Scrap and Sew Craft Retreat Get Away to Be Creative in Oregon

November 6-8, 2020

Registration is open for November – we will keep the group small, but a few spaces are still available. For the fall events we are having in-person we have made modifications to the way we serve meals (take out, or 1 or 2 people per table with their meal in “take out” containers), everyone gets their own room unless they share a household, and we will utilize a couple of spaces for crafting tables – Wright Hall and the Greenhouse or Ballard hall.

We’re full for November 6-8!


Join fellow scrapbookers, quilters, knitters, crocheters, finger weavers, etc., for a great weekend away creating. You may opt to come for either one or two nights.

Relax in this beautiful setting and let Menucha’s staff take care of the cooking and cleaning. Focus on doing something you love: sewing, creating albums, making cards or other crafts that remind everyone who sees them of life’s little blessings.

Newcomers are always welcome! Come by yourself or bring a friend. Bring other members of your family and start a relationship-building retreat tradition you will never forget.

  • Digital scrapbookers: Complimentary Wifi is available; please consider uploading your digital photos ahead of time since multiple mass uploads over our system can slow things down a bit.
  • Paper scrapbookers: There will be a swap table for supplies, some shared tools for your use, and optional supplies for purchase from the weekend host.
  • Knitters/Crocheters: Sit by our fire (or out on the terrace in nice weather) and let the conversation (or stillness) wrap around you as your endeavors take shape.
  • Quilters and Sewers: Bring your own sewing machine and supplies. Menucha has one ironing board and iron we can set up to share; please let us know ahead of time if they are needed.
  • Model-making: Recently we had a model-maker come for a crafty weekend; if more of you are out there, feel free to sign up and request a separate crafting space and we’ll see what we can do.
  • Other crafts? Come and join us! Call 503-695-2243 and let us know what kind of space you need.

“I love-love-LOVE this program!” – Melanie R. 


2020 Cost to Attend

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2 Nights: Friday night – Sunday afternoon:

Program fee $50 + Lodging $115 + Meals $100 = total cost to attend $265*

1 night: Friday night – Saturday evening (or Saturday to Sunday -just tell us in an email):

Program fee $36 + Lodging $68 + Meals $55 = total cost to attend $172*

Overnight accommodations for this event will be Community Lodging (up to 3 per room) in Wright Hall.


Cancellation Policy

If 90+ days out, canceling a registration results in a full refund minus a $50 handling fee.

If 46-90 days out, 65% refund.

If 30-45 days out, 50% refund.

If fewer than 30 days out, there is no refund available.

Payment Plan Option

You may choose to divide the cost across several months, depending upon how far in advance you are registering. Options will automatically appear in the online registration process. The cost is only $5 per month.



Arrive 1-3:00 pm
Welcome & Orientation 3:00 pm
Scrap/Sew/Craft 6:00 pm
Volunteer Server report to dining hall 6:50 pm
Dinner 7:00 pm
Scrap/Sew/Craft 8:00 pm until…


Volunteer server 7:50 am
Breakfast 8:00 am
Scrap/Sew/Craft 9:00 am
Volunteer server 11:50 am
Lunch 12:00 noon
Scrap/Sew/Craft 1:00 pm
Volunteer server 5:50 pm
Dinner 6:00 pm
Scrap 7:00 p.m. until…


Volunteer Server 7:50 am
Breakfast 8:00 am
Scrap/Sew/Craft 9:00 am
Volunteer server 11:50 am
Lunch 12:00 noon
Scrap/Sew/Craft 1:00 pm
Clean-up 3:30 pm
Depart by 4:00 pm

Consider bringing some of the following supplies if you have them

Scrapbooking –

  • Cricut Personal Electric Cutter and your favorite cartridges
  • Fiskars Paper Edgers Scissors
  • Wood stamps and ink pads
  • Specialty papers/borders, etc.
  • Markers
  • Specialty hole punches
  • Scrapbook magazines and books
  • Laptop with memory card and mini printer
  • Snacks to share

Wireless Internet is available for digital scrappers; uploading photos at home may save you time here.

Quilting/Sewing –

  • Sewing machine
  • Whatever your project requires
  • Snacks to share
  • Menucha has one ironing board and iron to share

Knitting/Crocheting –

  • Yarn, needles, whatever your project requires
  • Snacks to share