Fall 2018 FAQ

Heart of Texas Bead Retreat

Fall 2018

Frequently Asked Questions

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

When is the Fall bead retreat?    

September 20-23, 2018

Who are the featured teachers at the September 2018 Retreat?

Amy Katz, Melanie Potter, Jean Power

What is included in the Retreat registration fee?

Registration for the Fall 2018 Heart of Texas Bead Retreat is $495

  • Welcome ‘Meet the Teachers’ Trunk Show
  • Full Day Class with Melanie Potter
  • Full Day Class with Jean Power
  • Full Day Class with Amy Katz
  • Private Catered Lunches
  • Bead-In Each Evening
  • Original Bead Designs by each Instructor
  • Exclusive Trunk Shows with Melanie, Jean and Amy
  • Sea of Beads On-Site Marketplace
  • Door Prizes
  • Welcome Gift
  • Fun, laughter, inspiration and friends!

What is not included?

  • Class Kits
  • Meals (Lunch is the only meal provided)
  • Hotel Guest Rooms
  • Transportation

Where is the Retreat being held?

 

The Fall Retreat will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton, 6505 N Interstate 35, Austin, Texas.

A direct link for Reservations Click HERE  

You may also call 1-800-866-3126 and reference the group code HTB

[Note: Lodging is not included in the Registration]

How Do I Register?

You can register online, the Registration link is on the drop down menu under Fall 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: P.O. Box 3047, Pflugerville, TX 78691. Please contact Sally Custer at 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 for the Fall 2018 Heart of Texas Bead Retreat is $495

How Do I Register with a Deposit Payment?

You can register online, the Registration link is on the drop down menu under Fall 2017. 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: P.O. Box 3047, Pflugerville, TX 78691. Please contact Sally Custer at 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 Fall 2018 Heart of Texas Bead Retreat is $150.00 and is Non-Refundable – for full details see Cancellation Policy at the bottom of this page. 

Balance Due Date for Fall 2018 is July 22, 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 8 weeks prior to the event, this allows Heart of Texas Bead Retreat to fulfill its contractual obligations with instructors, vendors, and venue without incurring additional fees/costs which ultimately allows Heart of Texas Bead Retreat to keep your registration fee as low as possible. Please contact Sally Custer at thistlewerk@gmail.com for payment information.

 What do I need to bring? 

Each instructor will have kits available for purchase, unless otherwise noted on the Workshop page. Materials lists for classes will be sent to all confirmed attendees. You should bring tools and supplies as required in each Class Description. Feel free to bring your task lighting, favorite bead board, usual beading supplies, etc.  Heart of Texas will provide power strips should you need one.  Don’t forget your beading glasses or magnifier!  

Will there be shopping at the Retreat?

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

Will there be breaks?

Please feel free to take a break and move around whenever you need to; there will be a 15 minute break at 3:00 p.m.  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 8:00 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. You may transfer your deposit & Registration to another attendee. [Please notify Sally Custer  (thistlewerk@gmail.com) so registration can be completed for new attendee.]
31 to 60 days prior to the event, 50% refund is given, less $75 non-refundable registration fee and $75 cancellation fee.
More than 61 days prior to the event, full refund is given, less $75 non-refundable registration fee and $75 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 payment 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 credit card processing fee, 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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