Welcome to the Texas Bead Retreat

Mark Your Calendars!

JANUARY 10-14, 2024

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Wait list starting soon - send registration in with payment and

your payment will be processed only

after your spot is secured

We’d love for you to join us at the 24th Annual

Original Texas Bead Retreat

We will have a new

Color Challenge for 2024

Cash prizes, as always

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Greetings Beading Friends,

For the past 24 years the Texas Bead Retreat has been an informal gathering of friends old and new visiting and sharing knowledge. Beth Dewey, Colette Chapman, and Penny Round welcome you once again to continue this grand tradition Wednesday January 10 - Sunday January 14 at the
Hilton Garden Inn-Temple, Texas

We've made some changes to the Texas Bead Retreat for 2024, that we think will make it more enjoyable than ever.
But first, here are a few things that won’t change. Beth is lining up classes to be held throughout the retreat, with a schedule coming in November. Colette is working up a challenge, with details also coming in November. As always, we’ll have plenty of prizes to give away, as well as a pendant swap.

Now for the new!

We’ve officially added Wednesday to the schedule. The ballroom will be available for those of you who are itching to bead on Wednesday and Thursday (or just want an extra day or two away from home - don’t worry, we’ve all been there). We don’t have any activities planned for Wednesday, but feel free to kick back and enjoy the time beading with friends.

Breakfast this year will be available in the hotel dining room, and is included with your room. Please note the room rate goes up $5 for each additional person sharing your room to cover breakfast. The restaurant offers a wider selection, as well as longer hours for breakfast than we were able to provide in the past, so if you don’t like waking up at the crack of dawn to eat, this one’s for you.

Friday evening is a Mix & Mingle Social featuring heavy hors d’oeuvres, a dessert station, and a cash bar. It's a great opportunity to connect with old friends and make some new ones.

Saturday, enjoy breakfast in the hotel restaurant. We’ll break at noon for a box lunch. Saturday dinner is on your own. In addition to the hotel restaurant, there are numerous dining options in Temple, many within easy walking distance, and there’s always DoorDash or GrubHub.

Sunday, breakfast is in the restaurant and then it’s time to say all our goodbyes till the next year. We’re looking forward to seeing you in January!

* Registration Fee: $250.00 See attached Registration form PDF on the Registration Tab.

* Registration for returning 2023 attendees is open September 1, 2023

* Registration for all other attendees will open October 1, 2023

Click on the Registration Tab to register.

I urge those who attended in 2023 who wish to return in 2024 to complete the registration form PDF (Registration Tab) and mail to me by September 30. We are limiting attendance to the same number of 90 as we did last year. We anticipate a waiting list this coming year.

Below are a few reminders to consider:

Please remember to contact The Hilton Garden Inn to reserve your room

254-773-0200 Sept 1-Dec 15
Make sure to specify that you are attending the Texas Bead Retreat to get the reduced room rate of $115.00

We will announce the Bead Challenge in November

Classes will be posted to the website as they are secured, and you may sign up for classes in December by contacting Beth Dewey at beth@texasbeadretreat.com

Don't forget to work on a pendant for the swap

It's never too late to gather treasures for the white elephant table

We will furnish more information later as the event date gets closer. If you have questions you may email me at scc1one@icloud.com or call 713-412-0971. Thanks for your continued support of the Texas Bead Retreat.

We're pleased to welcome Lori Clarida with Wild Beads www.wildbeads.net

again as our vendor - get your shopping list ready!

Hilton Garden Inn-Temple

1749 Scott Blvd. Temple, Texas 76504 Link to Map