler Class

Scottish Sampler Presentation

My Scottish Sampler Antique Show Presentation lasts for 2 hours.  I will discuss the materials that were used, the Scottish approach to education, and look at the historical context of the 1750-1850 time period before showing the antique Scottish samplers.  Students will learn the unique combination of design elements that can be used to identify Scottish Samplers and much more.  As we look at examples and the samplers, members of the class will have an opportunity to hunt for the identification clues and I will talk about the lives of the girls who created my samplers.  

Hardanger

INTERMEDIATE/ ADVANCED

Teacher: Cissy Smith

Mini Ten Commandment Sampler

8 3/4" x 5 1/2" on 32 count or 40 count linen

per student

$235

includes $85 kit

Scottish Mini Ten Commandment Sampler Class

My rare and charming antique Scottish Ten Commandment Mini Sampler measures 8 ¾ inches by 5 ½ inches and was stitched using silk threads on 57 count linen in the 1740-1770s.  

 

The sampler maker included Queen, Double Running, Back Stitch, Cross Stitch over 2 and over 1 in her compact project.  During class we will compare a full sized antique Scottish Ten Commandment and a full sized English Ten Commandment Sampler from my collection.  

 

The kit will include 32 count or 40 count Zwiegart Summer Khaki linen, Au Ver A Soie silk threads along with charts and instructions. 

Students will Choose

32 Count linen

40 Count linen

Class Schedule

Friday: 9:00am - 12:00pm

           1:30pm - 4:30pm

**Note: a minimum of 12 students required

Needle Case

Description

Enjoy a class with Fern Ridge Collections as they walk through step by step in putting together a needle case.  Your choice of design.  Pre-stitching required.

 

Class Schedule

Thursday: 1:00pm - 4:00pm

                 6:00pm - 9:00pm

**Note: a minimum of 12 students required

BY FERN RIDGE COLLECTIONS

Screen Shot 2021-05-16 at 2.22.08 PM.png

ALL LEVELS

Teachers: Fern Ridge Collections

Scared Crow

per student

$128

includes kit fee

Screen Shot 2021-05-16 at 2.27.34 PM.png

ALL LEVELS

Teachers: Fern Ridge Collections

Death Rose

per student

$128

includes kit fee

prairie.png

ALL LEVELS

Teachers: Fern Ridge Collections

Prairie Necessaire

Exclusive piece for the retreat

per student

$128

includes kit fee

Scissor Fob

Description

Enjoy a class with Fern Ridge Collections as they walk through step by step in making a Fob.  Your choice of design.

 

Class Schedule

Friday: 9:00am - 12:00pm

           1:30pm - 4:30pm

**Note: a minimum of 12 students required

BY FERN RIDGE COLLECTIONS

Screen Shot 2021-05-16 at 2.51.30 PM.png

ALL LEVELS

Teachers: Fern Ridge Collections

Scared Crow

per student

$128

includes kit fee

Screen Shot 2021-05-16 at 2.57.24 PM.png

ALL LEVELS

Teachers: Fern Ridge Collections

Death Rose

per student

$128

includes kit fee

Screen Shot 2021-05-16 at 2.30.04 PM.png

ALL LEVELS

Teachers: Fern Ridge Collections

Prairie Fob

Exclusive piece for the retreat

per student

$128

includes kit fee

BY FERN RIDGE COLLECTIONS

Pin Cushion

Description

Enjoy a class with Fern Ridge Collections as they walk through step by step in making a Biscornu.  Your choice of design.

 

Class Schedule

Saturday: 9:00am - 12:00pm

**Note: a minimum of 12 students required

Hardanger

Screen Shot 2021-05-16 at 3.09.23 PM.png

Teachers: Fern Ridge Collections

ALL LEVELS

Scared Crow

per student

$125

includes kit fee

Hardanger

Prairie Necessaire Pin Keep.jpeg

Teachers: Fern Ridge Collections

ALL LEVELS

Prairie Pin Keep

Exclusive piece for our retreat

per student

$125

includes kit fee

 
Sunset.png

STITCHIN' ON

Activities

A NEEDLEWORK RETREAT

the Frontier

Hardanger

laura.jpeg

Laura Ingalls

Wilder Home & Museum

Wednesday, 10/5/2022 

8:30am - 4:00pm

Explore the pioneer days with a trip back in time to Laura Ingalls Wilder Home & Museum. Stitchers will visit the interactive museum, full of artifacts and memorabilia from Laura’s life and family. Attendees will get a private tour of both homesteads, Farmhouse and Rocky Ridge Farm; there will be an hour talk on the needlework stitched by Laura Ingalls Wilder, Almanzo Wilder, & Rose Wilder Lane. Participants will sit in a knitting circle in the dining room of Rocky Ridge Farmhouse while viewing needlework samples and stitching directions from Rose Wilder Lane’s book, Woman’s Day Book of American Needlework. Transportation included to and from the venue. Lunch included.

Limited

Ticket Availability

per person

$160

Hardanger

dogwood-canyon-mill-creek-header.jpeg

Dogwood

Canyon Nature Park

Friday, 10/7/2022 

8:00am - 4:00pm

An outdoor paradise featuring 10,000 acres of natural beauty and rugged scenery is a postcard you can experience.  This adventure includes a two-hour narrated tour of the park; you will pass by bluffs, waterfalls, and other scenic views. Plus, you’ll cross the Arkansas border and enter the Bison-Elk Country pasture, encountering the most prominent residents at Dogwood Canyon.  After sampling a delicious bar-b-que catered meal with all fixings, sides, and dessert, you have time to meander the shops and spend your $10 complimentary gift card.  You can sit at the many benches or check out the treehouse built by Treehouse Masters, tour the Grist Mill Museum, and enjoy the interactive activities at the Conservation Center. Transportation included to and from the venue.  Lunch included.

per person

$130

Hardanger

grand.jpeg

Grand Jubilee

Friday, 10/7/2022 

5:30pm - 9:30pm

A visit to Branson is a chance to explore the music you grew up with and enjoyed. The Grand Jubilee is a complete retrospective of Branson's best: Top 40, Country & Gospel classics, and Rock & Roll hits from the '70s, '80s and '90s. You will fall in love with the tight harmonies and dynamic performance of New South. This incredible quartet entertains with spectacular music, great harmonies, family comedy, and Ozarks hospitality. Attendees will enjoy a sumptuous buffet before the concert. There will be a special private meet and greet where you will get your program autographed by the Grand Jubliee singers and band members, Jamie Haage (comedian), and Mike Patrick (Emcee). You'll see for yourself why the many accolades and awards for this show are well earned. Dinner and Grand Jubilee autograph program included.  Guests will need to provide their own transportation.

per person

$40

Hardanger

wilder.jpeg

Wilder Days

Saturday, 10/8/2022 

9:00am - 3:00pm

Go back to a Wilder time, where America was wide open and unsettled; the days were full of music, family, and down-home food.  Attendees will get to experience Laura Ingalls Wilder interactive museum, Farmhouse, and Rocky Ridge Farm. Hear Pa’s fiddle, along with other hopefuls who take the stage with the 8th Annual Fiddle Off.  Be entertained while you stroll the grounds and sample the wares of the many vendors.  Transportation included to and from the venue.  Lunch is on your own at the festival.

 

Show your ticket from Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum Tour to receive a $10 refund. 

per person

$55

Hardanger

railway.jpeg

Branson

Scenic Railway

Saturday, 10/8/2022 

4:15pm - 8:00pm

All aboard on the mainline through the Ozarks!  The historic 1905 depot in downtown Branson is one block west of Lake Taneycomo (formerly the White River). The cars have been restored and refurbished to offer the same first-class experience and ambiance to today's passengers as to those they carried fifty years ago.  You will learn the history of the area as you cross bridges and trestles.  Attendees have two options with the train:  a four-course candlelight meal or no designated meal (concessions are available for purchase).  Experience the luxury of rail travel from yesteryear. Train departs @ 5pm sharp.  Guests will need to provide their own transportation.

$35.20

concessions available

$93.85

includes 4 course dinner

per person

sunrise.png

STITCHIN' ON

Venue

the Frontier

A NEEDLEWORK RETREAT

Westgate Branson Woods Resort

BRANSON, MISSOURI

Need a Room?

Call 1-877-502-7058 to make your reservation.  Reference code: 67-261 or JW Events Group when requesting the group discount.  A deposit equal to one night’s stay will be required with reservation.

 

  • Traditional Queen - $75 plus applicable taxes per night

  • Traditional King - $75 plus applicable taxes per night

  • 1 Bedroom Grand - $157 plus applicable taxes per night

  • 2 Bedroom Grand Villa - $270 plus applicable taxes per night

 

For additional information, room layouts and pictures please see the website at www.wgbransonwoods.com 

 

Reservations must be made by September 1, 2022 to receive the discounted rate.

HERO 1_Branson_MO_GettyImages-149710003_
AChangingBranson_AerialShot_CO_BransonLa
branson-mo
Screen Shot 2021-05-16 at 9.14.55 AM
Screen Shot 2021-05-16 at 9.15.11 AM
Screen Shot 2021-05-16 at 9.15.43 AM
Screen Shot 2021-05-16 at 9.15.34 AM
Screen Shot 2021-05-16 at 9.19.48 AM
Screen Shot 2021-05-16 at 9.19.41 AM
Screen Shot 2021-05-16 at 9.19.59 AM
Screen Shot 2021-05-16 at 9.19.23 AM