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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 Quilters Retreat

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Cabin Fever Quilters Retreat

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

“Home Sweet Home” Weekend Quilt Workshop

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Welcome to the Twelfth Annual Cabin Fever Retreat at Watson Homestead!  This year’s main feature workshop creates a 32” x 38” wall hanging that combines patchwork with fusible applique.  This project will allow you to fine tune your piecing skills as you create a checkerboard center portion of the quilt, then learn fusible applique techniques transforming the checkerboard into a cute wall hanging packed with charm.  And to top it off, the quilt is embellished with buttons and rick rack. 

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.  


"Fun With Scallops" Pre-Retreat Class

(This optional class will be offered Friday afternoon from 2pm – 5pm.  Those attending the Full Weekend can sign up for an additional $25 fee.  Those interested in attending the Friday Afternoon class only, can do so for a $30 fee.)  
Welcome to the pre-Cabin Fever Retreat class!  This year’s opening class will be a workshop that will teach you how to cleverly use up orphan blocks you may have from previous projects, turning them into something special.

Taking any 9” quilt blocks (9 ½” with seam allowances) you may, which can be of any technique: patchwork, applique, embroidered, preprinted panels, or simply fabric that you want to feature as a special block, you will create a 38” x 38” wall hanging.   

*This class will be limited to 30 students, and each student will receive a supply list prior to class.  A $5 handout fee for all class handouts will be collected in class.   

Things to Know!

When:  February 3 - 5, 2017
Friday 6pm – Sunday 12:00pm  
“Home Sweet Home” Quilt Weekend Workshop

*** Optional “Fun with Scallops” class Friday 2pm – 5pm

Lodging:  Participants will stay in our hotel style West Wing rooms.  Each room contains two double beds and a private bath. We will assign roommates if none are requested.
Meals:   Meals begin with Friday Dinner through Sunday brunch, in our Main Dining Hall

Cost “Home Sweet Home” weekend workshop cost is $280 per person (Double Occupancy).   

“Fun with Scallops” class is an additional
(for those attending the full weekend)
$30 (for those attending Friday’s class only)

Deposit of $100 per person is due at time of registration to secure your place, balance due by January 20, 2017.

 For more information or to register please contact our office at (607) 962-0541 or mail in the registration form.