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MakerCraft Studio and Retreat Center is a space in Mont Alto Pennsylvania where people of all ages can gather to make things. 

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

The Center is a renovated 1840s space with the character of the 1800s and amenities of 2024: upgraded electric, plumbing, and HVAC, 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! The first floor of our Center is ADA compliant (wheelchair accessible). 

We are opening July 25th with our first retreat. There are limited spaces still available. Classes begin August 3. 

Patti and Cass, after running quilting retreats at other venues for the past several years, decided to buy their own place. They, along with their husbands, Joe and Rob, bought the building in September 2023 and have completely renovated it. 

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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, rolling chairs, and pressing and cutting stations are provided in the main space unless otherwise specified.  
  • Attend a class hosted by MCS
    • A variety of classes are offered. 
    • Check out our Calendar for more information.
  • Attend an open craft night
    • Join us on Tuesday nights for Open Craft night.
    • Bring your craft and enjoy our space at no charge. Water, coffee, and soda for sale, or BYOB.
    • Tuesdays 4:30-7:00 beginning August 13
  • 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
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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.

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