The retreat took place at the Needle Works in Austin, Texas. Colleen Church was such a gracious host, and her staff were ever so helpful. I didn't get a picture of the store front, but you can see it here on the cover of a stitch book that Colleen gave to everyone.
The Needle Works has one of the best classrooms I've ever stitched in. Three walls are all windows which lets in tons of natural light. There were also extra lights and magnifiers at each table just in case you might need one. I wish I took more pictures of the classroom, so you could see how wonderful it is.
Our stitching retreat was coordinated by the lovely Naomi who in my book is pretty fantastic. She made sure that everything ran smoothly, and did a great job at spoiling us all. Naomi put together the cutest gift bags for everyone, but the piece de resistance were our name tags. She embroidered twenty, yes twenty, gorgeous name tags.
Stop back in the next few days to see what we all stitched during the retreat.