Registration is now open for 23rd annual Lewis County Quilt Retreat

July 25, 2018 GMT

Would you like to learn to quilt, starting with the basics, or to improve your quilting skills if you are an experienced quilter? The 23rd annual Lewis County Quilt Retreat will offer these opportunities, and along with quilting knowledge for all ages. Scheduled for March 15-17, 2019 at WVU-Jackson’s Mill near Weston, the Retreat is sponsored by the West Virginia University Extension Service in Lewis County.

Retreat participants may enroll in one three-hour mini-session on Friday afternoon and/or in one weekend workshop. The weekend workshops begin on Friday evening, end before noon on Sunday, and include twelve hours of instruction. Some workshops involve hand sewing. Most require students to bring a portable sewing machine. Workshops are offered for a range of quilting skills, from beginning to advanced levels.


Two topics are offered in a series to teach the basics — Building Blocks III for quilting techniques and Let’s Get It Quilted for machine quilting. The Retreat program will also include a Merchants’ Mall on Friday afternoon, a project sharing session, and a silent auction. West Virginia Quilters, a statewide quilters guild, will document the history of West Virginia quilts made before 1970, documentation will occur on Friday.

Registration fees are $80 for a twelve-hour weekend workshop and $15 for a threehour mini-session. For some workshops, there are additional materials fees. Those who register will receive a list of fabrics and supplies to bring. Meals and lodging are available at Jackson’s Mill. Costs vary with type of lodging and meals selected. There are also lodging options at nearby motels.

The registration packet contains complete details, descriptions and illustrations of projects, and a registration form. Go to the WVU Lewis County Extension website at jacksonsmill.wvu.edu/events/lewis-county-quilt-retreat to access complete information and registration form.

To receive a packet by mail, contact the West Virginia University Extension Office in Lewis County by mail 104 Center Ave., Weston, WV 26452 or phone 304-269-4660. The registration deadline is Jan. 10, 2019. However, registration for a workshop will close when the maximum of fifteen students is reached, so early registration is recommended. For classes not filled by start date, registration will remain open.