2023 FTWG Conference

Save the Date:
March 16-19, 2023

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 immersed in fiber.

The logo for the Wyndham Orlando Resort and Conference Center / Celebration

3011 Maingate Lane
Kissimmee, FL 34747

Directions

Conference Center Map

Media Sponsor

Thank you to our Media Sponsor!

Schedule

This schedule is subject to change.

Thursday

11:30 am Registration Desk Opens
Guild Table set up starts

12:00 pm Pick up Lunch Boxes

12:00 pm to 9:00 pm Vendor Hall Open

1:00 pm Fiber Exhibit Registration opens

1:00 pm to 5:30 pm Miniclasses

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm Dinner

7:00 pm to 7:30 pm District meetings

7:30 pm to 8:30 pm Evening Entertainment

Welcome

2022 Scholarship Recipient Presentation

Meet the 2023 Workshop Instructors

Friday

8:00 am Fiber Exhibit Registration opens

8:00 am to 2:00 pm Vendor Hall Open

9:00 am to 12:00 pm Workshop Session

12:30 pm to 1:30 pm Lunch

2:00 pm to 5:00 pm Workshop Session

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm Vendor Hall Closed

3:00 pm to 9:00 pm Vendor Hall Open

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm Dinner

7:00 pm to 8:00 pm Evening Entertainment

Fashion Show

Announcement of 2024 Workshops

8:30 pm to midnight After Party

Saturday

8:00 am to 2:00 pm Vendor Hall Open

9:00 am to 12:00 pm Workshop Session

12:30 to 1:30 pm Lunch

2:00 pm to 5:00pm Workshop Session

2:00 pm to 3:00pm Vendor Hall Closed

3:00 pm to 9:00pm Vendor Hall Open

6:00 pm to7:00 pm Dinner

7:00 pm Evening Entertainment

Annual Meeting

Fiber Exhibit Awards

8:00 pm to 9:30 pm Workshop Open House

9:30 pm to midnight After Party

Sunday

8:30 am Fiber Exhibit closes

9:00 am Check out of rooms

9:00 am to 12:00 pm Workshop Session

12:00 pm Pick up Lunch Boxes

2:00 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 mini class 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.

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 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm; Saturday 9 am to noon and 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm; Sunday 9 am to noon.

Registration fees are $450 for members and $525 for all others and will be the same, 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.

Instructors

This list includes both Miniclass and Workshop instructors. Click on the instructor’s name to find their bio and what they are teaching.

Vendors

A-1 Sharpening

A-1 Sharpening & Cutting Boards-R-Us Logo

Clearock Studio

Ewephoric Fibers LLC

Ewephoric Fibers Logo

MM Waite, Weaver and Dyer

Serendipity Farm’s Studio

Shady Hill Rug Hooking

Shady Hill Rug Hooking Business card includes text: "Certified McGown Teach, hand-dyed wool, rug hooking classes and supplies, karen@shadyhillrughooking.com

Sunshine Knit Designs

Sunshine Knit Designs Logo

Yarn Travel

Yarn Travel Logo

Accommodations

Accommodations

1, 2, 3, or 4 nights for the Conference
Group room rate available for three nights before and three nights after the Conference
Rooms available with one king bed or two queen beds
King rooms may have single or double occupancy
Queen rooms may have single, double, triple, or quadruple occupancy. While the total number of occupants may be no more than 4 people in the room, the triple and quadruple rates only apply to adults 18 and older.
Hotel is pet-friendly. $25 additional fee per pet per night. Up to two pets, weighing no more than 25 pounds each. NOTE: while you may have a pet in your hotel room, pets may not accompany you into any of the Conference spaces.
Meal package included
All rooms include a mini fridge
King Deluxe room
Two Queen room
Bathroom

Hotel Room and Board Packages
$40 to $400

All occupancy rates are per person.
Rooms with a King Bed may have Single or Double Occupancy.
Rooms with two Queen Beds may have Single, Double, Triple, or Quadruple Occupancy.

Two Nights

$610 Single
$405 Double
$350 Triple
$325 Quad

Friday & Saturday

Includes lunches and dinners on Friday and Saturday

Three Nights

$870 Single
$565 Double
$485 Triple
$450 Quad

Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Includes lunches on Friday and Saturday, dinners on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday

Four Nights

$1,100 Single
$700 Double
$590 Triple
$540 Quad

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Includes lunches and dinners on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday

Pre- and Post-Conference Hotel Room Nights
$205 to 250

The Wyndham is making our group rate available for the three nights before and three nights after the FTWG Conference.

The pre- and post-conference room rates are per room.

Rooms with a King Bed may have Single or Double Occupancy.

Rooms with a Queen Bed may have Single, Double, Triple, or Quadruple Occupancy. While the total number of occupants may be no more than 4 people in the room, the triple and quadruple rates only apply to adults 18 and older.

$205 Single
$205 Double
$225 Triple
$250 Quad

Fees

Day Tripper Fee
$15

This option is for those who are coming in and out in one day, not taking a workshop, and not staying in the hotel.

The fee is per day.

Includes admission to the Conference area for the day.

View the Fiber Exhibit and Guild Tables

Shop in the Vendor Hall

Attend Evening Programs

Does not include any meals.

Day trippers may either preregister or pay onsite.

Stay and Play
$50

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.

Mini Plus
$265 Single
$160 Double
$135 Triple
$125 Quadruple

This option is for those who are planning to take a miniclass, would like to participate in Thursday evening activities, and would like to stay in the hotel on Thursday night.

Includes accommodations for Thursday night only.

Includes Thursday dinner only.

Includes admission to the Conference area for the day.

View the Fiber Exhibit and Guild Tables

Shop in the Vendor Hall

Attend the Thursday Evening program

Does not include the registration fee for your miniclass. You must register for your miniclass separately.

Meals
$30 – $60

The meals listed here are those which will be served in the Conference venue to attendees. The hotel also has public, onsite restaurants, including Starbucks and Pizza Hut. There are also many restaurants in close proximity to the hotel, on 192.

If you are staying onsite, a meal package is included. See the Accommodations information below for more information.

If you are staying offsite, meals are not included, but may be purchased.

Meals must be purchased in advance as part of registration. They cannot be purchased onsite. Breakfast is not available for purchase as part of the Conference.

Thursday or Sunday Boxed Lunch $30

Friday or Saturday Buffet Lunch $40

Thursday, Friday, or Saturday Dinner $60

Meals are served buffet style during set times.

Miniclasses
$5 – $40

See class descriptions for fees for each mini class.

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
$450 for members
$525 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.

Hotel Room and Board Packages
$40 to $400

All occupancy rates are per person.
Rooms with a King Bed may have Single or Double Occupancy.
Rooms with two Queen Beds may have Single, Double, Triple, or Quadruple Occupancy.

Two Nights

$610 Single
$405 Double
$350 Triple
$325 Quad

Friday & Saturday

Includes lunches and dinners on Friday and Saturday

Three Nights

$870 Single
$565 Double
$485 Triple
$450 Quad

Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Includes lunches on Friday and Saturday, dinners on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday

Four Nights

$1,100 Single
$700 Double
$590 Triple
$540 Quad

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Includes lunches and dinners on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday

Pre- and Post-Conference Hotel Room Nights
$205 to 250

The Wyndham is making our group rate available for the three nights before and three nights after the FTWG Conference.

The pre- and post-conference room rates are per room.

Rooms with a King Bed may have Single or Double Occupancy.

Rooms with a Queen Bed may have Single, Double, Triple, or Quadruple Occupancy. While the total number of occupants may be no more than 4 people in the room, the triple and quadruple rates only apply to adults 18 and older.

$205 Single
$205 Double
$225 Triple
$250 Quad

Registration

Registration Information

Policies

Registration is online only.

Early Registration is for FTWG members who paid dues by October 16, 2022 at 11:59pm.

There is a $30 cancellation fee, which will be retained from the amount paid when you registered.

Dates

October 30, 2022 at 7:00 am
Early registration opens

November 13, 2022 at 7:00 am
General registration opens

February 12, 2023 at 11:59 pm
Registration closes
Last day to cancel

Approximately two weeks before early registration opens, eligible members will receive an email confirming their eligibility for early registration.

Approximately one week before early registration, a registration guide with step-by-step instructions for registration will be published on this website and emailed to all current FTWG members

Thank you to our Media Sponsor, the Handweavers Guild of America.