2020 Conference Cancelled

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

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

12:00 pm Lunch

1:00 pm Miniclasses start
Fiber Exhibit Registration opens

5:30 pm Dinner

6:30 pm District meetings

7:00 pm Evening Entertainment

Friday

7:30 am Breakfast

8:00 am Fiber Exhibit Registration opens

9:00 am Workshop Session

12:00 pm Lunch

1:30 pm Workshop Session

5:30 pm Dinner

6:30 pm Fiber Exhibit opens
Vendors Open

Saturday

7:30 am Breakfast

9:00 am Workshop Session

10:00 am Share Your Craft Demos

12:00 pm Lunch

1:30 pm Workshop Session
Share Your Craft Demos

5:30 pm Dinner

7:00 pm Evening Entertainment

8:00 pm Vendors Close

Sunday

7:30 am Breakfast

8:30 am Fiber Exhibit closes

9:00 am Check out of rooms
Workshop Session

12:00 pm Lunch

1:30 pm Guild tables packed up no later than this time

Miniclasses

Miniclass Information

Miniclasses take place on Thursday afternoon.

Miniclasses are between on 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.

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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.

Accommodations

Accommodations

Motel

2, 3, or 4 nights
Single or double occupancy
Meal package included
Facility fees included

Live Oak RV Park

$25 / night / space (not per person)
No meals included
Facility fee not included
motel room at Lake Yale showing two double beds.  In the back of the room, the sink and mirror are visible.

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

Registration Information

Policies

Registration is online only.

Early Registration is for FTWG members who paid dues by September 30, 2019.

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

Dates

November 17, 2019 at 6:00 am
Early registration opens

December 15, 2019 at 6:00 am
General registration opens

March 1, 2020 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

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 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
$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 to $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