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Needlework and Knitting Retreat

February 22-25, 2018


Continuing Professional Education

18 Possible CPE Hours
Art / Math
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Stitch, knit and learn new techniques together from our retreat leadership while taking in the gorgeous scenery of the Texas Hill Country.

Click the leadership tab to learn more about our knitting and needlework retreat leaders! For retreat pricing, click the cost and housing tab.

This four-day, three-night retreat is hosted in the cozy home setting of Nicklos Barn, where you will have ample workspace for projects, creativity, worship and laughter.

Join us for our needlework and knitting retreat and be united in fellowship and worship with others who share the same love for stitching and knitting!

Space is limited! Register now!

John Waddell

John has been stitching for over 35 years and is a member of EGA, NETA and ANG. For the past thirteen years he has taught weekly classes in two different retail shops, and is currently teaching three classes per week. He has completed numerous teaching assignments with both EGA and ANG guilds around the country and has taught for three years at a retreat in Arizona. John has participated in numerous classes taught in the Houston area, at national seminars and Callaway Gardens. He has taught at national ANG and EGA seminars, Calloway Gardens, Destination Dallas Markets and for TNNA winter and summer markets. He has had an article published in Needlepointers magazine in March 2002 and July 2004. He was the president of the National Embroidery Teacher’s Association (NETA) from 2005-2006 and 2013-2014, and in 2005 he was juried into membership of the EGA’s Fiber Forum where he continues to be a member. John is the current president of my EGA Chapter Yellow Rose in Houston, Texas.

All participants will be housed in Nicklos Barn with group occupancy retreat pricing.

Group room, Nicklos Barn housing: $450
Commuter rate (excludes lodging but includes lunch and dinner at Mo-Ranch and tuition): $240


A $75.00 deposit must accompany registration. The balance of all fees will be due 60 days prior to the start of the event, or upon registration if within 60 days full payment is required at the time of registration. Full refund less $75.00 administrative fee per person will be made if cancellation is received more than 30 days prior to the conference. There are generally no refunds for cancellations received on or after 30 days prior to the start of the event nor any applying of the deposit toward other charges or future deposits.


Scholarships are available! Click here to learn more.

What to Bring

Bring a Bible, notebook, flashlight, hair dryer, rain gear. Linens are provided. Bring shoes suitable for Mo-Ranch’s rocky, uneven terrain.


Mo-Ranch is 90 miles one-way, or a 2-hour drive from the nearest airport (SAT), allow 3 hours travel/check-in time for departures. We recommend generally scheduling arriving flights before 3 p.m. and departing flights after 3 p.m. to be sure you do not miss any of your event.

If you are in need of shuttle service to Mo-Ranch, call Kars for Hire in Kerrville at (830) 890-8200 at least 15 days in advance to arrange transportation from San Antonio International Airport.

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