Winter is nearly over and now it's time to make plans to attend the Spring Quilt Retreat at Camp Horseshoe on April 26-30.
"It will be the perfect place to spend quality time with your sewing machine and quilting friends both new and old," a spokesperson said. "Come enjoy Horseshoe's relaxed atmosphere, take advantage of this time to start a new project or catch up on those projects you have started and just haven't found time to complete.
"Quilters will have an opportunity to choose a project as follows: a unique piece called 'Heads and Tails,' an original pattern by Martha McGettinghan of Oakland, Maryland," explains Mary Smith, facilitator of the event. "It will also be instructed by her for the very first time at Camp Horseshoe. Helen Edmunds of Rowlesburg will show you a unique technique called 'Fabric Weaving' by making placemats. Karin Rodeheaver of Bayard, well-known quilter and former shop owner, will be instructing a beautiful piece called 'Raspberry Ripple' just in time for summer use. Judy Harder of Kingwood will be instructing a piece she calls Sewing Thru 'The Yellow Pages' - wait until you see this one.
"Also an all-time favorite, the mystery project will be available along with making your very own pajama bottoms with the help of Frances Harper of Parsons for everybody's enjoyment," she added.
"While at camp there are no chores, meals to cook or phones to answer," the spokesperson said. "Join us for a great learning experience. You will be completely spoiled as we sew, eat and sleep. The fellowship and friendships formed at camp will last a lifetime."
YMCA Camp Horseshoe is located near Leadmine in Tucker County's Monongahela National Forest. Horseshoe's mountain setting, hiking trails and home-cooked food will add to this special weekend.
For a brochure, call Sharon at 304-478-2481; Smith at 304-478-2899; or on the Web at www.hi-y.org for all other information.