Event Details

 CANCELED
Dated 6/9/2018
It is with the deepest regret that we must announce the cancellation of the 2018 Guest Artist Series Bonsai Demonstration and Workshops with Bjorn Bjorholm.  Unfortunately, we just found out that Bjorn ran into a scheduling issue and thus canceled our events as well as some other bonsai clubs in the midwest US.  We were looking so forward to this event and it was coming together very nicely. We are sincerely sorry about this.  

We did attempt to reschedule the events for this year with Bjorn, but unfortunately, our schedule and his were not able to be aligned well enough to accommodate a rescheduling.

We really did receive a great response from all who are interested in bonsai and were looking forward to these wonderful events and cannot thank each of you enough. As we prepared for these events, we all were excited about the response of everyone interested in learning more about the wonderful art of bonsai.

YOUR PAYMENT: 
Those who have already paid have or will be contacted via email as well as a personal call from someone in leadership at Quad City Bonsai.

INSTEAD OF THE BJORN EVENTS:
As we at Quad City Bonsai remain committed to the art of bonsai, in place of the Bjorn events, we will now be offering a no-cost meeting on Saturday, June 16th that you are invited to (whether you are a member of Quad City Bonsai or not).  There is no cost at all for anyone to attend this meeting.  It will be from 1 pm to 4 pm in the upstairs Ginkgo Meeting Room at Wallace's Garden Center in Bettendorf on Saturday, June 16th.  We will be doing what we call a Round Table Discussion, where you can bring one of your trees and we can as a group discuss design, care, etc.  Or if you have bonsai questions in general and want to learn, this would be a great opportunity as well. Even if you don't have a tree to discuss, please come and share your ideas or questions with the group, or even just come to listen and learn.
Round Table Bonsai Discussion
No cost whatsoever
Upstairs Ginkgo Room at Wallace's
Wallace's Garden Center
2605 Devils Glen Rd
Bettendorf, IA 52722
When: Saturday, June 16th from 1:00 - 4:00 pm

Again, we are deeply sorry for not being able to host the bonsai events with Bjorn and any unfulfilled expectations this may cause. We hope to see you at the Round Table Discussion meeting on Saturday afternoon instead.

Thank you for patience and understanding. if you have any questions, comments or need clarification of any kind, please do not hesitate to let me know.  Hope to see you Saturday afternoon (6/16).


Sincerely,

 - Michael W. Harshman
President
Quad City Bonsai



All events are held on the second floor of at Wallace’s Garden Center, 2605 Devils Glen Rd, Bettendorf, IA 52722

Wallace's Garden Center


*Prior to May 18th, 50% deposit of your total amount is required to hold your spot. On May 18th, remaining balances are due and any new registrations require full payment. No refunds for participant cancellations..

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Friday Night Demonstration

Remaining available spots: N/A

Friday, June 15th, 2018 at 7:00 pm to approximately 9:00 pm or so

In this demonstration, Bjorn will be styling a Scots Pine.  Please provide total number attending.  Limit to the first 50 or so people. Walk-ins are welcome, but registration is preferred so we can make proper plans.

Costs: $10.00 per person  REGISTRATION FORM

Demonstration Tree Raffle

The tree Bjorn styles in the demo will be given away in a raffle.  Raffle tickets will be sold right before and during the Friday night demonstration.  If you cannot make the demo, but would still like to purchase raffle tickets, please contact Pam Ohnemus.  The raffle drawing will be held at the end of the demonstration on Friday night.  The winner will need to take home their tree after the demo or pick it up at one of the workshops on Saturday morning

Costs: $5.00 per raffle ticket, or 3 tickets for $10.00  REGISTRATION FORM

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Morning Workshop

Remaining open participant spots:  N/A

There are still openings for joining as a SILENT observer for $5.00.

(Saturday, June 16th, 8:00 am-11:00 am)

The morning workshop will feature a small leaf boxwood (buxus mycrophylla 'Grace Hendrick Phillips').  Register early, because the workshops are be limited to 9 participating people.  NOTE: The 9 trees will be numbered, then each participant will draw from a hat as to which tree they will get for the workshop.

Workshop Costs:  $135.00 for non-QCB paid members.  Paid QCB members get a $5 discount, so it will be $130.00 for them.  If you wish to not participate, but still be able to observe the workshop as a SILENT observer, the cost is $5.00 per person.  REGISTRATION FORM

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Afternoon Workshop

Remaining open participant spots:  N/A

There are still openings for joining as a SILENT observer for $5.00.

(Saturday, June 16th, 1:00 pm-5:00 pm)

The afternoon workshop is a Bring Your Own Tree workshop. You can bring any one of your existing trees (or go purchase one from the wide selection at Wallace's Garden Center) and Bjorn will work with each participant on styling their own tree.  NOTE: Register early, because the workshops are be limited to 9 participating people.

Workshop Costs:  $65.00 for non-QCB paid members.  Paid QCB members get a $5 discount, so it will be $60.00 for them.  If you wish to not participate, but still be able to observe the workshop as a SILENT observer, the cost is $5.00 per person.   REGISTRATION FORM

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If you have any questions please click on the names to contact either Michael Harshman or Phil Raz.

We will take checks or cash, but do not have a way to take credit or debit cards at this time.

Make checks payable to: Quad City Bonsai                               

 Mail to:                  Pam Ohnemus
                                
 2940 Farnam Street
                                 
Davenport IA 52803

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