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2010 4th Annual North Carolina Quilt Retreat

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North Carolina Quilt Retreat (4th Annual)

October 7-10, 2010

(Monday Oct. 11 is Columbus Day, for those that get the holiday)

The 2010 Quilt Retreat will be held the weekend of October 7-10, 2010 at the YMCA Camp Cheerio, Roaring Gap, NC in the northwest corner. Camp Cheerio is a summer camp with multiple buildings, lodges, dining hall, and conference center. It offers us terrific housing rates with meals included and conference space at no additional cost. Meals are offered buffet style, with salad bar at both lunch & dinner. We do not select the menus, but for three years it has proven to be memorable, and not your typical camp fare.

We will be staying in the Millis Lodge. Each of the 22 rooms has a private bath with linens and towels provided. There are a variety of room styles (queens, queen w/bunk beds, twins) which will be issued on a first come, first requested basis.

Sharing of rooms does not alter each individual's expenses, but might be necessary depending on the number of quilters who come. [There are other campers in camp this weekend & I'm not sure if the Lodge is being utilized for them at all.]

We will be quilting on the 2nd floor of the Sloan Center which offers a wonderful view of the valley below, and a delightful breeze! There are a lot of activities (aside from quilting) for campers or spouses including hiking, canoing, swimming (if you're brave enough in Oct.), horseback riding, archery, etc.

Dinner Thursday, breakfast/lunch/dinner Friday & Saturday, snack Saturday night and breakfast/lunch Sunday are included in your price. In past years we've packed up our quilt space prior to lunch on Sunday. The first year we ate lunch in camp, one year we got bagged lunches of cold cut sandwiches which many of us took with us on the trip home, and last year some of us ate in our quilting space until we felt like leaving.


I believe the temperature in October on top of the mountain will be brisk and cool, usually 10 degrees below that in Greensboro or Winston-Salem. Snow in NC is not likely in October, and hopefully there will still be beautiful color in the trees.

There are tons of things to do vacation-wise in the VA/NC area. The camp is only 10 minutes from the Blue Ridge Parkway.

The closest airport is the Piedmont Triad International Airport between Greensboro and High Point, NC.

Tentative Itinerary: More details to be provided/planned as we get closer. Workshop/project ideas will be developed as we get closer to Retreat, or we can just spend the entire weekend working on our own projects. There are a couple of possible field trip opportunities if we choose as well.

There should be room with big tables if anyone would like help with sandwiching & basting a quilt.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Arrival at camp.

Dinner (6:00p)

After dinner activities including setting up the sewing area, getting to know you activities, social time, and perhaps some quilting.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Breakfast (8:30a)

Quilting time, activities, fun, fresh air walk, social time.

Lunch (12:30p)

More quilting time, social time, activities, fun, fresh air walk, more fun.

Dinner (6:00p)

More quilting time, activities, and social time, fun!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Breakfast (8:30a)

Quilting time, activities, fun, fresh air walk, social time.

Lunch (12:30p)

More quilting time, social time, activities, fun, fresh air walk, more fun.

Dinner (6:00p)

More quilting time, activities, and social time, fun!

Late night snack.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Breakfast (8:30a)

Quilting time, cleaning & packing up sewing supplies, social time.

Lunch (12:30p)

Goodbyes, pack cars, leave.

Approximately $200.00 PER PERSON INCLUDES:

3 nights lodging, 9 meals, conference space, Sat. evening snack. This breaks down to about $69/day. Travel arrangements and expenses are the individualÂs responsibility. The final total will be available closer to camp when I sign & submit the contract.


The opportunity to join the Quilt Retreat will be open to GardenWeb quilt forum members (and their spouses) registered with GardenWeb by October 1, 2009.

Reservations must be made by sending a check for $40.00 to Jennifer Plaugher (please make check payable to Jennifer Plaugher). Participants will be considered registered after receipt of the $40.00 deposit. This is a non-refundable deposit for each person (or spouse) attending, but will be applied to each camper's total.

Deposit of $40.00 per person is due no later than August 25, 2010.

Final payments will be made the weekend of the Retreat (via check or cash to me. I need to pay one check to the camp.)

If you intend to send a deposit check, please email me with:

name & address

phone number

how many people you are bringing

Intended mode of travel, if you know already.

PLEASE NOTE: (some of this info from the camp)

Camp Cheerio does not provide accidental injury insurance for rental groups.

 As the organizer of this retreat, I am not liable for any injury, loss of life, or damage to property incurred to participants while they are traveling to or participating in this excursion.

 Depending on group size, your group may not be the only one in camp. Please be respectful of other groups and their needs.

 Camp meals are served buffet style at 8:30 AM, 12:30 PM and 6:00 PM. Food is available for half an hour after serving times.

 Check out time is one and a half hours after the last meal unless prior arrangements have been made.

 Deposits (to reserve our space in camp) are non-refundable.

 No credit is given for missed nights or meals. Rates subject to change.

 No pets or smoking in any buildings on Camp Cheerio property; no alcohol or illegal drug use. Smoking is permitted outside the buildings and on the porches. Please be courteous with your trash.

 Quiet time is 10:00 PM to 7:00 AM. Please be considerate of others.

Other attractions to visit in North Carolina and Virginia:

(traveling times are from Camp Cheerio, Glade Valley, NC)

Asheville NC Â 2.5 hours Quilts at Folk Art Center, Blue Ridge Parkway

Blowing Rock NC Â 1.5 hours Boone NC Â 1.5 hours Banner Elk NC Â 2 hours

Old Salem, Winston Salem NC (Moravian settlement) Â 1.25 hours

Walkertown fabric shop

Charlotte NC Â 1.5 hours

Gastonia NC - 2 hours - ***Mary JoÂs Cloth Store***

401 Cox Road, I-85 Exit 21

Yadkin Valley Wine Trail  about 1 hour

Blue Ridge Parkway connection  10 minutes from Camp Cheerio

Mabry Mill, Chateau Morrisette Winery, Peaks of Otter

Blue Ridge Parkway connects with the Skyline Drive in VA

web site:

Charlottesville VA Â 4 hours - Monticello (home of Thomas Jefferson)

Montpelier (home of James Madison)

University of Virginia

Harrisburg VA Â 4 hours - Quilt Museum, quilt shops

Staunton VA Â 3.5 hours - Frontier Culture Museum, Natural Chimneys & Grand Caverns

Shenandoah Valley VA and the Skyline Drive

web sites:

golf, hiking, B&Bs, cabins, American History, wineries, natural history,

arts, theater, pottery, glass blowing, P.Buckley Moss Museum

Lexington VA Â 3 hours Edinburgh VA Â 4 hours

Greensboro NC  1.75 hours, NC Farmers Market, Replacements, Ltd. (china, silver, etc.), RandyÂs Quilt Shop, Old Mill at

Guilford, Piedmont Triad International Airport (PTI)

Seagrove NC  2.5 hours  a large area of local potters and wonderful handmade pottery

Mt. Airy, NC Â home of Andy Griffith

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