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Nerd Girl Yarns Retreat 2017

Nerd Girl Yarns Retreat 2017

  • 12500

REGISTER BY AUGUST 7th to be guaranteed a goodie bag - registrations after August 7th are not guaranteed a goodie bag and the cost to attend will be raised to $125 due to last minute preparation charges! Registration will not be available on site & must be made online & in advance.
Are you ready for a weekend of NGY extravaganza?! We are kicking off what will hopefully be a regular event, the first Nerd Girl Yarns retreat! We are keeping this first one low stress & low key with informal volunteer workshops & events throughout the weekend. We are keeping the numbers small so register early.


September 7-10, 2017


The Drury Inn & Suites in Independence, MO

Retreat Cost & Reservations

The cost to attend the retreat will be $110 per person and will include access to all workshops and activities, beverage service, catered lunch on Friday & Saturday, & a goodie bag (for registrations received by August 7th) that will include an exclusive skein of Nerd Girl Yarns. (Scroll down to the bottom of the page to register for the retreat).

Workshops, Group Fun, Activities!

Check out all the amazing workshops we've got scheduled! Whether you are new to fiber arts or an experienced crafter, we've got something for everyone! Checkout the workshop descriptions here!

Hotel Info

We are holding everything at the Drury Inn & Suites in Independence, MO.
Hotel reservations will need to be made before Monday, August 7, 2017, to ensure the group rate. Please use the following link to get the Nerd Girl Yarns group rate (There is an error in the hotel link dates, change the checkout date to Sunday, September 10th or before and you will get the group room rate results):
Registering for the retreat does not include hotel and vice versa, they each need to be done separately.
Included in the hotel:
HOT Breakfast – Including Belgian waffles, fruit, biscuits & gravy, sausage and more*.
  • 5:30 KICKBACK® - Each evening from 5:30p-7:00p kick back, relax and enjoy free hot food and cold beverages**.
  • Overnight Parking
  • Free Long Distance - One hour every room every night.
  • Wireless Internet Access – High speed Internet in all rooms and in the lobby.
  • Soda and Popcorn – From 3:00 pm to 10:00 pm every night in the lobby


Independence is right next door to Kansas City, MO and the Drury Inn & Suites is just off I-70. If you are planning on flying in, make your arrangements through Kansas City International Airport (KCI) (airport code: MCI). Shuttle, taxi, or limo service can be reserved to get you from the airport to the hotel & car rentals are available. We will have at least one van and maybe some other volunteer NGY shuttle drivers that will be able to assist with a transportation run as well. 

More info on Ravelry

We've got some awesome Nerd Girls helping to pair roommates and lots of discussion over in the retreat group on Ravelry, come on over and join in the chatter!

The fine print:

Registrations are non-refundable after July 1st unless we have folks on a waiting list to sub in for your spot. You may transfer your registration to another person if you find you are unable to attend. If you transfer your registration, please contact us to let us know so that we can make sure your registration is transferred on our end.

This retreat registration is NOT ELIGIBLE for the club member discount. We've got it setup on a really tight budget to cover the costs only, there isn't a profit on the registration. Please help us pay for the event by not using your discount code so we don't have to invoice you for the difference. Thank you.

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