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Crabapple Hill Studio

Beautiful patterns for hand embroidery and quilting


We've had a lot of questions about retreat signups.  Usually they would be scheduled for the first week of January... but, as we all know, nothing about our world is terribly ordinary or "usual" right now. 

We were unable to hold any of our scheduled retreats in 2020, and had to take into account signups for all of our 2021 retreats also.  Everyone has been so great about the cancellations and had agreed to move to a doubled up schedule in 2021.  We actually have 16 retreats planned for this year!  Listening to the news, vaccination roll-out information, and our state's guidelines, I really doubt that we'll be able to get back to normal before this Autumn, which will mean more moving and shuffling around... ugh.

The only thing we're shooting for is to keep everyone safe and healthy.  Most of our retreat guests are older (me too!) and traveling in from all over the country... well, other countries too for that matter...  As long as we can't guarantee that everyone would be as safe as possible traveling and attending, I just can't in good conscience ask everyone to gather, close together, in our retreat space.

Because of this and our state and local guidelines, we won't be taking any new retreat reservations this year.  We'll keep everyone that has already signed up active of course, and as soon as we can hold our retreats again, we'll start moving through that very long list!  We will have new signups once we can finally see the horizon ahead and actually have our noses above the waterline!

In the meantime, we have lots of new patterns coming out this year... block of the month quilts... and don't forget the free Stitch Along for International Embroidery Month in February!

We can still stitch together... just not all in the same room with one person coughing in the corner... YIKES!!

Thank you for your understanding!

Crabapple Hill Stitchery Sojourn Retreats offer a chance to get away, relax, and be a little bit spoiled!

Retreats are located at our studio, 1522 N Dallas Rd, Benton City, WA

We offer 8 seasonal retreats each year, 2 per season, with projects and supplies included. All you need to bring is your reading glasses, your scissors, and your favorite hoop, we'll supply the rest! The PDFs linked below have more detailed information including dates and cost.

Information for 2021 retreats (PDF)

(All of our 2021 retreats are full. If you would like to get on the waiting list for a particular retreat, please call and we can get you added!)

2021 Retreat Dates:

Note: All 2021 Retreats are Wednesday-Friday

April 7, 8, 9 - FULLOctober 6, 7, 8 - FULL
April 21, 22, 23 - FULLOctober 20, 21, 22 - FULL

July 14, 15, 16 - FULLDecember 1, 2, 3 - FULL
July 28, 29, 30 - FULLDecember 8, 9, 10 - FULL

Information for 2020 retreats (PDF)

(All of our 2020 retreats are full. If you would like to get on the waiting list for a particular retreat, please call and we can get you added!)

Here are all of our nasty ol’ rules and regulations!

  • Our phone number is 509-628-0481
  • You can reserve more than one spot at a time. If you do this, we will need NAME, ADDRESS, EMAIL, PHONE NUMBER, AND DEPOSIT PAYMENT FOR EACH PERSON BEING SIGNED UP. Please have all of this information ready before you call. Deposit is $175.00 per spot. (1/2 of full price)
  • After the sign-up days, any open spots can be reserved any time during business hours Monday through Friday 9am to 5pm PST. You will still be required to phone in and talk directly to one of us. Do not leave a message or email. This will still be on a first come, first served basis.
  • Once the retreats are full you can be put on the waiting lists if you’d like. When filling open spots from the waiting list, reservations are given to the first person paying for the spot. If you receive a phone or email message telling you that a spot has opened up, that does not ensure you of the open spot as we will keep moving down our list. Only payment of deposit or full payment by credit card will reserve your place at the retreat.
  • Your receipt will be mailed to you, along with an information packet telling you what you should bring with you and what to expect, also information about our airports, hotels, directions to the studio, restaurants, and shopping once you get here.
  • Retreat Deposits are non-refundable within 60 days prior to your retreat date, and NO money is refundable within 30 days prior to the retreat date. You will be contacted at that time.
  • You'll need to pay for the retreat in full 60 days prior to the retreat date. We will email or call to remind you but if we cannot reach you by phone or email we will be forced to cancel your spot and find a replacement.
  • If you need to cancel within 60 days prior to the retreat start date, you can either find someone to take your place at the retreat, or forfeit your deposit. We must be notified immediately of the replacement's name, address, phone number, and email address. It will be your responsibility to collect payment from your replacement as NO REFUND will be made from Crabapple Hill Studio.
  • If cancelling within 30 days prior to the retreat, the full amount is non-refundable.
  • Sometimes when you cancel early we can move your reservation to a different retreat, but within 30 days that is impossible.
  • There can be no "surprise" guests accompanying you as we will not have room for them. No children or pets are allowed. Please keep cell phone use to a minimum during the retreat out of courtesy to other attendees, and there is no smoking allowed on the premises.
  • If you're on a special diet, you're welcome to bring food and drinks of your own. We have a refrigerator and microwave available for you to use.
  • There will be no substitutions made for retreat projects. Our Fall retreats are usually Halloween themed, and our Winter retreats are usually Christmas themed.
  • No Pets please. By Washington State Law, we are not under any legal obligation to allow “comfort or emotional support animals” on the premises. They, therefore will not have access to the studio due to lack of training, possible allergies, and discomfort to our other guests.
  • Legally registered and fully trained Service Animals will be welcomed.
  • Your choice to reserve a spot will show your acceptance of these terms.
  • Don't we sound bossy?

We hope to see you at one of the retreats! We'll have SO MUCH FUN!!!