In most cases we cannot refund payment for a workshop or apply them to future workshops anymore. When you make a payment, you enter a contract saying you will show up and occupy the seat you reserved. By taking your payment, we enter a contract to hold the workshop and reserve a special seat for you. If we cancel the workshop, we will refund your deposit since we are, in essence, breaking said contract. If you cancel or don't show up, you have broken the contract and forfeit your payment. We have had way too many no-shows in the past who reserved a seat that someone else wanted but couldn't get because it was already reserved. This not fair to others and why we decided to no longer take deposits as a registration method. Many (if not most) no-shows didn't even let us know they weren't not coming or, when they did, it was the day before or the day of the workshop.
Since many of our workshops fill up long before the date held, by reserving a seat and then not showing up, you have prevented another person from attending. We don't keep waiting lists, so there is no way to contact folks who wanted to attend but couldn't because there were previously no seats available. We could keep a list, however it is much simpler to just trust that a person who signed up will attend.
So, in a nutshell, please show up if you sign up. If you sign up and later find out that you cannot attend, you are welcome to transfer that registration to someone else and work out the details for payment from them. There is no reason to contact us in such cases. If you contact us to cancel the seat, it will be considered forfeited and it will be offered to others. It will no longer be available to you or anyone you transfer it to.
Beginning Jan 1, 2022, all workshop registrations will require full payment just like most all other sewing, crafting, repair workshops happening around the country.
The terms concerning refund/transfer of payment will be different for onsite (workshops held at our location in Murray KY) and offsite (or traveling) workshops. These terms are explained in the following sections.
Workshops held at our Murray, KY location will require full payment at registration. This secures your seat and materials and no one can take it away from you. IF we receive notice of cancellation before the workshop shows to be "Sold Out" on the website, your payment amount will be refunded or can be transferred to a future workshop in full. After the workshop is posted "Sold Out" however, there will be no refund or transfer available.
The only time a workshop payment can be transferred to a future workshop is when we receive notification of a cancellation BEFORE the workshop is posted as "Sold Out". We can then apply your exact payment amount to a future workshop. If there is a price difference between what you paid and the cost of the future workshop. this will be adjusted accordingly.
Because once the workshop is posted to be sold out, those who wanted to come generally stop looking after the workshop is posted as "Sold Out" and will have no opportunity to sign up.