PMQG Retreat--February 2015

PMQG Retreat--February 2015

We're happy to announce our second ever PMQG sewing retreat! Read on for details about our winter retreat in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge and how to register.

Sign-ups for this retreat will open on Monday, November 10th, 2014 at 10 am.

When: Friday, February 27th, 2015 from 3 pm through Sunday, March 1st, 3 pm
Where: Menucha Retreat and Conference Center
38711 E Historic Columbia River Hwy, Corbett, OR 97019
Map of Grounds 
Menucha's FB Page

We will be in Wright Hall which has an assortment of regular beds and bunk beds.

  • $170 for two night's stay plus 6 meals (Friday night Dinner, Saturday all meals, and Sunday Breakfast and Lunch.) Sample Menus
  • If you require a special diet such as gluten free, vegetarian, dairy free, or other, there is a $12 additional fee for the weekend ($182 for the weekend with special needs meals)
  • If you would like bedding and towels provided for you, there is an additional $10 fee. Linens are not provided in the building we are in, so you must bring your own sleeping bag/bed linens and towels. 

 What to bring: Clothes and toiletries, bedding/sleeping bags and pillows, bath towels (unless you would rather pay the $10 bedding/towel fee to have that provided for you), sewing machines, projects, rulers etc. An iron if you really like yours and would like to share. Hiking shoes if you wish to partake in the wild outdoors. Snacks for late night and alcohol if you like (alcohol not allowed in dining room or in public areas when other guests are present).

*Other things we decided would be useful after our first retreat: Lights, as the space we sew in can be a bit dim in some areas. If you have an Ottlight or desk light to light your sewing space, please bring it. Also, the guild has some extension cords, but please bring your own extension cords and power strips

An additional list provided by Menucha

Schedule: When we're not eating or sleeping, we'll probably be sewing! Most of the time we will have Open Sew but we also will have an optional Workshop, Charity Sew, and possibly some group projects. Schedules will be e-mailed out to participants as the retreat date approaches.

The Fine Print:
There are 30 spots available for the weekend. Registration will open Monday, November 10th at 10:00 am.

Payment can be made with check (at a meeting or mailed to our PO Box) or online with debit/credit via Square with a small fee added on (approximately 2.75%).  Payment must be received by the guild within 3 weeks of signing up via the form below.

Refund Policy: Full refunds will only be given if your spot is able to be re-sold.

If the 30 spots are not filled with PMQG members by January 27th, we will open up registration to local individual MQG members and other MQGs in the area. *FYI, the last retreat did sell out in 7 days.

Please click this link to be taken to the retreat page and the sign-up form at the bottom of the page (sign-up form will appear at 10 am on Monday, November 10th, 2014).

PMQG October 2014 Menucha Retreat Recap

PMQG Members had our first official guild retreat earlier this month at Menucha Retreat and Conference Center in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge. It was 48 hours of gorgeous views, delicious meals, visiting with friends, and almost non-stop sewing! Here are some pictures of the fun we had, and don't miss the announcement at the bottom of the post about our next retreat!

The views were amazing and most people managed to slip away from their machines for at least one walk on the grounds at Menucha. The officers arrived early on Friday to get ready (and take selfies outside!)

A few views of the workroom we sewed in all weekend. The balcony that was open to the second floor was a great spot to hang finished and in progress quilts from!

L-R: Pretty fabric just begging to be photographed, Secretary Kelly holding up her finished Guild Medallion quilt, and some blocks in progress from Tracie on one of the design walls.

L-R: Heather's Finished Lizzy House Meadow top, Elisa's Color Wheel Top, and Anne's Plus Quilt after finishing the last of the  hand stitched binding in a cozy nook on the balcony!

Our Wonderful sponsors helped make the Goodie Bags and Door Prizes overflow with wonderful products!

Soak Wash donated Flatter for our ironing stations and Nail Polish. Michelle had cats and bubbles stamped on her nails with the Denyse Schmidt curated set of Soak Polish.

PMQG member and Sew Mama Sew Proprietress, Kristin, sponsored our candy table, and boy, did she deliver! She set out a beautiful, Haloween themed spread of candy and other treats that we enjoyed all weekend!

The results from a little improv exercise, and we made sure to never be late to meals with such yummy food on the menu!

VP Suzanne got more work done on her epic Spiderweb quilt!

It was quite the weekend for working on Guild Medallion Quilts! Kory and Brittany's Medallions

Ok, so after looking at all those awesome pics, you're probably thinking, "Self, that looks like a lot of fun, I need to get in on the next retreat!" (Or maybe, "Self, that was really fun, we have to make sure to attend the next retreat as well!). Well, you are in luck then, because the next PMQG retreat is already scheduled! We will return to Menucha the last weekend of February and do it all again! Sign-ups will open sometime next week, so keep your eyes peeled for an email and blog post in the next few days announcing it!  Menucha is so popular that is the only weekend we could get in all of 2015! We are also looking into having a Fall 2015 guild retreat at a difference venue.

Thanks to Gail, Jolene, Michelle, and Suzanne for sharing their pictures for the blog!