Saturday, August 19, 2023


This past week I was given the privilege of being a faculty member of the annual ANG Seminar.  The location was Atlanta, GA.  We have done Atlanta before but we were in Buckhead this time.  

The Hotel was very nice and our classrooms were comfortable and nice as well.  My students for both classes were spectacular!  I am always so lucky to draw the bestest of the best students! We have fun but get the job done! The time just flew by.  Seems we just got started and then all of a sudden class was over.  

It was so great to see fellow teachers and previous students in person again.  It seemed like forever since we were together in this venue.  I know next year will be just as amazing.

DUO DESIGNS STITCHING RETREAT - Carrollton, KY - September 22-25, 2023

Now that this event is behind us we are focusing on our upcoming Stitching Retreat in September in Northern Kentucky. People are still signing up and as long as the Resort can fit them in we will accept them.

Teresa Kinberger has been working diligently on Boss Lady by Gayla Elliott.  She has added some fantastic threads to a mix of fabulous stitch techniques.  We can't wait to share them with you.

We're excited to see how the framing turns out for this piece.

I, Sandy Arthur, am working on the Stitching Girl with her Horse. This is an exclusive design that Gayla Elliott created for the Retreat.  You will be the only ones able to get this design for some time so enjoy the exclusiveness.  I, too, love playing with unusual threads and techniques.  We have lots of unusual things to share with you.

In addition to the class days, the nights are also filled with stitching, surprises, prizes and camaraderie.  As many who have taken our cruises and played with us before well know, it is always wise to leave some extra space in your luggage.

We also plan to have a 'stash' table where you can bring some things you no longer plan to stitch or use and leave them for someone else to love. Heck, you might find something you have been looking for too.  Think of threads, tools, canvases, stitch guides, etc.  We are not permitted to sell items on the premises so keep that in mind.

Friday evening we will host a Reception where those participants will have the opportunity to meet the artist, Gayla Elliott.  You will register at this time and receive your Welcome Bag.  After the reception we will have dinner and some stitching surprises.

Hope you can join us.  Email us at for details and if you have questions.  A good time will be had by all!

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