Greater Pacific Region
Member Login Login Information

— HOME
GPR INFORMATION
— ABOUT GPR and EGA
— BOARD OF DIRECTORS
— REGION MEETINGS
— BYLAWS
— POLICIES & PROCEDURES
— FORMS
MEMBERSHIP
— GPR CHAPTER DIRECTORY
— MEMBERSHIP RESOURCES
EDUCATION
— GPR SPONSORED GCC
— GAY MONTEGUE PHILLIPS GRANT: SPRING GARDEN
UPCOMING EVENTS
— GPR RETREATS
— GPR SEMINARS
— GPR VIRTUAL WORKSHOPS
— GPR WORKSHOPS
NEWSLETTER / HANDBOOK
— GPR NEWSLETTERS
— GPR HANDBOOK
MEMBER INFORMATION
— PERSONAL INFORMATION
RESOURCES
— COPYRIGHT

Days of Vines and Stitches

July 20-25, 2018
Sonoma State University
Sonoma, CA

Additional information will be posted soon.

 

What is Seminar?

Seminar is a multi-day event where classes and other events are offered. Seminar provides an opportunity to learn from highly skilled and respected teachers in a small class setting. Teachers are hired to teach one-, two-, or four-day classes. The classes meet for a morning and afternoon session, with a long lunch break; there are also short morning and afternoon breaks to stretch your legs and rest your eyes.

National Seminar

EGA holds a 4 to 5 day seminar every year in a different location. Each of the 13 regions takes a turn hosting the event and the national organization hosts it every five years, for years ending in 3 and 8 to coincide with the anniversary of the organization, which was formed in 1958. For detailed information on the current and up-coming national seminars, see the EGA website (www.egausa.ogrg), Seminars page. The number of people attending seminar varies from year to year and ranges from around 600 to 1,000 people in attendance. Image the fun and excitement being around all those kindred souls! In addition to classes, there are other activities during seminar. Check the brochure for what is offered as it varies from seminar to seminar.

GPR Seminar

GPR is one of the few regions that puts on a 4 to 5 day seminar. There are one-, two-, and four-day classes as there are at a national seminar, usually with a break day for one day classes or other activities. Region seminars often start with the Welcome Banquet the night before classes start. There are usually 125 to 200 people in attendance. This means there are fewer class offerings than a national seminar. However, what is not different is the caliber of teachers and the commitment to offering the best there is to seminar participants. As with national seminars, there are other activities offered during seminar. Check the brochure for what is offered as it varies from seminar to seminar.

How much does seminar cost?

Seminar costs are calculated based on teacher fees and travel expenses, facilities fees, and other event charges. Every seminar committee does their best to keep the registration and class fees as low as possible. There are many, many factors that go into setting the final price and it is a long, difficult process for the seminar committees to establish the fees.

Fee

National Seminar

GPR Seminar

Early Registration

This is a "Hold a spot for me, I'm coming" fee and gets you priority for class assignments. The amount is typically around $175 but can vary. This is the non-refundable portion of the registration fees.

GPR seminars typically do not have an early registration fee.

Registration

This is the full amount and varies based on the number of days you attend and take classes. The more days you take classes, the higher the registration fee it. If you did not participate in early registration, the non-refundable fee is also payable. One of the best deals in town is the four-day class or five-day class registration. The seminar brochure lists the registration fees.

The registration fees work the same as for a national seminar.

Kit Fees

The kit fees are set the by teacher. Kit costs vary greatly; they may be as low as $25 to as high as $275. The seminar brochure lists the kit cost for each class with the class description. Read the description and kit fees carefully.

The kit fees work the same as for a national seminar.

Tour Fees

Tours are extras and not included in the registration fees. The seminar brochure lists the tour fees with the tour descriptions.

Tours are not always offered during a region seminar. If they are offered, tours are extras and not included in the registration fees. The seminar brochure lists the tour fees with the tour descriptions.

Banquets

Depending upon the registration option selected, one or two banquets may already be included. If a banquet ticket is not included with your registration fees, you can purchase a guest tickets. The seminar brochure details if a banquet is included with your registration fee - read the descriptions carefully.

Banquets are not always held during a region seminar. Depending upon the registration option selected, one or two banquets may already be included. If a banquet ticket is not included with your registration fees, you can purchase a guest tickets. The seminar brochure details if a banquet is included with your registration fee - read the descriptions carefully.

What if I don't want to take classes?

Many people want to enjoy the excitement and activities at seminar but do not want to take a class. You can register as a non-class participant. You will enjoy the activities and events and receive the hospitality items (e.g., tote bags, pins, etc.), but not the classes.
If your reason for not wanting to take a class is because you already have too many projects, consider taking the Studio Time class. This is an opportunity to have a nationally known teacher available to you to help you over any stumbling blocks you may have encountered in a project or to simply give you encouragement to finish a languishing project. Studio Time is a class, it is not a stitch-in, and the normal class registration fees apply.

Do I have to be an EGA Member to attend seminar?

The short answer is, no. If you are not an EGA member, you will be charged an extra fee.

Where is seminar?

As previously stated, seminar locations change with each seminar. Check the EGA website for the location of the upcoming national seminars. Each of the 13 regions takes a turn hosting the seminar and the national organization hosts it every 5 years in Louisville, Kentucky.

GPR region seminars are held in different locations within the region and differ with each seminar.

How do I register for seminar?

National Seminar

The seminar brochure has complete registration information. National seminars offer on-online registration as well as paper registrations and accept credit cards. See the EGA website for registration information. There are distinct periods of registration for each national seminar: Early Registration, which is held during the previous year's seminar; First Day Registration, which is typically March 1 - April 30; Open Registration, which is May 1 through the end of registration. The seminar brochure details the registration dates for the seminar.

GPR Seminar

GPR registration is detailed in the seminar brochure. See the seminar website for registration information. Registration periods start approixmately 6 months in advance of the seminar. On-line registration and credit card payments are available for region seminars.