West side Quilters

One of the many benefits of Westside Quilter’s Guild membership is the opportunity to attend 3-day retreats. WQG has hosted retreats at several popular venues which include: the Girl Scout Retreat Center in North Plains, Alton Collins in Eagle Creek, and of course our annual retreat to Oregon Garden Resort in Silverton. We are always exploring new venue options. We hold 2-3 retreats per year.

Note re: Online Registration: Important!! Please read…

As you are registering for any retreat please be aware that our refund policy allows you to refund your deposit or any amount you have paid until the day before final payment is due. You will be required to make a minimum payment of $50 but are welcome make a larger payment or to pay the balance in full at the time of registration. At initial registration by online form Carol Sayles will contact you and direct you to the correct links for payment(s).

If you need to change your plans after that date, you are welcome to transfer your seat to someone on the waiting list and can do so by contacting Carol Sayles directly at or by calling her phone number in your current Directory.

Retreat Cancellation Policy

If a participant finds it necessary to cancel, they need to contact the registrar as soon as possible so the seat may potentially be offered to someone else. 
Each venue has specific requirements and dates.  The final cancellation date with full refund will be published as soon as it is known.  After that date  no refund will be issued unless it is for major medical reasons or close family deaths. However, the member cancelling may gift or sell their space to the next person on the waiting list. If there is not a waiting list they can gift or sell to a person of their choosing.

Registrar: Carol Sayles –


Our Next Retreat

Oregon Garden Retreat

Registration for the 2024 Oregon Garden Retreat will begin on Wednesday, November 1, 2023.
Dates:   Thursday, February 22, – Sunday, February 25, 2024
Cost:      Single Room                    $690
Double (shared)              $445/person

  • Three nights lodging, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Full Buffet Breakfast, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
  • Unlimited use of the large sewing room from 1pm Thursday until 3pm Sunday
  • Soup and Salad Luncheon on Friday and Saturday

Please note that this retreat will be 4 days, 3 nights instead of the 3 days, 2 nights in past years.

To register, please click on the link below and complete the registration form. Carol Sayles, our Guild Registrar, will then send you a payment link.

  •  A $50 deposit is required at the time of signup to reserve your spot.
  •  Full payment is due NO LATER THAN Friday, January 12, 2024.

This retreat will have space available for 35 attendees. If the registration is full at the time you sign up, Carol will enter your name on a waiting list and notify you of that fact. In the case of future cancellations, any available spot is offered to those on the waiting list in the order of original date of signup.

For any questions, please contact Mary Lafler, Retreat Chair, at retreats@Westside

A great venue to share quilting, camaradarie, creativity and friendship.

The guild provides ironing stations, cutting tables and power strips.  Breakfast is provided by the resort after each night you are there.  The retreat includes lunch on Friday and Saturday. you are on your own for dinner — eat out with friends, often we go to the bar in the resort, then continue sewing!  or socializing.


Girl Scout Retreat

Save the Date! – September 5 – 8, 2024

More info coming – Stay Tuned