MADRONA FIBER ARTS WINTER RETREAT
FEBRUARY 14-17, 2019
Hotel Murano, Tacoma, Washington
REGISTRATION IS CLOSED
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- UPDATE: Mini-Classes will not be offered at Madrona Winter Retreat 2019.
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- For more information see the 2019 Winter Retreat FAQs page.
Madrona 2019 will be Fabulous in Every Way
We are thankful for the joy that overflows as you walk through the door and into Madrona. We will have a joyful celebration for what Madrona has meant to each of you.
2019 Madrona Fiber Arts Winter Retreat Schedule
Retreat Registration Check-In: Hotel 3rd level just one floor above the lobby
Wednesday 4:00 – 9:00 P.M; Daily Thursday – Sunday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 P.M.
Regular class registration is closed and cannot be purchased, changed, or exchanged at the retreat. Class attendance lists are now set and there can be no additions or replacements in any regular class.
Door Prize Drawings will be made from all class attendees on Thursday and names of winners will be on a chart near the Registration Check-in Table. Please watch the list and choose your door prize at the retreat.
Class Times: Daily 9:00 A.M. – 12 Noon and 1:30 P.M. – 4:30 P.M. Lunch Break: 12 Noon to 1:30 PM
Class/Event Locations: See the map at the Registration Check-in desk for classrooms in hotel and pavilion.
Yarn and Fiber Marketplace – in the Pavilion: Market Hours: Thursday – Saturday 8:30 am – 6:00 pm. Sunday 8:30 am – 2:00 pm. Go out the double doors on the 4th floor of the hotel and across the courtyard. OUR GIFT TO ALL REGISTERED ATTENDEES IS A $5 OFF MARKET COUPON IN THEIR NAME TAG HOLDER – REDEEM AT ANY MARKET VENDOR.
Demonstrations and Mentoring in the Pavilion Rotunda: Schedule is in your registration packet and posted in the Rotunda. Amy Herzog will demonstrate her CustomFit process for knitting a perfect fitting sweater. Janine Bajus shares the secrets of color in Fair Isle. Carol Milne is back showing how she knits in glass. John Whitley will demonstrate Kumihimo Braiding on his Kakudai. There’s spinning with Sarah Anderson, weaving with Tracy Irwin, and you can take your knitting questions to Daniel Herrera. Gather round with your friends!
Location and Times for Evening Events – all are in the Hotel Venice Ballroom
- Thursday Evening Stephanie Pearl-McPhee hosts the 8th Annual Teacher Talent Show for Charity. Doors open at 7:00 PM and program begins at 7:30 PM. A select number of teachers reveal their non-knitting talents as a fundraiser for MSF-Doctors without Borders, The Global Fund for Women, and Heifer International. You know that this evening has become a highlight of Madrona. Stephanie promises it will be magical, unexpected, and full of surprises! It’s a secret! Donations are accepted Thursday evening and throughout the weekend. Bring cash, checks, and we accept online payments to each of the charities. We’ll also collect knitted items for the Caring for Kids local charity tonight and at the retreat registration table during the remainder of the retreat.
- Friday Evening Teachers Gallery: Doors open at 7:00 pm and program begins promptly at 7:30 PM. Meet all the teachers and see their incredible work at the Teachers’ Gallery which opens following the presentation by Vivian Høxbro who is talking about the 19th Century knitted “nattrøjer” (sweaters) that our great, great grandmothers wore every day. Knitting at that time was quite sophisticated and their skills were stunning. She will tell and show lots of photos on the history of knitting in Europe and Denmark, about her book “Strick danske stjernetrøjer”, the old (solid one color) sweaters, and the many beautiful patterns from her book. Join Vivian as she shows her pictures and the history of 19th century knitting. FREE
- Saturday Evening Banquet Dinner: Doors open at 6:15 PM and dinner is served at 6:45 pm. We are thrilled to have Sally Melville return for this last Madrona. At the very first Madrona she spoke on Saturday Evening so it is fitting that she will be our banquet speaker on Saturday. Her talk will give us a window into her life as a knitter, the unpredictable journey she has pursued, missteps she took, continuing to do the knitting she loves, and the value of putting one foot in front of the other, refusing to be defeated! Admission is by ticket only. Your ticket(s) are in your Name Tag holder. You may trade or sell your dinner ticket – see whiteboard by Registration Check-in table. Cash Bar Saturday Evening: No-host bar in the hallway outside the Ballroom is open from 5:30 – 7:30 pm.
Meals and Coffee, Tea, and Water Service: Coffee, tea, and water is located in the foyer just one floor above the Lobby near the Retreat Registration check-in and also in the Pavilion Rotunda. Hotel lobby bar serves espresso and snacks till 2pm and drinks from 4pm on. The BITE restaurant, on the 4th floor, serves all three meals daily. Each day there will be a sandwich and salad concession in the Pavilion from 11 am to 2 pm. See more on the front of your registration envelope and a list of nearby restaurants at the Retreat Check-in Tables.
Hotel: You are responsible for all your hotel expenses. If you need a late checkout, request it at Hotel Desk.