Quilting Retreat: Star in Your Own Island Adventure

September 4-7, 2018 or September 10 - 14, 2018

A quilting conference is a relaxing, dream vacation for new and experienced quilters when the setting is the lovely and historic Star Island and the Oceanic Hotel. The rocking chairs are waiting and the sewing machines are humming. Touring the island, soaking in the atmosphere and quilting with old friends and new, are just a few of the island pleasures available out on Star Island. Ocean breezes, the call of the seabirds and the chanting of the crew as boats arrive and leave the dock, are the amazing setting for a quilting conference that includes your room, your meals and your ferry to and from the island. Jean Kearney and Jaci Lawson, your quilting Captain and First Mate, will be providing demonstrations and arranging for special events such as parties, ice cream socials and games. If you joined us last year for our first voyage, welcome back ladies! If you are new to our conference, welcome aboard!


Jean Kearney, certified quilt and Zentangle® teacher from JFK Quilts, Durham, NH
Jaci Lawson, Art Quilter and Pattern Designer, Backriverbags.com & Artquiltblog
Mary Furber, Teacher and Pattern Designer, formerly of Little Lamb Quilt Shop (Session II)

Program Fee

Session I (4 days) $120 per person Session II (5 days) $140 per person

Room & Board Rates

These rates include lodging, meals, and ferry transportation.

9/4-9/7 Standard Shared Standard Single Motel Shared Motel Single
$357 $473 $435 $623
9/10-9/14 Standard Shared Standard Single Motel Shared Motel Single
$448 $598 $544 $789

Ferry Schedule

Tuesday, September 4
Departure: TBD
Arrival: TBD
Friday, September 7
Departure: Star Island 11:45 a.m.
Arrival: Portsmouth 1:00 p.m.

Monday, September 10
Departure: Portsmouth 12:55 p.m.
Arrival: Star Island 1:55 p.m.
Friday, September 14
Departure: Star Island 3:45 p.m.
Arrival: Portsmouth 5:15 p.m.


Contact Jaci Lawson at jaci@backriverbags.com