Happy October Fiberistas! Snow is falling among the yellow and gold leaves. That means the time for fall retreat is coming soon! Retreat is Friday October 22 beginning at 2pm through Sunday October 24 at noon. Here is the Fiber Arts Retreat Sign up link.

If the link doesn’t work you can copy and paste this URL into your browser and this will take you to the sign up page: https://valleyfiberartsguild.regfox.com/fall-2021-alaska-fiber-arts-retreat-afar. The deadline to register for the weekend is October 15, this will ensure the Camp and I have a count for the weekend. I will leave the registrations open through the day of the retreat, but ask you register soon to save your spot in line for a room assignment.

The retreat is held at Camp Maranatha located at 19780 W Camp Dr Big Lake, AK. Directions are below. Our retreats are a popular event and we love the time we get to spend together doing what makes us happy, playing with Fiber! During this time we continue to deal with the Corona Virus and the Camp staff have taken all precautions to provide a safe place to gather. While the decision to move forward with the event is one made with all necessary precautions, we respect your right to choose to come or not. If you do come, please take the precautions you deem necessary to keep protected while respecting others.

Registrations are now open and we will break from tradition and issue refunds if you become sick with the Corona Virus, become symptomatic, or opt to quarantine to protect yourself and others. The Camp staff completely sanitizes the camp, but we encourage folks to bring their own bedding if they are concerned. Please limit the use of hand sanitizers as some of our friends are allergic to them. All meals except the Saturday dinner are on your own and refrigerators are available for your use. The Saturday dinner will be catered by the Camp staff and the cost of the retreat for most options includes the meal.

We were hoping for a reprieve in the COVID situation, but with numbers going up we are cancelling the classes that were planned for the Fall retreat and trying again for the Spring. We are expecting a smaller turn out this fall, so Langley legacy rooms are still reserved for legacy members first and then will be assigned based on registration numbers. Cabins are also available. If you are a vendor and would like to vend at the event, please send me an email request to retreatdiva@gmail.com. I will consider vending requests and provide a response no later than October 8.

If you have any questions please reach out via email or call me at 312-3107. Also, if you have food allergies and plan to attend the Saturday dinner please let me know your allergies ahead of time.

Thank you, Retreat Diva

Directions: From Parks Highway in Wasilla take a left onto Big Lake Rd. Go 3.4 miles and turn right onto Beaver Lake Rd. Go 1 mile and turn left onto W Lakes Blvd. Go 3.8 miles and turn right onto the 2nd Horseshoe Lake Rd (do not turn at Smokey Bear sign, keep going until you see the Camp Maranatha sign). Go 1.3 miles and turn left onto Camp Dr. Go down the drive until you arrive at the Camp Maranatha.