Sue Spargo Returns to the Gathering in Winter, 2024!

Hey everyone! Have you heard the great news? Internationally renowned fiber artist, Sue Spargo is officially returning to The Gathering this February, 2024! As I’m sure you already know, Sue is an extremely talented quilter and master of creative stitching, which can make getting a seat at one of her exclusive educational events a bit of a challenge. That’s why I’m extra excited that she has graciously made time in her busy schedule to come back to The Gathering so soon after just being here last spring.

Sue will be at The Gathering sharing her knowledge and personal secrets of creative stitching Monday, February 26th through Friday, March 1st, 2024. She will guide you through “Of a Feather,” an intermediate level wool and cotton quilt project (48.5″ x 48.5″) that features her signature wool appliqué, layering, and dimensional embroidery techniques. If you’d rather stick with a smaller project she offers a pillow version as well.

Now, I know if you’re a Sue Spargo fan and you’re just hearing about this, you’re probably about ready to fall out of your chair – and I don’t blame you! After all, this opportunity doesn’t present itself very often. That being said, if you’re hell-bent on attending this special event, heads up! There are some super important things you need to know about how to register, right off the bat.

The number one, most important detail that I can’t emphasize enough is, there will be NO registration by phone for this event – NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE!!! You read that right… Due to high demand and limited space, we will be taking registration applications for this particular class by email only. Since we anticipate a high level of interest for this event, and because there are only 24 seats available, we know for a fact that we will get more registration requests than there are spots by a long shot. To make it more fair and to give everyone a chance to get their application in, we decided to select which applicants will be chosen to attend by random drawing. It’s kind of like entering the Sue Spargo lottery!

Want in? All you have to do be entered into the drawing is send an email to with SUE SPARGO in the subject line. Please include your full name, mailing address, email address, phone number, the number of people you’re traveling with, and if you require any special lodging accommodations. PLEASE NOTE: By sending your email application and information to The Gathering you are agreeing to the selection process as described. Emails must be received by 11:59 p.m. (CST) November 26th, 2023 to be eligible for the drawing. Because Sue’s style is more advanced, we ask that that all applicants are at a skill level of intermediate or better. One email entry per person/friend group please!

As mentioned, we are accepting applications via email only now through 11:59 p.m. (CST) Sunday, November 26th, 2023. I will be announcing seat winners LIVE during STITCH with Lisa on Thursday, November 30th, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. (CST). If you have any questions regarding the event please feel free to email The Gathering at!

I have to say, Sue is one of the most delightful, friendly, and knowledgable people I’ve ever met. Spending time with her is a joy. I love just sitting, stitching, and chatting for hours with her, and you will too! She is from South Africa and has been all over the world sharing her love for creative stitching, so needless to say there will be plenty to talk about. She’s a busy lady! In fact, who even knows when she’ll be back at PG next! If this is a dream of yours I wouldn’t let the chance to live it pass you by. It could literally be a once in a lifetime opportunity… Think about it. Then go write that email. See you tomorrow! ~Lisa

5 responses to “Sue Spargo Returns to the Gathering in Winter, 2024!”

  1. Carole Berry Avatar
    Carole Berry

    Wish I could attend, but I’ll be in Florida for the AQS show. I had such an amazing time last March at The Gathering with Sue. Good luck to everyone!

  2. Audrey Moore Avatar
    Audrey Moore

    I wish I could try for this amazing opportunity, but will have to wait until another time as I am preparing for a once in a lifetime trip to Scotland and Ireland later in 2024. Good luck to everyone who participates in the lottery!

  3. Rosemary Redhead Avatar
    Rosemary Redhead

    I had the privilege of attending a week long work shop with Sue at her studio and shop. She truly is a very talented lady.
    Have fun all…wish I lived closer to you and your fabulous compound Lisa 💕

  4. Theresa Veroline Avatar
    Theresa Veroline

    She is such an awesome teacher..I’m trying to get in via lottery even though I have a retreat booked with her for her indigo vases at the end of March down here in Florida. She is that awesome!

  5. Beth Avatar

    Holy Cow! (it’s all I can say)😊

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