2019 Newton Retreat

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Step away from the day-to-day and join us for
Hibernate & Create RETREAT
June 20-23, 2019
at the Whatever Craft House in Newton, Kansas!
Includes a special trip to Mrs. O’Leary’s in Wichita, Kansas.

Hosts:
Kelli Sweet of Degrees by Kelli
Tanya Horn of Twisted Angel
Julie Geiger of Prairie Point Junction Quilt Shop

Cost:
$850 per person
$775 Early Bird Registration (Register by April 15, 2019)

Registration fees are non-refundable (no exceptions) but may be transferred or sold to another participant.

 What’s included:  Registration includes 3 nights’ accommodation in beautifully decorated bedrooms. There are 2 to 6 twin beds per room at the Whatever Craft House and 3 full bathrooms that will be shared. All meals are prepared fresh, just for our guests, which includes 3 dinners, 3 breakfasts and 2 lunches, along with plenty of snacks and desserts!  All supplies and instruction for the creative projects will be provided. You may want to bring an extra tote or leave some room in your suitcase for all of the wonderful projects you will create!

**Registration does not include transportation to / from the retreat.

How to Register:  Registrations will be made by emailing Kelli at degreesbykelli@gmail.com.   If you are registering with a friend (or friends), only 1 email is needed.  Registrations will be reserved as they are received for the first 13 people.    Upon receiving your registration email, a return email will be sent confirming availability and verify your payment plan option.

Registration is OPEN!

Payment Options:
1) Pay in full at time of registration (due immediately)
2)  Payment plan: Payment 1 of $400 is due at time of registration (due immediately) & final payment due April 1, 2019.

Venue:  The Whatever Craft House is a colorfully renovated 1903 home in Newton, Kansas just 30 miles north of Wichita in the heart of Kansas.  Well known as a destination retreat center, the house is a delight for creative souls with large work rooms and handmade quilts on each bed.  It will truly be your happy place.

Retreat Schedule:

Thursday, June 20th   
Guests can arrive between 12:00-2:00 pm where we will then depart for adventures in Wichita, Kansas at Mrs. O’Learys where we will learn how to make our very own kiln enameled bracelets that you can take home with you!  We promise, it’s as easy as frosting a cookie!   And you’ll love exploring her store filled with a mix of jewelry making, scrapbooking, papercrafting, vintage trims, clothing and antiques!  The evening will conclude back in Newton with our evening welcome dinner and get to know you time.

If you are flying into Wichita on an afternoon flight, we can coordinate for you to meet us directly at Mrs. O’Leary’s if it is more convenient.

Friday, June 21st
Embark on a full day of creativity with projects led by your hosts throughout the day.  Embellish a craft bag to tote all of your projects, learn some basic embroidery stitches, and create a mixed media colorful collage project to inspire.    We promise to feed you throughout the day with amazing meals and plenty of tasty snacks!

Saturday, June 22nd
The morning will begin with a wool felt project and following lunch, the afternoon is yours to explore the shops of Newton, more creative time or possibly a nice little nap!  We will finish the day with a beaded jewelry project in the evening.

Sunday, June 23rd
All good things must come to an end and following Sunday brunch we will say goodbye with new friends, fabulous projects and plenty of memories (and photos to share!)

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Transportation:  Newton, KS is 25 miles north of Wichita, Kansas just off of I-35.

The Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower airport has daily flights with many major airlines.   Visit http://www.flywichita.com for more information.

Shopping in Newton:
Mainstreet Newton has several great places to shop including several antique & flea markets to go “picking” and a great quilt shop – Charlotte’s Sew Natural.  Explore these shops during your down time.

Your Hibernate and Create RETREAT Hosts:

Kelli Sweet
Exploring is the general theme for all of artist Kelli Sweet’s DSC_3552-01creativity as she explores color, texture, patterns or history with vintage inspired treasures.   As Degrees by Kelli, her favorite mediums are jewelry, collage & painting as well as all things quilt & fabric related.

Kelli loves to connect and inspire creativity.  She founded Hibernate & Create as the 31 Days of Creativity Challenge which has blossomed into a beautiful Facebook community from across the US and Canada and expanded into retreats to bring people together for dedicated creative time with friendship & food!

 

Tanya Horn
Tanya Horn is a mixed media artist and loves COLOR, acrylic paints & all things vintage. Tanya 2
She enjoys sharing her art with others through Bible Journaling classes, wine nights painting in her home and enjoys teaching at retreats.

As an artist and owner of Twisted Angel, Tanya believes that there is creativity within everyone. One of her favorite activities is visiting antique shops to seek out unique items to upcycle as home décor or new art projects.

A self-proclaimed gypsy, Tanya has lived in NE, AZ, CO, WY and currently calls Wichita, KS home – with her two rescue dogs.

 

Julie Geiger
Armed with a sewing machine or needle and thread, Julie Geiger creates all types ofJulie 2 fabric wonderment including quilts, wool applique, embroidery and wool felt projects.

Captivated by all things fabric since she was a young girl, Julie is the owner of Prairie Point Junction Quilt Shop, Home of Wool Felt Central in Cozad, Nebraska.

Julie will share her magic, some embroidery stitches and inspire you to transform needle, thread, and wool felt into flowers.

http://www.prairiepointjunction.com

We’ll see you in Kansas!