Crafters and Quilters ” It’s Not Easy Being Green” Retreat

Join us as we move from the darkness of winter to the “greening” of spring. Participants will reflect on and celebrate the many shades of green growth in nature; while working on a project of your choice, utilizing a green palette of fabric, yarn thread, or paint. Please bring any special equipment you need for your project.

Date & Time: Fri, March 6 at 3pm through Sun., March 8 at 3pm

Presenters: Patricia Werner and Nancy Erts, OP

Fee: $225 (commuter rate $175)

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About the Presenters:

Patricia Werner learned to sew in 1965 at St. Joseph’s Mission in Texas, where she also taught migrant Mexican women how to turn simple scraps of fabric into beautiful garments for children. Patricia began quilting in 1998, and now leads quilting and craft workshops and retreats.

Nancy Erts, OP is a Dominican Sister of Hope and the program specialist at the Center at Mariandale. she holds degrees in education and theology and has completed additional work in psychology, holistic and eco-spirituality. She has been involved in the ministry of adult spiritual development for over 35 years.

Create-away Quilt and Craft Weekend

Enjoy creative time and space in an inspiring and well-lit environment.  This “instructor-free” weekend retreat is designed for quilters and other crafters who want a quiet weekend to work on personal projects.  The center will provide table space  and ironing boards for quilters.

Date & Time: Fri., Nov. 15, at 4pm, through Sun., Nov. 17 at 1pm

Presenter: The Patchwork and Prayer Ministry

Fee: $175 (all-inclusive), Commuters $85

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Crafters and Quilters Retreat

Our Summer Summons is “Give a Hoot, Don’t Pollute!”  Join some wise women in creating a wall hanging, lap quilt, and painting on knitted items featuring owls and/or favorite summer birds. Participants will pray and reflect using some recycled and/or sustainable materials for their projects.

We will engage in morning and evening prayer focused on creating beauty within our milieu and eliminating pollution. Application of environmentally-friendly sunscreen and insect repellent will ensure enjoyment of the Mariandale grounds and swimming pool. Please bring the basic equipment for your project. Instructions and patterns for quilters will be sent upon registration.

Date & Time: Wed., July 10, at 3pm through Sun., July 14 at 3pm

Prayer Leader: Nancy Erts, OP

Quilting Instructor: Patricia Werner

Fee: $450 (all inclusive); Commuter Fee: $275

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About the Presenter’s:

Nancy Erts, OP, is a Dominican Sister of Hope and the Program Specialist at the Mariandale Center. She holds degrees in education and theology and has completed additional work in psychology, holistic and eco-spirituality. She has been involved in the ministry of adult spiritual development for over 35 years.

Patricia Werner learned to sew in 1965 at St. Joseph’s Mission in Texas, where she also taught migrant Mexican women how to turn simple scraps of fabric into beautiful garments for children. Patricia began quilting in 1998, and now leads quilting and craft workshops and retreats.

 

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