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20th ANNUAL VALLEY OF THE SUN QUILTING RETREAT Feb 24-27-2022   News and Announcements

Started 10/29/21 by KS Carolyn (KSCarolyn); 91466 views.
KS Carolyn (KSCarolyn)

From: KS Carolyn (KSCarolyn)


20th Annual
February 24 - February 27, 2022

The retreat dates are Thursday, February 24th, at 7:00 pm - through Sunday, February 27, 2022.  The retreat will be held at the Hampton Inn Phoenix-Airport North.  They are giving us a group rate of  $149.00 a night.  This price is still lower than most hotels of equal quality during Phoenix's February high tourist season.

We are figuring the hotel rate for 3 nights since most will want to arrive on Thursday, February 24th.  The rate for two double beds or one king bed is $167.73 (including tax) x 3 nights = $503.19, total for one person.  For two people it would be $251.60, 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.

Click HERE to see the hotel website.  The hotel will provide a special link just for us to make our reservation and our group of rooms will all be together.  Please do not attempt to make your reservation prior to the link being given out.  The hotel also provides free, Lyft transportation to the hotel from the airport.  The cost to attend the retreat is $175.00 (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, dinners, refreshments/snacks, and a few amenities. 

Breakfast, included in your room rate.
Lunch, on your own. You have the option of going out to lunch or preparing something in your room.  We can carpool to restaurants around the area or take orders for having fast food brought in.  DoorDash, GrubHub, UberEats, etc. will deliver to the hotel, we will have a list and you can order delivery.
Dinner, included in your retreat fee (the reason for the change is the hotel is surrounded by other hotels and it is spring break so all the restaurants will be very crowded in the evenings.)

We ask that you pay a deposit of $50 at the time of registration with the balance being due by Friday, January 28, 2022.  Registration will be based on the earliest postmarked envelope received (not first received).  Important: No envelopes postmarked before Monday, November 1, 2021.  If you must cancel before January 28, 2022, your deposit will be 90% refundable.

Criteria for attendance 
1.  Priority based on 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 Ellen with your deposit.  We look forward to seeing you in February.

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KS Carolyn (KSCarolyn)

From: KS Carolyn (KSCarolyn)


1.  Carolyn - KSCarolyn
2.  Carrie - Labsandcats
3.  Cathy - cacnurse1
4.  Ellen - bornblessed2
5.  Kim - KimDig
6.  Laura - lppenguins
7.  Sharon - Sharonae44

8.    Ami - sewingupastorm 
9.    Bobbi - BobbiAZ
10.  Donna  - DonnaMc 
11   Jonna - fixint2quilt
12.  Judy A - DJzMom
13. Kathi - Keddykat
14.  LeeAnn - mom1me2 
15.  Linda Mc - TransTex
16.  Mel - MelHarris1
17.  Nyla - Nylaagain
18.  Patty E - Labfiend
19.  Sharon - Mishi
20..  Shelley - Pirate
21.  Suze - Suze
22.  Yetta - ydritch
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KS Carolyn (KSCarolyn)

From: KS Carolyn (KSCarolyn)


1.  Link to our Shutterfly pictures   Here

2.  Link to our COVID rules   Here

3.  Link to Block Lotto   Here

4.  Link to register for the hotel  Here

5.  Link to t-shirt information  Here

6.  Volunteers needed check  Here

7.  Link to Massage list  Here

8.  Link to information about the L/R story game  Here

9.  Info on the LRC game  Here

10.  Info on Lyft to Hotel  Here

11. Info on T-shirt logo  Here




Whoo hoo, email sent.  Hotel looks awesome, and transpo from the airport.  You ladies have put in some hard work as usual, can't wait!!

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KS Carolyn (KSCarolyn)

From: KS Carolyn (KSCarolyn)


I'm sure people will wonder what our COVID rules are.  We have no rules, do whatever makes you feel safe.  Of course, we will have to follow the rules for Arizona whatever they are in February.

If you feel safer with a mask, wear one,

If don't want to wear a mask, don't

If you are vaccinated great, if not that's okay too.

Like I said no rules except what you want to do to feel safe.


Sending email. Sounds like a good place.


From: lppenguins


Thanks Carolyn! It’s going to be so fun!

we can’t wait to see everyone, it seems like a long time ago. Yesterday was my official last day of treatments. yay 

  • Edited October 29, 2021 11:43 am  by  lppenguins

It must be a great feeling to know you are finally at the end of the treatments. What a journey you have been on! Can't wait to see you at the has been quite the year for sure.





My Shutterfly account sent me a reminder of my pics 5 years ago....guess what they were-Ha


May be a time for a new photo shoot!!!