Get-Away Weekend

2019 Sign-up Brochure

Beaver Hollow Conference Center

Beaver Hollow Conference Center

2019 will be the fourteenth annual Quilting with Margaret GET-AWAY WEEKEND and is scheduled for April 25 – 28, 2019. Again we will be returning to our new location: Beaver Hollow Conference Center & Spa in Java Center, NY (just south of Darien Lake). Since opening in 1989, Beaver Hollow has earned a reputation as the premier location for group and corporate events. Situated on 300 scenic acres of natural woodland in Wyoming county, between Rochester and Buffalo, Beaver Hollow offers a breathtaking backdrop. As those of you who attended this year discovered, Beaver Hollow had plenty of space, amazing and plentiful food and was in a nice relaxing setting perfect for a weekend retreat.

Also we all enjoyed a longer weekend with a full day Friday for everyone. This longer weekend means an extra day of sewing for everyone with three meals Friday and Saturday and 2 meals Sunday. All meals are specially prepared by Beaver Hollow’s culinary staff using organic and locally grown and harvested ingredients in what they call their Farm to Table initiative with seasonal produce and locally produced maple syrup. And Sunday included a boxed lunch which also made the weekend longer.

For those wanting to extend our long weekend even more, you may opt to arrive Thursday evening, April 25, for an extra night add-on cost. No dinner will be provided on Thursday so you can eat somewhere on the way down and enjoy the legendary Beaver Hollow bonfire with s’mores in the evening.

The weekend is already beginning to fill up, so don’t delay in making your deposit for 2019 if you plan to attend.

The price of the event is all-inclusive, which means it includes:

  1. One of our spectacular dinners

    One of our spectacular dinners

    Welcome bag of goodies and chocolate.

  2. Get-acquainted cash bar and activities Friday and Saturday evenings.
  3. Gourmet meals (sit-down restaurant-style dinners Friday and Saturday; a hot American breakfast buffet Friday, Saturday and Sunday; a buffet  lunch Friday and Saturday and a box lunch Sunday).
  4. Deluxe corporate-style guest rooms (renovated in 2012) all with private baths, free high-speed internet access, cable TV, worktable,
    phone with voicemail, radio alarm clock, terrycloth bath robes, iron, ironing board, hairdryer and shampoo.
  5. Winter activities including walking trails with free snow shoes and cross-country skis and nightly bonfires.
  6. Three days of class instruction where you will learn a quick and easy quilt (includes free pattern).
  7. Special guest speaker/trunk show on Saturday.
  8. Mini special-technique class Friday afternoon (with a free kit).
  9. Access to the indoor aquatic center featuring a heated saltwater swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and locker rooms.
  10. Access to a full fitness gym with top-of-the-line equipment.
  11. Snacks and beverages available all weekend.
  12. Late night sewing each night in our spacious classroom.
  13. Chance to win a quilt block challenge.
  14. Big show & tell Friday afternoon.
  15. To revive your dry winter skin: Free hand paraffin dips all weekend.
  16. Available for an extra charge: various spa treatments (prices available) at the on-site Spa at Beaver Hollow.
Deluxe Guest Room

Deluxe Guest Room

As an all-inclusive retreat, this is still a great value. We’ve added lots of extras over the past couple of years.  And our new location at Beaver Hollow offers even more amenities like a indoor heated saltwater pool and full fitness gym. The all-inclusive price for all day Friday, starting at 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Sunday is just, $565 per person for a triple (2 full beds), $590 per person for a double (2 full beds) and $690 per person for a single (1 double bed).  Prices vary for the optional add-on of an extra night accommodation (no dinner Thursday) based on the number of people per room with check-in time of 4 p.m. Thursday.

So why not join us and treat yourself to a whole weekend just for you? We all deserve a little time for ourselves. Bring a friend (even if she’s not a quilter) since this is really just a great weekend to have some fun with girlfriends and relax.  If you can’t talk your bff into joining you, I can set you up with a roommate.  Just let me know.  It’s also a fun weekend to make new friends.

A non-refundable deposit of $200 reserves your spot.  Payment can be made by check or cash.  I will be accepting payments by credit card (+ 3% surcharge). If you like, you can opt for the installment plan and make a payment monthly.  To register download and print the sign-up brochure by clicking on the link below:

Click here to download a 2019 Get-Away Weekend Signup Brochure

In March, everyone who is registered will be invited to a Pre-Party at Studio #307/309, the Hungerford, 1115 East Main Street in Rochester, where you can meet everyone who is going, renew old acquaintances and receive a packet with information about the weekend, including the supply list for the optional group project and signup information about spa treatments. Anyone unable to attend the Pre-Party will be mailed a welcome packet with all of this information.

Everyone gets a large work space.

Everyone gets a large work space.

Nightly bonfire with s'mores

Nightly bonfire with s’mores

Who's going to win Quilt Bingo?

Who’s going to win Quilt Bingo?

Sundays large group Show & Tell

Sundays large group Show & Tell

Cutting Station s for everyone to use

Cutting Station s for everyone to use

Spacious 3000 sq. ft. classroom

Spacious 3000 sq. ft. classroom


2017 Retreaters

2017 Retreaters



7 Responses to “Get-Away Weekend”

  1. Mary Kieffer says:

    Loved the photos and the Retreat. Please put me on the list for 2012, including the extra day. Will pay at your sign-up day.

    Thanks for all your efforts.
    Mary Kieffer

  2. Jane Arundel says:

    Margaret, I need a sign-up sheet for the get-away weekend.You can’t have a weekend without me!





  4. JoAnn Compagnone says:

    I am interested in your weekend get away. Is that location in NH? I am from MA and did not recognize the lake name. I would love to know where it is so I can get an idea of distance Thank ou.


  5. Margaret says:

    It’s in western New York, the Finger Lakes, just south of Rochester, NY.

  6. Margaret says:

    All of the pricing is in the signup brochure. Just download it and print it. Hope you can join us.

  7. Sherri says:

    AWESOME weekend Margaret. Can’t wait until next year, already!

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