2022 & 2023 Sewing Retreats Sponsored byStitching Girls Society
Beginning in 2022, all of our Stitching Girls Society Sewing Retreats will be the same number of days without classes, but they will continue to feature the same sharing of ideas, sewing projects, inspiration, fun and friendship with good times from sun up to sun down, no interruptions, yummy food, beautiful scenery and all the time in the world to sew!. Since we no longer have a "Mini" retreat, we have changed our Retreat names. See below.
Stitching Girls Sociey COVID POLICY - - Since Covid is still with us, all our Retreats require Covid vaccinations, social distancing and masks. We offer single room occupancy whenever possible.
Long ago our Retreats were known as the Vashon Island Sewing Retreats, to reflect our origins at Camp Burton on Vashon Island. In 2009, we formed the Stitching Girls Society nonprofit to continue the already long tradition of educational and fun Sewing Retreats. By 2018, we were no longer convening on Vashon Island, so we have changed the name to the Stitching Girls Sewing Retreats!
Our Stitching Girls Sewing Retreats continue to be attended by the same enthusiastic and creative group of sewists as always and we are welcoming new Retreaters and new Members at every Retreat. See more information about each Retreat below and on the other pages of this site.
With great sadness, we must say a final goodbye to our Amazing, Long-Time Retreat Director and Friend, Penny Kimmel,
who left this world on April 20, 2022.
Penny carried on after her mother, Lorraine, our Founder, passed in 2008. She guided our Sewing Retreats with love, compassion, energy and creativity for 13 years. Our hearts are full of happy memories, yet ache from the empty place that her passing has left behind. We miss her so. The Stitching Girls Society Board has taken over the many tasks that Penny used to do, and with the help of our Members and Friends we will all keep on Sewing and Retreating. And in so doing, we will remember both Penny and her mother Lorraine.
2023 Winter Retreat
at St Andrews
February 20-23, 2023
This Retreat is limited to 18 Members Only at St. Andrew's House near Union on Hood Canal. It is a fun get-away in a small setting, so unfortunately we had to limit it to our fellow SGS Members on a first come basis. No classes.
This popular retreat currently has a waiting list.
2023 Summer Retreat
at Camp Huston
June 9-12, 2023
This unstructured weekend at Camp Huston in Gold Bar, Washington, on the road to Stevens Pass is open to all who want to sew for a do-your-own-projects weekend of sharing camaraderie, sewing ideas, good food and fun, in the natural ambiance of the scenic Pacific Northwest mountains. No classes.
2022 Fall Retreat
September 25-28, 2022
Since Covid is still with us, we will not yet offer classes at this Retreat, but we have some new ideas for extra fun as well as our annual tradition of "Bring & Brag" night for sharing all the wonderful projects that helped us keep busy during the year.