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19th ANNUAL VALLEY OF THE SUN QUILTING RETREAT Feb 19-21-2021   News and Announcements

Started 10/31/20 by KSCarolyn; 76762 views.

From: KSCarolyn


19th Annual
February 19 - February 21, 2021

The retreat dates are Friday, February 19th, through Sunday, February 21, 2021.  The retreat will be held at the Quality Inn Phoenix Airport.  They are giving us a group rate of $99.99 a night.  This price is still lower than most hotels of equal quality during our February high tourist season in Phoenix.  Click here to see the hotel website.

We are figuring the hotel rate for 3 nights since most will want to arrive on Thursday, February 18.  The rate for two double beds or one king bed is $99.99 (with tax 12.57) x 3 nights = $337.68  for one person.  For two people it would be $168.84 per person for 3 nights.  Each room has a refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker.  Check-in time is 3:00 p.m. and check out is at 12 noon.  You are on your own to make your hotel reservation and if you share a room with someone, be sure that only one of you reserves the room. 

You can make your room reservation by calling 1-480-893-3900.  If you have a preference for a 1st-floor room, a king, or two double beds, be sure to request that when you make your reservations.  To get the special rate you will need to tell the reservation desk that you are calling about a group booking with the Valley of the Sun Quilters.  

The cost to attend the retreat is $150.00 (this is in addition to your hotel costs.) The retreat fee is needed to cover the cost of renting the meeting room from Thursday noon through Sunday, lunches, refreshments/snacks, and a few amenities.

Breakfast, included in your room rate.
Lunch, included in your retreat fee.
Dinner,  on your own. You have the option of going out to dinner, or because of COVID we will be taking orders from two restaurants each night and will have the menus and an order sheet on the front table.  Attendees will write down their order and pay cash to the person handling dinner that night.  We will have all the meals delivered.  There is an ATM in the lobby if needed.

We ask that you pay a deposit of $50 at the time of registration with the balance being due by Friday, January 22, 2021.  Registration will be based on the earliest postmarked envelope received (not first received).  Important: No envelopes postmarked before Monday, November 2, 2020.  If you must cancel prior to January 22, 2021, your deposit will be 90% refundable. 

Criteria for attendance
1.  Priority based on the postmark date of registration and deposit.
2.  People who are active in our quilting forum.
3.  Personal interaction and compatibility with the group.
4.  Hostesses have the right of refusal.

To register for the retreat you need to:
Send an email to and we will email a registration form for you to fill out and mail back to Cathy with your deposit.  We look forward to seeing you in February.

  • Edited October 31, 2020 3:04 pm  by  KSCarolyn
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From: KSCarolyn


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2.  Cathy - cacnurse1
3.  Ellen - bornblessed2
4.  Kim - KimDig
5.  Laura - lppenguins
6.  Sharon - Sharonae44
7.    Ami - sewingupastorm
8.   Carolyn G. - AZSnowbird
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18.  Yetta - ydritch

  • Edited January 19, 2021 3:08 pm  by  KSCarolyn
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From: KSCarolyn



1.  Link to VOS Retreat Shutterfly pictures;  Here

2.  Link to Secret Sister information:  Here and Here

3.  Link to Challenge Fabric information:  Here and Here

4.  Link to Block Lotto info: Here

5.  Link to our new venue: Here

6.  Link to alternative hotels: Here

7.  Sign up page for Massage:  Here

8.  Link to L/R/C game:  Here

9.Link to Panara order's received: Here

  • Edited February 2, 2021 8:47 am  by  KSCarolyn
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From: KSCarolyn


I would suggest you wait until after Monday to make your hotel reservation.  Our group rate is not in their computer system yet.


Yeah it is gonna happen!


From: YDritch


Carolyn:  My computer is acting up so you've either received three form requests or none at all.  Please send me one as I'd love to attend.



From: KSCarolyn


I haven't received an email from you and I need an email from you to send the registration form.  I sent a form to your friend Alice so maybe she can print off an extra one for you.





Whoo hoo, i was beginning to worry!  Glad it is coming together!

 Will send email!

Right new i am still out of power, and internet, since Tuesday,  but i can do email from my phone, hummm but can't print anything. 

Can i hand copy the form if I don't have power by Monday?

I always just handwrite mine and nobody has ever complained about it.

I sure hope you get power back soon