Knitting & Quilting Retreat

Master knitting and quilting techniques on a weekend escape

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January 12, 2017 – January 15, 2017

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.

Knitting
Knitting projects include: Fingering Weight Asymmetrical Lace Mitts; Socks 102; Modular Knitting; Embroidery, Edgings and Embellishment for Knitting; Fingering Weight Asymmetrical Stranded Hat or bring your own project. View detailed knitting project descriptions by clicking the button below.

Knitting Projects
 
Quilting
Award winning designer Jean Ann Wright will offer a mystery quilt using 5″ charm squares as well as a half-day session on free motion quilting. A VIP afternoon program with a visiting nationally known award-winning teacher will also be offered. View detailed quilting project descriptions by clicking the button below.

Quilting Projects
 
Bring your own
If you are trying to get a project finished and just need some dedicated time to finish it up, bring it along and join others by the fire with needles and yarn. Instructors will be available to help if you run into a problem and everyone will be available to admire your work!

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.

Chaplain
The Rev. Jennifer Deaton graduated from Emory University in 1994 with a B.A. in Religion and from the University of Mississippi in 1998 with an M.Ed. in Educational Psychology. She earned her M.Div. from the General Theological Seminary in 2004. She served as Curate at St. Paul’s in Meridian and as Chaplain at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Jackson prior to coming to the Cathedral. Jennifer has completed a two-year training in the practice of spiritual direction. She currently serves as Program Chair for the Center for Formation and Mission at Gray Center, and as Chaplain for the diocesan Episcopal Church Women. Jennifer lives in Jackson with her husband and son, two cats and a dog, and lots of yarn and knitting needles.

Rates

Double Occupancy
$585 per person $527 if registered by October 12, 2016
Includes program, lodging, meals and use of recreational facilities.

Single Occupancy
$725 per person $653 if registered by October 12, 2016
Includes program, lodging, meals and use of recreational facilities. (Based on availability)

Commuter
$330 per person $297 if registered by October 12, 2016
Includes program, lunches, suppers and use of recreational facilities.

Non-participating guest
$390 per person $351 if registered by October 12, 2016
Includes lodging, meals and use of recreational facilities.

Optional Early Arrival/Stay Over January 11/January15
$80 per person, per day
Includes lodging, meals and use of recreational facilities.

Payment

Deposit: $100 per person Nonrefundable. Nontransferable. Deposit deducted from total fee.
Balance Due: December 12

(To register after this date, please send a check or use a credit card for the full amount.)

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) 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.

Check-In/Check-Out

Check-in: 4–6 p.m. Thursday, January 12
Check-out: after lunch Sunday, January 15

Registration & Discounts

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For financial assistance, download the printable application below.

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For more information, please contact Adult Conferences Director Chris Lynn at 828-692-9136, ext. 2818, or chris.lynn@kanuga.org.