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August 1, 2, 3, 2014 at the Lake County Fairgrounds, Grayslake, IL

workshops allow you to STRETCH your horizons...empower yourself by learning something completely new, learning a new technique, enhancing a skill you already have.

when:  August 1-3, 2014
where: Lake County Fairgrounds, Grayslake, IL
            (YES - it is air conditioned!)

We have a fabulous line up this year! Before you start searching, a few notes:

Admission: Sign up for any class or workshop BEFORE 5pm (Central) on July 23, 2014 and get FREE admission the day of your workshop/class! Admission passes will be delivered to your account before the Fair - just logon and PRINT them out (we can't do phone copies). NOTE: Our "early bird special" is now over - if you sign up for a workshop as of 7/27/14, you will not receive an admission pass. However, we are having a special of $5 OFF admission this year! Our class fees have not changed! You get the same price as those who signed up early!

Navigating the Class/Workshop Catalog Pages:

Classes are listed by subject - so you begin on the first subject page, Bead Weaving. All subjects appear at the top of each page, so you can easily link to subjects you are interested in. Some classes have 2 subjects and will appear under both.

Teachers: If there is a particular teacher you are interested in, you will want to start on the Teacher Biography page. Scroll down to your teacher and click on the list of classes at the bottom of their bio. A page of ONLY their classes will be displayed for you.


  • Students cancelling a class on or before June 30, 2014 will be assessed a 20% cancellation fee.
  • Classes with low registration may be cancelled by the Fair on or after July 1, 2014. If your class is cancelled by the Fair, you will receive a full refund.
  • Class registrations are non-transferable to other individuals.
  • Students enrolling for workshops or classes after June 30 will NOT receive free admission to the Fair with their registration.

Workshop Check-In: We have a special check-in in the lobby for students. Please do not arrive in the am earlier than 45 minutes before your class. Those of you with classes beginning later than 10am, please do not arrive to check in before 10am, so we have a chance to get all the morning students in first. Thank you!


Workshop Catalog

Teacher Biographies

Printable Schedule (pdf) Please note: the natural dye class was cancelled due to low enrollment, but we have a bug in the system and people were able to sign up for it - so it has been saved! If you downloaded this list in the last few days, the class will be marked cancelled. The list has been revised.


"I'm just so excited!  I really loved Marianne's class last year - which is why I'm taking it again  :-D" member Adrienne Rieck, 2013

"the quality of the teachers has been excellent" comment from survey

"The class I took was wonderful" comment from survey


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