Block Party Quilters participates in two retreats a year held at Seabeck Conference Center located on the Olympic peninsula – one in Spring and one in Fall. Spring retreat registration opens January 1st each year; Fall retreat registration opens June 1st each year.
The dates for Spring Retreat '17 are April 7 - 11 - a Friday through Tuesday retreat. The dates for Fall Retreat '17 are October 19 - 23 - a Thursday through Monday retreat.
Costs for retreats in 2017 will be $170 for 3 days/2 nights, $250 for 4 days/3 nights and $310 for 5 days/4 nights.
A $25 down payment will hold a spot with payment in full due one month before the retreat occurs at a date to be set by the board. Rooms are filled on a first come first served basis with full payment registrations placed in queue before down payments. Those retreaters who register with a roommate must have one of the roommates paying the full retreat price in order to reserve a shared room.
There is a $40 surcharge for non-BPQ members for each retreat; day-only participation in retreats is available but only for BPQ members in good standing and only when additional spaces are available.
Payment deadlines for each retreat are in response to our signed Seabeck contract. Once we have met our contractual obligations and if we have additional rooms available, late sign ups and days-only participation can be accommodated but may be at a slightly increased rate.
Retreats are an ideal time and place to meet new people, deepen friendships, learn from each other, share quilting knowledge and work on individual projects. The facilities at Seabeck are spacious, clean, and comfortable. Three meals a day, private or shared sleeping rooms, and bedding and linens are included. For more information, to register, or for any questions, contact the retreat coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.