Get-Away Weekend

2020 Sign-up Brochure

Beaver Hollow Conference Center

Beaver Hollow Conference Center

2020 will be the fifteenth annual Quilting with Margaret GET-AWAY WEEKEND and is scheduled for April 23 – 26, 2020. Again we will be returning to 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.

The weekend includes a full day Friday for everyone with continental breakfast when you arrive. You will have all day and evening Friday, Saturday and Sunday (until 3 p.m.) to work on your projects or make the optional guided quilt project. 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 even more, you may opt to arrive Thursday evening, April 23, for an extra night hotel 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. You will also have the evening to set up in the classroom and get started early on your projects.

The weekend is already beginning to fill up, so don’t delay in making your deposit for 2020 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; continental breakfast Friday; a hot American breakfast buffet 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. Mini special-technique class Friday afternoon (with a free kit).
  8. Access to the indoor aquatic center featuring a heated saltwater swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and locker rooms.
  9. Access to a full fitness gym with top-of-the-line equipment.
  10. Snacks and beverages available all weekend.
  11. Late night sewing each night in our spacious classroom.
  12. Chance to win a quilt block challenge.
  13. Show & Tell every night during dinner.
  14. To revive your dry winter skin: Free hand paraffin dips all weekend.
  15. Some surprises to celebrate our 15th year.
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, $574 per person for a triple (2 full beds), $599 per person for a double (2 full beds) and $699 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. See prices in brochure.

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 2020 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. Anyone unable to attend the Pre-Party will be mailed a welcome packet with all of this information.

Video by Karen Schiely

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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