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Northwest Quilters' Spring Retreat
March 27 - 30, 2023

Time to register for the Northwest Quilters’ Spring Retreat at Tilikum Retreat Center on Monday, March 27 to Thursday, March 30.   No worries about the spring warm weather as each room is equipped with a window air conditioner and all work rooms have AC and fans. Attendance is limited to 32 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, and the retreat center offers great summer vistas from many locations.  


There are two retreat options: (1) Arrive at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, March 27.  Fee for this option is $280.00.  Included are 8 meals, Monday dinner, a full breakfast, plus lunch and dinner on Tuesday and Wednesday, and brunch on Thursday.  (2) Arrive Tuesday, March 28, after lunch for a fee of $245.00. Included are 5 meals: Tuesday dinner, all meals on Wednesday, and brunch on Thursday). Whichever option you chose, a great time begins when you arrive with your high spirits ready for a fun filled productive time.


 Bed linens, pillows, and towels are provided by Camp Tilikum.  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 Traci Kienberger at or 503-312-6777.


 If you are a vegetarian or have food sensitivities, there will 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 Barbara 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 March 10 deadline for final payment.

Registration forms can be downloaded here with mailing instructions.  

Early registrations are 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 32 participants.  A minimum deposit of $75.00 is required with a completed registration form with any balance owed due by March 5.   Refunds, minus a $10.00 handling fee, will NOT be given after March 5 and ONLY if your reservation can be filled.   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.  We need to have a minimum of 15 participants.    


To register for the retreat via PayPal or your preferred credit card, fill in the form below.  A Paypal account is not required.

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