Fall 2021 Retreat FAQs

Heart of Texas Bead Retreat

Fall 2021

September 30 – October 3, 2021
Sheraton Hotel & Conference Center 
Come Bead with us!
Frequently Asked Questions

 

NOTE: Please check back to this page for updates

When is the bead retreat?    

September 30 – October 3, 2021

Who are the featured teachers at the Fall 2021 Retreat?

Melissa Grakowsky Shippee, Leslee Frumin, Liisa Turunen

and the Bonus Workshop ” Stella Goes Baroque” presented by Karen Long

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 Bonus Workshop*
  • Exclusive Trunk Show
  • Retreat Marketplace with Wild Beads (with beads and supplies); additional vendors TBA
  • Chef-prepared all you can eat buffet lunch Friday & Saturday
  • Heart of Texas has negotiated a Discounted Breakfast Buffet for you to use when purchasing breakfast
  • All Day Beverage Service
  • Afternoon Refreshments
  • Welcome Gift
  • Door Prizes

* Additional Fee of $55 is required for the Bonus Workshop – Registration is open only to Fall Retreat attendees –  Click this link ⇒ For Bonus Workshop Information

What is not included in the Retreat registration fee?
  • Class Kit Fees – Kits are purchased directly from the instructor
  • Dinner
  • Hotel lodging
  • Transportation

Registration for the Fall 2021: 

~Tuition for the Fall Retreat is $545

~VIP Priority Access & Discount Registration for returning attendees available March 17 through March 24, 2021

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. 

♥ For the Bonus Workshop: Tuition payment is by check or PayPal which can be completed at Registration. Contact Sally Custer for payment questions/information. Your spot is guaranteed only by received payment. Note: Bonus Workshop tuition is non-refundable.

Where is the Retreat being held?

Sheraton 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 2021

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.

Sheraton Georgetown COVID Information

  • Protective Face Masks are Required
  • No Water/Beverage Stations
  • No Self-Serve Food (No Buffet Lunch Service)
  • Classrooms will be set to Social Distancing guidelines
How Do I Register?

~Registration is Open as of March 17 for VIP registration – for previous attendees – 

~Tuition for the Fall Retreat is $545 – [with VIP Priority Access & Discount Registration for returning attendees available March 17 through March 24, 2021]

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. 

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

Tuition or Deposit payment must be received within 10 calendar days to reserve your registration. Payment is by personal check or PayPal.

If paying by PayPal:

  • Select “FULL RETREAT” option to pay full amount; or
  • Select “DEPOSIT ONLY” to pay only the Deposit;
  • Complete the Registration form;
  • Select the PayPal button at Checkout to be redirected to PayPal to process payment.

If paying by check:

  • Select “FULL RETREAT” option;
  • Complete the Registration form;
  • Select “PAY BY CHECK” at checkout to send personal check for Full amount or Deposit only –  the instructions for payment by check will come up on screen: “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”

NOTE: Selecting the “DEPOSIT ONLY” option is for PayPal processing only.  To pay in full or deposit only by check, always select the FULL RETREAT option. 

For Registrations after May 17, 2021, payment in full is required through PayPal unless prior payment arrangement has been made with Heart of Texas Bead Retreat. Contact Sally Custer for payment questions/information. A portion of your payment is non-refundable – for full details see Cancellation Policy at the bottom of this page.

Contact Sally Custer 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 Fall 2021 is May 17, 2021  MARK YOUR CALENDAR!

NOTE:  Wait List spots will be released May 18, 2021 and if accepting the spot, you will be expected to process immediate payment in full through PayPal. Thank you!

MARK YOUR CALENDAR! Failure to remit Final Payment by due date will result in automatic forfeiture of deposit and your reservation will be cancelled. Do not depend on reminder emails! An email delivery issue and/or how often you check your email could cause a missed Reminder.

Please contact Sally Custer  if you have additional payment questions and/or need further information.

How Do I Register with a Deposit Payment?

If paying by PayPal:

  • Select “FULL RETREAT” option to pay full amount; or
  • Select “DEPOSIT ONLY” to pay only the Deposit;
  • Complete the Registration form;
  • Select the PayPal button at Checkout to be redirected to PayPal to process payment.

If paying by check:

  • Select “FULL RETREAT” option;
  • Complete the Registration form;
  • Select “PAY BY CHECK” at checkout to send personal check for Full amount or Deposit only –  the instructions for payment by check will come up on screen: “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”

NOTE: Selecting the “DEPOSIT ONLY” option is for PayPal processing only.  To pay in full or deposit only by check, always select the FULL RETREAT option. 

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 2021: May 17, 2021

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!  An email delivery issue and/or 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 sent to you when you register. Wild Beads will have supplies for the classes on-site as well as a wide variety of beads, tools and supplies for sale during Marketplace hours.

In addition to your usual beading supplies, you should bring tools and supplies as listed 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 prior to the Retreat, and when you get to class, check your project instructions, to make sure you have everything you need.

Heart of Texas will have power strips available in the Community Beading Room and in each classroom.

Will there be breaks?

Please feel free to take a break as needed. All day beverages will be available in a designated area in or near the Community Beading room and an afternoon snack will be served in the beverage service area.

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 Ballroom III.

What if I need to cancel?

For complete Registration and Cancellation policies, please read the Terms & Conditions

To reserve your spot, a $150.00 non-refundable deposit is required and due upon registration. Your space is reserved for 10 days pending payment of your deposit – or tuition in full. After 10 days, your registration will be deleted for non-payment unless prior payment arrangement has been made with Heart of Texas Bead Retreat.

By registering for this retreat, you are agreeing to the policies as stated herein and on the Terms & Conditions page.

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 and you 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.

Check back to the website for updates and details!

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