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April 2012

Fun on the Safari: 2012 Twisters Retreat in Review

retreatphoto1.jpgThe tables and chairs may be all put away… but the excitement from the 2012 Twisters Retreat remains. We had 30 retreat attendees, 6 scheduled demos (plus countless impromptu ones), 2 Christi Friesen classes, and 3 days of fun. In fitting with our “Safari” theme, we had epic battles (in the Polyform-sponsored bead competition and the silent auction bidding), grazed on all sorts of goodies, and even learned some animal print canes!

Here’s what some of the attendees had to say:

  • “All 3 days were great, well organized, kept on time, good vendor presentation etc., etc., etc. I could go on beyond e-mail ability. In other words we had a GREAT time and will remember it all year.” – Julie
  • “The creative energy in that room just washed over me like a warm wave. I don’t get to work on my clay as much as I like because….well, because my life interferes! IF I have my way, next year, I will be at the retreat from “the opening bell” till the end because I was grieving just a little knowing all the information and creativity that I was missing this time. Thanks so much for your kindness to me…..I felt right at home.” – Chris

Check out these photos, plus lots more, in our Facebook photo album (we’d love it if you shared your favorite on our Facebook page, too!)



We want to say a special thanks to our sponsors for all the goodies they donated. We’d love for you to visit their websites and say thanks for their generosity.


Thanks, too, to all who attended and to those who spent so much time and effort making our retreat enjoyable. While the bags full of goodies and swapped inchies are nice souvenirs of our time on the safari, the real treasures are new friends, new ideas and memories that last forever.