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Quilting at the Monastery of the Ascension

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Program #19769RJ
7 Days | 6 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
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Elevation Note
Monastery is located at 4000 feet.

Equipment Requirements
Participants need to bring a sewing machine or rent one (we can arrange for rentals at $25 for the week). Fabric is supplied. We will send a list of other needed supplies following enrollment.

Itinerary for Aug 5 — Aug 11, 2013

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Type: Conference Center

Description: The Road Scholar is held in a retreat center phyiscally attached to a small Benedictine Monastery. Participants may share in the monastic prayers if they wish.

Contact info:
541 East--100 South
Jerome, ID 83338 USA
phone: 208-324-2377 x202
web: www.idahomonks.org

Room amenities: All air conditioned, with outside window. All open onto pleasant, quiet lounge area. Four single rooms, used when the main facility is full, are available in an annex. These rooms have private bath and shower, but are not as nice as main building.

Facility amenities: Air conditioned. Free snack bar, laundry, private baths, RV spaces with ordinary household electricity (30 AMP only) and access to showers (limited water hookups; no dump site on the premises). Facility provides nice panorama to the south over the Magic Valley and the town of Twin Falls with mountains in the background.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Dbl occupancy: $25 per pers.
Accommodations for extra nights may be, but are not always, available. Extra meals: breakfast $4; lunch $5; supper $7.

Check in time: 1:30 PM


Day One: Monday, August 05 - Arrival and registration. Social with hors d'oeuv...
Arrival and registration. Social with hors d'oeuvres, followed by dinner and orientation

Dinner: 5:50 Social; The program officially begins with a social at which soft drinks, beer, wine and hors d'oeuvres are available.

6:15 Dinner; The Hors d'oeuvres are followed by a banquet welcome dinner. All meals are prepared by our chef LuAnn Stites Kraft, who is beloved of all who visit the monastery for her wonderful cooking. If you let us know on the questionnaire we send, she will prepare special diets.

Evening: 7:30 PM Orientation to the facility and its amenities, the program and the instructors and introductions of participants. There will be quilt game with prizes as well.

Lodging: Monastery of the Ascension

Meals Included: Dinner

Type: Conference Center

Description: The Road Scholar is held in a retreat center phyiscally attached to a small Benedictine Monastery. Participants may share in the monastic prayers if they wish.

Contact info:
541 East--100 South
Jerome, ID 83338 USA
phone: 208-324-2377 x202
web: www.idahomonks.org

Room amenities: All air conditioned, with outside window. All open onto pleasant, quiet lounge area. Four single rooms, used when the main facility is full, are available in an annex. These rooms have private bath and shower, but are not as nice as main building.

Facility amenities: Air conditioned. Free snack bar, laundry, private baths, RV spaces with ordinary household electricity (30 AMP only) and access to showers (limited water hookups; no dump site on the premises). Facility provides nice panorama to the south over the Magic Valley and the town of Twin Falls with mountains in the background.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Dbl occupancy: $25 per pers.
Accommodations for extra nights may be, but are not always, available. Extra meals: breakfast $4; lunch $5; supper $7.

Check in time: 1:30 PM


Day Two: Tuesday, August 06 - Getting started: setting up machines, distributin...
Getting started: setting up machines, distributing fabrics. Instructors' trunk show.

Breakfast: 8 AM All meals are served in the dining room. Meals: Meals are served buffet style. Chef LuAnn Kraft purchases much of the food locally, often from organic farmers. For example, milk comes in glass bottles from a small dairy whose small herd consists of registered Holsteins, which are fed on grass--a rare exception amid the large dairies of the area. At breakfast, on every day but Sunday (when there are cereals and rolls), there is a hot entrée, cold cereal and assorted fruit. Juice, coffee, tea, and snacks are available at all times.

Morning: Classes are held in the conference room or in the audio-visual area off the lobby. The complimentary snack bar is always available. 9:00 AM-11:30 AM: Setting up machines, distributing fabrics, getting started. Review preparing fabric and rotary cutting. Quilters' exercises interspersed.

Lunch: 12:10 Dining room. There are salads, vegetables, an entrée and a desert, and usually fresh fruit, at each lunch and dinner.

Afternoon: 1:30–4:30. Introduction of curved piecing.

Dinner: When asked to describe our food, Chef LuAnn said that as much as possible she wants it to be "fresh, local, healthy, simple and delicious."

Evening: Presentation: Instructors' Trunk Show.

Lodging: Monastery of the Ascension

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: The Road Scholar is held in a retreat center phyiscally attached to a small Benedictine Monastery. Participants may share in the monastic prayers if they wish.

Contact info:
541 East--100 South
Jerome, ID 83338 USA
phone: 208-324-2377 x202
web: www.idahomonks.org

Room amenities: All air conditioned, with outside window. All open onto pleasant, quiet lounge area. Four single rooms, used when the main facility is full, are available in an annex. These rooms have private bath and shower, but are not as nice as main building.

Facility amenities: Air conditioned. Free snack bar, laundry, private baths, RV spaces with ordinary household electricity (30 AMP only) and access to showers (limited water hookups; no dump site on the premises). Facility provides nice panorama to the south over the Magic Valley and the town of Twin Falls with mountains in the background.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Dbl occupancy: $25 per pers.
Accommodations for extra nights may be, but are not always, available. Extra meals: breakfast $4; lunch $5; supper $7.

Check in time: 1:30 PM


Day Three: Wednesday, August 07 - Introducing Block B. Western Women and their Quil...
Breakfast: 8 AM All meals are prepared in the monastery kitchen and served in the dining room. At breakfast, on every day but Sunday (when there are cereals and rolls), there is a hot entree, cold cereal and assorted fruit. Juice, coffee, tea, and snacks are available at all times.

Morning: 9:00-11:30 Introduction of eight-pointed Star Block.

Lunch: 12:10 Dining room. There are salads, vegetables, an entree and a desert, and usually fresh fruit, at each lunch and dinner.

Afternoon: 1:30-4:30 Cutting demonstration. Begin cutting and sewing.

Dinner: 6:00 PM Dinner in the dining room. There are salads, vegetables, an entree and a desert, and usually fresh fruit, at each lunch and dinner.

Evening: Presentation: Tools of the Trade

Lodging: Monastery of the Ascension

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: The Road Scholar is held in a retreat center phyiscally attached to a small Benedictine Monastery. Participants may share in the monastic prayers if they wish.

Contact info:
541 East--100 South
Jerome, ID 83338 USA
phone: 208-324-2377 x202
web: www.idahomonks.org

Room amenities: All air conditioned, with outside window. All open onto pleasant, quiet lounge area. Four single rooms, used when the main facility is full, are available in an annex. These rooms have private bath and shower, but are not as nice as main building.

Facility amenities: Air conditioned. Free snack bar, laundry, private baths, RV spaces with ordinary household electricity (30 AMP only) and access to showers (limited water hookups; no dump site on the premises). Facility provides nice panorama to the south over the Magic Valley and the town of Twin Falls with mountains in the background.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Dbl occupancy: $25 per pers.
Accommodations for extra nights may be, but are not always, available. Extra meals: breakfast $4; lunch $5; supper $7.

Check in time: 1:30 PM


Day Four: Thursday, August 08 - Visit three area quilt shops. Picnic lunch.
Breakfast: 8 AM Dining room. At breakfast, on every day but Sunday (when there are cereals and rolls), there is a hot entree, cold cereal and assorted fruit. Juice, coffee, tea, and snacks are available at all times.

Morning: 9:00 AM Quilt shop hop. Board bus to visit at least three quilt shops in the area. On-board lectures about local geology, geography and history.

Lunch: 12:10 Lunch. Picnic lunch at a local park.

Afternoon: Continue visiting quilt shops, and on-board presentation about local geology, geography and history.

Dinner: 5:50 Dinner at the monastery.

Evening: One Block, Several Names: Quilt Blocks' Changing Names

Lodging: Monastery of the Ascension

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: The Road Scholar is held in a retreat center phyiscally attached to a small Benedictine Monastery. Participants may share in the monastic prayers if they wish.

Contact info:
541 East--100 South
Jerome, ID 83338 USA
phone: 208-324-2377 x202
web: www.idahomonks.org

Room amenities: All air conditioned, with outside window. All open onto pleasant, quiet lounge area. Four single rooms, used when the main facility is full, are available in an annex. These rooms have private bath and shower, but are not as nice as main building.

Facility amenities: Air conditioned. Free snack bar, laundry, private baths, RV spaces with ordinary household electricity (30 AMP only) and access to showers (limited water hookups; no dump site on the premises). Facility provides nice panorama to the south over the Magic Valley and the town of Twin Falls with mountains in the background.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Dbl occupancy: $25 per pers.
Accommodations for extra nights may be, but are not always, available. Extra meals: breakfast $4; lunch $5; supper $7.

Check in time: 1:30 PM


Day Five: Friday, August 09 - Continue work on quilt or projects. Presentation:...
Continue work on quilt or projects. Presentation: Websites for quilters.

Breakfast: 8 AM Dining room. At breakfast, on every day but Sunday (when there are cereals and rolls), there is a hot entree, cold cereal and assorted fruit. Juice, coffee, tea, and snacks are available at all times.

Morning: 9:00 - 11:30 Continue sewing blocks with the assistance and input of instructors. Demonstrations of three-dimensional techniques for art quilts (for those interested).

Lunch: 12:10 Dining room. There are salads, vegetables, an entree and a desert, and usually fresh fruit, at each lunch and dinner.

Afternoon: 1:30-4:00 Continue working on quilt, Preparing a quilt for quilting.

Dinner: Dinner in the dining room. There are salads, vegetables, an entree and a desert, and usually fresh fruit, at each lunch and dinner.

Evening: Presentation: How Quilting Changed: A Brief History

Lodging: Monastery of the Ascension

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: The Road Scholar is held in a retreat center phyiscally attached to a small Benedictine Monastery. Participants may share in the monastic prayers if they wish.

Contact info:
541 East--100 South
Jerome, ID 83338 USA
phone: 208-324-2377 x202
web: www.idahomonks.org

Room amenities: All air conditioned, with outside window. All open onto pleasant, quiet lounge area. Four single rooms, used when the main facility is full, are available in an annex. These rooms have private bath and shower, but are not as nice as main building.

Facility amenities: Air conditioned. Free snack bar, laundry, private baths, RV spaces with ordinary household electricity (30 AMP only) and access to showers (limited water hookups; no dump site on the premises). Facility provides nice panorama to the south over the Magic Valley and the town of Twin Falls with mountains in the background.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Dbl occupancy: $25 per pers.
Accommodations for extra nights may be, but are not always, available. Extra meals: breakfast $4; lunch $5; supper $7.

Check in time: 1:30 PM


Day Six: Saturday, August 10 - Continue working on quilt or project. Evening so...
Continue working on quilt or project. Evening social and banquet. Show and Tell.

Breakfast: 9:00 AM Breakfast in dining room. At breakfast, on every day but Sunday (when there are cereals and rolls), there is a hot entree, cold cereal and assorted fruit. Juice, coffee, tea, and snacks are available at all times.

Morning: 10:00-11:30 Continue sewing on your quilt with assistance and input of instructors. Demonstrations and quilters' exercises.

Lunch: 12:10 Lunch in the dining room. There are salads, vegetables, an entree and a desert, and usually fresh fruit, at each lunch and dinner.

Afternoon: 1:30-4:00 Continue working on quilt.

Dinner: 5:50 Social, followed by a farewell banquet conjured up from wonderful local ingredients by Chef LuAnn Kraft.

Evening: 7:15 Show and Tell, followed by wrap up in the conference room.

Lodging: Monastery of the Ascension

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Seven: Sunday, August 11 - Good-bye's After Breakfast
Breakfast: Early bird pick-up breakfast will be available from 6:00 AM.

Breakfast will be served at 7:40 AM. Sunday breakfast is cereals and rolls. The program concludes after breakfast on Sunday with farewells and a leisurely exit.

Meals Included: Breakfast



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Jerome, ID
General OverviewThe Monastery of the Ascension and its attached retreat center are located centrally in the Magic Valley, five miles east of Jerome and ten miles north of Twin Falls. The monastery is within two hours' drive of Boise (state capitol; churches; Birds of Prey Center), Glens Ferry (Oregon Trail Interpretative Center; Three Island State Park), Malad Gorge State Park, Sun Valley, Jackpot, NV, Craters of the Moon, City of Rocks, Silver Creek Preserve, 1000 Spings (e.g., the spectacular Niagara Springs), Hagerman Fossil Beds Headquarters and Museum (Hagerman, ID), and ice caves north of Shoshone. There a number of museums (e.g., at College of Southern Idaho and in Twin Falls and Jerome), antique stores, galleries, and quilt shops, as well as numerous golf courses, several hot springs, and scenic boat rides in the Snake River Canyon.

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