Crafters’ and Quilters’ Retreat: Creating with Joy and Laughter

Enjoy exploring with other creative women the care free joys of summer. Use your imagination and senses to convey the joyful pattern or design of “little fishes” in the deep blue sea, either by quilting, or use another crafting medium. Our morning and evening prayer will focus on experiencing the happiness and joy of life’s ‘sunny side’. There are also opportunities for swimming, hiking and games. Patterns for Quilters’ will be sent upon registration. All participants, please bring the basic equipment needed for your project.

Date & Time: Wed., July 8, at 3pm to Sun. July 12, 2020 at 3pm

Prayer Facilitator: Nancy Erts, OP

Craft Instructor: Patricia Werner

Fee: $375 – $400 (as you are able)

Commuters: $275 – $300 (as you are able)


About the Presenters:

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.

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.

The Quilt and Craft Market at Mariandale

Come to Shop and Learn!

The Quilt and Craft Market at Mariandale is about so much more than quilts! Find quilted tote bags, table runners, placemats and napkins, wall hangings, cozy throws, baby quilts, holiday decor, and so much more. Start your holiday shopping for beautiful, one-of-a-kind gifts and crafts here. Knitted items, too! You’ll get to watch quilting demonstrations and see how it’s done. Free admission and plenty of parking.

This event is sponsored by the Patchwork and Prayer Ministry.  Proceeds will benefit the Center at Mariandale outreach programs. For more information, please call (914) 941-4455 ex. 216, or email

Date & Time: Sun., Nov. 17, from 10am to 3pm

Location:  Evergreen Room, The Center at Mariandale

Admission and parking are free.  See you at the Quilt and Craft Market!

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



Patchwork and Prayers Ministry

Join local quilters eager to quilt for a cause. Stitched with prayer as well as thread, this act of kindness and compassion is given to an individual or cause chosen by the group. Beginning quilters can practice their skills and learn new techniques from more experienced quilters. Participants are invited to join in contemplative prayer at 11:30 am to pray for one another and for the recipients of their quilts.

Coordinator: Donna Brunell

Date & Time: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm, Thursdays: Sept. 7, Oct. 12, Nov. 16, Dec. 14, 2017

No Fee, but please register, below, so we know how many are coming. Lunch may be purchased. Thank you!


Newsletter Signup

Stay connected with the latest news and happenings by joining our email newsletter list.