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Started Nov-4 by KSCarolyn; 23590 views.

From: KSCarolyn


21st Annual



February 23- February 26, 2023

The retreat dates are Thursday, February 23rd, at 7:00 pm - through Sunday, February 26th, 2023.  The retreat will be held at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tempe.  They are giving us a group rate of  $159.00 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 23rd. The rate for two double beds or one king bed is $181.37 (including tax) x 3 nights = $544.11 total for one person.  For two people it would be $272.06 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's website.  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 

We ask that you pay a deposit of $50 at the time of registration with the balance being due by Friday, January 27, 2023.  Registration will be based on the earliest postmarked envelope received (not first received).  Important: No envelopes postmarked before Monday, November 7, 2023.  If you must cancel before January 26th, 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:

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  • Edited November 10, 2022 7:50 am  by  KSCarolyn
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From: KSCarolyn


Important Hotel Registration Information

We have a special booking link (listed below) to make it easy to register online.  Only one person books the room, for 2 people, and you can change dates if you are not staying Wednesday to Monday.  This is our blocked-out time for that price.  If you have any questions, our contact person is Felix Cano and he says  “You may let people know that I can book the reservation for them.  They can contact my personal cell at any time of the day and I have no issues with assisting them.” 

Felix Cano

Sales Manager

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tempe 

1520 W Baseline Rd, Tempe, AZ 85283

(Phone) 480-831-9800 Opt. 2

(Mobile) 970-274-4033

Valley of the Sun Quilters Booking Link

  • Edited November 4, 2022 5:53 pm  by  KSCarolyn
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From: KSCarolyn


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  • Edited November 28, 2022 9:01 pm  by  KSCarolyn
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From: KSCarolyn



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  • Edited January 10, 2023 10:02 am  by  KSCarolyn



Ha Ha, it says they have a spa tub--hot tub, alright!!

That looks like a very nice hotel.  I can't tell by the photos of the meeting room, but will we have the same number of attendees as we had last year?  Just wondering.  


From: KSCarolyn


At this time, I'm not sure how many can fit in the room.  The hostesses need to do some measuring.  I'm guessing about the same number as last year.