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SOYO Retreat


January 16-19, 2025

Courtyard by Marriott, 580 Watiki Way, Box Elder

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.

We will again have our SOYO at the Courtyard by Marriott. Take Elk Vale Road to South I-90 Service Road and go east. Turn right on Watiki Way.

The SOYO begins at 8:00 AM on Thursday, January 16 and ends at Noon on Sunday, Janaury 19.

Registration will open in the Fall

Registration forms will be available in late October to early November.

Registration fee is non-refundable if cancelled after December 27. There will be a 25% refund if cancelled between December 12-27 and a 50% refund if cancelled before December 12.


Sitting at a sewing machine so long can make your shoulders ache. A massage therapist will be available on Friday and Saturday ; $20 for 20 minutes. Sign up for a time when you check in.


Meals will not be provided. There are a number of restaurants near the hotel.

The Bistro at the Courtyard is open at the hours shown below. Cost of meals run between $10-$15, not including beverage.

  • Breakfast: 6AM-10AM Daily
  • Lunch: 11:30AM-2:30PM Monday-Friday
  • Dinner: 4PM-10PM Daily

The guild will provide snacks Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 2 pm. Coffee, hot tea, and water will be available beginning at 7 am.

If you choose to bring your own food or bring in food from an area food establishment, you can eat it in the lobby.


The Courtyard by Marriott will hold rooms with a special guild rate of $69. Contact the hotel directly to make reservations (605-791-0945). Options include one king size bed or two queen size beds.