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Historic Oster Regent Theatre

103 Main Street

Cedar Falls, IA 50613

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Are you a creative soul but can never seem to find the time to create? Is your Pinterest board full of projects you love, but lack the courage or know-how to try? Or maybe you're craving a fun getaway with some of your closest friends.

This ain’t your momma’s craft retreat…get ready to unwind, untap your potential and create a better you!

create{her} CF is a creative retreat that will empower you to take the leap into becoming the maker you've always wanted to be. During this three-day retreat we’ll work through several projects, using every tool in the box – from drills to sewing machines. You'll also gain inspiration from a number of creative speakers, including Mallorie Rasberry. Mallorie is a cast member of the hit HGTV show Home Town, and has been instrumental in the economic development and revitalization of Laurel, Mississippi.

||THE SCENE||

Set in the historic downtown district of Cedar Falls, Iowa – we’re leaving plenty of time for fun and relaxation. We are proud to say our community is one of 50 in the state with a Main Street Iowa distinction. You’ll have time to enjoy the local Farmer’s Market, peruse locally-owned shops, feast at delicious restaurants and experience the nightlife downtown has to offer.

Our large-group projects will be held on the 3rd floor of the Oster Regent Theatre. This historic downtown theatre first opened in 1910 and is now home to the Cedar Falls Community Theatre.

Smaller breakout sessions will gather at two downtown hubs for creativity. Fig & Frolic’s quirky style is bound to make you smile! The shop is located just off Main Street at 114 W. 5th Street and is co-owned by mother-daughter team Jenny Boevers and Becky Hiatt. The pair are also stockists for Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan and offer several Craft Market Nights at their shop throughout the year. Jenny will be one of our instructors, and is an expert in all things paint and color theory! Hatchlings & Hens, located at 602 State Street is home to a make & take craft studio where owner, Katie Bjerke, hosts several classes and private parties throughout the year. The shop also features handmade goods that are locally sourced. Katie is also one of the weekend’s instructors and is an expert in textiles and multi-media projects.

||SCHEDULE||

Thursday
6-9:00 p.m.

We’ll kick things off right with a registration and opening reception. Meet our speakers up close and personal while you enjoy drinks and light hors d’oeuvres at a local restaurant. A small DIY project to commemorate the weekend will get our creative juices flowing.

Friday
8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Be sure to get plenty of rest, because Friday is a full day of creating! We’ll gather for a continental breakfast, then work through three projects throughout the day that will hone your skills as a maker.

No after lunch lull here – the day will culminate with keynote speaker, Mallorie Rasberry, one of the cast members of HGTV’s Home Town. Mallorie co-owns and manages a retail store, Laurel Mercantile and is the VP of Purchasing. The shop is committed to only USA-made heirloom wares and durable goods for home and life. Following her keynote address, Mallorie will join us for our final project of the day, offering hands-on assistance and advice!

After a hard day's work, we'll gather for cocktails and hors'doeuvres at one of our favorite eateries.


Saturday
8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Walk over to the Cedar Falls Farmer’s Market and grab breakfast at one of the amazing food trucks. Then head over to The Oster Regent Theatre, when the day will officially kick-off with a large-group project bringing it all together! Saturday afternoon will allow time for self-guided exploration and/or reflection. If the weekend has really gotten the wheels turning and you’re thinking your creativity could earn you a paycheck, we’ll have a special panel available during this time for a Q&A session. We’ll gather one last time as a large group before heading our separate ways.


|| THE PROJECTS ||

* Learn how to make your own tobacco basket
* Learn how to turn an ordinary wreath into a botanical haven
* Learn how to sew a pillow and turn an ordinary paint tarp into an "all the rage" pattern
* Learn how to turn a piece of wood into a practical, yet modern lazy susan
* Learn how to stamp vintage silverware and create a trendy piece of jewelry
* Learn how to wire a a light for use with a timeless Edison light bulb
* And we have a few more surprises up our sleeves!

Trust us when we say you don't want to miss this!


||THE PACKAGES||

So you want us to give it to you straight?! Here's a rundown of everything that is included in our two package options:

Weekend Registration
*Supplies/materials for (7) projects
* A goodie bag valued at over $50
* Thursday night reception and cocktails
* Friday morning continental breakfast
* Friday night cocktails
* $30 in Downtown Dining Dollars for you to use as you wish
* Friday keynote address from Mallorie Rasberry
* Tshirt and handmade bracelet commemorating the weekend
* A panel of curated and engaging speakers for a Q&A on Saturday

Day Maker Option
Can't join us for the whole weekend? We'd still love for you to experience part of the fun! This registration option is for Friday only and includes:
* Supplies/materials for (4) projects: Tobacco Basket, Edison Bulb Fixture, Lazy Susan & Hand-Painted Pillow
* Keynote address from Mallorie Rasberry


Register using your PayPal Account or major credit card.



||HOTEL||

The Black Hawk Hotel
115 Main Street
Cedar Falls, IA
(319) 277-1161


||THANK YOU||

This event is made possible through the generous support of many sponsors. Thank you to:

Major Sponsors
Community Main Street
Cedar Falls Tourism & Visitors Bureau
The Black Hawk Hotel

Other Sponsors
Kate & Co
Kate Brennan Hall Illustrations
Lotus & Lou
Main + Second
One Canoe Two
Well & Far Designs

Farmers State Bank
PDCM Insurance

Jiva Salon & Spa
Meghan McCrary
Twirl Boutique





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