Summer 2021 FAQs

Welcome to

Heart of Texas Bead Retreat

Summer 2021

June 24 – 27, 2021

Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center

Come Bead with us!


~ Frequently Asked Questions ~

NOTE: Please check back to this page for updates

When is the bead retreat?    

June 24-27, 2021

Who are the featured teachers at the Summer 2021 Retreat?

Cynthia Rutledge, Sherry Serafini, Heather Kingsley-Heath, Melanie deMiguel,  Cliff Swain-Salomon

~ with Bonus Workshop “Abrakadabra” by Lori Ahlin

What is included in the Retreat registration fee?
  • You are guaranteed a Workshop with each of our distinguished Instructors
  • Original Design by each Instructor
  • Option to Register for the Bonus Workshop*
  • Exclusive Trunk Show
  • Wild Beads On-site Store
  • Chef-prepared Private Lunch Friday & Saturday in the Windfall Dining Room
  • Discounted Breakfast Buffet (for Retreat Hotel Guests Only)
  • All Day Beverage Service
  • Welcome Gift
  • Door Prizes

*Additional Fee of $45 is required  – Registration is open only to Summer Retreat attendees

What is not included in the Retreat registration fee?
  • Class Kit Fees – Kits are purchased directly from the instructor.
  • Optional Bonus Workshop Fee
  • Dinner Meal
  • Hotel Lodging
  • Transportation to the Hilton DFW Lakes ECC

Registration for the Summer 2021 Heart of Texas Bead Retreat:  $545

~ Priority Access and a special Registration Tuition discount for returning attendees is available September 15, 2020 through September 30, 2020~

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 Add-On Class: Tuition payment is by PayPal or Pay By Check, which can be selected at registration. Your spot is guaranteed only by received payment. Note: Add-On Class tuition is non-refundable.

Where is the Retreat being held?

Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center

Click on the “View larger map” link on the Google map (below) to open the map in a new page – this will give you the option to get directions, etc.

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 2021

Direct Link – A direct link to online booking for our Heart of Texas Bead Retreat Group is coming soon!

For Hilton DFW Lakes Complimentary Airport Shuttle information click HERE   

For Hilton DFW Lakes Floor Plan click HERE

For Popular Things to Do in Grapevine, Texas:  Click HERE

 How Do I Register?

~Registration is Open now

~Tuition for the Summer Retreat is $545 – with VIP Priority Access & Discount Registration for returning attendees available September 15 through September 30, 2020

Note: You can pay in full at Registration or opt to send a Non-Refundable Deposit of $150.00.

Registration after February 15 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 February 15, 2021, payment in full is required and must be processed thru 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.

Deposit of $150.00 is due upon Registration
♥ Balance Due Date for the Summer 2021 Retreat is February 15, 2021

NOTE:  Wait List spots will be released February 16, 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 complete Final Payment by the due date will result in automatic forfeiture of deposit and your reservation will be cancelled. Failed email delivery and 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.

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.  Remember to bring 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. Beverages will be available throughout the day.

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 10:00 p.m. and you are welcome to join friends, visit and bead.

What if I need to cancel?

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.

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

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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