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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 Quilter's Retreat

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Cabin Fever Quilter's Retreat

Got cabin fever?  The cure is Watson Homestead’s Quilters Retreat!

With Instructor Linda Halpin

“PICK UP STICKS” Weekend Quilt Workshop

Welcome to the Eleventh Annual Cabin Fever Retreat at Watson Homestead!  This year’s class features the quilt Linda was commissioned to design for the 2015 Wisconsin Statewide Shop Hop.  It combines all of her favorite things: working with a wide variety of fabrics, making small blocks that look harder to do than they are, and new patchwork tricks that make the process efficient with excellent results.

The Shop Hop quilt was a two color quilt, combining the red and grey fabrics of this year’s feature fabrics.  But Linda couldn’t stop there; she had to see what it would look like using a mixture of lots of colors.  The hardest part of this class will be deciding which way you want to color your quilt.

Just as in past years Saturday night is “show and tell” and a good time to share projects that you have created. In addition to quilts also bring along a non-quilt item that you have made. It can be knit, crocheted, painted, jewelry, scrapbook…just something fun to share.

* Once registered, students will receive a materials list, detailing what to bring.  Workshop limited to 30 students and a $5 handout fee for all class handouts will be collected in class.

For more information and pricing, download the Cabin Fever Quilter's Retreat Brochure.

To register, please call Watson Homestead at (607) 962-0541, E-mail, or mail registration form to:
Watson Homestead Conference and Retreat Center
9620 Dry Run Road, Painted Post, NY 14870



Earlier Event: November 29
Gingerbread House Building Workshop
Later Event: April 10
Painting in Encaustic & Mixed Media