soyo overview

SOYO Retreat

January 13-16, 2022

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 have our SOYO at the new Courtyard by Marriott this year. Take Elk Vale Road to South I-90 Service Road and go east. Turn right on Watiki Way. We start at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday and end at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday. The SOYO room will be open from about 7:00 a.m until 11:00 p.m.


Registration for SOYO is now closed because we have reached capacity.

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

Registration fee is non-refundable if cancelled after December 31. There will be a 25% refund if cancelled between December 14-31 and a 50% refund if cancelled before December 13.


Breakfast is available for purchase daily from the hotel restaurant. Saturday Dinner is on your own.

The following meals have been arranged with the Courtyard by Marriott for our SOYO group. These must be pre-ordered when you register. Payments for meals will be refunded if cancelled before January 1, 2022.

Thursday Dinner - Pasta        $16.95 
 Friday Lunch - Cold Sandwiches               $12.95
 Friday Dinner - Taco Bar       $15.95
 Saturday Lunch - Soup & Salad       $15.95


Rooms are available at the Courtyard by Marriott for a special rate of $69.00 per room plus tax for 1 Queen Bed and a Sofa Bed. The rate for 2 Queen beds is $89. Call 605-791-0945 to reserve a room. Hotel policies apply for room cancellations.

The rooms reserved at this rate are already booked. If you are still looking for a room, you may contact the hotel directly to check their current rates or check rates at other nearby hotels.

Other Information

There will be a massage therapist available on Saturday. More information later.