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Raystown Retreat 2024!

Immerse yourself in the serene beauty of Lake Raystown Resort, surrounded by fellow knitting and quilting enthusiasts. Our four-day retreat offers the perfect opportunity to enhance your skills, connect with like-minded individuals, and create beautiful pieces in a picturesque setting. We’ll have classes and demos for those who want them, and if you just want to work on your own—that’s fine, too.

You may come starting either Thursday or Friday, and we’ll run through Sunday. The 2024 dates are April 25 or 26 through April 28.

If you have food sensitivities, Lake Raystown is wonderful about accommodating them.

A $100 nonrefundable deposit holds your place. Book your spot at our wonderful 4-day knitting or quilting retreat now. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to rejuvenate your creativity while enjoying the serene ambiance of Lake Raystown Resort. You may either call the shop to sign up, or clickhere to place your deposit.

Here’s what we’ll be doing each day:



Arrive any time after 10:00 a.m. Quilt and knit on your own all day.

Lunch: Noon

Afternoon Sundae Bar 2:00 p.m.

Dinner: 6:00 p.m.



Breakfast 8-9 a.m. for Thursday group only

Friday group: Arrive any time after 9:00 a.m.

10:00 a.m.: Mystery clues for knitted cowl and quilted runner begin





10:30 a.m.: Sidewinder Beanie class


Noon: Lunch

1:00 p.m.: Zen Knot bag. This bag uses four fat quarters and is reversible. The pictures below are all of the same bag! (I’ll make the pattern available in May after the retreat.)



2:00 Afternoon sundae bar


3:00: Colonial Skirt demo


6:00 Dinner



8-9 a.m. Breakfast

10:00 a.m. Half-rectangle tool demo

The Creative Grids half -rectangle tool is a versatile way to make half rectangles in seven sizes! Here are just a couple of the things you can do with it. We’ll give you a demo, then set you loose to play!



Noon: lunch


1:30-2:00: Folded Fabric star

If you start in April, your tree will be filled with stars in December. It makes a great housewarming gift, too!





2:30-3:30: How to Portuguese Knit class

Knitters who switch to Portuguese knitting are happy! You can wear the yarn around your neck, or you can collect beautiful knitting pins, similar to the one we show here. See that hook at the bottom? The working yarn goes through it. (We vote for beautiful!) We’ll have a large selection of pins available, but we’ll show you both ways of working. Valerie is an expert Portuguese knitter and will be teaching this class. She no longer has time to teach in the evenings at the shop, so now you have the perfect reason to sign up for the retreat!


6:00 p.m. dinner



Play on your own day

Brunch: 10:30-11:30 a.m.

11:30 a.m. Show and Tell--what did you get done this weekend?

Play until 4:00 p.m.

Must be packed and out by 5:00 p.m.


We have limited capacity in the room for this retreat and are already almost half full because every year, most of the current retreaters sign up again for the next year. Be sure to sign up early and not be disappointed! You may sign up for either three days (April 16-28) or four days (April 25-28). Pricing is as follows:

Friday through Sunday, April 26-28: Single $675/person; double $600/person.

Thursday though Sunday, April 25-28: Single $900/person; double $875/person.

You’ll need to give us a nonrefundable $100 deposit to hold your place. Full payment must be made by April 16. You may want to buy online trip insurance that includes COVID coverage. I’ve found several companies online that do this for around $80.



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