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.