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2019 Blueberry Ridge Retreat

at Mountain Lake 

 Sunday April 7 to Friday April 12, 2019

A 5-Day Retreat at the Blueberry Ridge Conference Center

and Cabins of Mountain Lake Lodge

115 Hotel Circle, Pembroke, Virginia 24136

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Escape from everyday life, enjoy the camaraderie of fellow fiber artists, and form lasting friendships.


The Blueberry Ridge Retreat is especially designed for all devotees of fiber art and focuses on how quilting relates to you as an artist.

Connect to your own creative self, find inspiration in your work, explore original ideas.

Daily short demos and optional round-table evaluations will guide you in better understanding of your strengths and weaknesses as an artist.

Family-style meals in the Pearisburg Main Cabin encourage informal conversations and relaxation. Your personal worktable in the spacious and well-lit Conference Center is waiting for you.

While at Blueberry Ridge Cabins and Conference Center at Mountain Lake, absorb the peace and beauty of the Appalachian Mountains, go bird watching, or walk the multi-use trails of the 2,600 acre nature preserve.


Below you will find practical information about the April 2019 retreat in Virginia.

Registration opens August 2018
The comfortable accommodations, dining area, and the Conference Center are all in in walking distance.
The retreat is limited to 16 participants and the Conference Center is open 24 hours a day.

Two internationally known fiber artists will be on hand to offer advice, give demos and lead discussions


Paula Golden: “Need some inspiration? Sometimes it’s all in how you look at the things around you.”

Selected as “2001 Teacher of the Year” by The Professional Quilter Magazine, Paula has been teaching for over twenty years. Her quilts, patterns and articles have been published in numerous magazines and books. She encourages her students to trust themselves and believes that understanding oneself increases the creative process. Learn more on her webpage:


Karin Tauber: "In the quilting world, there are traditional quilters and free-form art quilters; I like to describe myself as a traditional art quilter."   


Karin has been quilting since her late twenties and is known for the incredible free-motion quilting details of her award-winning quilts. She often relies on her own photographs and impressions from her travels as inspiration for her work. She aims to help students find the key to their personal creative style.

Read more about her at

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