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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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Pre Retreat Quilting Class

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Pre Retreat Quilting Class

Linda Halpin will once again be leading a quilting class prior to our main Cabin Fever Quilt Retreat.  This year's pre retreat class entitled "ROLLING STAR" is seen here and described as follows:
The first time I made this design, it was as the Bonus Quilt made from the leftovers of a larger quilt.  I have always loved this pattern, and decided to make it all on its own.  The result?  Some more of my ‘Stitching Magic’.....  While this star looks like it is made up of 21 teeny tiny pieces, there is not a single triangle cut in this method of construction.  Instead, you will be cutting 3 sizes of squares, and with a few simple steps, they will be transformed into this Rolling Star block!  So much fun, so much magic.

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Earlier Event: December 6
Gingerbreadhouse Workshop
Later Event: February 6
Cabin Fever Quilt Retreat