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SOYO Retreat

January 17-19, 2020

Comfort Suites/Elk Vale Road, 1333 North Elk Vale Road, Rapid City

January's chilly weather invites us to settle in and accomplish great new (and old) quilts at our annual winter SOYO (sew-on-your-own) Retreat. It is always fun to see what all of us are up to. Gather your pins, rulers, scissors, fabric and machine and join us for a weekend of fun.

The SOYO begins at noon on Friday, January 17 - DO NOT arrive early. It will end at 2:00 pm on Sunday, January 19th.

The SOYO is full

This popular event was filled to capacity two weeks after registration was opened. Our chairperson negotiated with the hotel to open up more space. Everyone who was on the original waiting list will be able to come and has been contacted. At this time all spots are reserved. However, we will still take names for the waiting list. There are often a few last minute cancellations and we will fill those spaces from the waiting list. People will be invited according to when they were added to the waiting list.

If you would like to be placed on the waiting list, please Contact Us.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations before January 11, 2020 will receive 50% refunds. There are no refunds for cancellations after January 11, 2020. If we are filled to capacity and we can find someone else to take your place, you will get a full refund.

Meals and Other Information

Breakfast is included with your room if you are staying at the Comfort Suites.

Friday evening dinner will be pizza and salad from Marco's Pizza.

Saturday lunch will be chicken salad sandwiches, soup, and dessert provided by Caramel Creations. There will also be special treats avaialble for purchase from Caramel Creations. 

Saturday dinner is on your own. Dining options close to the hotel include Dakotah Steakhouse, Marco's Pizza, Arby's, Perkins and McDonalds. Other restaurants are available in nearby Rushmore Crossing. 

If you have food alergies, please specify that on your registration form.


All room reservations should be made directly with the Comfort Suites. Please review the link below for information about how to reserve and rates. The quoted rates are good until January 2.

   Comfort Suites Reservations