Slow Stitching with Sue Spargo + A Good Retreat II Recap

Slow Stitching with Sue Spargo + A Good Retreat II Recap

This summer, we invite you to explore the slow stitching techniques of acclaimed quilting artist Sue Spargo. Sue uses texture and embellishments to create beautiful felt applique designs inspired by folk art. We’ve created a series of classes to learn these applique and embroidery techniques as we stitch a different block in each class.

Kits and threads are included with each class; we will provide scraps for the backing but you are also welcome to bring your own backing fabric if you like. We have a sample wall hanging in the shop for you to see what you create. Here is our schedule for the summer:


June 8: Bird

polka dot bird

June 22: Butterfly


July 13: Ladybug


July 27: Tree

bird and tree

August 10: Flower


August 24: House



Each class takes place from 10am-1pm in the shop. Please note, each block is a separate class that requires a separate signup; click here to sign up and select your preferred class (or all 6!) from the drop-down menu. We can’t wait to stitch with you!

A Good Retreat II Recap

a good retreat II

We were so lucky to welcome 3 amazing teachers at this year’s retreat: Veera Välimäki, Caitlin Hunter, and Joji Locatelli! The weather was perfect and we enjoyed plenty of laughing, learning, and knitting on a beautiful setting on the water in Downtown Sarasota. It was truly a delight to relax and knit with so many enthusiastic crafters, and we hope you enjoy these photos of some of the highlights!

a good retreat II

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