2020 Conference

It’s with great sadness that we cancel our 2020 conference. We were monitoring the ever-changing COVID-19 situation. With each day that passed, it became clearer that we had no option but to cancel. The vast majority of our attendees are high-risk. We love all our fiber friends and hope that we are able to see you at many Conferences to come.

Here’s how we plan to proceed:

Students – you will receive a full refund. For those who were charged a $30 cancellation fee, that will also be refunded. Please be patient as our treasurer, Barb Pietruk, will have to write 100+ checks. The checks will go to the address on your registration. If you need the check to be sent to a different address, please let me know as soon as possible.

Instructors (workshops and minis) – you will hear from your FTWG contact shortly with details. We hope we can schedule you for a future conference.

Vendors – Your booth fees will be reimbursed. You’ll be hearing from Alice Martin with details.

FTWG 2021

We usually announce some of the classes for the following year during conference. Please give VP Janice Lauterbach time to see what she can reschedule for next year. I know she already has some instructors lined up for 2021. We’ll announce as soon as possible.  

We’ll miss seeing each other this year and hope COVID-19 is far in the past by next year!

Be well,

Margarete Griffiths

FTWG President

Save the Date:

March 19 – 22, 2020

Lake Yale Baptist Conference Center

Leesburg, FL

Join us as we return to our Annual Conference campus on the shores of Lake Yale. Relax under the beautiful oaks as we leave the cares of the world behind for four days of fiber, fun and fellowship. Located near Eustis, Florida, an hour north of Orlando, your hotel room/RV is right here along with a cafeteria where all meals are provided. We offer a full schedule of activities including your choice of a 2.5 day workshop with an outstanding instructor, a fiber exhibit, fashion show, guild exhibits, commercial vendors and more. Come visit old friends, make new friends and spend four days in a relaxed, old Florida setting.

Schedule

  • Thursday
  • Saturday
  • 11:30 am Registration desk opens
    Guild Table set up starts
  • 7:30 am Breakfast
  • 12:00 pm Lunch
  • 9:00 am Workshop Session
  • 1:00 pm Miniclasses start
    Fiber Exhibit Registration opens
  • 10:00 am Share Your Craft
  • 5:30 pm Dinner
  • 12:00 pm Lunch
  • 6:30 pm District Meetings
  • 1:30 Workshop Session
    Share Your Craft demos
  • 7:00 pm Evening Entertainment
  • 5:30 pm Dinner
  • 7:00 pm Evening Entertainment
  • Friday
  • 8:00 pm Vendors Close
  • 7:30 am Breakfast
  • 8:00 am Fiber Exhibit Registration opens
  • Sunday
  • 9:00 am Workshop Session
  • 7:30 am Breakfast
  • 12:00 pm Lunch
  • 8:30 am Fiber Exhibit closes
  • 1:30 pm Workshop Session
  • 9:00 am Check out of rooms
    Workshop Session
  • 6:30 pm Fiber Exhibit Opens
    Vendors Open
  • 12:00 pm Lunch
  • 5:30 pm Dinner
  • 1:30 pm Guild tables packed up no later than this time.

Miniclasses

Miniclass Information

  • Miniclasses take place on Thursday afternoon.
  • Miniclasses are between one and four hours long.
  • Registration fees vary. See miniclass description for the amount of the fee.
  • Registration fees are paid to FTWG at the time you register for the Conference.
  • Materials Fees are paid directly to the instructor during class.

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Workshops

Workshop Information

  • Workshops take place Friday – Sunday.
  • Attendees register for only one workshop for the entire weekend.
  • Each workshop consists of five sessions, each three hours long: Friday 9 am to noon and 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm; Saturday 9 am to noon and 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm; Sunday 9 am to noon.
  • Registration fees are $260 for FTWG members and $295 for all others, regardless of which workshop you choose.
  • Registration fees are paid to FTWG at the time you register for the Conference.
  • Materials fees vary from one workshop to the next.
  • Materials fees are paid directly to the instructor during class.

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Accommodations

Accommodations

  • Motel
  • Live Oak RV Park
  • 2, 3, or 4 nights
  • $ 25 / night / space (not per person)
  • Single or double occupancy
  • No meals included
  • Meal package included
  • Facility fees are not included
  • Facility fees are included

Two Nights

  • 215 Single
  • 160 Double
  • Friday & Saturday
  • Includes 6 meals,
    starting with Friday dinner

Three Nights

  • 320 Single
  • 235 Double
  • Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • includes 9 meals,
    starting with Thursday dinner

Four Nights

  • 400 Single
  • 285 Double
  • Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Includes 10 meals,
    starting with Thursday lunch
All double occupancy rates are per person

Registration

Fees

Stay and Play
$30

  • Stay onsite during Conference, even if you aren’t taking a Workshop.
  • Fee covers your registration packet, swag bag, and admission to all activities other than classes.

Facility Fee
$12

  • Lake Yale charges a $12 daily facility fee.
  • The 24-hour period covered by the fee starts at noon and ends at noon the following day.
  • The fee is included in the cost of motel accommodations.
  • The fee is not included for those staying in RVs, anyone staying offsite, or day trippers.
  • Those registering for the conference may pay the fee as part of the registration process.
  • Day trippers may either preregister or pay onsite.

Meals
$8 / $11 / $15

  • If you are staying in a motel, a meal package is included.
  • If you are staying offsite or in an onsite RV, meals are not included, but may be purchased.
  • Meals must be purchased in advance, as part of registration. They cannot be purchased onsite.
  • Breakfast $8
  • Lunch $11
  • Dinner $15
  • Meals are served cafeteria style and at set times.
  • Breakfast 7:30 am – 8:30 am
  • Lunch 12 pm – 1 pm
  • Dinner 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Miniclasses
$15 – $35

  • See class descriptions for fees for each miniclass.
  • Miniclasses may have both a registration fee and a materials fee.
  • Registration fees are paid to FTWG when you register for the Conference.
  • Materials fees are paid directly to the instructor during class.

Workshops
$260 for members
$295 for all others

  • The workshop fee is the same for all workshops.
  • Workshops may have an additional materials fee.
  • Registration fees are paid to FTWG when you register for the Conference.
  • Materials fees are paid directly to the instructor during class.

Accommodations
$25 – $400

$25 / Night / RV Space

Motel Accommodations

Two Nights

  • 215 Single
  • 160 Double
  • Friday & Saturday
  • Includes 6 meals,
    starting with Friday dinner

Three Nights

  • 320 Single
  • 235 Double
  • Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • includes 9 meals,
    starting with Thursday dinner

Four Nights

  • 400 Single
  • 285 Double
  • Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Includes 10 meals,
    starting with Thursday lunch
All double occupancy rates are per person

Location

Lake Yale Baptist Conference Center, Leesburg, FL

Lake Yale Policies

  • Lake Yale is an ALCOHOL-FREE and SMOKE-FREE campus.
  • Cooking is allowed in RVs, but not in rooms.
  • Pets are NOT permitted.
  • WiFi is available in the meeting rooms and Fellowship Hall.

Directions

Campus Map