Lewis County quilt retreat planned

Would you like to learn to quilt, or to improve your quilting skills? The 19th Annual Lewis County Quilt Retreat will offer these opportunities, and more!

Scheduled for March 6-8, 2015, at Jackson’s Mill State 4-H Camp and Conference Center near Weston, the Retreat is sponsored by the West Virginia University Extension Service in Lewis County.

Retreat participants may enroll in one three-hour mini-session on Friday afternoon and/or in one weekend workshop. The weekend workshops begin on Friday evening, end before noon on Sunday, and include 12 hours of instruction. Some workshops involve hand techniques; most require that the student bring a portable sewing machine. Workshops are offered for a range of quilting skills, from beginning to advanced levels. The Retreat program will also include a Merchants’ Mall and a project sharing session.

Registration fees are $50 for a 12-hour weekend workshop and $12 for a three-hour mini-session. For some workshops, there are additional materials fees. Those who register will receive a list of fabrics and supplies to bring. Meals and lodging are available at Jackson’s Mill; costs vary with type of lodging and meals selected. There are also lodging options at nearby motels.

The registration packet contains complete details, descriptions and illustrations of projects, and a registration form. Access the complete registration material at the WVU Lewis County Extension website: lewis.ext.wvu.edu/quilt-retreat.

To receive a packet by mail, contact the West Virginia University Extension Office in Lewis County by mail (P.O. Box 447, Weston, WV 26452) or phone (304-269-4660). The registration deadline is Dec. 1. However, registration for a workshop will close when the maximum of 15 students is reached, so early registration is recommended.