Summer 2018 FAQ

Heart of Texas Bead Retreat

Summer 2018

Frequently Asked Questions

NOTE: Please check back to this page frequently for updates.

When is the Summer bead retreat?    

June 14-17, 2018

Who are the featured teachers at the June 2018 Retreat?

Cindy Holsclaw, Maggie Meister, Cynthia Rutledge and Betty Stephan

What is included in the Retreat registration fee?

Registration for the June 2018 Summer Heart of Texas Bead Retreat is $395

  • Meet the Teacher & Welcome Reception
  • Half-Day Class with each of our distinguished Instructors
  • Original Bead Designs by each Instructor
  • Exclusive Trunk Shows with Cynthia Rutledge, Maggie Meister, Betty Stephan and Cindy Holsclaw
  • Wild Beads On-Site Marketplace [with beads and supplies]
  • Chef-Prepared Private Catered Lunch Friday & Saturday
  • Door Prize Drawings
  • Welcome Gift
  • Daily Surprises

Where is the Retreat being held?

Hilton DFW Lakes
1800 Hwy 26E
Grapevine, Texas 76051
Telephone: 817-481-8444

Group Name: Heart of Texas Bead Retreat
Group Code: 4TT
Reservations: Click HERE

[Note: Lodging is not included in the Registration]

 How Do I Register?

You can register online, the Registration link will be on the drop down menu under Summer 2018. Complete the online registration form and SUBMIT.  This will take you to a second page to preview your completed information.  Once you have confirmed the information is correct, click CONFIRMED.

Payment is by check. Please make your check out to Heart of Texas Bead Retreat and mail to: PO Box 3047, Pflugerville, Texas 78691. Please email Sally Custer thistlewerk@gmail.com for payment questions/information. ~A portion of your payment is non-refundable – for full details see Cancellation Policy at the bottom of this page.~

Registration will be open to the public November 15, 2017.

NOTE: Single Day Only Registration is not available for the June 2018 Retreat.

How Do I Register with a Deposit Payment?

You can register online, the Registration link is on the drop down menu under Summer 2018. If you have attended Heart Retreats previously you will receive by email the Password to access Early Registration. Complete the online registration form and SUBMIT.  This will take you to a second page to preview your completed information.  Once you have confirmed the information is correct, click CONFIRMED.

Deposit payment is by check. Please make your check out to Heart of Texas Bead Retreat and mail to: PO Box 3047, Pflugerville, Texas 78691. Please email Sally Custer thistlewerk@gmail.com for payment questions/information. ~A portion of your payment is non-refundable – for full details see Cancellation Policy at the bottom of this page.~

Deposit for the Summer 2018 Heart of Texas Bead Retreat is $100.00 

Balance Due Date for Summer 2018 is April 1, 2018

Failure to process Final Payment by due date will result in forfeiture of deposit and your reservation will be cancelled. While it is appreciated that this is two months prior to the event, this allows Heart of Texas Bead Retreat to fulfill its contractual obligations with instructors, vendors, and venue without incurring additional costs which ultimately allows Heart of Texas Bead Retreat to keep registration as low as possible. Please contact Sally Custer at thistlewerk@gmail.com for payment information.

Will there be shopping at the Retreat?

In addition to the exclusive Trunk Shows, we will have an onsite Bead Marketplace with Wild Beads.

What should I bring?

Each instructor will have kits available for purchase, unless otherwise noted on the Workshop page. Materials lists for classes, if provided by instructor, will be sent to all confirmed attendees. Wild Beads will have supplies for the classes as well as a wide variety of beads, tools and supplies for sale during Marketplace hours.

You should bring tools and supplies as required in each Class Description for which you are registered.  Feel free to bring your task lighting, favorite bead board, etc.  Heart of Texas will provide power strips in each classroom and on each table in the Community Beading Room.  Don’t forget your beading glasses or magnifier!  

Will there be breaks?

Please feel free to take a break and move around whenever you need to; there isn’t any set break time. All day beverages will be served in the Community Beading Room.

Will there be a place to visit and bead after hours?

The Beading Room will open at 7:30 a.m. and throughout the day – After class hours it will remain open until 11:00 p.m. and you are welcome to join friends, visit and bead.

What if I need to cancel?

Cancellation and Refund Policy:
Less than 30 days prior to the event, no refund is given. Spot is transferable, please notify Sally at thistlewerk@gmail.com so new/change attendee may be added.
31 to 60 days prior to the event, 50% refund is given, less $50 non-refundable registration fee and $50 cancellation fee.
More than 61 days prior to the event, full refund is given, less $50 non-refundable registration fee and $50 cancellation fee.

Cancellation and Refund Policy:  Heart of Texas Bead Retreat reserves the right to cancel this Retreat if the minimum number of students are not registered within 31 days prior to the event and will then return all money paid at that time to registered participants less process fees, if applicable, not to exceed $15 per registrant.  Any change made to the event by Heart of Texas Bead Retreat 61 or more days prior to event [location, date, instructors, schedule], the full extent of liability is limited to the total amount paid for registration or deposit towards registration per registrant, less payment processing fee(s), if applicable.

By registering for this retreat, you are agreeing to the cancellation policy as stated on the FAQ page in detail and to the following: The Heart of Texas Bead Retreat will make every effort to provide you with an educational, fun, and inspirational experience. By participating in this event, you agree to hold The Heart of Texas Bead Retreat harmless in any way for any claim for injury, loss or damage to you or any person accompanying you. You also give consent to The Heart of Texas Bead Retreat to use photos taken of you during the retreat as publicity for future retreats and promotional materials.

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