Oregon Coastal Quilters Guild 2024 Retreat Information

2024 Guild Retreat Information 

In case you attend the guild meetings on Zoom and couldn’t hear well, here is the information about our 2024 retreat and the new venue.

Dates: Check in Tuesday, April 23, check out Friday April 26.

Cost: Rooms, including all meals $340.00 each

RVs, full hook ups, including all meals $190.00 each

A $50 deposit to hold your space is due by the October guild meeting.  If you won’t be attending the meetings you can mail your deposit to

Gail Chipman at 294 NW Armstrong Way, Corvallis OR 97330.  Your final payment if due by the January meeting.

We will be at the Aldersgate Camp and Retreats located in Turner Oregon.  If you are coming on I-5 take the Enchanted Forest exit and follow the signs east to Turner.  Go through Turner and Aldersgate is immediately at the east edge of town.  Aldersgate is a faith based camp and retreat center.  The main building, Aldersgate Lodge, had 24 sleeping rooms.  Each room has a twin bed, a double bed, and a flip down bunk bed.  The bathroom has a shower and toilet, the sleeping room has a vanity with a sink and mirror.  The rooms are not fancy, but they are clean and the beds are comfortable.  Half the building is sleeping rooms and the other half is kitchen and two dining rooms.  The dining rooms are quite large so we can all dine at the same time.

Pinewood Lodge has more beds in each room and a bathroom at each end of the building.  If you want a triple or a quad, and someone doesn’t want to sleep in the bunk bed then Pinewood Lodge is for you.  Linens are $20 extra at Pinewood Lodge, or you can bring your own.  Pinewood is up a hill but there is plenty of parking by the main lodge if you want to drive down each day.

There are full hook ups available for RVs at a greatly reduced price.

The rooms don’t have a fridge but there is a full sized refrigerator at the back of the second dining room for any retreater’s use.

We get lunch and dinner Tuesday; breakfast, lunch and dinner Wednesday and Thursday; and breakfast Friday.  Aldersgate is very conducive to special needs meals.  You go to the kitchen window and tell them you ordered a vegetarian, vegan, or gluten free meal, and they will hand you your plate.

We sew in a large auditorium with plenty of room to spread out; the ceilings are high so you may want to bring your own light.  The auditorium is a few steps from Aldersgate Lodge.  There will be a coffee and tea cart in the sewing room; and you can bring any snacks you want – i.e. fruit, nuts, candy, or cookies.  Alcohol is not allowed.  If we enjoy being at Aldersgate and want to go back for our next retreat we need to respect their rules.

Activities will include a game night, a voluntary 2 ½” strip exchange, demos showing different ways to use 2 ½” strips, and some free patterns using the strips.  Please indicate if you want to participate in the strip exchange when you sign up for the retreat.  After sign ups are closed we will let you know how many 2 ½” X WOF batik strips to bring to the retreat.  They will be redistributed and you will get a bag of strips that contains the same number you brought.

Please reach out to any one of the committee members (info in the membership booklet) if you have specific questions about the retreat or facilities.  The committee will have more details and will keep you posted as we get closer to our retreat date.

Retreat committee:         Gail Chipman

Patti Stephens

JoAnne Sedlacek

Viki West