Cindy Valentine has organized a new retreat in New Orleans here is their press release about the event.
WHAT: This will be more of a “retreat” format and less of a formal workshop, however there will be
classes and enough studio time to interact with each teacher and learn a bit more as needed. There is a
single project with parts designed by each of the teachers. It is a mystery project and you will get to see
hints as we get closer to the event, but will not be able to see the entire project until you arrive.
There will be time to shop and places to shop. I’m working on a shop outing for all of us at a local
There will be an opportunity to purchase designer-direct
WHEN: February 10-13 2008. Arrival will be Sunday, February 10th with the first class on Monday
evening. Checkout will be on Thursday , with the last class being Wednesday evening. There will be
studio time on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evening.
WHERE: New Orleans, Louisiana. The hotel is the Ambassador Hotel which is in the old Warehouse
District and was formerly a coffee warehouse. It is a short walk to the French Quarter. (about 3 blocks, so
those who have disabilities may want to take a cab) Harrah’s casino is about a block away, and
Mother’s restaurant is across the street.
WHO: Teachers are:
Patricia Bage (Patricia Ann Designs, England)
Thea Dueck ( The Victoria Sampler, Canada)
Janie Hubble (The Cat’s Whisker’s Design Studio, Australia)
Catherine Strickler (Indigo Rose, US)
Cindy Valentine (Cindy Valentine Designs, US)
Shared room: 800.00
Single room surcharge: 300.00
Non-stitching companion surcharge: 300.00
If lodged elsewhere: 550.00
The price includes 4 nights in the hotel, breakfast, (Sunday – Wednesday) a morning and afternoon coffee
break (not fancy), the kit and teaching. Other meals and airport transport are not provided, however there
are many good places to eat nearby. (I’m planning to head to Petunia’s for some of their fabulous
Bananas Foster Crepes!)
THE FINE PRINT:
$250 is due at the time of registration. This is not refundable unless the event is cancelled. Half the total
must be paid by September 15th. The entire amount must be paid in full by November 30, 2007.
Meals, transportation and additional nights are the responsibility of the individual participant.
For more information check out the website for all the details.
By Shellie Wilson