Get-Away Weekend

2017 Sign-up Brochure

Beaver Hollow Conference Center

Beaver Hollow Conference Center

2017 will be the twelfth annual Quilting with Margaret GET-AWAY WEEKEND and is scheduled for April 27 – 30, 2017. New this year will be a new location:Beaver Hollow Conference & 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.

Also new this year, everyone will get a longer weekend. we will begin at 9 a.m. on Friday, April 28 and will have the classroom until 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 30. 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.

For those wanting to extend our long weekend, you may opt to arrive Thursday evening, April 27, for an extra night add-on cost. No dinner will be provided on Thursday, but you can enjoy the legendary Beaver Hollow bonfire with s’mores.

Because of the new location, I expect it to fill up fast this year so don’t delay in making your deposit for 2017 if you plan to attend.  Besides, if you register and pay in full before September 25, 2016, you’ll receive a 2 FREE Open Studioes at my studio anytime in 2016  and 2 FREE yards of fabric (a $55 value).

Space to layout your quilt on a design wall and get suggestions from fellow quilters.

Space to layout your quilt on a design wall and get suggestions from fellow quilters.

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

  1. Welcome bag of goodies and chocolate.
  2. Get-acquainted receptions Friday evening.
  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).
  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 after lunch Saturday.
  8. Mini special-technique class Saturday 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 the quilt block challenge.
  14. Big show & tell Friday evening.
  15. To revive you dry winter skin: Free hand paraffin dips all weekend.
  16. Available for an extra charge: $20 15-minute chair massage or any other scheduled spa treatments (prices available) at the on-site premier Spa Alexis.
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 – 3 p.m. Sunday is just, $555 per person for a double (2 full beds) and $650 per person for a single (1 king bed).  For the optional add-on of an extra night accommodation (no dinner Thursday) Check-in time for the extra day is 4 p.m. on Thursday.  If you don’t want the extra day, check-in time on Friday is 9 a.m.

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.  Also, new this year 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 2017 Get-Away Weekend Signup Brochure

In March, everyone who is registered will be invited to a Pre-Party at Studio #307, the Hungerford, 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. Anyone unable to attend the Pre-Party will be mailed a welcome packet.

Outdoor view from some of the guest rooms

Outdoor view from some of the guest rooms

Beaver Hollow Fall with outdoor pool and lake in background

Beaver Hollow Fall with outdoor pool and lake in background

3000 square foot Classroom in Main Lodge

3000 square foot Classroom in Main Lodge

One of several Dining Rooms

One of several Dining Rooms

Beaver Hollow Legendary Bonfire Area

Beaver Hollow Legendary Bonfire Area

Main Lodge Fireplace and seating area

Main Lodge Fireplace and seating area

Pool Tables in Main Lodge

Pool Tables in Main Lodge

View from Main Lodge

View from Main Lodge

Indoor Aquatic Center with heated saltwater pool

Indoor Aquatic Center with heated saltwater pool

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7 Responses to “Get-Away Weekend”

  1. Mary Kieffer says:

    Margaret,
    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!

  3. MARGARET PARLAPIANO says:

    HI! GREAT IDEA! PLEASE EMAIL ANY INFO ON 2013 RETREAT. I HAVE FAMILY IN AREA,MAY

    DECIDE TO COME WITH ME! PLEASE INCLUDE PRICE,THANKS

    MARGARET

  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.

    JoAnn

  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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