2nd Annual Consumer Craft Retreat:
September 16 - 18 at Mall of America
We had so much fun at Bella Crafts™ Connections last year that we decided to do it again. Yep! That's right. Get ready for the 2nd annual Bella Crafts™ Connections!
We are thrilled to be back at Mall of America this year and in a brand new space. Parkview opened this April and is located right in the heart of the mall in Nickelodeon Universe. It is approximately 4,000 square feet over 2 floors. It has a coat check, an "outdoor" patio space, perimeter lighting and it's own private bathrooms. We were able to have a tour prior to its opening and let us tell you...it's cool! Here is a rendering of the new space.
Anyone who attended Bella Crafts™ Connections last fall will tell you that it was amazing. Here is what you can expect from the event this year....
15 Talented Teachers
including Marie Browning of Tombow®, Gina K. of StampTV and Sizzix® designer, Eileen Hull
35 creative classes where you will not only make cool projects, but learn helpful techniques that you can apply to other craft mediums. You can check out the classes in detail by visiting the WORKSHOPS page or you can go directly to the SHOP and sign up now.
The Bella Meet & Greet
At this event you can meet the instructors, mingle with other attendees and have some refreshments and crafty fun...FREE for attendees who are taking at least one workshop this year.
The Bella Raffle
We had over 30 items to raffle at last year's event and we are working with our sponsors right now. Can't wait to see what they will come up with this year! All registered attendees will receive one ticket per class.
The Bella Swag Bags
Last year, our attendees received swag bags with over $300 worth of products donated by our generous sponsors (see our 2015 Sponsors). We already have a cool list of sponsors for this year's event. Stay tuned for more details...
Read What Others Are Saying
“The Bella Craft Retreat at MOA was outstanding! A friendly creative atmosphere made it joy to attend. The national caliber teachers were top rate. I came home energized to put the techniques I learned in to practice in my mix media art.
I look forward to the same event next year!!!!”
Susan K., Minneapolis, MN
“This event was great! The staff went above and beyond to make sure everyone was taken care of. The instructors were unbelievable and I created some terrific projects while learning many new techniques.”
Linda M., Bloomington, MN
“What a fun learning experience. I took two classes that I knew nothing about. I learned so much and am excitely using my new-found knowledge. You're never too old to learn (I'm 70); the instructors were so kind and helpful.”
Peg S., Rosemount, MN
“We had so much fun last year. The hosts were amazing. And the products were fun and their were so many gift giveaways for everyone. I will definitely go to it again. ”
Pennie G., Independence, MN
“It was a really great time! I met so many wonderful and creative people. The classes were very informative and fun. Lots of laughs as well. The goodie bags were amazingly full of all kinds of fun creative stuff! I Will be going again this year! Looking forward to meeting some more amazing crafters! ”
Karen H., Deer Park, TX
SEE YOU IN SEPTEMBER...