Shepherd's Retreat 2024


Shepherd's Retreat 2024
October 14th, 15, 16th

We have sent out confirmation letters by email, if you have not received one, please call us, it probably means we do not have a good email address for you.  We are so excited to see you in October!!!

Thank you so much for all your enthusiasm for the upcoming Shepherd's Retreat.  
We have had an overwhelming number of registration forms submitted, it will take us a few days to sort and organize them.  We will be sending out emails the first of next week to let you know if you got into the retreat, or if you are on the waiting list.  
Hotel information will come at that time.  The Retreat is full at this time.  You are welcome to send in a registration form, but you will be on the waiting list.  
Thanks again.Teri and Tina

2024 Retreat Brochure- click here 

October 2024

Shop open house- October 11th and 12th (Friday and Saturday)
Shepherd's Retreat- October 14th - 16th (Monday- Wednesday)

All class projects will be done on fine linen (32-36count) All participants must be comfortable working on linen.  

We always have the most amazing time at the Retreat, and we would love to have you join us. We will be staying at the beautiful Canyons Resort in Park City Utah for the Retreat.  The shop open house will be in Ogden.   


Shepherd's Retreat 2022

This was the last retreat in October 2022.   You can see what we did then, each retreat is a bit different, but always a blast.  Our teachers are always fantastic, and everyone who comes is so kind and happy.  

The Canyons Park City Utah 

We had a marvelous friend Alicia taking photos for us.  Thanks Alicia 

Oh what a great time we had with everyone at the Retreat.  Here are a few photos of our great time.  Thanks so much for coming and being part of our retreat family.  
     Our theme this year was A Stitcher's Journey...
We had been making pincushions for a year.  Lynnette and Reeta sewed them and Tina and I finished them  There were so many.

The shop was dressed and ready for visitors from all over Our Sheep witches are in the windows and ready to greet our customers and guests
Cute girls waiting for the shop in Park City to open Jeannette and Beth before we open the Park City Shop A table full of goodies

Jeannette's table of designs.  Each of the teachers has their own table for their designs, some bring new wonderful charts.   Every year we do an exchange, this year it was a pincushion to share.  We collect money for Heifer International- Send a girl to School
Shepherd's Bush matches the money raised.  
Everyone receives a welcome project that they can finish up in the afternoon.  This time it was a stitched wooden tag to hang on their bags.
Everyone gathers for the project reveal.  Sometimes Tina snd I don't know what the project are??? Paulette's amazing project Linda's project will be so fun to stitch
Beth (from Heartstrings Samplery)
had so many ways to customize her sampler. so fun
Jeannette as always has a fabulous design Alma's piec was so gentle and wonderful.   
Tina's project was so beautiful.   Cece presented an evening projected lecture this was the project everyone received

Our Shared Stitches project is a project that all the teachers give a part and I figure out how it all goes togetherThis year it was a stitching
Cece's night was wonderful, a great talk and wonderful project, a yummy dessert and great friends We have the most amazing wonderful people who attend our retreat Thank you to all of you. Here are all the sweet surprises everyone received throughout the weekend.  It is always so sad when it is all over...  We love doing the retreat


Retreat 2016

Our 2016 Retreat was a blast,  We had amazing teachers teachers, gorgeous projects, and fabulous participants.  We all had a great time meeting friends, and making new memories.  This year our theme was "Embrace the Journey".  It was such a great theme.   We stayed at the most gorgeous spot in Park City-  The Canyons.  It is a beautiful hotel with all the amenities.  Thank you so much to everyone who left their busy lives to come stitch with us all weekend. 
 Our Retreat started on Tuesday and Wednesday with an open house at the Shop in Ogden, We are dressed and ready for visitors  Jeannette Douglas helps Teri at  the front counter.  They love to visit and chat with everyone.  The shop open house is a crazy and super fun, with lots of new and fun things stitched.   Paulette of Plum Street designs (left), Brenda of With Thy Needle and Thread (middle), pose with Des their chauffeur for the day.  
 Darling friends from far and wide make the trip to visit us at the shop for those first couple of days.  It is so much fun to visit and catch up.    On to the Canyons for the Retreat to begin.  We set up a shop up in Park City to highlight the teachers, and any of the attending designers that would like to participate.  We have special things just for the Retreat shop, and all sorts of fun things to buy.  We are finished setting up the retreat shop up in Park City and take a moment to breathe before we open up.  
 The shop up there has so many delights.  The teachers bring new designs and different things so everyone is so excited.    The Blackbirds had a fun section, They brought new stitching dot magnets that were a total hit.  In the back you can see our finished model of the Garden club.   Sharon from the Purple thread, set up a display of her wonderful things'  She has so many fine and intriguing kits and designs. 

Here is part of the accessory table, brimming with cool and unusual things we had gathered all year.  
This is part of Brenda's display, she brought so many new charts to the joy of all.   We do a free pattern each day, and  make up kits as well.  This year, we had a fun Halloween Hare from Paulette and a new fall chart from Teri.  
As part of our Retreat we do a exchange, to support the Heifer Project ( )  This year we made scissor fobs to exchange.  Everyone who donates a scissor fob, also donates $5.00 all of which goes towards our Heifer project.  Shepherd's Bush matches all money collected for this project and together we send girls to school under developed countries.   With all the money collected, and a match grant from Heifer, we were able to send 20 girls to school.  Thanks so much everyone. This project really hit home as we could make a difference in young lives.    
The Welcome project was to stitch luggage  tags.  The tags were already made by a dear friend of ours (Lonii).  Everyone stitched their names and then put them onto their printed tote bag.   The Tote bags were in the registration packets.   
Here are the class projects they were wonderful and so different.  The Blackbirds had an antique sampler, and taught a pincushion.  It was wonderful.  Their country was Scotland.  
Jeanette's project was a journey box.  It had many little parts and pincushions.  Wonderful colors and so beautiful.  Her country was Holland.
Linda, Chessie and Me did a sweet sewing box that her girl would have brought with her as she emigrated from England (her country).  The box was filled with sweet needlework implements 
Paulette's country was America (of course).  Her amazing sampler had a historical flair.  George Washington crossing the Delaware, Lincoln with a flag, the pilgrims and so many more wonderful motifs.  So much fun.
Brenda from With Thy Needle and Thread brought a fabulous Christmas piece.  It is a shadow box with all sorts of darling Christmas things.  The box is a perfect fit for all the stitched pieces 
Cece Stricklin from the Thread Gatherer was our speaker on Friday night.  She told everyone about the history of the color of red.  She is a dyer and knows so many great facts and odd trivia.  she gave everyone the sampler pattern and a beautiful pincushion  to match.  
Classed were so much fun, no matter which teachers you had.  
Leslie is showing her completed scissor fob.  Everyone was given a charm with each event. By the end of the week end, it was sooooo neat, filled with charms from all over. even an english penny that Caroline Seldon brought to share with everyone.  
Here are the great purple scissors, hand crafted just for us from Italy.  The scissor fob has charms from around the world.  
 This was the project we all shared On Thursday evening.  It was our Shared Stitches, and each teacher contributed a pincushion pattern from their country.  Here are all the wonderful treasures that everyone received at during the weekend.  Hopefully everything is filled with wonderful memories of a time spent with old friends and new ones.
And then,  the retreat that we have dreamed of, planned about and prepared for is over, and it is time to say goodbye and bid safe travels.  That is the worst part of the weekend...knowing that it will be another two years before we gather again here under the Autumn skies to visit and share a small piece of our lives with each other.  Be safe everyone, and we shall hope to see you all again in 2018.  hugs, Tina...and Teri