Summer 2020 FAQ

Welcome to

Heart of Texas Bead Retreat

 Summer 2020

June 11-14, 2020      Hilton DFW Lakes ECC      Grapevine, Texas

 ~ Frequently Asked Questions ~

NOTE: Please check back to this page frequently for updates

When is the bead retreat?    

June 11-14, 2020

Who are the featured teachers at the June 2020 Retreat?

Cynthia Rutledge, Sherry Serafini, Amy Katz, Betty Stephan, Liisa Turunen

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 all you can eat buffet lunch Friday & Saturday
  • All Day Beverage Service
  • Welcome Gift
  • Door Prizes

*To Be Determined – An Additional Fee is required and registration is open only to Summer Retreat attendees

Registration for the Summer 2020 Heart of Texas Bead Retreat:

$445 – Registration Tuition [Discounted Rate offered to attendees of 2019 Summer & Fall Retreats has expired.]

Note: You can pay in full at Registration or opt to send a Non-Refundable Deposit of $150.00 (which is due upon Registration). Your spot is not reserved until your Deposit/Payment is received. 

Where is the Retreat being held?

Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center

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:  Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center

RESERVATIONS: 1-800-984-1344  GROUP RATE CODE: Heart of Texas Bead Retreat A direct link for reservations will be added here as soon as it is available.

Direct Link Coming Soon – Click HERE for direct link to online booking for our Heart of Texas Bead Retreat Group

For Hilton DFW Lakes Complimentary Airport Shuttle information click HERE

Popular Things to Do in Grapevine, Texas:  Click HERE

[Note: Lodging is not included in the Registration]

 How Do I Register?

You can register online, here REGISTRATION – the Registration link is also on the drop down menu under Summer 2020. 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 (email me and I’ll send you a PayPal invoice, which will include a PayPal generated fee for this service). If paying by check, please make your check out to Heart of Texas Bead Retreat and mail to: Heart of Texas Bead Retreat P.O. Box 928, Georgetown, Texas 78627. 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.

How Do I Register with a Deposit Payment?

You can register online, here REGISTRATION – the Registration link is also 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. Deposit payment is by check or Pay Pal (email me and I’ll send you a PayPal invoice, please include PayPal generated fee of $12 for this service). If paying by check, please make your check out to  Heart of Texas Bead Retreat and mail to: Heart of Texas Bead Retreat P.O. Box 928, Georgetown, Texas 78627. 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 is $150.00 and is due upon Registration

♥ Balance Due for Summer 2020 is February 17, 2020

NOTE:  Wait List spots will be released February 18, 2020 and will be expected to process immediate payment in full through PayPal. Thank you!

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.

Will there be shopping at the Retreat?

In addition to the exclusive Trunk Shows, we will have an onsite Bead Marketplace with Wild Beads Additional Vendors will be announced as they are added. 

What should I 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. 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 a limited number of power strips should you need one.  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 Foyer.

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

The Community 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 Policy:

A deposit of $150.00 is due upon Registration. Your spot is not reserved until your Deposit is received. Deposit is Non-Refundable and Non-Transferrable (except as part of a paid-in-full registration). Final Tuition Payment is due February 17, 2020. For Cancellations February 18 to April 11, 2020, a 50% refund of Tuition. For Cancellations 60 days prior to the event, no refund is given.

~Lodging cancellations must be made directly with the Hilton Hotel.

Heart of Texas Bead Retreat reserves the right to cancel this Retreat if the minimum number of students are not registered by January 31, 2020 and will then return all money paid at that time to registered participants less credit card/Paypal process fees, if applicable, not to exceed $15 per registrant. 

In the event of a natural catastrophe or terrorist act that requires cancellation, Heart of Texas Bead Retreat will be liable only for applying tuition fees to a future event. It is recommended students obtain Cancellation and Travel insurance. 

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 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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