19769
Jerome (Idaho)
Quilting at the Monastery of the Ascension
Create your own beautiful quilt in a quiet, rural, monastic setting. Join experts for sewing demonstrations, nightly presentations and instruction tailored to all experience levels!
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Program No. 19769RJ
Length
7 days
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7 days
6 nights
17 meals
6 B 5 L 6 D
DAY
1
Hors d'oeuvres, welcome dinner and orientation
Jerome, ID
D
Monastery of the Ascension

Dinner: 5:50 Social; The program officially begins with a social at which soft drinks, beer, wine and hors d'oeuvres are available. Social is followed by a welcome banquet. All meals are prepared by our chef LuAnn Stites Kraft, who is beloved of all who visit the monastery for her wonderful cooking and is ready to accommodate special needs.

Evening: 7:30 PM Orientation to the facility and its amenities, the program and the instructors and introductions of participants. Presentation.

DAY
2
Setting up; distributing fabrics, review cutting fabric.
Jerome, ID
B,L,D
Monastery of the Ascension

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 toast), there is a hot entree, cold cereal and assorted fruit. Juice, coffee, tea, and snacks are available at all times.

Morning: 8:45-11:30 : Setting up machines, distributing fabrics, getting started. Review preparing fabric and rotary cutting.

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

Afternoon: 1:00--3:30 PM. Instruction continues

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

DAY
3
Guidance in cutting and setting the design.
Jerome, ID
B,L,D
Monastery of the Ascension

Breakfast: 8:00 am

Morning: 9:00 - 11:30. Cutting and setting the design with instructors’ assistance

Lunch: 12:10

Afternoon: Continue working on project

Dinner: 5:50 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: 7:30 Presentation

DAY
4
Shop hop to quilt stores and picnic.
Jerome, ID
B,L,D
Monastery of the Ascension

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 Board bus to visit quilt shops and scenic places in area. Lecture on the local area during bus ride.

Lunch: 12:10 Lunch. Picnic at a park.

Afternoon: Return to monastery to continue working on projects.

Dinner: 5:50

Evening: Presentation

DAY
5
Continue working on projects; demonstration on various ways to prepare quilts for quilting.
Jerome, ID
B,L,D
Monastery of the Ascension

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 with projects. Demonstrations.

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

Afternoon: Demonstrations on various ways to prepare quilts 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.

DAY
6
Closing social and banquet; show and tell.
Jerome, ID
B,L,D
Monastery of the Ascension

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 working on quilts with imput and assistance from instructors.

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: 1:00 - 4:00 Continue working on blocks or own projects. Instruction: How to bind a quilt.

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

Evening: Show and tell of the week's work.

DAY
7
Early bird breakfast for those who wish it, for the rest, farewells and a leisurely exit.
Jerome, ID
B

Breakfast: Pick-up breakfast will be available from 6:00 AM. Breakfast will be served at 7:40 AM. Sunday breakfast is cereals and toast.. The program concludes after breakfast on Sunday.