When is the bead retreat?

October 25 - 27, 2019

What bead knowledge do I need before I attend?

We recommend that you have a working knowledge of peyote, right angle weave, herringbone and cubic right angle weave stitches before attending.  While the teachers make every attempt to help students with every step of the projects, they cannot teach the basics stitches.  Check out your local bead shops and libraries for stitching tips.


What do I bring?

Bring any beading tools and supplies as required in the supply list for each class.  Bring your task lights, bead board, needles, fireline and/or thread, bead scoop, Post It Notes, pen/pencil, and beading glasses or magnifier.  The lodge will provide power cords and power strips should you need one.

Is there Bead Shopping?

The instructor will have a trunk show and kits available for purchase,  unless indicated on the Home page under each project description.  Supply lists for each class will be sent to registered attendees approximately two months before the first day of class.

What’s the Attendee Cancellation policy?

Cancellation Fees:

  • 6 months or more before retreat:  90% refund
  • 3-6 months before retreat:  80% refund
  • 1-3 months before retreat:  50% refund
  • 1 month or less before retreat:  0% refund. 

Retreat cancellation and Refund Policy:

Queen City reserves the right to cancel this retreat if the minimum number of attendees are not registered 31 days prior to this event and will refund  all money paid at the time registered less credit card/Paypal processing fees, if applicable.  Any changes made 61 days prior to event at the Cedar Crest (location, date, teacher, schedule), the full liability is limited to the total amount paid for registration or deposit towards registration per registrant, less credit card/Paypal processing fees, if applicable.

 What are your Payment Options?

You can pay your retreat fee one time for $ 350.00 or you can make arrangements with Lisa Vale to make installment payments.  Retreat fee must be paid in full two months prior to the first day of class.

What forms of payment are accepted?

Currently, we can only take checks, money orders or cash.  If you want to make a Paypal payment, there is a 5% processing fee added and is non-refundable for any reason.

Where do I send my retreat payment?

Lisa Vale, 110 S. Peach Tree Lane, Republic, MO  65738

What if I do not pay my retreat fee in full two months prior to the retreat?

Failure to make the full/final payment by the due date will result in forfeiture of your payment(s) and registration will be cancelled.  While it is appreciated that this is two months prior to the retreat, this allows Queen City to fulfill its contractual obligations to the instructor, Cedar Crest Lodge without incurring additional costs which ultimately allow Queen City to keep the retreat fee as low as possible.

How do I register?

See the Registration page.


What is included in the retreat fee price?

Two classes with our extraordinary bead artist, original bead designs by our instructor, goodie bags, and refreshments.  Double occupancy lodging for Friday night and Saturday night (already booked and reserved for attendees).  It does NOT include project kits or class supplies/materials.  We will have door prizes.  Additional not included in retreat fee: shopping with the instructor, additional night stay (attendee must call Cedar Crest for reservations).

Is there an after Class Beading?

See Schedule page for specific hours.  Most nights, except when during the class times.

Breaks and phone calls during class:

There are no set time for breaks, move around and stretch at any time.  Refreshments will be served all day for all attendees.

Phone calls should be taken outside the class room.