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9620 Dry Run Road
Painted post, NY 14870


Watson Homestead is a full service conference and retreat center, open year-round, serving 8000 - 10,000 guests annually.  In addition to hotel-style accommodations and meeting rooms, Watson Homestead Conference and Retreat Center has an indoor, heated swimming pool; climbing tower, historic one room schoolhouse, hiking trails, miniature golf, archery range, ball fields, covered picnic pavilion, full summer cabin area, playgrounds and a meditation labyrinth. Guests are served home-cooked, healthy meals buffet style in our dining room with a fireplace and panoramic view of 375 acres.  Call us today to book a day or overnight meeting or retreat.  Watson Homestead is an excellent location for youth, sports or organizational retreats, weddings, clergy or religious retreat groups, conferences, trade shows, banquets, seminars, quilt, scrapping, yoga and wellness retreats, team building and staff training retreats.

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Cabin Fever Quilt Retreat

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Cabin Fever Quilt Retreat

Linda Halpin will join us once again to instruct at our Cabin Fever Quilt Weekend February 6-8, 2015.  This years workshop entitled "Postcards" is described by Linda in the following:

POSTCARDS:  A Remembrance Quilt:
Welcome to the Tenth Annual Cabin Fever Retreat at Watson Homestead!  This year’s class features the quilt I was commissioned to design for Wisconsin’s Statewide Shop Hop.  In it, we take rectangular motifs that have been fussy-cut out of the specialty fabric of your choice and turn them into squares that can then be set together in a traditional block arrangement.  The design created by the setting blocks serves to further frame your specialty fabric.
What is so much fun about this design is the possibilities!  Use rectangles of plain fabric and embellish them with signatures, turning it into an Album Quilt (great for weddings, graduations, or reunions!), or fill them with quotes for an Inspirational Quilt.... how about doing some photo transfers for a really special keepsake.... or fussy cut motifs from children’s prints to make a Story Quilt.  What ideas can you come up with?

 The class sample is a wall-hanging size (41” x 41”) but instructions include multiple sizes so you can make the size of your choice

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Earlier Event: February 6
Pre Retreat Quilting Class
Later Event: March 13
March Maple Family Weekend