2020 Omaha RETREAT!

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Thank you for your interest in the June Hibernate & Create RETREAT!
The retreat is now sold out, if you would like to be placed on the waiting list in the event another participant cancels, please email Kelli at hibernatecreate@gmail.com

And check back for details on the June 2021 RETREAT to Puerto Moreles, Mexico!
Yes . . . MEXICO! 


There is no place like . . . NEBRASKA!
Step away from the day-to-day and join us for
Hibernate & Create RETREAT
in Omaha, Nebraska

Includes a special trip to Simply Home Sweet Home studio!

When:              June 25-28th, 2020 in Omaha, Nebraska

What’s included:
Registration includes 3 nights’ accommodation at Minglewood Lodge located on the edge of Omaha, Nebraska.    Fresh meals prepared for our guests including 3 dinners, 3 breakfasts and 2 lunches along with plenty of snacks!  And, all creative project supplies & instruction. You may want to bring an extra tote or leave some room in your suitcase for all of the wonderful projects you will create and small goodies you will receive throughout your stay! (We LOVE to spoil our attendees!)

Cost:                 $775 per person

**Registration does not include transportation to / from the retreat.
**Registration fees are non-refundable but may be transferred or sold to another participant.

How to Register:
Registrations will be made by emailing Kelli at hibernatecreate@gmail.com.   Upon receiving your registration email, a return email will be sent confirming availability and verify your payment plan option.

Payment Options:
1) Pay in full at time of registration
2) Payment plan: Payment 1 of $200 is due at time of registration, Payment 2 of $200 due by February 15, 2020 & final payment of $375 due April 15, 2020.

Attendees are encouraged to participate in our optional small gift swap!  Gifts will be exchanged on the first night following our welcome dinner.

In advance of the RETREAT, a private Facebook group will be created so that we can get to know each other, sneak peak of projects, ask questions and stay connected post event!

Minglewood Lodge was designed for creatives with a gorgeous modern rustic feel.  Each guest will have their own comfy bed in shared room with shared bathroom and creative space throughout their stay.

Omaha, Nebraska is on the eastern edge of Nebraska just off of I-80 and I-29.  It is just a scenic drive, or a flight away!   The Omaha Eppley airport has daily flights with many major airlines.   Visit http://www.flyoma.com for more information.

Omaha will be a buzz in June with the College World Series and the Olympic Swim Trials!  To learn more about activities in Omaha, visit http://www.visitomaha.com

Retreat Schedule:

Guests can arrive at Minglewood Lodge between 12:00-2:00 pm to settle in.   We’ll jump right in with our first creative project around 3:00 pm and will end the evening with our Welcome Dinner and gift swap!

Friday, June 21st
Creativity and shopping will fill your day!  Following our crafting morning (and lunch), we will have an optional afternoon of shopping.  Nearby is a great antique mall – Brass Armadillo, a lovely quilt shop The Quilted Moose or you can head to Nebraska Crossing Outlet Malls!  We’ll conclude our day with a cooking demo, tasty meal, show & tell and more creative time!

Saturday, June 22nd
Embark on a full day of creativity!  We’ll craft at the lodge and following lunch will road trip to Simply Home Sweet Home studio where Steph will lead us in another project.  The day will conclude with another delicious meal, evening camaraderie and small make & take project.

 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!)

Your Hibernate and Create RETREAT Hosts:

Kelli Sweet
KelliExploring is the general theme for Kelli – creativity, travel, food and more!

As the artist behind Degrees by Kelli, her favorite mediums are jewelry, collage & painting and all things quilting & 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.

In 2018 it expanded into RETREATS bringing people together for dedicated creative time with friendship & food!    I can’t wait to show off my home state of Nebraska!

Julie Geiger

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Armed with a sewing machine or needle and thread, Julie Geiger creates all types of 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, into a wool felt masterpiece!


Megan Gerrity
MeganShe’s been obsessed with stickers and papers since Mrs. Grossman’s and Lisa Frank.  Relishes the first time she ever laid eyes on Creative Memories.  Spent years as a Stampin’ Up Demonstrator.  And has taken classes and seminars from some of the paper craft greats.  Spends hours watching You Tube videos.  But in the end, she loves journaling and memory keeping to share thoughts with her daughter (someday?!), keep track of the wonderful (and the sh!t), and to play with craft toys – mostly that last one.

Megan From Maryland “I’m excited to spend a few days in Nebraska laughing with friends, eating good food, and refilling my creative bucket!  And I am so thrilled you will consider joining us!!!”

We’ll see you in Nebraska!