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Sewing on the River
January 24 - January 29, 2021

Join the Fun
Grab your coat, fabric stash, machine, and current projects and join us at John Knox Center for three, four, or five days of Sewing on the River.  Enjoy a relaxed atmosphere, delicious food, and a beautiful setting.  All sewing and continental breakfasts take place in Abel Lodge and B Lodge with lunch and dinner by the cozy fire in our Dining Hall.    

Retreat Cost
$35     Sunday Night Early Arrival 
    Sunday Dinner not included, includes Monday Breakfast
   Guests arriving Sunday may move into sleeping and sewing spaces at 4 PM  
$160  Monday - Wednesday
    Lunch on Monday - Lunch on Wednesday               
$200  Monday - Thursday
    Lunch on Monday - Lunch on Thursday               
$235  Monday - Friday
    Lunch on Monday - Lunch on Friday    

Accommodations and Sewing Spaces
Click below to see available spaces.

Accommodations and sewing spaces will be assigned as your balance is paid in full.  Guests can stay in Cabins or a Dorm room.  Cabins sleep a maximum of 5 guests.  Dorm rooms sleep a maximum of 3 guests.  All accommodations include bottom bunk twin beds, showers, sinks, restrooms, and quiet HVAC units.

Participants can sew in
Abel Lodge or B Lodge.  Each space has tables and chairs as well as a small hospitality kitchen.

Please indicate your preference on your registration form. Accommodations and sewing spaces will be assigned as your balance is paid in full.  Registration for the following year's event will begin on Wednesday at 12:30 pm in the Dining Hall.

Reservation Policy    
Sewing and sleeping spaces will be assigned when payment is received in full.  

Cancellation Policy    
For a refund of all but the $25 deposit, please cancel via phone (865-376-2236) or email ( by January 10, 2021.

Sewing on the River Schedule
4:00 pm Gates Open (No meals provided) 

8 am Hot Breakfast for Sunday Arrivals           
8:30 am Check-in
12:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm Sewing & Sharing
6:00 pm Dinner
8:30 am Continental Breakfast
12:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm Sewing & Sharing
6:00 pm Dinner

8:30 am Continental Breakfast
12:30 pm Lunch & 2021 Registration
1:30 pm Sewing & Sharing
5:30 pm Check out for those not staying Thursday or Friday
6:00 pm Dinner

 8:30 am Continental Breakfast
12:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm Sewing & Sharing
5:30 pm Check out for those not staying Friday
6:00 pm Dinner
8:30 am Continental Breakfast
12:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm Sewing & Sharing
4:00 pm Have a safe trip home!

John Knox Center
591 West Rockwood Ferry Road
Ten Mile, TN 37880
Phone: (865) 376-2236
Fax: (865) 376-1719
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