Fall 2020 FAQ

Welcome to

Heart of Texas Bead Retreat

Special Edition September 2020 Retreat

September 10-13, 2020

Sheraton Austin Georgetown Hotel & Conference Center 
1101 Woodlawn Street Georgetown, Texas

 ~ Frequently Asked Questions ~

NOTE: REGISTRATION FOR SEPTEMBER 2020 is CLOSED during software update. 

When is the bead retreat?    
September 10-13, 2020
Who are the featured teachers at the Retreat?

Nancy Cain, Cynthia Rutledge, Betty Stephan, Liisa Turunen

with Optional Add-On Class “Stella Goes Baroque” presented by Karen Long 

What is included in the Retreat tuition?
  • 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
  • Chef-prepared all you can eat buffet lunch Friday, Saturday & Sunday
  • All Day Beverage Service
  • Afternoon Break Snacks
  • Welcome Gift
  • Door Prizes
  • Fun, friends, laughter, and inspiration!

*An Additional Fee is required; Open only to September Retreat attendees

What is not included?
    • Class Kits
    • Meals (Lunch is the only meal provided)
    • Hotel Guest Rooms
    • Transportation
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

Click this link ⇒ Book your group rate for Heart of Texas Bead Retreat 2020

 

Set among the trees 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.

How Do I Register?

~Registration is Open now

~Tuition for the September Retreat is $545 [Discounted Rate offered to attendees of 2019 Fall Retreat & the June 2020 transfers. Registration Code will be sent by email to June attendees]

Note: You can pay in full at Registration or opt to send a Non-Refundable Deposit of $150.00. Registration after May 17 requires payment in full, either by check or by PayPal. Contact Sally Custer for a PayPal invoice, a PayPal generated processing fee for this service will be included on your invoice.

Should you choose to reserve your spot with payment of Deposit, it is due upon Registration.  Your spot is not reserved until your Deposit is received. 

You can register online here: REGISTER NOW, the Registration link is on the drop down menu under Fall 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.

I do not offer direct online payment from this website. 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: PO Box 928 Georgetown, TX 78627. 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 will be released  May 18, 2020 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.

I do not offer direct online payment from this website. 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: PO Box 928 Georgetown, TX 78627.  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 2020: May 17, 2020

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!  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. 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. 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; from 4:00 to 4:30 p.m. there is an afternoon snack provided at the beverage service area. 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 10:00 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 Policy:

A deposit of $150.00 is due upon Registration. Your spot is not reserved until your Deposit is received.

Fully paid registered spaces are transferable; Heart of Texas will make every effort to find a replacement from the Wait List. If no one is available on the Wait List, it is your responsibility to find a replacement for your spot in the Retreat in order to have your payment refunded; your refund will be processed upon full payment by replacement attendee. Note: Should you sell your spot directly to a replacement attendee for a discounted rate, that is certainly your option. Heart of Texas Bead Retreat will not refund to you any portion of your paid registration. Deposit Only payments are not refundable or transferable.

Final Tuition Payment is due May 17, 2020.

For Cancellations May 18 to June 1, 2020, a 50% refund of Tuition (less non-refundable deposit).

For Cancellations after June 1, 2020, no refund is given.

~Lodging cancellations must be made directly with the Sheraton Austin Georgetown Hotel & Conference Center ~

If an attendee cancels due to acts of God, government regulations, natural catastrophe, terrorist act, curtailment of transportation, or a traumatic health condition; Heart of Texas Bead Retreat will be liable only for applying tuition fees to a future event, less the non-refundable deposit and credit terms and conditions will be determined on an individual basis. 

It is strongly recommended students obtain Cancellation and/or Travel insurance. Thistlewerk LLC, Heart of Texas Bead Retreat, Sally Custer or any of our subsidiaries cannot be held responsible for cancellation for any reason. 

Heart of Texas Bead Retreat reserves the right to cancel this Retreat if the minimum number of students are not registered by May 1, 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 $25 per registrant. 

Heart of Texas Bead Retreat reserves the right to cancel due to acts of God, government regulations, natural catastrophe, terrorist act, curtailment of transportation, or any other situation making it inadvisable or illegal; Heart of Texas Bead Retreat will be liable only for applying tuition fees to a future event, less the non-refundable deposit. 

By registering for this retreat, you are agreeing to the cancellation policy as stated herein on the FAQ page in detail.

By participating in this event, you agree to hold 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

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