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2019 Great Lakes Men's Knitting Retreat

Dates:  Thursday, October 31, 2019 through Sunday, November 3, 2019

Venue:  Stitching Memories Yarn Shop (Portage, MI), and Circle Pines Center (Delton, MI)

Additional Information:  Join us for our 11th Annual Great Lakes Men’s Knitting Retreat.  We start out at the Stitching Memories Yarn Shop in Portage, MI.  Shop a little, enjoy some Lasagna, then find a spot in the store to do some knitting, crocheting, spinning, etc. 

Reserving and paying for accommodations at a local hotel for Thursday night are on your own.  If you are open to sharing the hotel room with another attendee, we can help provide you with a contact.

The next morning, we meet for breakfast at a local pancake house and then head back to Stitching Memories for some last-minute shopping and a raffle.  From there, we head out to our retreat destination at Circle Pines Center, Northwest of Delton, MI where we cozy up to a nice fireplace and some relaxing Fiber Arts.


  • Full Cost – Shared Room – $225
  • Full Cost – Single Room – $275
  • GLMKR Subsidy – Take $30 off or pay the full price and donate the $30 to scholarship fund
  • Bring your own linens (sheets, blankets or sleeping bag, and towels), you can take $30 off

Registration:  SOLD OUT- Add your name to the Waiting List!

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2019 South East Men's Knitting Retreat (North Carolina)

Dates:  Thursday, November 7, 2019 through Sunday, November 10, 2019
Venue:  YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly in Black Mountain, NC (just east of Asheville)

Cost:  Shared Room – $300

Registration: SOLD OUT – Add your name to the Waiting List for the South East Men’s Knitting Retreat

2020 Southern Ohio Men's Knitting Retreat

Dates:  Thursday, April 23, 2020 – Sunday, April 26, 2020 (check-in starts at 4:00 on Thursday and check-out is by 10:00 am Sunday)
Venue:  The Miller Manor on acres of rolling hills just outside Walnut Creek, Ohio.

Additional Information:

On-site accommodations will be the bedrooms (two or three person) at Miller Manor.  All meals provided indoors with service being shared by the participants.

Registration is $465 (King), $440 (Full sized convertible) or $415 (twin bed) per attendee.  Registration fee includes all meals from Thursday evening dinner through Sunday breakfast and all group activities and workshops during the retreat.  Visiting different locations in the Amish Country may require you to pay a fee.

Note: We need 10 completed registrations to secure the venue.  There will be no refunds for cancellation once we reach the 10 registrations.  If there aren’t sufficient registrations, by the end of September, we will refund any payments.

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