• A Grand Retreat

    I'm so excited about three upcoming knitting events that I'm participating in and today I want to tell you about one of them. This May 19-21 I'll be a vendor at TKGA's Grand Retreat at the Grand Hotel in Mackinac Island, MI. I'm SO excited and about this fun and exciting opportunity! I'll be among good company too as my friends French Press Knits and The Plucky Knitter will be there too. You can see the whole list of vendors HERE

    Good news is, you can be a part of it too! If you want to come as an attendee there are still a few seats available. I would totally recommend you come. The Grand Hotel at Mackinac Island is SUCH a beautiful setting for this retreat is going to be FUN! Check out the details below and maybe I'll see you there?…


    Two Full Days of Learning with Top Knit Instructors at Mackinac Island 

    REGISTRATION ENDS APRIL 19 - only a handful of seats remain!

    Second Annual TKGA Grand Retreat
    May 19-21
    Michigan’s Grand Hotel
    Mackinac Island, MI

    Learn in Leisure - While the Grand Hotel Pampers You with Elegance!
    Between high tea and your own porch rocker, make beautiful knitted floral creations with Nora "Noni" Bellows, gain a new grasp of those awesome designer details with Arenda Holladay or immerse yourself in dreamy color works with Michelle Hunter. You choose who you want to spend two glorious days creating with!


    There are two parts to registering: 

    First, register for the TKGA Grand Retreat classes. (To log in you must be a TKGA member. Join or renew now - there may be a 24-hour delay until membership is confirmed. Then you're ready to register for this unique Member-only retreat!) 

    Step two: Use this form to get our special rates on your Grand Hotel room reservations, including breakfast and dinner. To be part of all that the TKGA Grand Retreat has to offer, including our Welcome Reception, dinner both nights, breakfast each day and coffee breaks during classes, you must be a guest at Grand Hotel.

    Did someone say "shopping"? The answer is YES! You'll have time to select wonderful yarns, patterns and more from an intimate exhibit group. Pack your purchases away in your free goody bag, along with your memories of this (sigh!) perfect knitting getaway!

    Meet you at the Grand Pavilion for the Welcome Reception!


    The Grand Retreat is sponsored by The Knitting Guild Association (TKGA), which is a non-profit organization dedicated solely to knitters and knitting. Its emphasis is on knitting education. Since 1984 The Knitting Guild Association has brought knitters together to connect, create and grow. Cast On Magazine - The Educational Journal for Knitters - is the official publication of The Knitting Guild Association. TKGA is managed by Offinger Manaagement Company (

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