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

November 3-5, 2023


Register for November


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. 


2023 Cost to Attend

2 Nights: Friday night – Sunday afternoon:

Program fee $60 + Lodging $125 + Meals $105 = total cost to attend $295*

1 Night: Saturday morning after 8:30 am to Sunday

Program fee $41 + Lodging $89 + Meals $85 = total cost to attend $215*

Overnight accommodations for this event will be shared rooms in Wright Hall or Ballard Hall.


Register for November


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.



Arrive 4:00 pm
Welcome & Orientation 4:30 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

Attending an In-Person Workshop during Pandemic Times: Please Care for One Another

As you consider whether to attend Scrap & Sew, please keep the following in mind.

  1. All participants of in-person events at Menucha must submit proof of vaccination or negative covid test in order to attend.
  2. We will give a full refund, even up to the day of arrival, to anyone who feels ill or learns they may have been exposed to Covid-19. Thank you for staying home.
  3. For up-to-date information about how we are operating safely during shifting Covid times please click here.