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Quilting at the Monastery of the Ascension

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Program #19769RJ
7 Days | 6 Nights
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Improve your quilting skills and learn the history of this beloved craft while making your own two-block quilt top alongside fellow quilters. Whether you are a novice or an experienced quilter, you will benefit from expert instruction and enjoy nightly presentations on a variety of related topics, as well as hands-on sewing demonstrations. Learn tips for keeping yourself healthy and dexterous while quilting, take part in daily exercise and enjoy sumptuous cuisine prepared by a noted chef.


• Visit local quilt shops and enjoy a picnic in a park en route through the Snake River Plain.
• Take in presentations on the history of quilts, how quilt blocks got their names and more.
• Participants receive fabric kits that include fat quarters and backgrounds of different styles, including batiks, holiday fabrics, etc.

Program Notes

Work on your quilting skills as you make 2 to 3 small quilts using various techniques, such as half-square triangles made four ways. The second area of concentration will be bead embroidery as an embellishment. Stitches such as the Fly, the Buttonhole and Chain Stitch with beads are a few of the choices. Personal sewing machines welcome. Rentals of (mechanical machines) available for $25 for the week. Fabric provided.

Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.

Activity Notes

Minimal walking and standing on this program. All outings are optional.

Coordinated by Benedictine Monastery of the Ascension.

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6 nights of accommodations
17 meals: 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners
4 Expert-led lectures
2 Field trips
8 Hands-on experiences


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