Knitting & Quilting Retreat

Master knitting and quilting techniques on a weekend escape


January 12-15, 2023

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 Coordinator

Varian Brandon, Conference Coordinator and Instructor, started knitting at age eight. A trip to the islands of Great Britain rekindled her love of color and created an interest in the traditions of Fair Isle design and construction. She is currently designing stranded colorwork patterns for several yarn companies, as well as her own website. Additionally, her designs have been published in several national and international magazines including *Yanrwise*, *PLY* and *Interweave Knits*. Currently living in Saluda, North Carolina, Varian has been teaching stranded colorwork and related knitting techniques, both virtually and in person, at national and regional fiber festivals and retreats, in local yarn shops, and for the past 15 years at the Kanuga Knitting and Quilting Retreat. Online, she can be found at, on Ravelry at varianbrandon, and on her YouTube channel, Varian Brandon.