Knitting Pipeline is sponsored by my Longaberger home businessn and Quince & Co.

Knitting Pipeline is sponsored by Quince & Co. and Knitcircus Yarns

Friday, January 11, 2013

Episode 115 Knitting Pipeline Retreat 2013

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This episode is sponsored by my Longaberger Home Business and Quince & Co.  The folks at Quince & Co produce a line of thoughtfully conceived yarns in an historic spinnery in the state of Maine.  Their wool comes from domestic sheep and other fibers come from earth friendly suppliers.  You will find that Quince & Co 100% wool is a living fiber, beautiful, practical, sustainable, and affordable. Find them at

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Today’s show all about the Knitting Pipeline Retreat and it will be a short episode without the regular segments.  Episode 116 is the interview with our son Pete after he finished his through hike of the Colorado Trail last summer.  Next week I plan to be back with the regular segments.

Knitting Pipeline Retreat Basic Information

Retreat: April 26-27, 2013 with optional Yarn Crawl Fun Day on April 25th
Crossroads United Methodist Church1420 N Main St, Washington IL  61571 (corner N Main and Rt 24)
Friday April 26th Doors open at 2 PM.  Dinner at 6 PM
Saturday:  8 AM doors open.  Retreat hours 9 AM to 4 PM
Thursday April 25th and Friday morning:  Stay tuned! Yarn crawl and activities TBA
Washington IL is quaint with unique shops, a fountain in the middle of the square and lots of Midwestern charm.
Registration is by mail.  Cost is $65 which covers Friday and Saturday. You will get three meals and a Knitting Pipeline Bag and loads of fun!  There will be some mini workshops.  If you have an idea for a workshop either to do yourself or something you want to learn, let me know.

Registration PDF  if link doesn’t work then paste this into your browser
Accommodations.  You will arrange your own accommodations.  We have two listed here and there are others if these fill up.  For the campers you may stay at Camp Knitting Pipeline and sleep at the church on Friday night only.  If link doesn’t work then paste this into your browser. 
Knitting Pipeline Retreat Accommodations
Crossroads United Methodist Church 1420 N Main Washington Il 61571.
The facility is easily accessible and has plenty of parking.  Everything is on one level.
The overnight facilities are located about the same distance from Crossroads, only one is in the center of town and one is closer to Peoria.  There are other options in Morton, East Peoria, and Peoria.
A limited number of participants will be able to stay at the facility.  Please bring your own bedding, towels, etc.  Be sure to let us know whether you are planning on sleeping at Crossroads.

309.242.5678 or book online

SleepInn 309-481-0450
1101 N Cummings Ln, Washington IL 61571
2 Queen beds in each room $76.49
Call to reserve and ask for the Knitting Pipeline Retreat block. 
When I receive your registration I will post your Ravelry name in the thread so you will be notified.  If we get too many registrations I will post on the blog and in the thread. The registration deadline is April 1, 2013 or when I cut off registration and start a wait list.
Vendors:  I am adding a vendor fair on Saturday afternoon after lunch.  There will be a limited number of independent vendors who are attending the retreat.  It will be a $35 add on to your $65 registration fee.  If you have an Etsy shop or fiber related business and are interested, please send me an enquiry by email not on Ravelry.
We are accepting door prizes for the retreat if you are so inclined. We will give you credit and talk up your product at the retreat.
Thanks for your interest!


Karen said...

All I can say is WOW on your son's hike and all the traveling he has done. Great he is doing this now when he is so young and healthy.

Adrienne said...

Loved hearing from Pete in episode 116! I hope he's able to settle in soon in The Rose City; Portland really is a gem. (I'm 200 miles East in Pendleton.)

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