Knitting & Quilting Retreat

Master knitting and quilting techniques on a weekend escape

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January 16 – 19, 2020

The perfect weekend escape for knitters and quilters of every ability level, Kanuga’s Knitting and Quilting Retreat offers participants chances to make various projects showcasing different sewing techniques.

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About the Retreat

Knitters and quilters can choose a project to work on during this three-day retreat. Projects will be offered for beginning to advanced knitters and beginning to intermediate quilters. You are also welcome to bring your own project to work on. In addition to daily classes, there will be get-togethers by the fire, time for hiking to scenic mountain overlooks, and visiting area yarn and quilting shops.

Full Class Descriptions & Details

Knitting Projects

Cabled Pullover Sweater

Harmonious Echo Cabled Pullover

Knit Baby Jacket

Refined Baby Surprise Jacket

Portuguese Knitting

Portuguese Knitting

Knit Mitten

Hartstoke Gage Mittens

Quilting Projects

Quilting design

Spinning Pinwheel

Quilting Design

Mountain Blaze

Conference Staff

Coordinator
Varian Brandon: Through the years, I have been surrounded by incredibly talented women. Among them, my great grandmother, my grandmother, my mother and a wonderful woman who taught me to knit when I was eight. As the spark of creating grew, I explored classes, read books and tried various techniques with yarn and needles. In spite of this dabbling across the knitting spectrum, I always seem to come back to Fair Isle and Aran designs, due in part to my first trip to Shetland and the Outer Hebrides where I took classes with both Alice Starmore and Kaffe Fassette. Now, after an undergraduate degree in architecture, a graduate degree in communication and several years working in those two disciplines, I am able to put yarn, color and design together full time. My world is filled with colorful yarn and charting software.

Conference Details

Lodging options at Kanuga:
  • Double occupancy (Shared Bedroom): $645
  • Single occupancy (Private Bedroom): $790
  • Commuter (Non-Resident): $365
    • No lodging on Kanuga property.  The commuter rate includes a facility day-use fee and lunch. Additional meals available at the reception desk during your stay.
  • Non-participating Guest (Double occupancy – Shared bedroom): $425
    • Must be accompanied by a participating guest
  • Optional Early Arrival: Wednesday, January 15, 2020: $80
    • We will do our best to house you in your requested accommodation, but this is not guaranteed.
  • Optional Stay Over: Sunday, January 19, 2020: $80
Payment and Cancellations:

A non-refundable deposit of $100 is required at the time of registration. We accept VISA, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, and Echeck.

Balance due: Payment in full is required beginning 30 days before the event start date, which is also the Balance Due date for those only paying the initial deposit when registering.

Cancellations: Cancellations and refunds are provided in a tiered system based on proximity to the event start date. Any cancellation made at least 21 days before the event start date will result in a refund, minus the $100 nonrefundable deposit. Cancellations made 20-15 days before the event start date will receive a 50% refund, minus the $100 nonrefundable deposit. Cancellations made 14-8 days before the event start date will receive a 25% refund, minus the $100 nonrefundable deposit. Cancellations made within 7 days of the event start date are not eligible for a refund. All cancellations must be in writing.

In the event of a cancellation, notice must be sent to Kanuga in writing either via fax (828) 696-3589 or via email.

Check-In/Check-Out

Check-in is at 4 p.m. Check-Out is at 10 a.m.

Discounts

Early Bird Pricing – 10% discount available until 10/15/2019
  • Double occupancy (Shared Bedroom): $581
  • Single occupancy (Private Bedroom): $711
  • Commuter (Non-Resident): $329
    • No lodging on Kanuga property.  The commuter rate includes a facility day-use fee and lunch. Additional meals available at the reception desk during your stay.
  • Non-participating Guest (Double occupancy – Shared bedroom): $383
    • Must be accompanied by a participating guest
Financial Assistance

For financial assistance, download the printable application below.

Scholarship Request

 

For more information, please contact Director of Formation Programs and Resident Chaplain Richmond Jones at rjones@kanuga.org or 828-692-9136 Ext. 2745.