Kanuga Knitting & Quilting Retreat

January 17, 2013 - January 20, 2013
Hendersonville NC 28793-0250


January 17, 2013 – January 20, 2013


Optional January 21 Stayover

Extend your retreat for an extra day! Limited classes will be offered in addition to a buffet supper Jan. 20 and a continental breakfast before checkout Jan. 21.


“Both knitters and quilters belong to a rich heritage of tapping into that creative side of ourselves to turn something made by necessity into something so very expressive of the Creator.”
-Varian Brandon

Learn new techniques from patient experts and exercise your creativity during this relaxing mountain weekend.

Knitters and quilters will choose one project to work on and complete during this three-day retreat.

Projects will be offered for beginning to advanced knitters and beginning to intermediate quilters.

Log Cabin Celebration QuiltCourthouse Steps Table RunnerQuilters can choose to make a Barn Raising Log Cabin Quilt (above) or the Courthouse Steps Table Runner (right). Both designs will utilize a new log cabin trim tool, designed by instructor Janet Houts.

Quilters also are welcome to arrange their log cabin blocks into a quilt of their own design or bring their own quilting project.

In addition to daily classes, there will be get-togethers by the fire and time for hiking to scenic mountain overlooks and visiting area yarn and quilting shops.


About the staff

Varian BrandonCOORDINATOR: Varian Brandon has been knitting since she was 8 and has been almost continuously working with yarn and needles since a trip to Scotland after college. Recently, she was the top American winner in an international design competition sponsored by Jamieson and Smith Woolbrokers. She lives in Atlanta where she uses her needles (and graph paper and computer) to design hand-knitted sweaters.

Jennifer DeatonCHAPLAIN: The Rev. Jennifer Deaton serves as chaplain for St. Andrew’s Episcopal School and priest associate at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Cathedral in Jackson, Miss. An avid knitter, she maintains the blog Preach One, Purl Two.

Jean Ann Wright and Janet Houts

QUILTING INSTRUCTOR: Jean Ann Wright is a design consultant to the fabric industry and co-author of Circle of Nine: 24 Stunning and Creative Quilts, One Unique Quilt Setting. Previously, she served as editor of The Quilting Quarterly and Quilt magazines. Her quilts have appeared on the covers of The Quilter and Quilter’s World and featured in Fons and Porter, McCalls and Quilter’s Newsletter magazines. She has taught quilting in the United States, Canada and England and was a judge at the first International Quilt Festival in Austria and the Quilt Festival in Houston.

QUILTING INSTRUCTOR: Janet Houts is a quilt designer and co-author of Circle of Nine: 24 Stunning and Creative Quilts, One Unique Quilt Setting. Her quilts have been published in numerous magazines, including Fons and Porter’s Love of Quilting, McCalls Quick Quilts, Quilter’s World and Quilt Magazine. She has designed quilts for several textile companies, including Blank Textiles, Windham Fabrics and Andover Textiles. She has an extensive background in graphic arts and previously was the editorial art director for The Quilting Quarterly.


Double Occupancy $479 per person
Includes program, lodging, meals and use of recreational facilities.
Single Occupancy $587 per person
Includes same as above. (Based on availability)
Commuter $320 per person
Includes program, lunches, suppers and use of recreational facilities. (For residents of Henderson, Transylvania, Polk, Rutherford, Buncombe, Haywood or Greenville counties only)
Optional Stayover $70 per person
Includes lodging, buffet supper and continental breakfast.


Deposit $100 per person
Nonrefundable. Nontransferable. Deposit deducted from total fee.
Balance Due December 17
(To register after this date, please send a check or use a credit card for the full amount.)


Check-in 1-4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17
Check-out After lunch Sunday, Jan. 20


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