Fall Fiber Frolic Retreat 2023

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At this time our retreat is filled. Thank you so much for your enthusiasm!   If you would like to be put on the retreat waitlist, please email me at sunvalleyfibers@gmail.com  


We are very excited to be planning our 2023 Fall Fiber Folic Retreat!   When you do sign up, please only purchase ONE retreat spot.  Additional spots will be refunded.   I do this because I need to be able to send retreat information to attendees and therefore will need current and correct email addresses.   I receive that information at sign up.   Please double check your email address when you do sign up to make sure it's correct.   I thank you very much for helping me stay organized while coordinating and organizing this event.   I very very much appreciate your understanding.


The Room Rate is 109 a night.   The code is SVF23 for the room block. The hotel room block is filling super fast!  There are other hotels nearby just in case the hotel fills.


Welcome to Sun Valley Fibers' 10th Annual Fall Fiber Frolic Retreat --   WOW -- we can't believe this is the 10th one!!

We're are happy to be planning another fun retreat -- George and I are super happy we moved the event to November.   And we are super excited to be welcoming Kate Oates as our instructor.


The dates for the 2023 retreat are arrival (and we set up) Wednesday, November 1. 

Thursday morning, November 2, is registration -- also know as grab your goody bags -- and classes begin!   Classes and events continue through Saturday evening, November 4th.   Those staying at the hotel usually grab breakfast and say goodbye Sunday morning, November 5th.


The retreat will be limited to 115 attendees, and class sizes limited to 16 people   Class info is still in the works, but we are excited to welcome Kate Oates -- also known as Tot Toppers -- to our retreat this year.   Kate will be teaching 6 classes and we are super excited to welcome her to our 10th event!   


Classes are still being discussed and things will be finalized hopefully by the time retreat sign-ups are opened.   

I will let you know now that when class sign ups begin, you will be restricted to signing up for only ONE class to begin with.   Class spaces are limited, and I know not everyone wants to take a class.   I need everyone to have an opportunity to sign up and so thems the rules, baby.   If you sign up for more than one class -- I will refund one to you.   It will be at my discretion which one I refund.      I'm not trying to sound harsh or be mean -- but please play by the rules.   Everyone needs to follow the rules.  NO EXCEPTIONS!!


The classes will run a little differently this year -- meaning Kate Oates will teach 2 hour classes in the morning, and they will start at 9 a.m.

The afternoon classes are a little longer -- 4 hours each -- and they will begin at 1 p.m. and run, of course, until 5 p.m.   



The dates are:  Wednesday morning through Sunday morning, November 1-5, 2023

There is an option to arrive on Wednesday afternoon, November 1st.  Use that option if you are taking a class Thursday morning.   =)  



We do have room rates for King and double Queen beds — it's $109 a night for either kind of room.  This does include two breakfasts each morning.  

You can reserve your room at the Hilton Garden Inn using the code provided in the email at the time you are reserving it online, or you can call them as well.   The hotel address is below:


Hilton Garden Inn, Middleton/Madison West, Wisconsin

1801 Deming Way

Middleton, WI 53562



Registration for the retreat is $225.     You must make your room reservations separately.  

You may only purchase one registration.   Each guest must purchase their own registration for the retreat.  I know, I'm repeating this.   You might not be surprised to find out that folks do purchase more than one anyway.......

Registration for the retreat includes:

  • A most fabulous Swag bag worth over $100 with some items only available for retreat attendees and not for sale in the shop!
  • Shopping Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
  • A Fashion Show Friday evening.   Always such fun and so inspiring!  Thank you Tracy!!!
  • KALs 
  • Access to our room block and our discounted room rates.
  • There will be refreshments available -- coffee, water and tea -- in the afternoons.   There will be some special treats available Friday and Saturday afternoons.   There is a cash bar in the hotel lobby if you so desire!
  • Kate will be teaching classes in the mornings and afternoons Please know that class sizes are limited.
  • Class information will go out this summer --   =).    
  • Best of all -- a chance to hang out with old friends and make new friends, some downtime and some "you" time before the crazy holiday season!
  • There will be some fun extra things going on -- stay tuned!!


The retreat is limited in size to 115 attendees.    

Meals will be on your own, and I will provide information about all of the wonderful restaurants in the area.   Our location is right smack dab in the middle of Greenway Station and you will have many restaurants to choose from for lunch and dinner.   The Hilton Garden Inn has a spectacular breakfast buffet/omelet station and there are so many great restaurants in walking distance or a short drive away.   

If you haven't already joined our Sun Valley Fibers Fall Fiber Frolic Retreat group on Ravelry, I suggest you do so, because that is the place information will be shared and updated regularly -- and the place for you to get a roommate (if you need one) and meet fellow attendees before the event. 

George and I are looking forward to another fun event -- see you soon!


Refund Policy and Cancelation Information:     

I will try to answer a few potential questions here.  

If an Attendee cancels attendance to the event before August 30th, 2023, SVF will refund 50% of the retreat fee, minus the processing fee of $5, so . ($105 will be refunded.)  After August 30th, an attendee canceling attendance will not receive a  refund of any amount.    Please understand that your retreat spot is nontransferable .  The spot will be offered to the next person on the waitlist.    

If Sun Valley Fibers needs to cancel the retreat because of matters beyond our control (Covid-19 for example)  a refund will be issued in the amount of $200.   There is a non-refundable deposit of $25 associated with the retreat to cover any unforeseen expenses associated with a potential cancelation.   If circumstances make it possible to issue more of a refund, we absolutely will do that and make things right.   


Once the retreat sells out, if you would like to be put on the waitlist, please contact me at sunvalleyfibers@gmail.com.





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  • 5
    2022 Fall Frolic

    Posted by Katherine Johnson on 23rd Nov 2022

    Relaxing, inspirational and loads of FUN. George and Jeanette host a fantastic retreat.

  • 5
    Another great retreat!

    Posted by Jennie on 23rd Nov 2022

    I so enjoyed attending the Fall Fiber Frolic retreat this year. There is a perfect opportunity to do as little or as much as you want during the retreat by adding classes to your weekend. Can't wait for the 10th retreat next year!

  • 5
    Fall Fiber Frolic

    Posted by Susi on 23rd Nov 2022

    What a great event! So much fun to be inspired by other knitters, shop for beautiful SVF yarns, and participate in classes by well-known designers. This was my first time to attend - I already have the dates blocked out on my calendar for next year!

  • 5
    Cashmere fingering yarn

    Posted by Amy Hurd on 23rd Nov 2022

    The cashmere blend fingering yarn is a dream to work with. I will definitely buy it again.

  • 5
    Fall frolic

    Posted by Carly on 23rd Nov 2022

    It was wonderful. I had such a great time!