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Workshops & Special Programs

Workshops and special programs are presented throughout the year.
In the past such skills as basket making, spinning, woodcarving, quilling and seat weaving have been taught.
All workshops and special programs will be held in the Engel Education Center or down on the Farm at Quiet Valley.
See below for information about upcoming activities available.

Soap Making

Soap Making Workshops

Workshops on soap making will be available upon request from January 19 to February 20, 2015. 
They will only be held during the week during normal business hours. 
Please contact Cheryl Statham for more information and to register, 570-992-6161 or E-mail

Candy MakingValentine Card MakingConfection



Learn the history behind certain candies and make chocolate covered peanut butter candy and
chocolate covered caramels. There will be enough to sample and some to take home.
Craft some pretty, or manly, Valentine cards using found items and simple paint techniques.
Create a sweet snack that’s easy to make and fun to eat.  Sample some and take some home.


Date - Saturday, February 7, 2015

Time - 9:30am – 1:00pm

Cost - $30 for non-members, $25 for members

Deadline for registration with payment - Thursday, February 5 by 5pm or until full

All materials will be provided and are included in the cost of the workshop. 

Minimum - 6 people; maximum – 18 people

Instructors - Lou DiPasquale - Candies; Steph DiPasquale - Cards; Caroline DiPasquale - Confections


Cabin Fever WorkshopCabin Fever Workshop & Luncheon

Saturday, March 7, 2015
10:00am to 2:00pm


Looking for something to warm up your winter?  This workshop provides the opportunity to make two crafts and enjoy a homemade lunch of soup, bread and dessert!


Choose a morning and afternoon workshop:

#1 ~ Woven Heart Basket
  Woven Heart Basket
#5 ~ Sheep Wool PinSheep Pin
#2 ~ Pysanky Egg (requires 2 sessions) * Pysanky Eggs #6 ~ Pysanky Egg (con’t)

#3 ~ Getting Ready for Spring - Seeds & CuttingsSeeds & cuttings

Learn to plant seeds of all sizes and explore some of the unusual conditions seeds need for germination.  Some seedlings will be ready to transplant into cell packs.  We will learn to propagate plants by taking cuttings.

#7 ~ Antique Pin CushionFlower Pin cushion
#4 ~ Small Primitive Picture
Small Primitabe Picture

#8 ~ Nutmeg GraterNutmeg Grater

Learn About tin in the early days and see a few antique items.  In this workshop we will make a nutmeg grater from tin.  This requires some precise cutting and bending.  Everyone will try the grater out on a nutmeg.



$35.00 non-members  or  $30.00 Quiet Valley members
*  Additional materials fee of $10.00 required for Pysanky Egg


Each workshop has limited seating.  Please indicate your choices and give a second choice as an alternate selection.


Click here for registration form.

Sponsored by Friends of Quiet Valley

EasterEGGS, RABBITS AND TREES – A PENNSYLVANIA-GERMAN EASTER WORKSHOP— The Pennsylvania-Germans brought many Lent and Easter traditions with them to their new country, many of which we still celebrate today. Learn about dyeing eggs, the Easter Bunny, the Easter Egg Tree, and more. Come and learn about how our modern Easter traditions were born. Decorate eggs, fry up some fastnachts, make some Easter cards and more. Come and discover a Pennsylvania-German Easter with your group.

Date:  Saturday, March 21, 9am to 1pm

Cost:  $15.00 or $10.00 for Members

Minimum age 10 years old   
Reservations and payment due by Friday, March 13

Minimum – 6 people;   maximum – 20

                      Instructor:  Cheryl Statham

QuillingBeginners Quilling Workshop

Quilling is the art of paper filigree.  Decorative designs are made from rolling and shaping thin strips of paper that are glued together to form a design or decorate an object.  The art of quilling dates back to the 15th century, when paper was used by nuns to decorate religious objects and boxes.  It was introduced to the American colonies by England in the form of decorative tea caddies and boxes.  There was a revival of the art in the late 1990’s and it now has gained international farm.  Every year, the North American Quilling Guild has a convention where artists gather to share ideas, learn and perfect the art.


This workshop will include step by step basic quilling techniques with materials and instructions to complete a quilled card design.


Date:  Saturday, April 11, 2015

Time: 1:00 – 3:00

Cost:  $30.00  or $25.00 for members

Deadline for registration with payment – Friday, April 10, 2015

Minimum number of people – 6

Maximum number of people – 12

Instructor – Diane Blakeslee, who is a member of the North American Quilling Guild

Joint Quiet Valley/Kettle Creek Programs Set for the New Year!

2014 marked the beginning of a partnership arrangement with Kettle Creek Environmental Center. We had two different walks held on the farm.  We had a bird walk in June and a tree survey in August.  Both were extremely popular programs and everyone was astounded at the diversity of the farm, even those who work here. 


Saturday, January 24, 2:00-4:00 – Animal Tracks – Join Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center staff at Quiet Valley, to discover and interpret the tracks left in the snow by wildlife around the farm.  Winter is a great time of year to get outside and discover the many species of wildlife that roam through a habitat by looking for tracks and other wildlife signs they leave behind.  This two hour outdoor program will be fun for the entire family as we explore the farm and interpret the wildlife signs we uncover.  Please dress to walk outside on snow covered trails.  Snow date is Saturday, January 31, 2015


Saturday, March 28, 2:00 – 4:00 – Signs of Spring on the Farm – In cooperation with Quiet Valley Farm, the Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center will be offering a walk at the farm celebrating spring and the early signs of spring in nature.  We will explore several areas of the farm and look for early spring flowers, wildlife happenings and more.  This two hour outdoor program will be fun for the entire family.  Please dress to walk outside.


Saturday, May 9, 7:00-9:00 – Spring Bird Migration – This early morning walk will provide the opportunity to experience the annual spring migration of birds in all of its’ splendor.  Join a Kettle Creek Environmental Educator at Quiet Valley Farm as we walk the trails and listen to and look at the wide variety of birds passing through on their annual journey.  Please dress to be outside and bring binoculars.  This two hour outdoor program will be fun for the entire family as we explore the farm and interpret the wildlife signs we uncover.


Friday, June 19, 1:00 – 3:00 – Discovering the Farm’s Amphibians and Reptiles – Join Brian Hardiman from Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center on a two hour outdoor hike looking for various species of Herps that live in and around Quiet Valley Farm.  Some of these species play a role in controlling the small mammals that traditionally live around a farm and therefore are a big help to the farmer.  This two hour outdoor program will be fun for the entire family.  Please dress to walk outside.


Cost for all of these programs:  $3 for EE Center and Quiet Valley Members, $5 for non-members, children under 12 free. 

Call Kettle Creek at 570-629-3061 to register for any of these partnership programs.

Unless noted otherwise, all Workshops and Programs will be held at:

Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm
347 Quiet Valley Road
Stroudsburg PA 18360

Please call 570-992-6161 or E-mail for reservations

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