Needlework Hideaway

November 5th - 9th, 2014


Drawn Thread
Notebook Class
Chicken Scratch
Double Crossed
Past Classes
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Red Apple InnJoin us for a fun filled weekend at the lovely Red Apple Inn on Eden Isle just outside of Heber Springs, Arkansas.  Nestled in the Ozarks next to Greers Ferry Lake, the Red Apple Inn is a classic resort and country club built in the 1960's.  If your spouse enjoys boating, fishing or golf this is just the Retreat to bring them along, all are available here.

Elegant surroundings and fantastic food are the backdrop for a weekend of activities that include stitching and stitching and stitching!  Whether you take a class or take advantage of the floor to ceiling windows in the Sit-n-Stitch room, you'll enjoy hours of relaxing, fun-filled visiting and sharing with a group of avid stitchers.


bulletTracey Shultz - (formerly of:) Threaded Needle Designs - Fort Smith, Arkansas
bulletPatricia Dugan - (formerly of:) The Stitcher's Workshop - Norphlet, Arkansas


As Pat & Tracey liquidate their inventory from their shop and beading business, they will have great buys on popular patterns and kits in the boutique.  They may also have a trunk show for your shopping pleasure during the weekend.  


Pat141.jpg (39383 bytes) Drawn Thread Bookmark Patricia Dugan $30
  Points for Perfection - A Notebook Class Patricia Dugan $15
  Chicken Scratch Hand Towel Tracey Shultz $15
Double Crossed Debbie Rowley $85

Thursday all-day class

Retreat Prices

Price includes three nights lodging, reception on Thursday evening, lunch on Friday and Saturday and use of all the private stitching areas. Optional Wednesday arrival is available.  We will also have a special project at some point during the weekend - no kit fee for this fun event!  From this retreat youíll take home lots goodies. You canít miss, whether you choose to sit-n-stitch or take one of our great classes, this twice a year weekend will become your favorite getaway!

Friday and Saturday evening meals and all breakfasts are on your own.  Heber Springs is about a 10-15 minute drive and has many great places to eat and shop.  And, naturally, you can enjoy your meals at the Red Apple Inn and not have to travel into town!  (Dining room attire after 6pm - no denim)

Three Night Stay:  
Single (one person per room) $425 per person
Single room with Spouse * $450 per ROOM
Double (two people per room)  $290 per person
Triple (three people per room) ** $260 per person
Quad (four people per room) ** $230 per person
Commuter (not staying at Red Apple Inn)*** $150 per person
Additional Fourth Night Stay (Wednesday):  
Single (one person per room) $125 per person
Single room with Spouse  $125 per ROOM
Double (two people per room)  $70 per person
Triple (three people per room) ** $60 per person
Quad (four people per room) ** $50 per person
Commuter (not staying at Red Apple Inn and already signed up for the $150 rate) $15 per person

* The Single room with Spouse price includes the room for the stitcher and spouse for three nights, the reception on Thursday evening for the stitcher and spouse, lunch on Friday and Saturday for the stitcher, but does not include the lunches for the spouse.  If your spouse would like to join us for lunch on Friday & Saturday, please add an additional $15 per meal.

** Rooms for triples and quads include two "double" beds.

*** We currently have a "commuter" rate available.  Included in that fee is the Thursday night reception, lunch on Friday & Saturday, access to the stitching room, ability to take a class if you desire (class fees are extra - for both commuters and residents), shopping in the "needlework boutique" and some more extras that the residents will be receiving.  Also available is a $50 per day fee if you would like to come for only one day.  

Ready to sign up???  

If you'd like to pay by credit card, click here.  The link will take you to Stitcher's Workshop secure shopping cart.  Type in the quantity and then "add to cart" for the room.  Hit your back button to add any classes that you would like to take.  Be sure to let Pat know in the comments section if you would like to pay for deposit only, full retreat fee, classes, etc.

If you'd like to pay by check or money order, you can mail that to Tracey Shultz, 2920 Carthage, Fort Smith, AR 72901.  

Or you can pay by PayPal - e-mail me (Tracey) at and I will send you a PayPal invoice.  

A $75 non-refundable deposit is due upon registration with the balance due 6 weeks prior to the retreat.  

You will receive a confirmation shortly after submitting your information. 

Please include the following information in your correspondence to us:

bulletThe classes that you wish to take.  
bulletYour roommate(s) choice if you are opting for a double, triple or quad room.
bulletPlease notify us if you would prefer a ground level room (no elevators in the resort).

Not ready to sign up???  Please leave your name and e-mail address with us and we'll get you more information as it is available.

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There is a lot to do around Heber Springs and you may choose to arrive a day early or stay longer if you are making this a little getaway with your spouse.  For the fishers - the Little Red River claims the world record holding German brown trout, weighing in at 40 lbs., 4 ozs.  Greers Ferry Lake holds the world record Walleye at 22 lbs., 11 ozs. and the state record hybrid, striped bass at 27 lbs., 5 ozs.  The Greers Ferry National Fish Hatchery is also in the area with self-guided tours throughout the day.  For the golfers - the Red Apple Inn has an 18 hole golf course and there are other courses in the area.  For the hikers - there are lots of trails with great scenery.  For the shoppers - Heber Springs and other communities have numerous antique and gift stores.  There are also tennis courts, fitness center and masseur at the Inn.  

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Needlework Hideaway

Tracey Shultz
Threaded Needle Designs
PO Box 6325
Fort Smith, AR 72906
(479) 459-1720

Pat Dugan
The Stitcher's Workshop
PO Box 415
Norphlet, AR 71759
(866) 862-2239 toll free