Heart of Texas Bead Retreat
October 17-20, 2019 Sheraton Conference Center Georgetown, Texas
~ Frequently Asked Questions ~
NOTE: Please check back to this page frequently for updates.
When is the Fall bead retreat?
October 17-20, 2019
Who are the featured teachers at the September 2019 Retreat?
Laura McCabe, Kim Stathis, Helena Tang-Lim
with Optional Add-On Class presented by Karen Long
What is included in the Retreat tuition?
- Meet the Teachers Trunk Show
- Full Day Class with Laura McCabe
- Full Day Class with Kim Stathis
- Full Day Class with Helena Tang-Lim
- Option to Register for the Add-On Class*
- Original Designs by each Instructor
- Private Catered Lunches
- Bead-In Each Evening
- Sea of Beads On-Site Marketplace
- Door Prizes
- Welcome Gift
- All Day Beverage Service
- Fun, friends, laughter, and inspiration!
*An Additional Fee is required; Open only to Fall Retreat attendees
What is not included?
- Class Kits
- Meals (Lunch is the only meal provided)
- Hotel Guest Rooms
Where is the Retreat being held?
Sheraton Austin Georgetown Hotel & Conference Center
Address: 1101 Woodlawn Avenue, Georgetown, TX 78628
Phone: (737) 444-2700 Reservations: 1-(800)-477-3340
Set among the tress of Rivery Park, Sheraton Austin Georgetown Hotel & Conference Center offers a seamless blend of world-class service, small-town Texas hospitality and contemporary style. Find stylishly appointed accommodations with spacious floor plans, complimentary Wi-Fi and scenic views. Savor creative cocktails and classic American comfort food with innovative twists at Brix And Ale. Take in a show at nearby Palace Theater, tour a local winery, enjoy live music in Georgetown’s Town Square or immerse yourself in endless outdoor beauty, including the natural limestone bluffs of Blue Hole Park. Take a refreshing dip in our heated pool or soothe your senses at the luxurious Spa Luxe in the adjacent Summit retail and shopping complex. Located near shopping and outdoor adventure, our Georgetown hotel is a welcoming haven, where new discoveries become lifelong memories.
GROUP RATE: $119
How Do I Register?
[Special Pre-Registration & Rate for Returning Attendees – Check your email February 1, 2019!]
~Registration Opens to the Public February 15, 2019
~Tuition for the Fall 2019 Heart of Texas Bead Retreat is $545
Note: You can pay in full at Registration or opt to send a Non-Refundable Deposit of $150.00.
Payment of Deposit is due upon Registration. Your spot is not reserved until your Deposit is received.
You can register online, the Registration link is on the drop down menu under Fall 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 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.
NOTE: Wait List spots released prior to July 15, 2019 should send payment according to regular payment schedule, with Final Payment due July 15, 2019. Wait List spots released after July 15, 2019 will be expected to process immediate payment in full 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 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 If not received within 10 days of Registration, your reservation will be cancelled.
♥ Tuition Balance Due for Fall 2019: July 15, 2019
Failure to remit Final Payment by due date will result in forfeiture of deposit and your reservation will be cancelled. Do not depend on reminder emails! Although I do send out Reminders, inconsistent email delivery and how often you check your email could cause a missed Reminder. Please contact Sally Custer for additional payment questions and/or further information.
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. Sea of 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.
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; we’ll take a short break at 3:00. All day beverages will be served in the Community Beading Room.
Will there be a place to visit and bead after hours?
The Community Beading Room will open at 8:00 a.m. and remain open 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.
Community Beading Room is located in the Conference Center, First Floor.
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 July 15, 2019
~For Cancellations July 16 to August 15, 2019, a 50% refund of Tuition
~For Cancellations after August 15, 2019, 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 July 1, 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.