Wednesday, 20 October 2010

15 Days To Go!

Can you believe that it is only 15 days to go to craft retreat?  I can't, but fortunately for you, time cannot be changed!  I feel like there is still so much to do and certainly not enough hours in the day to do it, but everything always comes together in the end, so I know everything will get done at some stage!  Registrations are closed  and you should all have your confirmation letters and requirements lists by now, so if you haven't, you'd better let me know ASAP!  If you need transport, the details will be arranged early next week.

Thought you might like to have a peek at teacher Robyn's now (if not before) famous quilt which won first prize in the "Best of Show" category at the 2010 Queensland Quilt Show.  It is not surprising considering the beautiful work that Robyn does, and they always have to be seen in real life to be really appreciated.  Just gorgeous!

What a treat we are in for with such quality teachers and a beautifully setting!  Are you excited yet?  Have you got all your supplies ready?  I'm still deciding on what "Do Your Own Thing" craft/art I will be taking, but I do have my name tag ready!  Do you have yours?  It doesn't have to be fancy - just a piece of cardboard with your name on will do!  Maybe you've been busy making things for the craft stall or have found some no longer needed craft supplies or craft magazines to sell.  Or maybe you're saving your pennies so you can spend it on some lovely crafty goodies!

Well, it certainly isn't long to wait!  See you soon!

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Registrations Close This Friday (8th October)

Yes, that's right!  Registrations close for the Craft Retreat this Friday, the 8th October.  If you want to attend the retreat, make sure you pop your form in the post before then otherwise you will run the risk of missing out.  This will also ensure your spot in a class!

If you have already registered, I plan on emailing confirmation letters and class requirements lists this week, so be sure to check your inbox!  There is lots of information in the letter, so it should answer most, or all of the questions you may have!

Friday, 10 September 2010

2010 Craft Retreat Registration Form!

Can you believe it is September already?  I can't... I'm still wondering where July and August went!  It's been a hectic couple of months, but I have managed to find a 6th teacher for the retreat... Sharon Roberts, an accomplished artist.  I'm excited about the quality of teachers we have for 2010 and what we have on offer.
Anyway, I'm sure this is what you have been waiting for... the 2010 Creative Craft Retreat registration form and relevant information! To read about this year's classes, blurbs about the teachers and lots of vital info, you have two options:
  1. You can click here to view the pdf version of the brochure and registration form or...
  2. Click on the appropriate picture below (and click on it again when it opens, to enlarge it if necessary)  
Don't forget to print out a form and fill it in, and send it off in the post quickly so you don't miss out! Tell your friends about it too... the more the merrier!  I hope to see you at the retreat!

If you want to print out a registation form from the picture, click the picture and choose print from your browser menu (or right click the picture). Choose print preview to check the form will fit on one page, and if not, choose the shrink to fit option.

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

2010 Creative Craft Retreat

I've been slowly working on the 2010 Creative Craft Retreat which will be held this year on the 5-7 November 2010, once again at Lake Perseverance Recreation Centre, north of Toowoomba near Crows Nest.

I already have five teachers lined up to teach and have one more to finalise. Once again we have a list of quality teachers and a range of craft classes to choose from, but you will have to wait a little while before you find out what all the classes are. Most of the teacher's names you will recognise from last year - Robyn Ginn (an amazing embroiderer and quilter), Val Laird (from Val Laird Designs), Kris Meares - the Tag Along Teddies' lady, Liz Whittaker from Scrap n Patch and Valda Schmacker (a Genesis Creations instructor) who will be teaching silk painting.

If you don't want to sign up for one of the weekend classes you can bring your own craft project to do and enjoy a relaxing weekend away.  Don't forget to tell your friends and family about it - it's a great, affordable retreat and caters for those who are on a budget... and those who aren't!  Feel free to have a look at the photos (the links are in the sidebar) from previous years to see what we get up to!

You can also start making goodies to sell at the craft stall if you are that way inclined and if you want to be really organised, you could start thinking about your name tag - whether you make a fancy one or whether you will just right your name on a piece of paper!  It's up to you.  I can rest easy in the knowledge that my name tag is all sorted this year... I finally finished it late last year and it is now ready for any time I might need it!

Craft retreat seems a long way off, but I'm sure time will fly by so fast that it will be upon us in no time!  So much to do before then!