Knitting & Quilting Retreat

Master knitting and quilting techniques on a weekend escape


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. Registration coming soon!

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.

Conference Staff

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
  • 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 deposit of $100.00 is required at the time of registration. We accept VISA, MasterCard, Discover, American Express and Echeck.


Cancellations and refunds are provided in a tiered system based on proximity to the event start date. Any cancellation made at least three weeks (21 days –  December 28, 2018) before the event start date will result in the forfeiture of the $100.00 deposit and a refund of any remaining balance.  Cancellations made 20-15 days (December 29, 2018 – Jan 3, 2019) before the event start date will result in the forfeiture of the $100.00 deposit and receive a 50% refund of any remaining balance. Cancellations made 14-8 days (Jan 4 – January 10, 2019) before the event start date will result in the forfeiture of the $100.00 deposit.  You will then receive a 25% refund of any remaining balance. Cancellations made within 7 days (Beginning January 10, 2019) of the event start date are not eligible for a refund.

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


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 or 828-692-9136 Ext. 2745.