Our vision is a space in Mont Alto Pennsylvania where people of all ages can gather to make things. 

Our center will offer weekend retreats, classes and open studio hours during the week, and a retail space. 

The Center will have good lighting, tables for each participant, comfy work chairs, space for conversation and hand work, two full kitchens, comfy bedrooms, wi-fi, plenty of parking, and a welcoming atmosphere! Our Center will be ADA compliant. 

We invite you to sign up for our newsletter using the form below and follow us on Facebook to stay up to date with our plans. And, if you have suggestions for us, please let us know! 

~Patti and Cass 

Booking our space

We will be open in late July! There are multiple ways to book our space: 

  • Attend a MakerCraft retreat
    • We provide overnight accommodations, a crafting space, and all meals.
    • If needed, we can provide sewing machines.
    • Most of the time, it will be open crafting time throughout the weekend.
    • Some MCS retreats have a special theme; there may be an additional charge for those weekends. 
  • Book all or part of the space and host a retreat of your own
    • You keep track of who’s coming and provide your own meals.
    • You can rent the entire space, just the upstairs, or just the downstairs.
    • Minimum of two nights. 
    • Tables and rolling chairs are provided in the main space unless otherwise specified.  
  • Attend a class hosted by MCS (coming soon!)
    • A variety of classes and open craft times are offered. 
    • Check out our Calendar for more information.
  • Book the space for your own event
    • Want to host your own class or event? Book the upstairs, downstairs, or entire space. 
    • Kitchen facilities available.
    • We can provide tables, some A/V equipment, and chairs. Contact us to discuss your event and get a quote.
Note: The online booking system only allows bookings for the next 6 months. To book further out than 180 days, contact us

Wish List

As we move closer to opening, we’ll be posting a list of the items we need to furnish the space. If you have anything on this list that you’re willing to donate or sell, contact us via email or text: (717) 219-4065

  • Dishwasher
  • Towel sets (bath, hand, washcloth) – Purple, Red, Green, Teal, Yellow, Pink, or Blue – 1 set each color
  • Twin-size head boards or bed frames
  • Dining chairs
  • Nightstands
  • Bedroom lamps
  • Snow blower
  • Lockers
  • Vending machine
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Other Retreats

We offer a limited number of retreats at other locations within Pennsylvania (in partnership with the International Quilters’ Guild). Please visit each link to learn more.

News and Updates

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