2019 Spring Retreat

Liisa Turunen will be our guest instructor for the

2019 Annual Spring Retreat April 26th, 27th, & 28th

and 28th at Cedar
C r e s t L o d g e i n
Pleasanton, KS where
the company is great,
the food is terrific, and
the view is spectacular.
Liisa threaded her first
beading needle back
in 1994. Beading as a
hobby she went on to become a massage
therapist, esthetician, and got her nursing
degree in Finland. But in 2006 beads wove
her back in.

Since then she has spent her time fully sub-
merged in beads! She has been working

professionally as a designer and teacher
since 2006. Liisa has taught at the Bead &
Button shows and Bead Fest shows.
Along with beads her other major obsession
is with cats. She is often found volunteering
in her local shelter and fostering kittens! Cats

have been her biggest inspiration in her de-
signing process. And just like cats, her de-
signs are known for being classic, ageless,

and graceful ... with a few hairballs thrown
into the mix.

Liisa was named one of Beadwork maga-
zine's Designer of the Year in 2014.

Some of us were with Liisa at Beading in the
Ozarks this summer and saw her many,
many wonderful kits! There will be more
workshop projects to choose from after the
first of the year when retreat attendees will
vote on the projects for the retreat.
You can read more about Liisa and view her
patterns, kits and workshops on her website.