Fall 2017 FAQ

Come Bead with Us!

When is the bead retreat?    

September 21-24, 2017

Who are the featured teachers at the Fall 2017 Retreat?

Laura McCabe, Shelley Nybakke, Sherry Serafini

What is included in the Retreat registration fee?

  • You are guaranteed a Full Day Workshop with each of our distinguished Instructors
  • Original Designs by each Instructor
  • Welcome Reception hosted by Sea of Beads
  • Exclusive Trunk Shows offered by each Designer
  • Sea of Beads on-site store with beads and supplies
  • Full Hot Breakfast Buffet [Hotel guests only]
  • Private Catered Lunch Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
  • Afternoon Break with Refreshments on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
  • Optional Add-On Workshop(s) [$35 not included in Registration]
  • Heart of Texas Welcome Gift
  • Door Prizes

Registration for the Fall 2017 Heart of Texas Bead Retreat is $495

Where is the Retreat being held?

The Fall Retreat is held at the Wingate by Wyndham Hotel & Conference Center, 1209 Interstate 35 Frontage Rd, Round Rock Texas.

Reservations: Call the Wingate by Wyndham Round Rock direct line: 512-341-7000  Group Code CGHOTB

Please make your reservation with this Group Discount Code to ensure you receive the negotiated Group Rate. Online registration to access the Group Code discount rate is inoperable pending software update by Wyndham. It is not known when this will be completed or functional (per Wingate by Wyndham), so please use the Hotel’s direct phone number (above) to book your  room at the negotiated rate. Thanks!

[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 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 Heart of Texas Bead Retreat, PO Box 3047, Pflugerville, TX 78691

Please contact Sally Custer at heartoftxretreat@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 2017 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 Heart of Texas Bead Retreat, PO Box 3047, Pflugerville, Texas 78691.  

~A portion of your payment is non-refundable – for full details see Cancellation Policy at the bottom of this page.~

Deposit for the Fall 2017 Heart of Texas Bead Retreat is $100.00

Balance Due Date for Fall 2017 is August 10, 2017

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 heartoftxretreat@gmail.com for payment questions/information.

Add-On Class

There is an optional Add-On class this Fall on Thursday, September 21, from 2-5 pm: Gemma by Sue Charette-Hood.  The fee for the class is $35. Complete the online registration and mail your check for the registration fee to Heart of Texas Bead Retreat, PO Box 3047, Pflugerville, Texas 78691. NOTE: Registration is limited to 20; a second class will not be added.

 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.

For area shopping, there is a Premium Outlet Mall less than 2 miles north on IH 35, as well as La Frontera Shopping Center which is less than 2 miles south of the Wingate.

http://www.premiumoutlets.com/outlet/round-rock

Shop The Rock in Round Rock, Texas

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, with a snack served at mid-afternoon break.

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

The Beading Room will open at 7:00 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.
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 credit card/Paypal 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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