Welcome to the 2020 Bead Retreat

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Welcome to the 2020 ECBS Bead Retreat, February 28th, 29th, and March 1st 2020.  We’ve moved!  We are now located at the Hilton Garden Inn in Daphne, AL, right off Interstate 10 at the foot of the Mobile Causeway.  We can’t wait to experience this new venue!

ECBS is very pleased to offer so many unique classes this year.  Registration begins now and ends January 4, 2020.  You must have paid your 2020 dues in order to qualify for the members registration rate of $50.  Registration for non-members is $90.  You may include your 2020 dues with your registration, but we would prefer separate checks for accounting purposes.

Teachers determine the cost of their classes and kit fees.  All students will pay the teachers directly for their classes.  It will be left to the teacher’s discretion as to whether they will require payment in advance to secure your spot or at the time of class.

After the registration deadline has passed you will be notified of the classes you were able to join, or of the alternate class you selected if your first class was full.  You will be provided the teacher’s contact information.  The teachers will be given a student roster with your contact information.  They can then confirm the class requirements and advise if they require advance payment.

We welcome back this year Tara Gifford of Blue Girl Beading in Gulf Shores and Erin O’Toole and Tracy Nelligan of Turtle Moon Arts in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Shaunna Lemasters, Licensed Massage Therapist since 2012 and President of the Escambia County chapter of FSMTA, will be rejoining us this year.  She will offer her massages, myofascial and stretching services on the quarter hour on Friday from 6-10 pm, Saturday from 10-2 and 5-9, and Sunday 8-12.  Can’t wait!

We will again hold raffles, one before Saturday morning class and another after the class has finished on Saturday afternoon.  We will also have the 50/50 raffle.  It’s always a success and the prizes are very good.  Quality donations for the raffle are greatly appreciated.

Room rates at the Hilton Garden Inn are $119 for king and $129 for two queens.

Be sure to mention ECBS Bead Retreat when you make your reservations!

Please click the link below to make your reservations!

Reservation Link

To reserve by phone: 251-406-8680.

Questions?  Contact Mary Jordan at Nona2kandc@gmail.com or by phone at: 850-982-7633.

List of Classes

Registration Form