Northwest Quilters' Sumer Retreat

July 19 - 22, 2020

Time to register for the Northwest Quilters’ Summer Retreat at Tilikum Retreat Center on Sunday, July 19 to Wednesday, July 22.   No worries about the summer warm weather as each room is equipped with a window air conditioner and all work rooms have AC and fans. Attendance is limited to 38 to ensure a lower level bed for everyone and plenty of space in the work rooms.
Tilikum Retreat Center is just five miles outside of Newberg, Oregon in a beautiful location with comfortable accommodations, great food, and a very caring staff.  The 92 acre campus is surrounded by vineyards and hazelnut orchards.  Tilikum grounds offer hiking trails around a large lake and the retreat center offers great summer vistas from many locations.  
There are two retreat options: (1) Arrive at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 19th. Fee for this option is $240.00.  Included are 8 meals, Sunday dinner, a full breakfast, plus lunch and dinner on Monday and Tuesday, and brunch on Wednesday.  (2) Arrive Monday, July 20th, after lunch for a fee of $205.00. Included are 5 meals: Monday dinner, all meals on Tuesday, and brunch on Wednesday). Whichever option you chose, a great time begins when you arrive with your high spirits ready for a fun filled productive time. 
You will need to bring your own bed linens and towels.  Pillows are provided and extra blankets are available.  Other items you need to bring: your project(s), sewing machine, sewing supplies, and to make your room more personal one of your favorite quilts. Quilt cutting mats, irons, ironing stations will be available.  
NWQ’s retreats offer enriching experiences and we welcome your participation!  For additional information contact: Barbara Mason at or 760-977-1128 or Kathleen E Schmidt at or 509-670-6407.



If you are a vegetarian or have food sensitivities, there will be a charge of $8 for special diet payable to Northwest Quilters. Tilikum has instituted a new form for gathering information about dietary needs. Please contact Kathleen as noted above if you have any questions about special diets. You will be provided with a link to the on-line form that must be completed by the July 5th deadline for final payments.  (To request dietary form email Kathleen at  or print from the Tilikum web-site at

Early registrations ae helpful in planning as NWQ’s retreats are planned with limited resources. Registrations will be accepted on a first come/first serve basis for a maximum of 38 participants.  A minimum deposit of $75.00 is required with a completed registration form with any balance owed due by July 5th.   All retreat materials will be distributed via e-mail, UNLESS you include a self-addressed post-paid business-sized (4” X 9”) envelope along with your registration. 


Registration forms can be downloaded here with mailing instructions.  


To register for the retreat via PayPal or you preferred credit card, fill in the form below.  

**At this time we don’t know when the “stay at home” directive will be lifted. We hope to be able to hold the 2020 Summer Retreat July 19-22. In order to move forward with planning, we would like each participant to complete a registration form and pay a $75 deposit so that we know how many to plan for on the scheduled dates.  A decision will be made by July 5th about going forward with retreat and the balance due will then be collected from each participant. Call Treasurer Tracey Dunlap to pay via debt or credit card. See Roster for her contact information. Checks for the $75.00 deposit to reserve your spot should be made payable to NWQ’s and mailed to: Kathleen E Schmidt 905 N Harbour Drive #21 Portland OR 97217

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