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Academy Down Under 2017

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BOOT CAMP:
1pm Friday 10th and / or 8am Saturday 11th, February 2017

BOOT CAMP COST:
$159 per session

ACADEMY:
12.15pm Saturday 11th through to 3.15pm Monday 13th, February 2017

ACADEMY COST:
$1,599

WHERE:
Sea World Resort, Gold Coast, Queensland

Calling All Quilters!

The Academy is for anyone and everyone interested in Quilting.

Attendees will have the chance to learn in some great classes with International Tutors, Brand Ambassadors and Educators.

Take advantage of the opportunity to join some hands-on classes. Using our sitdown, longarm and embroidery machines from Blessington’s top brands: Handi Quilter, PFAFF and Husqvarna Viking. Maximise your learning experience by attending some lecture demo classes and take all you learn home to practice on your own machine. There will be classes using the AccuQuilt GO! Cutters and Embroidery classes using Husqvarna Viking and PFAFF sewing machines.

Whether you are a beginner or an advanced quilter there will be something for you. Definitely an event you won’t want to miss.

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Evening Functions

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Information for the included functions – times and dress codes!

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Accommodation

accommodationGreat Deals available for delegates at Sea World Resort starting from the 6th February through to the 19th February. 

We recommend booking early as our Academy co-incides with Chinese New Year.
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Other Activities


Other things to do at the Gold Coast while you’re visiting.
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Getting There


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Birgit Schueller

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Vicki Hoth

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Suzanne Michelle Hyland

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Helen Godden

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Paula Storm

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Heather Hopkins

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Letitia Moore

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Cheryl Bryant

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Debbie Lomas

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Mandy Murray

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Registration


Registrations will open early September.


  • Morning Tea, Lunch and Afternoon tea will be provided as per the event timetable
  • One ticket for the Cocktail Party on Saturday evening- 6pm to 7.15pm (dinner on Saturday is at your own expense)
  • One ticket for the BQC Dinner on Sunday evening
  • Fabric, threads etc where applicable
  • Up to 9 x 2 hour classes

Early Bird Discount


Midnight, Monday the 7th November.

The early bird price will be applied at the checkout.

Accommodation


Yes, Blessington has negotiated a special rate of $159 per night in a Resort Room. Otherwise you might like to treat yourself to an ocean view room. Check out the link under General Information – Accommodation for more options.



You can book your accommodation now! We suggest booking accommodation as soon as possible as our event coincides with Chinese New year, so please book early! Book now



Sea World Resort is pleased to offer the below discounts for Blessington Conference Delegates who booked their accommodation at the resort:

  • $35.00 per person 3 years and over for unlimited access to Sea World during your stay
  • $70.00 per person 3 years and over for unlimited access to Sea World, Movie World, Wet’n’Wild during your stay

Refunds

  • 30 Days Prior – 85% refund
  • 21 Days Prior – 65% refund
  • 14 Days Prior – no refund

If a refund is offered, the method of refund will be the same as payment. A $20 admin fee will be deducted from the refund.
Tickets are transferrable, please email any name changes to Email Us

Evening Functions


Yes, there will be tickets available for those not attending the Academy, but wishing to attend the BQC dinner. Additional dinner tickets cost $199 per ticket.



No, there will be no additional tickets available.



Yes, Sea World will look after all dietary requirements. Just fill in your dietary requirements when you register.



No, dressing up (50’s Rock and Roll) is optional, but it’s always fun to dress up!


Class Selection


The class list will be available online Thursday 6pm, 11th August


  • Beginner
  • Confident Beginner or Intermediate freehand Quilter
  • Confident Beginner or Intermediate freehand Quilter with experience using templates and rulers
  • All Skill Levels
  • All Skill Levels some Pro-Stitcher Experience required


You will need to email us and obtain a code. Then we will cancel your booking and you will rebook using the code. But do this quickly as you might miss the class you want! We cannot guarantee your new class selections. Email Us

No changes are permitted after the 16th December 2016.


After you have chosen 6 yellow classes, only blue classes will be available. If a class is sold out, it will show at the bottom of the page.



The following are Blue Classes

  • Lecture Room 1 – demo
  • Lecture Room 2 – demo
  • Embroidery – Hands On
  • AccuQuilt – Hands On


The following are Yellow Classes

  • Sweet Sixteen – Hands On
  • Longarm 1 – Hands On
  • Longarm 2 – Hands On
  • Pro-Stitcher – Hands On



It means if you select Class 1, you will be required to book Class 2.



It means that you can choose either Part A, Part B or both.


Pro-Stitcher, Pro-Stitcher Simulator and Art and Stitch


This means you bring along your own laptop or Pro-Stitcher Tablet. (If you have an Apple laptop, it must have a Windows Operating System installed and have Pro-Stitcher loaded for use.)


This means you need to bring your own laptop (not a tablet or iPad) (If you have an Apple laptop, it must have a Windows Operating System installed and have Art and Stitch loaded for use.)


Yes, but you must attend a Pro-Stitcher Boot Camp first.


We would suggest you attend the Boot Camp first, you will then have the confidence and experience to attend more classes.


Instructions on how to install Art and Stitch will be on your class notes (available after 1st December)


Yes, but you must attend a Pro-Stitcher Boot Camp first and bring your laptop so the Program can be loaded onto your laptop for use in the Simulator class.

More Questions


No, Boot Camps are an optional extra for only those attending the Academy.



In the yellow classes, there will be 2 to a machine. In the blue classes, there will be one to a machine apart from the lecture demo classes. In Boot Camp classes you will have your own machine.



Delegates will receive information on how to download the class list after the 1st December, 2016.



Use the Skill Level to help you with your selections. A boot camp will help you increase your skill level.




You can choose 9 classes. Out of these 9 classes, you need to choose a minimum of 3 blue classes and the rest are yellow.



Neither. They are optional extra classes.



Yes of course! Our tutors will explain techniques that can be adapted for both sit down and long arm machines.



There is plenty of free parking available at Sea World Resort and outside the Conference Centre. There is also street parking. NOTE: Sea World Resort entrance is about 500 metres PAST the entrance to Sea World Theme Park. See Map.


  • Friday 11am to 5pm
  • Saturday 7.30am to 5pm
  • Sunday 7.30am to 5pm
  • Monday 7.30am

To download a copy of the class descriptions please click here Ver.2.

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CLASS SEA WORLD CLASS ROOM DESCRIPTION
Lecture 1 Ocean Room – North Seating will be classroom style so bring your notebook and pen to take notes. See FAQs regarding laptop classes.
Lecture 2 Ocean Room – South Seating will be classroom style so bring your notebook and pen to take notes. See FAQs regarding laptop classes.
Embroidery Dolphin Bay Room

In this room you will work on a top of the range PFAFF or Husqvarna Viking Embroidery Machine.

Husqvarna Viking – Designer EPIC

PFAFF – Sensation Pro

AccuQuilt Dolphin Bay Room In this room you will have full access to AccuQuilt products and a sewing machine to sew your project, where applicable.
Sweet Sixteen Melrose Room In this room you will share a Sweet Sixteen. If you own any other brand sit down machine or just want to try a Sweet Sixteen, this class is for you.
Longarm 1 Convention Room 1 In this room you will share a Simply Sixteen. If you own an Avante 18, Fusion 24, Infinity 26 or any other brand longarm machine this class is suitable. This is a great class if you are thinking of upgrading from a Sweet Sixteen.
Longarm 2 Convention Room 2 In this room you will share an Avante 18. If you own a Simply Sixteen, Fusion 24, Infinity 26 or any other brand longarm machine this class is for you.
Pro-Stitcher Convention Room 3 In this room you will share a Pro-Stitcher on an Avante 18. If you have a Pro-Stitcher or any other HQ Longarm machine, this class is suitable.

Friday 10th February 2017 – Optional Boot Camps

  • To open the class description click on the red text.
  • For best results we recommend you use Google Chrome as your browser.
  • Class Notes will be available after the 1st of December.
1.00pm – 5.15pm Code Choices Tutor Class Notes
BC001 Machine Embroidery for Beginners Mandy Murray N/A
BC002 HQ Sweet Sixteen Boot Camp Suzanne Michelle Hyland
SOLD OUT BC003 HQ Simply Sixteen Boot Camp Caroline Gunn
SOLD OUT BC004 HQ Avante 18 Boot Camp Birgit Schueller
SOLD OUT BC005 HQ Pro-Stitcher Boot Camp Vicki Hoth

Saturday 11th February 2017 – Optional Boot Camps

8.00am – 12.15pm Code Choices Tutor Class Notes
BC006 Tweet Dreams Catcher Mandy Murray
BC007 HQ Sweet Sixteen Boot Camp (Repeat Class) Paula Storm
BC008

HQ Simply Sixteen Boot Camp (Repeat Class)

Kelly Cline
SOLD OUT BC009 HQ Avante 18 Boot Camp (Repeat Class) Birgit Schueller
SOLD OUT BC010 HQ Pro-Stitcher Boot Camp (Repeat Class) Vicki Hoth

Saturday 11th February 2017 – Academy Classes

  • You must select a minimum of three blue classes for the Academy.
  • If you do not select a minimum of three blue classes Admin have the right to cancel your registration and you will need to re-book.
  • To open the class description click on the red text.
  • For best results we recommend you use Google Chrome as your browser.
1.00pm – 3.00pm Code Choices Tutor Class Notes
SOLD OUT L2001 Break it up for Beautiful Borders Suzanne Michelle Hyland
B Class EA001 Just Add Fabric Debbie Lomas N/A
orange SW001 Creative Clamshells Narelle Morris
orange SM001 Freehand Fun – Flowers & Leaves Birgit Schueller
orange AV001 I Just Got My Machine… Now What? Kelly Cline N/A
orange PS001 Everything Edge-to-Edge Vicki Hoth N/A
3.15pm – 5.15pm Code Choices Tutor Class Notes
B Class L2002 Cut Time, Quilt More Debbie Lomas N/A
SOLD OUT EA002 Created with Love Cheryl Bryant N/A
SOLD OUT SW002 Threads, Threads & More Threads Suzanne Michelle Hyland
SOLD OUT SM002 Creating Interest with Rulers & Fills Paula Storm N/A
orange AV002 Rulers Gone Wild: Arcs & Ovals Going Celtic Birgit Schueller
SOLD OUT PS002 Pro-Stitcher & Beyond Kelly Cline N/A

Sunday 12th February 2017 – Academy Classes

8.00am – 10.00am Code Choices Tutor Class Notes
SOLD OUT L1003 Wholecloth Quilting - Efficient, Yet Spectacular Class 1 of 2 Birgit Schueller
SOLD OUT L2003 Introduction to Art and Stitch Caroline Gunn N/A
SOLD OUT EA003 Embroidery & Quilting: Fusion in Action Part A Paula Storm N/A
SOLD OUT SW003 No More UFOs Helen Godden
SOLD OUT SM003 Fabulous Freehand Free-motion Class 1 of 2 Suzanne Michelle Hyland
orange AV003 Quilting Out of the Box Kelly Cline N/A
orange PS003 Design & Align It Vicki Hoth N/A
10.15am – 12.15pm Code Choices Tutor Class Notes
B Class L1004 Doodle, Draw, Quilt It Kelly Cline N/A
SOLD OUT L2004 Art and Stitch: Magic Mania Letitia Moore N/A
SOLD OUT EA004 Serendipity Centrepiece Part A Debbie Lomas N/A
orange SW004 Quilting with the Dolphins Helen Godden N/A
SOLD OUT SM004 Fabulous Freehand Free-motion Class 2 of 2 Suzanne Michelle Hyland N/A
SOLD OUT AV004 Wholecloth Quilting: Efficient, Yet Spectacular Class 2 of 2 Birgit Schueller N/A
orange PS004 Fearless Custom Quilting Vicki Hoth N/A
1.00pm – 3.00pm Code Choices Tutor Class Notes
SOLD OUT L1005 Everything Fills Vicki Hoth N/A
B Class L2005 50 Styles of Quilting Helen Godden N/A
SOLD OUT EA005 Serendipity Centrepiece Part B Debbie Lomas N/A
orange SW005 Magic Medallions Heather Hopkins N/A
orange SM005 Embroidery & Quilting; Fusion in Action Part B Paula Storm N/A
orange AV005 Freehand Fun - Swirls & Feathers Birgit Schueller
orange PS005 Borders & Corners - To Chunk or not to Chunk? Letitia Moore N/A
3.15pm – 5.15pm Code Choices Tutor Class Notes
SOLD OUT L1006 Maximising Skew 1 & Skew 2 Vicki Hoth N/A
SOLD OUT L2006 The Last Layer - How to Choose Quilting Designs Suzanne Michelle Hyland
SOLD OUT EA006 Creating Embroidered Quilt Labels Paula Storm N/A
orange SW006 Spiral Mania Helen Godden
SOLD OUT SM006 Rulers 101 Narelle Morris
orange AV006 Rulers Gone Wild: Circles & Curves Going Crazy Birgit Schueller
orange PS006 Quilting Vintage with Pro-Stitcher Kelly Cline N/A

Monday 13th February 2017 – Academy Classes

8.00am – 10.00am Code Choices Tutor Class Notes
B Class L1007 Vintage Linens Trunk Show Kelly Cline N/A
B Class L2007 Making your Marks Narelle Morris N/A
SOLD OUT EA007 Never Be Afraid of Curved Piecing Debbie Lomas N/A
orange SW007 Get off the Couch and Start Couching Helen Godden N/A
SOLD OUT SM007 Micro Quilting... Small Designs Vicki Hoth N/A
orange AV007 More Fabulous Freehand Free-motion: Continuous Line Designs Suzanne Michelle Hyland
SOLD OUT PS007 Cropping... So Much More Letitia Moore N/A
10.15am – 12.15pm Code Choices Tutor Class Notes
B Class L1008 Rulers Gone Wild: Creating Spaces with Rulers Birgit Schueller
B Class L2008 Introduction to Art and Stitch (Repeat Class) Caroline Gunn N/A
SOLD OUT EA008 Embroidered Thread Bucket Paula Storm N/A
orange SW008 Creative Crosshatching Heather Hopkins N/A
SOLD OUT SM008 Threads, Threads & More Threads Suzanne Michelle Hyland
AV008 Quilting Vintage Linens Class 1 of 2 Kelly Cline N/A
SOLD OUT PS008 Everything You Didn't Know HQ Pro-Stitcher Could Do Vicki Hoth N/A
1.00pm – 3.00pm Code Choices Tutor Class Notes
SOLD OUT L1009 Wholecloth Quilts with Pro-Stitcher Letitia Moore N/A
B Class L2009 Inspirational Quilting & Machine Embroidery Fusion Paula Storm N/A
SOLD OUT EA009 Endless Possibilities Cheryl Bryant N/A
SOLD OUT SW009 Echo Echo Echo… and Applique Narelle Morris
SOLD OUT SM009 Rulers Gone Wild: Lines & Waves Going Modern Birgit Schueller
orange AV009 Quilting Vintage Linens Class 2 of 2 Kelly Cline N/A
orange PS009 Everything Edge-to-Edge (Repeat Class) Vicki Hoth N/A

Are you ready to register for the Academy?

  • Have you read the FAQs?
  • Have you chosen a minimum of three (3) blue classes… Remember Admin will cancel your selection if you don’t meet this criteria. 
  • Don’t miss our emails! Add [email protected] to your contact list.
    • We don’t want you to miss out on your registration confirmation, or what you will need to bring! To prevent this from happening, add us to your address book or contact list.
  • Please note, the registration page does not work as well on older versions of Internet Explorer. 

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Uh Oh! The class I wanted is sold out… What can I do?

If a class is sold out you can go on a wait list in case someone cancels their registration.

  • Persons on the wait list must be registered for the Academy. 
  • Changing to a wait listed class must still maintain your minimum 3 blue classes. 
  • Persons will be contacted in the order they are added to the wait list. 

Simply send an email with your current order number, your contact phone number and the class you would like to be wait listed for to: [email protected]   

Are you ready to register for Boot Camp?

  • STOP! Have you registered for the Academy… You must register for Academy first to be eligible to attend Boot Camp. 
    • If you buy a Boot Camp without registering for Academy, Admin will cancel your booking and refund your money. 

  • Don’t miss our emails! Add [email protected] to your contact list.
    • We don’t want you to miss out on your registration confirmation, or what you will need to bring! To prevent this from happening, add us to your address book or contact list. 

  • Please note, the registration page does not work as well on older versions of Internet Explorer. 

  • Boot Camps have additional cost of $159 per class. 

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Friday 1pm Boot Camps

Friday Boot Camp The Optional Boot Camp on Friday the 10th February 2017, has 5 class options for you to choose from.

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Saturday 8am Boot Camps

Saturday BootcampThe Optional Boot Camp on Saturday the 11th February 2017, has 5 class options for you to choose from, including a Take Home project, Tweet Dreams.
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Dinner Date

If you are attending the Academy and would like to bring someone with you, then click to purchase an additional dinner.

Remember, if you are coming to Academy then your dinner is already booked and paid for. 


academy dinnerSunday BQC Dinner

$199.00

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