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November 19th-22nd, 2020

 

Leading Men Fiber Arts is excited to host the second annual Knitting at the Estate (KATE) Retreat at the breathtaking Allerton Park & Retreat Center in Monticello, IL in the fall of 2020.

  • Venue: Allerton Park & Retreat Center, 515 Old Timber Road Monticello, Illinois 61856
    • To inspire the community to utilize and value nature, history, and the arts through accessible and sustainable programming, research, and facilities.Built as a private residence by artist and philanthropist Robert Allerton in 1900, Allerton Park and Retreat Center is a historical treasure that was donated to the University of Illinois in 1946. The property contains 1,500 acres of woodland and prairie areas, a mansion and reflecting pond, a 10-acre meadow, formal sculpture gardens, hiking trails, and several lodging facilities.Away from the distractions and noise of everyday life, Allerton offers a unique opportunity to experience art, nature, and history. Explore 14 miles of hiking trails, wander through formal gardens with over 100 garden ornaments, and marvel at the quiet, expansive grounds. Organized programs open to the community and visitors include outdoor concerts, youth summer camps, themed dinners and educational events, nature hikes, and tours.Allerton has become a destination for meetings, conferences, weddings, retreats, and special events for people from all over the country. Businesses and organizations find the secluded, intimate setting offers time and space for quiet reflection and truly creative thinking. Wedding couples and guests are offered a truly unforgettable experience in the sun-kissed gardens or majestic Mansion.
  • Dates: November 19th-22nd, 2020
  • Sign ups: Friday May 8th at 6pm Central Time
    • Sign ups will be first come first served. You will purchase your spot by paying a $300 deposit. You will then have the option to either pay the remainder or pay by payment plan.
  • Wait List: If spots sell out, a waitlist will be posted on the website.
  • Payment Plan:
    • Deposit due at sign up
    • 2nd Payment due by July 15th
    • Final Payment due by September 15th
  • COVID-19 and Cancellation Disclaimer
    We understand that we are living in difficult times right now and that the future is unknown. So we wanted to make sure that we laid out potential questions regarding cancelations on either the part of the attendee or hosts.

    • Attendees may cancel up to August 15th, 2020 and receive a full refund of payments made.
    • Attendees may cancel from August 15th – October 15th, 2020 and receive a refund minus $125 and your goodie bag will be mailed to you.
    • Attendees who cancel from October 16th – November 19th will receive a refund minus the $300 deposit and your goodie bag will be mailed to you.
    • If for some reason the retreat has to be cancelled, attendees will receive a refund minus $125 and their goodie bag will be mailed to them.
  • Price:
    • Single Occupancy Room = $850.00
    • Double Occupancy Room = $750.00
    • Off-Site Lodging = $500.00
  • Lodging:
    • 24 Spots for Single Occupancy Rooms
    • 24 Spots for Double Occupancy Rooms
    • 27 Spots for Off-Site Lodging (You will be responsible for booking your own lodging)
  • Teachers: Bex Oliger & Stephanie Lotven
    • Classes will be selected via attendee vote after sign-ups
  • What’s Included:
    • Lodging (for on-site attendees)
    • Meals
      • Breakfast (Fri/Sat/Sun)
      • AM Snack (Fri/Sat)
      • Lunch (Fri/Sat)
      • PM Snack (Thurs/Fri/Sat)
      • Dinner (Thurs/Fri/Sat)
      • All food restrictions and requests will be met by the chief. Make sure to note any restrictions or requests on the sign-up form.
    • Goody Bag
    • One 3-hour class
      • Up to 2 additional classes may be purchased at an extra cost
    • Access to the grounds and estate
    • Optional activities
    • Leading Men Fiber Arts shopping all weekend
    • Small Vendor Market on Saturday Afternoon
  • Tentative Schedule
    • Thursday
      • Check in begins at noon
      • PM Snack
      • Dinner & Welcome Reception
    • Friday
      • Breakfast
      • Morning Classes/Hangout & Explore/AM Snack
      • Lunch
      • Afternoon Classes/Handout & Explore/PM Snack
      • Dinner
    • Saturday
      • Breakfast
      • Morning Classes/Hangout & Explore/AM Snack
      • Lunch
      • Vendor Market/PM Snack
      • Dinner & Closing Remarks
    • Sunday
      • Breakfast
      • Retreat is closed by noon