Dear Stitchers!

SAVE THE DATE:      February 15-18, 2020


Blue Bonnet Studio Time: Needle Arts Retreat set for February 15-18, 2020

Blue Bonnet Studio Time’s mission is to offer patronage and support to all Needle Artists by providing both students and teachers an enlightening sanctuary in which to continue their journey exploring their passion of Needle Arts together, plus nurturing fellowship amongst all needle artists over this inspirational 4-day long retreat weekend!   The retreat will be held at the Sugar Land Marriott Town Square, 16090 City Walk, Sugar Land, TX 77479,  located in the beautify Sugar Land Texas conveniently located 30-60 minutes from the two major airports in Houston (IAH and Hobby).  Situated within the Sugar Land Town Square which is a beautiful outdoor shopping and restaurant mall.  There is plenty of free parking or valet parking for those who wish to spend more time stitching.

Sugar Land Marriott Town Square "How Sweet it is!"

Sugar Land Marriott Town Square "How Sweet it is!"


The Marriot has dining facilities and is within easy walking distance of many local establishments, which the concierge would be delighted to assist you in organizing.   The Town Square also has extensive shopping.  What more could you ask for!  The Marriott is offering us a special off-season rate at $169/night plus taxes. We have blocked out a limited amount of rooms at this special rate.   It is crucial to reserve your hotel room early.  The rate could increase if we need to add another block of rooms.

Call Sugar Land Marriott directly to reserve a room today at (800) 228 9290.  Be sure to say you are booking a reservation in the Sugar Land Marriott as part of the Blue Bonnet Studio Time group to get the special rate.

The Blue Bonnet Studio Time registration fee is $625 and includes a Sunday evening banquet ticket and entertainment (NOTE: Extra banquet tickets can be purchased for non-registered retreat attendees for $125).  The twelve illustrious faculty members selected for our tenth retreat are renowned talented individuals coming from across the USA, Australia and UK specializing in a wide variety of needle arts.  A Saturday evening "meet and greet" with the teachers is scheduled with the opportunity for all attendees to purchase items directly from the teachers.  Classes for 2020 include an abundance of 2 and 4-day kits, a wide variety of needle and fabric styles, and two Studio Time teachers (Midori Matsushima for Japanese Embroidery and Meredith Willett for everything else).  

NOTE: For the convenience of the attendee, basic stitching supplies needed for all projects are for sale daily at the BBST STORE located near the classes.  A web page for accepting registration is coming soon.  This is our tenth year after very successful events from 2011 through 2019, so spread the word!  

FACULTY & CURRICULUM for Blue Bonnet Studio Time 2020

Both STUDIO TIME classes WITH MEREDITH WILLETT are FULL as of 02/22/2019.

4-Day Classes

Janet Casey Springtime Eggspress

Alison Cole Stitching History

Cindy Hambrick Ho Ho Ho Carousel

Midori Matsushima Japanese Embroidery with Midori

Ann Strite-Kurz Wishful Thinking

2-Day Classes

Sandra Arthur Venice Memories and Bluebonnet Boot Vase

Kurdy Biggs Pearl Frost and Rescent

Toni Gerdes Klimt Kimono and Kaleidoscope Kimono

Deborah Mitek Christmas Mosaic and A Garden View

Betsy Morgan Toy Chest Etui and Bee Contained

Kimberly Smith Bubbles and Caps 'N Curls

Studio Time

Meredith Willett Studio Time (Sat-Sun) FULL and Studio Time (Mon-Tue) FULL

Ya’ll come now!

Mary Alice & John Sinton