COVID19 UPDATE The retreat has been postponed until April 22-24 2021
I am so excited to announce the third annual Long Armed Mama Retreat! This year’s theme is “Squeeze The Day” and I can’t wait to share with you another great quilting adventure!
When: Thursday, April 22nd, 2020 – Saturday, April 24th, 2020
Where: Clarion Hotel in Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia
Cost: Retreat fee is $225. A deposit of $75 is required upon registration. Deposit will go towards your retreat fee (hotel not included). We have locked in a group rate of $98/night for double occupancy rooms (two queen beds). You may stay at the hotel or if you are local and prefer to stay at home, you may do so.
Who: YOU. Any skill level! And your friends! The more, the merrier!
What: Sit-and-sew your projects from home Make-And-Take Goodies Door Prizes/ Giveaways Chair Massages by Debra Allen Vendors (TBD) Optional Classes
Classes. These are optional and they do not overlap if you wish to take more than one. Each class is an extra $25 which covers the cost of your pattern, instructor, and conference room rental. Classes are subject to change if classes do not fill up. Each class will be approximately 3 hours and you will be given instruction on step by step construction. For each class you sign up for, the instructor will reach out to you and give you fabric requirements and cutting instructions to prep before the retreat so that you will be ready to start sewing when you arrive!
Nordic Charm Quilt by Kelli Marshall from Simply Mackbeth where you will learn a new twist on a classic star block.
Foundation Paper Piecing HST for beginners by Annette Ferons where you will get the basics of FPP and can make it scrappy or more modern.
Be Kind Rewind Quilt by Anna Brown from Wax and Wane Studio where you will learn some curved piecing and fun shapes.
We have, once again, chosen the Clarion Hotel in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the historic town of Harpers Ferry! Plenty of modern amenities and a discounted rate through the retreat. This hotel is surrounded by famous historic civil war sites and the Shenandoah River. If anyone wishes to come a day early to do some site-seeing, you are welcome to it! You will need to make your own rooming arrangements through the Clarion Hotel in Harper’s Ferry, WV.
I have made a deal with the Clarion Hotel for $98/night for a double queen room. So you have the option to share rooms and split costs or if you prefer to get your own room, you can do that too. Breakfast is included with your hotel rooms. If you are local and wish to save on costs, you can stay in your own homes and come during the day to the ballroom for the retreat. Breakfast is not included in the retreat fee so if you stay at home you’ll want to have your breakfast before you arrive each day.
The Retreat Fee of $225 covers your lunches for Thur-Sat, door prizes, giveaways, make-and-takes, and cost of ballroom use. The ballroom will be securely locked each evening so that you can set up and leave your equipment and projects in place and ready for the next day. It is there in the ballroom that we will come together to retreat from our busy lives and relax, build friendships, and build upon our quilting skills- no matter what skill level you are currently at. This is a sit-and-sew style retreat with a twist! We will be offering a couple classes this year to choose from. So bring your sewing machine, tools, and projects to work on!
Breakfast is provided through your hotel stay if you choose to stay at the Clarion. If you are going home at night, you’ll want to eat breakfast before you arrive. This year dinner will be free choice. We will not be catering dinner this year as we had some issues with it in the past. So this will be your chance to get out and stretch your legs and see some of historic Harper’s Ferry if you wish. I will provide a list of local restaurants for you to choose from, or if you’d rather, the hotel has an on-site restaurant just upstairs from where we will be.
A $75 deposit is due immediately following receipt of your registration form. Cash, Check, Credit Card (invoice sent to your email via Square) is accepted . If you send a check or mail cash please make checks payable to Kiley Ferons and mail to 35 Featherstone Dr. Charles Town WV 25414. The deposit will hold your place at the retreat and is NON-REFUNDABLE. It does go towards your total cost of the retreat. The remaining balance is due by March 15th. No refund will be give within 30 days of the retreat start date. Don’t forget to also book your hotel stay and tell them you are part of the quilt group for the discounted rate. Call 304.535.6302 to reserve hotel.
I can’t wait to go on this adventure with you!