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Join us at the Stitchin' Heaven Retreat Center for the
Camp Jingle Bells Quilting Retreat

Hotel-style lodging at our Retreat Center located in the piney woods of East Texas

Brunch and Dinner included

2024 Dates:

December 12-15, 2024

Only $349 Per Person

• Brunch and Dinner for the weekend.
• A dry place to lay yer head. (double occupancy)
• Room for finishin' projects. (Everyone gets a table!)
• A rootin' tootin' good time with friends-old and new!

Balance is due at registration.

Get Ready!

Join us for some Christmas fun! Let's decorate some Christmas Cookies and enjoy some hot cocoa around the camp fire! Come to our Camp Jingle Bells Retreat for a fun-filled weekend of quilting and relaxing.

It's where friends are made one stitch at a time!

Your friends here at Stitchin' Heaven will be on hand to counsel you through all the ups and downs of camplife -- you know, the sewing foot. And they will lead you in all the camp song favorites like "It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like A Quilt", "I'm Dreaming Of A Quilty Christmas" and of course, "Jingle Bells," when you need to stay awake so you can finish that last quilt block.

The Stitchin' Heaven Retreat Center is nestled in quaint little town called Quitman, TX. Hidden, quiet and beautiful, you will be happily surprised to find it a short distance from downtown Quitman and conveniently located right next to Stitchin' Heaven retail store.


What is the Camp Jingle Bells Retreat?

Quilting is an alone hobby, yet it’s certainly not a lonely one. Many quilters crave sewing time, often finding life has a way of interfering with those plans. Though many of us sew by ourselves we also find comfort in being in a social sewing circle, something Camp Jingle Bells provides quite nicely.

Women need good women friends. We need the kind of friends that remind us we are all valuable. Women who encourage and teach each other, who offer smiles, who aren’t asking anything of each other than to show and share what we might be sewing. This is a quilt retreat sponsored by Stitchin' Heaven, and if you haven’t experienced it yet you are missing out on making lasting friends.


We will be staying in our new Retreat Center* which has it's own sewing room, kitchen, and more! The Stitchin' Heaven Retreat Center offers hotel-style rooms to retire to when you're not sewing. Each room has two twin beds and it's own private bath. Linens and towels are supplied.

*Cottages will also be made available when retreat center is at capacity. To request a cottage, please contact us at: 903-760-7397.

The kitchen and dining room will meet all of your kitchen needs. Grab a coffee in the common room or take a seat outside on the covered porch where the Piney East Texas experience can be enjoyed. Brunch and Dinner are provided on each full day of your retreat, but feel free to have a potluck breakfast with your fellow retreaters!* Drinks (iced-tea, coffee & water) and gratuities are included in rate.

NOTE: The Retreat Center is handicap accessible.

*Brunch and Dinner only provided on full days. First day dinner only - Last day brunch only

Quilting Projects & Other Stuff

The goal of Camp Jingle Bells is to provide you with a place where you can sew all you want, while you enjoy some rest and relaxation with friends. Bring your projects from home or stop by the store on your way to camp and pick up a new project. It is completely up to you how you spend your time at the retreat.

  • Death By Chocolate Night
  • Product demonstrations and mini-lectures
  • Show ‘n Tell night
  • Decorate Christmas Cookies
  • Delicious Hot Cocoa

The Retreat Center features an extra large sewing room with plenty of space for everyone to sew together and have their own table, too! You will have access to the sewing room any time day or night. You are welcome to stay up and sew till the wee hours of the morning, or take a break to enjoy the stars and catch a few winks before the sun comes up.

Make sure you bring plenty of projects to keep you busy! You can review the supply list for our suggestions of what to bring. If you are coming with a group, be sure to let us know everyone in your group on your registration so that we can make sure that you are all seated together in the sewing room.

Be ready to enjoy demonstrations of new, fun, and interesting quilting products.

Fresh Air

Don't forget - while you are out here in the beauty of nature, take a moment to enjoy it. East Texas is truly a gorgeous place with lots of nature to appreciate.

You can view the spectacular private pond, maybe even catch a glimpse of the wild life, breathe in the freshest air and enjoy the spectacular blue skies and wildlife of Texas while you stitch! Fall is a beautiful time in east Texas and if we are in luck some of the dogwood trees and azaleas will still be in bloom! Our many variety of birds will be busy making nests and our flowers will be budding out. Fall is no less wonderful when all the trees turn, becoming a patchwork of gorgeous color.

Sewing Machines

Transporting your machine by car or by air has never been easier with today's machine carrying bags. Sewing on your own machine is preferred, but if you do need to rent a sewing machine, we have them available for $50 plus tax (one time charge per event). Each participant at this retreat will have their own table in the open sewing area. No sharing required! (unless you want to share your chocolate!)

Getting Here

The closest airport is Tyler (Pounds Field) although we are only about 100 miles east of DFW. The flight to Tyler from DFW will add some expense to your trip. Some auto rentals are very inexpensive these days especially if there are multiple people sharing the expense. Let us know if you choose to fly into Tyler and need someone to pick you up there.

We are located at 321 Richards St, Quitman, TX 75783

December 12-15, 2024

Only $349 Per Person

• Brunch and Dinner for the weekend.
• A dry place to lay yer head. (double occupancy)
• Room for finishin' projects. (Everyone gets a table!)
• A rootin' tootin' good time with friends-old and new!

Register by November 1, 2024

Balance is due at registration.

What our retreaters are saying:


"It is fun and regardless if you are an older beginner or an advance quilter you will learn and pass your experience on to others. You will not be disappointed."

— Stitchin' Heaven Retreater


"Loved Erin, Amy, and Erika as well as Nancy and Sandy. All amazing people and would definitely travel with them again in the future. The projects were also amazing because I learned something new and challenging."

— Stitchin' Heaven Retreater

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Stitchin' Heaven's Retreat Center will offer multi-day quilting retreats throughout the year. Learn from some of the most distinguished quilting instructors. We are sure that you will find the perfect sewing retreat for you. Whether you are looking for a quilting weekend getaway, quilting retreats for beginners, embroidery training on new embroidery designs, or advanced quilting techniques, Stitchin' Heaven has the right retreat for you.

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