craftcation 2022 - attendee news


Hi! Welcome Craftcation 2022 Attendees! Y’all I am beyond thrilled, stoked, out-of-my-mind excited to be back with you in April of 2022. 

If we haven’t met before, allow myself to introduce myself. I’m Katie Mac – the Director of Marketing, Community and Online Operations here at Dear Handmade Life- and I’ll be your point person from now until (and through) the conference.  I’m based in Atlanta (Go Braves!) and am generally working from 9am – 6pm (ET) Mon – Fri with limited access to emails on the weekends. I strive to respond to emails within 24 hours so I appreciate your patience in advance.

This is your Attendee News page – the information epi-center for all things Craftcation. Please bookmark it for easy access to information, updates and announcements. While the information on this page is scarce right now, never fear – I will be updating it as new details are made available. You’ll be the first to know! And of course, I’ll also be sending emails as well so that nothing gets forgotten. (You were automatically registered to receive those as part of the registration process.) 

If I can answer any questions or be of help in any way, please feel free to email me directly –



The hotel offers a restaurant and lounge, outdoor swimming pool, fitness center and easy access to the beach. 


  • Waypoint Ventura: Vintage trailers near the beach. We’ve never stayed there but it’s SO cute!
  • The Pierpont Inn: a two-minute drive from the Marriott. We’ve stayed there before and we liked its quaint atmosphere, cottages and manicured grounds. It recently changed ownership and we haven’t been there since but they have great ocean views and a historical vibe.
  • The Crowne Plaza: It’s a three-minute drive to the Marriott. This was the former home of Craftcation. It’s right on the beach and they have lots of patio seating overlooking the ocean. Walkable to downtown Ventura.
  • The Best Western: Also a three-minute drive to the Marriott. This is a great old-school style motor inn that was renovated a few years ago to bring back the retro charm a la Schitt’s Creek. Walkable to downtown Ventura!


Full conference schedule will be available in January 2022.


Hands-on craft workshops have limited seats and require pre-registration. This workshop registration will open in February 2022. Registered attendees will receive the links and access codes necessary to register. This information will also be cross-posted in our Alumni Group on Facebook:

NOTE: While some supplies are included in your registration fee, some workshops may require an additional supply fee. This will range from $5-15 and payment will be required at the time of workshop pre-registration. You’re welcome to bring your own special supplies if you have favorites. Many attendees choose to bring their own fabric for sewing classes to ensure their project fits their style. Additionally, some of the special events like off-campus tours may have an additional fee. However, business workshops, lectures and panels are walk-in events open to all Craftcation attendees and do not require pre-registration or an additional fee.