Oxford Certified Instructors Biennial Reunion 2022


May 23 - 26, 2022

Come Join Us - It's Been Ages!

It's hard to believe that our last reunion was four years ago - we've been trying to make this happen since 2020! The safety of our instructors has always been our main concern and that still holds true. We will be respecting the health safety protocols in place for COVID at the time of the reunion and require that all attendees be double vaccinated and boosted. More details will be provided closer to the time of the reunion. Now that that's out of the way... let's discuss the fun stuff! 

We are excited to have our reunion at one of the jewels of Vermont, Basin Harbor, a world-class resort located on the beautiful shores of Lake Champlain in Vergennes, Vermont. 

Basin Harbor

Basin Harbor is an oasis offering charming guest rooms and private cottages, resort dining featuring foods from local producers, a bright and spacious meeting room for our workshops, and fun times rug punching together. You might want to bring a spouse or partner along to enjoy golf and the other amenities. Basin Harbor is even pet friendly. To see a brochure click here. 

A Wealth of Talent 

This year’s inspiring keynote speaker is internationally renowned Canadian Oxford Certified Instructor and McGown teacher Ingrid Hieronimus. Some of you will know Ingrid from her terrific dye books, including Primary Fusion. In addition to her presentation, Ingrid will lead a workshop on how to use a technique she calls "reversible punch needle hooking" to make a two-sided mat that has a different design on each side (very cool)! We will also have a workshop with rug hooking color expert Nancy Jewett from Fluff and Peachy Bean Designs and a presentation on the history of rug hooking by the former  textile curator at Shelburne Museum, Celia Oliver. An informal rug show will allow us to share all of our talent and won't it be grand to be able to see each other again? 

We will also have an optional visit to The Oxford Rug Hooking School to do some shopping, see the new Violet Jane yarn colors, check out new rugs, and watch yarn dyeing and punch needle production demonstrations. We've also arranged for a boat ride on Lake Champlain aboard Basin Harbor's cruise boat Escape.

Oxford Reunion 2018 - We can't wait to do it again! 

Registration Fee: 
$279: Oxford Punch Needle Instructors Guild (OPNIG) members. 
$319: Non-members (After 4/15 add a $40 late bird fee. Registration closes 4/23)
Note that the registration fee includes $120 in kit fees for yarn and patterns needed for our two workshops.
To learn more about OPNIG and to become a member Click Here.

Meals and Lodging Packet:
$667 single
$532 double (per person)
(18% service fee and 9% meals and rooms tax not included.)

This packet includes your room Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday nights, a welcome dinner on Monday; breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Tuesday and Wednesday; and breakfast on Thursday. 

How to Register

To register, please send a check for $279 (OPNIG member) or $319 (non-member). After 4/15 add a $40 late bird fee. Mail to:

Kim Scanlan
OPNIG Treasurer
4767 Dahlia Way N
Hugo, MN 55038

Or you can pay by credit card with PayPal. To pay with PayPal use the email address OPNIGTreasurer@gmail.com.
The Funds should be in US dollars.

 Cottage

Basin Harbor is a peaceful retreat - Our reunion is a time to get re-inspired, to relax and rejuvenate.

To book your room: call Basin Harbor toll free at (800) 622-4000 and tell them that you are with the Oxford Instructors Reunion. If you have trouble getting through by phone you can email them at stay@basinharbor.com. They have reserved special rooms just for us. If you are not staying at Basin Harbor and would like to reserve meals please call Basin Harbor. Meal costs: Breakfast $18, lunch $26, Dinner $45.

There are no rooms available Sunday night before the reunion but they do have openings on Thursday night after the reunion at their regular room rates. These rooms are limited so please make your reservation early. 

If you are flying in: The closest airport is Burlington, VT. We're working with two local taxi services for transportation to and from the airport so let us know if you need a ride and we can put you in touch with the drivers or with other instructors who might like to share a taxi or rent a car. The taxi cost is $100 each way (it's a 31-mile ride). We recommend making car rental reservations now.

Deadline to register and book your room: April 23, 2022. 

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel any time up to 30 days before the first day of the reunion (before April 23rd), you will receive a full refund. If you cancel later than 30 days before the first day of the reunion (After April 23rd) there is no refund. Exceptions will be made for serious illness and major emergencies. If it is necessary for OPNIG to cancel the reunion for any reason, Oxford Instructors will be notified and offered a full refund. We cannot be responsible for non-refundable lodging or airline tickets. The $120 kit fee is non-refundable. Your kit can be mailed to you at your expense.

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