About QuiltEscape & Cindy Casciato

casciatoThis will be our 25th year providing a luxurious, fun and educational quilt retreat for quilters of all ages. Our classes are diverse and all levels of experience are welcome. Our retreat is scheduled with plenty of time to work on your project as well as to enjoy the numerous amenities offered at Deer Creek State Park.

QuiltEscape is a fun, contagious event completely stress-free from the demanding schedules of everyday life. We dress casual, we sew to all hours, and we eat great food served by a wonderful friendly staff. We love to pamper you. Although you are in classes with some of the nation's best Instructors, you can break free from quilting whenever you feel the need to wander. There is a heated pool, hot tub, and sauna inside or you can take a relaxing stroll on the wooded pathways around the Lodge. Our Show 'n Tell from Home is served up with hot cider and popcorn, and just couldn't be more inspiring. So mark your calendars, bring a friend and enjoy a wonderful experience you won't soon forget!

About Deer Creek State Park

casciatoSurrounded by more than 3,100 tranquil acres, Deer Creek Lodge and Conference Center just naturally inspires a change of pace. This is a refreshing destination for a vacation or getaway, a special celebration, family gathering or business meeting. You and your group will love Deer Creek’s relaxing atmosphere, refreshing recreation and great settings for events.


Whether you come for business or pleasure, Deer Creek State Park Lodge is a perfect retreat. Choose one of our lodge rooms, a spacious cabin or historic Harding Cabin. Enjoy wonderful dining in our lakeview restaurant and take advantage of all the activities at the marina, lake and golf course.

Like most families, we have traditions. One of ours is helping make memories you will cherish. So take the time to get away from it all and visit Deer Creek State Park Lodge, just 30 minutes south of Columbus, Ohio.



Deer Creek State Park website


History of the Area


On a long ridge that once overlooked Deer Creek and its valley, researchers have discovered evidence of a camp of an ancient Indian tribe. The nomads who camped here around 2,000 B.C. were hunters and gatherers and used this camp periodically throughout the year. Since agriculture was not practiced by the nomads, they moved on after they depleted the plant or animal food supplies in a locale. Burial sites near the camp indicate it was inhabited over a period of time.


In more recent years, a cottage owned by Harry M. Daugherty, the attorney general under President Warren G. Harding, overlooked the valley. The rustic one and one-half story cottage was built in 1918. The President was said to have visited this cottage which now bears his name. The completion of the dam in 1968 created the lake with the park officially opening in 1974


The first Quilt Escape was held at Shawnee State Park in 1994. Quilters from all over Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, Indiana, & Pennsylvania met for the first time and have continued to return on the first weekend of November every year since.


Deer Creek State Park Lodge and Conference Center is located at:

22300 State Park Road 20

Mt Sterling, OH 43143-0153


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