For the last several months, Meg Cox, Liza Prior Lucy and I have been working on putting together an event to celebrate your creativity and how to enrich our lives and fiber art through The Slow Stitching Movement.  I can’t tell you how excited we are to invite you to  the first ever . . .



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APRIL 21 -24, 2015

This intimate, inspiring retreat will include 3 full days of skill-building tutorials, lectures, trunk shows and more, but most of the time, you’ll have a chance to work on your own projects in a stunning, relaxing setting that encourages your unique slow stitching journey and sharing your time with like-minded old and new friends.


Our retreat will be held at the picturesque Lambertville Station Restaurant and Inn, situated on the banks of the Delaware River, where the food and service are as outstanding as the inspiring views from our glass-enclosed ballroom retreat space.


Located in charming Lambertville, New Jersey, you’ll find a wide range of restaurants, world-class antique emporiums (amazing for patchwork inspiration), welcoming art galleries, unique shops, and parks. Just a short walk across the The New Hope-Lambertville Bridge is historic and artsy New Hope, Pennsylvania, full of boutiques, galleries, one-of-a-kind stores, cafes, and restaruants. Be sure to bring your camera!






During the retreat, international quilt teacher and designer, Mark Lipinski will give his lecture “The Slow Stitching Movement: Creating, Promoting, and Sustaining a New Vision in Quilt Making”, why he started The Slow Stitching Movement, and how retreats such as this one can help quilters slow down to deepen both their creative skills and satisfaction levels.


Mark will also share his secrets to daily process journaling for increased creativity, developing your legacy project, and will share the current projects he’s working on, and resources that inspire him.


Author/journalist/teacher Meg Cox will share her slow-stitching projects and inspiration, and give a humorous but practical slideshow on how to take better photographs of your quilts.


Renowned crazy quilting guru and author Allie Aller will join us on our retreat as our special guest teacher, offering multiple tutorials on making fabric flowers and combining both machine and hand-stitched embellishment. Allie will also give a trunk show sharing some of her prize-winning quilts. She’ll be selling and autographing her two books, as well as selling “squishes”, special bags full of silk, velvet, ribbon and other scraps so you can practice some of her embellishing techniques.


Nationally known teacher and author Liza Prior Lucy will be on hand as well, offering a tutorial on paper-piecing hexagons. And, she’ll be selling Kaffe Fassett fabric, and special kits for an optional retreat project.



To keep the group small, and give everyone plenty of room, the retreat is limited to just 30 people!

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8 thoughts on “An Exciting SLOW STITCHING MOVEMENT Event!

  1. I’d love to see that this movement was actually attempting to reach out to stitchers who are not quilters. I was excited about Slow Stitching initially, but as time has gone on you’ve become entirely quilting-focused. I’m very disapopointed.

    • Really Janet? Because if you look at even the past 2 blogs — one was a cross stitcher, the other a fiber artist/embroiderer, there have been rug hookers, wool appliqué designers. etc. The blog posts that I write always include knitters, crocheters, etc.

      On the Podcast page … let’s see …. appliqué, a few knitters, Embroidery expert, textile artist, long armer, etc.

      Then there is this …

      You are more than welcome to contact me (I really wish you would), as I had posted asking for readers to write about their experience, their process, andcontribute to the pages here with a podcast or a suggestion of people they (you) would like me to interview. To be “very disappointed” without contributing to a brand new “movement” is a little unfair. This isn’t about “ME” it’s about “US” (that’s why I edit my voice out of the podcasts …) How can you contribute, Janet? Call me, let’s figure something out. Mark (908) 876-1208

      • I’m glad that you reinforced that the slow stitching movement isn’t just about quilters. In my own conversations, “it’s quilting focused” seems to be a common refrain. There’s room for everyone and I’ve just recommended that a friend of mine who works with needlepoint designers contact you. Hope that you-all can connect!

        • “It’s quilting focused” just means they haven’t read my blog posts…I have never written a post without including other fiber arts and needlework in the copy. Even the podcasts are varied. The problem is, however, that I’ve reached out to more than several Needlepointers/Cross stitchers and other needleworkers and haven’t even received a “no thank you” response. 🙂

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