I am excited to announce the Hibernate & Create RETREAT in celebration of the #hibernateandcreate challenge.

It promises to be a fun-filled & creative weekend with your kindred spirits!
Imagine two days of dedicated time & space to create in any art & craft medium of your choosing. 

When:  Saturday, January 27, 2018  from 9:00 to 8:00 pm
Sunday, January 28, 2018 from 9:00 to 5:30 pm

  Hot Shops Art Center,
1301 Nicholas St, Omaha, Nebraska

Price:   $195 per person 2-day option
$135 for 1-day Saturday only option
$90 for 1-day Sunday only option

* Price does not include optional classes
Registrations will be available on a first-come basis to the first 30 registrations.

  Click the "Register Now" link to sign up.  Or, sign up for one of the amazing classes!

RETREAT Registration Includes:

Dedicated creative space:  participants will have a shared 8' x 30" table.  Individual space will be 48" wide by 30" deep.

Catered lunch & dinner on Saturday and lunch on Sunday with amazing sweet treats.

Hot beverage bar & light snacks to energize you throughout the day.

Special gifts to commemorate the weekend and the bringing together of kindred spirits to uplift and encourage each other.

The Kindness Rock Project to create uplifting messages to inspire others and other special surprises!

Registration does not include:  Overnight accommodations, travel to/from retreat or breakfast.
There are several hotels within a block of the Hot Shops Art Center.

Registration fees are non-refundable (no exceptions).  Registration fees may be transferred or sold to another participant.

Please read the fine print at the bottom of the page prior to registering.


Day 1: Saturday, January 27th
9:00 am  Welcome! and creative time begins
Optional morning class
12:00 pm  Lunch
Optional afternoon classes
6:00 pm Dinner and Show & Tell
8:00 pm Retire for the evening

Day 2:  Sunday, January 28th
9:00 am  Welcome! and creative time begins
Optional morning class
12:00 pm  Lunch
Optional afternoon classes
5:30 pm Time to say goodbye with new friends and creative inspiration!


After you register for the retreat - then select from these amazing classes!

Classes are offered "ala carte."  Select your desired classes during the registration process or come back later and add them on.   Please make sure you double-check the calendar as some classes are offered during the same time slot.  Classes, like registration fees, are non-refundable; however they may be transferred to another student.  

Retreat classes will be first offered to retreat attendees.  Individual class registrations will be made available to non-retreat registrants mid-December.

1:  Textile Block Printing
 When:  Saturday - 10:00 am
Instructor:  Ellene McClay
Fee:  $45  - All supplies included
Class Level:  Beginner

We will explore pattern and designs, and create our own printing blocks using easy to cut foam shapes, then print patterns onto fabric.  Participants will have a choice of a jersey knit scarf or 2 tea towels to print and keep.

2: Creative Journaling
When: Saturday - 10:00 am
Instructor: Tanya Horn
Fee: $20
Class Level:  Beginner

Learn how to creatively journal in your bible or notebook.  In this class you will discuss lettering, supplies, ways to embellish & more!!  A variety of supplies will be able for students to try and handout for ideas.  Tanya has box of goodies from Blessing Enterprises to share with the students!

Students should bring a bible or journal, pencil and any markers, colored pencils, crayons, water colors, washi tape, etc. that you would like to try.


3:   Inspiration Board
When:  Saturday - 1:00 pm
Instructor: Malinda Hilfiker
Fee: $35 - Includes Supplies
Class Level:  Beginner

Create this 18" to 24" inspiration board with your favorite word to inspire creativity, celebrate your family or exploration of your faith!  In this class you will learn how to paint an assemble your own unique inspiration board.

4:  "Born" Butterfly Necklace 
When:  Saturday - 2:00 pm
Instructor:  Kelli Sweet
Fee: $35 - All supplies included
Class Level:  Beginner

Beautiful like a butterfly!  Learn to make this unique stamped solder butterfly from my "Born" series.   Students will create their owned stamped butterfly and learn how to assemble it into a finished necklace.

6:  Farmhouse Barn Quilt
When:  Sunday - 10:00 am
Instructor:  Stephanie Wolcott
Fee: $65 - All supplies included
Class Level:  Beginner

Painting & creating beautiful farmhouse barn quilts.  A variety of design and color choices using milk and chalk paint to create a beautiful 25" x 25" framed rustic statement piece for your home.  Learn a variety of painting techniques and get spoiled with some treats too!

7:   Arm Knitting - Infinity Scarf
When:  Sunday - 10:00 am
Instructor: Michele Michaelsen
Fee:  $25 (does not include yarn)
Class Level:  Beginner

Learn how to knit a stylish & warm infinity scarf using your arms as knitting needles!   Students can bring their own yarn, or purchase yarn from instructor at the time of the class.  $6 for acrylic yarn or $12 for wool

8:  Embroidery Fun
When:  Sunday - 1:00 pm
Instructor:  Tanya Horn
Fee:  $25.00  - All supplies included
Class Level:  Beginner

Learn how to embroider creatively with a fun piece of fabric & embroidery thread.
Students are asked to bring scissors.

9:  Farmhouse Tea Towels
When:  Sunday - 2:00 pm
Instructor:  Stephanie Wolcott
Fee:  $40 - All supplies included
Class Level:  Beginner to Intermediate

Create several trendy farmhouse-style tea towels for your home.  Students will learn a fun new way to do screen printing in this class.  Several styles and designs to choose from.

The fine print:  In registering for the retreat, participant agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Kelli Sweet DBA Degrees by Kelli, the Hot Shop Art Center, and any event sponsors, instructors or volunteers from any and all causes and action which may arise from the Hibernate and Create Retreat.  I grant permission for Hibernate and Create / Kelli Sweet DBA Degrees by Kelli to use any photos, videotape, etc. taken of me, my products or classes in any and all publicity and advertising promoting the retreat.  By signing the Registration Form, I Agree and acknowledge that the form has been read and understood and that I will abide by all Rules.

Sponsor:  Would you like to sponsor the retreat with small goodies for the participants or a larger door prize, or both?  Items must be received by January 15, 2018. Retreat will be no greater than 37 participants.  Retreat sponsors will be given a shout out on the event website and on Degrees by Kelli Facebook page upon receipt of the items.  And at RETREAT!  Plus, participants will LOVE the goodies!

Thanks to the following sponsors!
Dog Ear Creek Quilts

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