FEBRUARY 11-14, 2016

Hotel Murano, Tacoma, Washington

Dear Madrona Friends,

Each February we are blown away by the energy that gets ignited as you greet friends that you have shared Madrona with over these past 16 years! We know that friends are part of that Madrona Magic! You set the Rotunda buzzing with sharing, laughter, catching up on life happenings, knitting and spinning together, asking “How did you do that?” and quiet conversations.


Another fabulous Madrona is coming! Be sure to save February 11-14, 2016

Madrona 2016 Sneak Preview

We are thrilled to have Cat Bordhi return to Madrona—not for one day but for all 4 days! Cat’s enthusiasm will light up Madrona as she presents a retrospective of some of her favorite classes, adding new twists, techniques, and inspiration that only Cat’s fertile and creative mind can do. Be prepared to re-imagine Sock Architecture and explore new horizons on the Moebius theme and much more. Cat will be our Saturday Banquet speaker sharing her roller-coaster journey of discovery and invention—offering her best advice on authentic creativity.

Nancy Marchant returns to Madrona from Amsterdam. She is truly the Queen of Brioche, that wonderful versatile knitting stitch pattern technique. You will want to add Brioche to your knitting repertoire. Beth Brown-Reinsel will be teaching her brand new Cowichan Sweater class—a two day affair. We are delighted to have Beth return and to offer this traditional sweater from the Northwest Coast Salish people.

It is a great pleasure to welcome Jillian Moreno to Madrona! She is the editor of Knittyspin and passionate about handspun yarn! Whatever yarn you dream of or wish you could spin for that special knitting project, Jillian will show you how in her class Yarnitecture: Building Exactly the Yarn you Want. And there is so much more you will have an opportunity to learn from Jillian!

Amy Herzog is back again this year! She is working on a new book and we are thrilled to be able to offer some new classes based on it. From her signature Knit to Flatter classes to knitting your very first sweater, Amy has the answers! Of course, you cannot miss Stephanie Pearl-McPhee who always brings surprises to Madrona! We love it and so will you!

NOTE: Don’t be confused. We still have some of the Madrona 2015 information in the website Table of Contents at the left.  These will disappear as we update with 2016 Madrona information.

There is so much more in the works before we complete the full program for Madrona 2016. Here’s how it will all roll out:

  • Sneak Previews will come before the end of July and another in August.
  • The 2016 Program Overview will be posted in late September.
  • The full 2016 Madrona Class Schedule and Registration Information will be on our website in late October so you will have time to review it before registration opens.
  • Class Registration will open in November.
  • Hotel Murano Reservations will open when class registration opens in November. No reservations will be accepted prior to then.
  • Remember, there is always a lot to do at Madrona that is free. Join in the fun even if you are not registered. Everyone is welcome and there are no entry fees.

Madrona is the community in which everyone is welcome and belongs. We are grateful that you want to come home to Madrona each year and share its magic with your ever widening circle of friends!

Be sure to watch our website.  We will post everything right here. To sign up for our email list click on “Mailing List” above if you have not done so already and we will keep you informed.

If you have questions, please click on “Contact Us” above and you will be able to email questions or phone us.