Heart of Texas Bead Retreat
June 13 – 16, 2019 Hilton DFW Lakes Grapevine, Texas
~ FAQ ~
When is the bead retreat?
June 13-16, 2019
Who are the featured teachers at the June 2019 Retreat?
Cynthia Rutledge, Leslee Frumin, Melissa Grakowsky Shippee, Miriam Shimon, Marcia DeCoster
What is included in the Retreat registration fee?
- You are guaranteed a Workshop with each of our distinguished Instructors
- Original designs by each Instructor
- Option to Register for the Add-On Early Bird Workshop*
- Exclusive Trunk Show
- Wild Beads on-site store with beads and supplies
- Windfall Dining Room chef-prepared buffet lunch Friday & Saturday
- All Day Beverage Service
- Welcome Gift
- Door Prizes
*An Additional Fee and open only to Summer Retreat attendees
~Tuition for the June 2019 Summer Heart of Texas Bead Retreat is $445
~Registration Opens to the Public November 1, 2018
Note: You can pay in full at Registration or opt to send a Non-Refundable Deposit of $150.00. Payment is due upon Registration. Your spot is not reserved until your Deposit is received.
Where is the Retreat being held?
Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center
1800 HIGHWAY 26E,
PHONE: 817-481-8444 FAX: 817-481-3160
Located just five minutes from DFW International Airport and 25 minutes from downtown Dallas, Fort Worth and Arlington. Set in a 40-acre lakeside location featuring fishing and jogging trails, our hotel provides easy access to the nearby cities of Southlake, Colleyville and Coppell. Hilton DFW Lakes ECC has received the AAA Four Diamond rating for 6 consecutive years. For more info:
GROUP RATE: $116
How Do I Register?
You can register online, the Registration link is on the drop down menu under Summer 2019. Complete the online registration form and click on SUBMIT. This will take you to a second page to preview your completed information. Once you have confirmed the information is correct, click on CONFIRMED. Tuition payment is by check or PayPal. Contact Sally Custer for a PayPal invoice, a PayPal generated processing fee of $12 for this service will be included on your invoice.
If paying by check, please make your check out to Heart of Texas Bead Retreat and mail to: P.O. Box 3047, Pflugerville, Texas 78691. Contact Sally Custerfor payment questions and/or further information. A portion of your payment is non-refundable – for full details see Cancellation Policy at the bottom of this page.
NOTE: Wait List spots released prior to May 1, 2019 should send payment according to regular payment schedule. Wait List spots released after May 1, 2019 will be expected to process immediate payment through PayPal. Thank you!
How Do I Register with a Deposit Payment?
You can register online here: REGISTER NOW. Complete the online registration form and click on SUBMIT. This will take you to a second page to preview your completed information. Once you have confirmed the information is correct, click on CONFIRMED. Deposit payment is by check or Pay Pal. Contact Sally Custer for a PayPal invoice, a PayPal generated processing fee of $12 for this service will be included on your invoice.
If paying by check, please make your check out to Heart of Texas Bead Retreat and mail to: P.O. Box 3047, Pflugerville, Texas 78691. Contact Sally Custer for payment questions and/or further information. ~A portion of your payment is non-refundable – for full details see Cancellation Policy at the bottom of this page.
♥ Deposit is $150.00 Due upon Registration
♥ Tuition Balance Due for Summer 2019: February 6, 2019
Failure to remit Final Payment by due date will result in forfeiture of deposit and your reservation will be cancelled. Please contact Sally Custer for additional payment questions and/or further information.
When will I receive my Class Schedule?
You will receive update emails as information about the Retreat is added to the website, or changes made. Class schedules will be emailed (by Class Group) the week before the Retreat. You will be scheduled for five (5) Half-Day classes. Contact Sally Custer if you have a Bead Buddy request or any questions about your class schedule.
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 List for classes will be available online through a link on the Workshop page in each Instructor’s section. Wild Beads will have supplies for the classes as well as a wide variety of beads, tools and supplies for sale during Marketplace hours.
Usual Beading Supplies
You should bring tools and supplies as required in each Class Description for which you are registered. These are the recommendations of the instructor who has designed the project and are the tools & supplies they used in creating the design. Check the Workshop page and when you get to class, check your project instructions, to make sure you have everything you need.
- Bead mat or Bead board
- Beading Needles – Size 10, 11, 12
- Big-eye beading needle
- Thread (brand of your choice or as recommended by Instructor)
- Thread wax (Some use it, some don’t – your choice – varieties at your local bead store)
- Bead Scoop
- Beading Tweezers
- Ruler or tape measure
- Wire cutters
- Round-nose pliers
- Flat-nose pliers
- Strong adhesive
- Task Light
- Magnifying Glasses, if needed
Heart of Texas will provide power strips should you need one.
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 Delaney Room Foyer.
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:
Deposit is due upon Registration. Your spot is not reserved until your Deposit is received. Deposit is Non-Refundable.
Final Tuition Payment is due February 6, 2019
~For Cancellations February 7 to April 12, 2019 a 50% refund of Tuition
~For Cancellations 60 days prior to the event, no refund is given
~Registered Spaces are transferable.
Heart of Texas Bead Retreat reserves the right to cancel this Retreat if the minimum number of students are not registered by January 23, 2019 and will then return all money paid at that time to registered participants less credit card/Paypal process fees, if applicable, not to exceed $25 per registrant.
In the event of a natural catastrophe or terrorist act that requires cancellation, Heart of Texas Bead Retreat will be liable for applying tuition fees to a future event.
By registering for this retreat, you are agreeing to the cancellation policy as stated herein 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 organizer 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 organizer to use photos taken of you during the retreat as publicity for future retreats and promotional materials, unless you provide, in writing, that you do not agree for your photographs to be used in promotional materials.