Wednesday, April 8, 2009




OCTOBER 16TH, 17TH, 18TH, 2009

Come and join us at the Villa Maria Retreat Center for the weekend on Lake Pepin, located about one and a half hours south of the Twin Cities! Enjoy knitting, relaxing and sharing quality time with fellow knitters!

INSTRUCTOR: Cheryl Oberle is a knitwear designer and knitting instructor based in Denver, Colorado. She designs for magazines and yarn companies, has her own line of self-published designs, hand-dyed yarns and kits. Her work has appeared in Interweave Knits and Knitter’s magazines, and she is the author of Folk Vests and Folk Shawls, her newest book just released is Knit Jackets with Style, 20 Designs from Classic to Contemporary.

CLASS: FAIR-ISLE knitters create the wonderfully colored and patterned garments that are traditional favorites of knitters everywhere. In this hands-on workshop, learn the Fair-Isle knitters’ techniques of two-color stranded knitting while by working on a pair of fingerless mitts, a hat, or a cozy collar.. Also, includes information on Fair-Isle color choices and construction techniques.

QUESTIONS: Call Sheryl Hill at 651-388-2905 or e-mail me at:

FEE: The cost is $300, which includes room, all meals and instruction. Private rooms are available for $35 additional fee. Please send full payment (or $100 deposit) with your completed registration to hold your space. (Balance due in September)

REGISTRATION: The first 40 applicants will be accepted on a first come first serve basis. Send registration and check to: Sheryl Hill, 285 Motel Avenue, Red Wing, MN 55066. If camp is full when you register, I will let you know and put you on a “waiting list”. CANCELLATIONS: If you cancel $50 is non-refundable, remainder will be refunded if/when a replacement is found from the “waiting list”.

Friday Night is Chinese Auction night! Bring a small “knitted related” item wrapped, no tag, for our fun exchange. You may or may not choose to knit something…..”knitter’s choice”, it’s up to you.

Our group will stay in Marian Hall at the Villa Maria. Historically the Villa Maria was a private boarding school for girls. Our accommodations are shared rooms with bath/shower facilities on the third floor. There is a separate floor for any male knitters interested in attending. Most rooms have a private sink and closet included. There are shared rooms available for two, three or four knitters. Please specify names in your group on your registration. Our meeting area is a large room with a beautiful view overlooking Lake Pepin. All meals are included and served “cafeteria style” in the lower level. Special dietary meals are available upon request. The Villa Maria Center is a non-smoking facility.

CAMP SHIRTS, BAGS, ECT. Camper’s Choice; T-shirts and Sweatshirts in White, Ash, Stone, Gray Heather, Royal, Red, Forrest Green, Burgundy, Navy or Black; Denim long sleeved shirt; all in sizes small to XXL; Knitting Bag (15x13x5), micro-fiber polyester, in black, with a zippered top. All items will include “Minnesota Knitters’ Days” with a “knitting theme” embroidered on them. If you would like any of these items, include it on your registration form.

CHECK IN will be from 4:30-6:00 Friday evening before dinner at 6pm.

HOMEWORK instructions will be sent to you in plenty of time to complete and bring with you to camp, along with a schedule and map.

QUESTIONS: Call Sheryl Hill at 651-388-2905 or e-mail me:








SIZE (S-XXL) _______ SIZE __________

COLOR ______________ COLOR _______________


SIZE (S-XXL) ________ CAMP ITEM(S) PAYMENT $__________

SINGLE ROOM ($35) $__________

Diet Request:

CAMP FEE: $ 300.00

Sharing Room with:

TOTAL ENCLOSED: $__________