****NEW! Class Selection Rules- Minimum 2 Blue and Maximum 2 Orange****

2019 Academy Down Under

Featuring Quilting and Embroidery

Academy Commences : Thursday, 14th February 2019

Academy Closes : Monday, 18th February 2019

Early Bird Special : $1,399 – Tickets on sale – click on ‘Buy a Ticket’ Menu. Early Bird closes 31st October. 

Full Price : $1,599

Location : Sea World Resort, QLD

Class Selection Rules

The Academy offers Blue, Orange and Yellow Classes. You must select: 
1. Minimum of 2 Blue Classes (Embroidery, Ricoma, Lecture)
2. Maximum of 2 Orange Classes (Angela Walters)

The following are Orange Classes 

  • 002-SWEET-LITTLE 
  • 003-LONGARM-NEGATIVE
  • 005-LECTURE-QUILT
  • 006-LONGARM-WAVE
  • 007-LONGARM-FEATHERS
  • 008-SWEET-NEGATIVE

To ensure everyone gets an opportunity to attend our VIP tutor classes, you can only book into a maximum of 2 of these classes.  

 
The following are Blue Classes

  • Lecture Room – Demo
  • Embroidery – Hands On
  • Ricoma – Hand On

You must select a minimum 2 Blue classes. 


The following are Yellow Classes

  • Art and Stitch – Computer  (BYO)
  • Pro-Stitcher – Computer (BYO)
  • Premier+ 2 – Computer (BYO)
  • Sweet Sixteen – Hands On
  • Longarm – Hands On
  • Pro-Stitcher – Hands On

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Angela Walters

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Gina Siembieda

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Kimmy Brunner

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Mary Beth Krapil

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Suzanne Hyland

Suzanne Michelle
Hyland

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Laura Gomez

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Emily McGinley 

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Helen Godden

Helen
Godden

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Tracey Sims
Tracey Sims

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Narelle
Morris

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Heather
Hopkins

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Yazz Russell

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Cheryl Bryant

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Letitia Moore

Letitia
Moore

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Cath
Cath Quinlan

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Michelle West

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Getting There

Point-2-Point How to get to the Academy

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Accommodation

accommodation
Great Deals available for delegates at Sea World Resort.

We recommend booking early.
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Other Activities


Other things to do at the Gold Coast

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Evening Functions

academy dinner

Information for the included functions – times and locations!

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Registration


Registrations will open in August.

  • Morning Tea, Lunch and Afternoon tea will be provided as per the event timetable
  • One ticket for the Cocktail Party on Saturday evening- 5.15pm to 8pm (dinner on Saturday is at your own expense)
  • One ticket for the BQC Dinner on Sunday evening, including transport to the venue. 
  • Fabric, threads etc where applicable
  • Up to 8 x 2.5 hour classes


Early Bird Discount


Midnight, Wednesday the 31st October 2018.

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 rooms booked out quickly last Academy. Book now


Sea World Resort is pleased to offer discounts for Blessington Conference Delegates who booked their accommodation at the resort using our delegate code. 

Refunds


  • 30 Days Prior to 18th Feb 2019 – 85% refund
  • 21 Days Prior to 18th Feb 2019 – 65% refund
  • 14 Days Prior to 18th Feb 2019 – 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. For further information please click to Email Us.

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 is optional, but it’s always fun to dress up!

Don’t worry! As we are travelling by bus we have it all covered. 

Class Selection


The class list will be available online June 30th 2018.

  • All Skill Levels
  • Confident Beginner or Intermediate 
  • Experience using Templates and Rulers
  • Experience using Pro-Stitcher Preferred


You will need to email us to request a change, but do this quickly as you might miss the class you want! We cannot guarantee your new class selections. Email Us

After you have chosen 6 yellow classes, only blue classes will be available. If a class is sold out, it will also be greyed out.

The following are Blue Classes

  • Lecture Room – demo
  • Embroidery – Hands On
  • Ricoma – Hand On


The following are Yellow Classes

  • Premier+ 2 – Computer (BYO)
  • Art and Stitch – Computer  (BYO)
  • Pro-Stitcher – Computer (BYO)
  • Sweet Sixteen – Hands On
  • Longarm – Hands On
  • Pro-Stitcher – Hands On

No, there will be no extras allowed in the classroom.

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


This means you bring along your own laptop with USB mouse (not a Bluetooth mouse) 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) with a USB mouse (not a Bluetooth mouse).

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.

Double the Trouble (Premier+ 2 Software)


No, you will need to bring your laptop. Minimum operating requirement is Windows OS 8 or 10.

The software works on mac, but we will only use windows for this class.

Yes! As long as you have your windows laptop, we will be loading a free trial for the day.


Yes, the class will be based on quick and fun projects and you can always learn something new.

All non-owners will need to have this software loaded prior to the class. Between 2pm and 5pm on Friday, 15th February will be the installation time. You will receive an email with further instructions once you book in.

  • A mouse – it’s much easier to use!
  • A power cable for your laptop
  • USB stick minimum 8 GB
  • A notebook and pen

 


More Questions


In some classes you will need to share machines. In Boot Camp classes you will have your own machine. For more details click on each class selection. 

Delegates will receive information on how to download the class list after the 1st December, 2018.

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


You can choose 8 classes. Out of these 8 classes, you need to choose a minimum of 2 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.

We recommend the use of Internet Explorer 10 or above, Google Chrome or Safari for best results when viewing the Academy online booking system. Delegates using Windows XP with Internet Explorer 6,7, 8 or 9 will experience display issues with the page.

Class Selection Rules

The Academy offers Blue, Orange and Yellow Classes. You must select: 
1. Minimum of 2 Blue Classes (Embroidery, Ricoma, Lecture)
2. Maximum of 2 Orange Classes (Angela Walters)

Click Here for a PDF Download of the Timetable – Version 2 

Corrections

1. 005-LECTURE-QUILT should be an orange class – 03.09.2018

Legend

CLASS SEA WORLD CLASS ROOM DESCRIPTION
Lecture 1 Ocean Room – North Seating will be theatre style. Bring your notebook, pen and camera. 
Computer Ocean Room – South Seating will be classroom style and host the Art and Stitch and the Pro-Stitcher Simulator classes. To attend a computer class for Art and Stitch you will need to bring a laptop with Art and Stitch installed. To attend a Pro-Stitcher Simulator class you will need to bring a laptop with the Pro-Stitcher simulator installed. Please read the FAQs for further information. 
Embroidery Dolphin Bay Room

In this room you will work on a PFAFF or Husqvarna Viking Embroidery Machine.

Ricoma Presidential In this room you will share a Ricoma. Learn how to turn your love of embroidery into a business.
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, Amara 20, 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 Amara 20. If you own a Simply Sixteen, Avante 18, 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 Amara 20. If you have a Pro-Stitcher or any other HQ Longarm machine, this class is suitable.

Saturday 16th February – Academy Open

  • To open the class description click on the red text.
  • The Cocktail Party and the BQC Dinner are included in your academy ticket.
8.00am – 10.30am Type Booking Code Choices Tutor
B Class Lecture Demo  001-LECTURE-BBQ BBQ - Block Busting Quilting Helen Godden
B Class Embroidery 001-EMB-TRAVEL Travel in Style Emily McGinley
B Class Ricoma 001-RICOMA-CAPS Cap in a Hat Laura Gomez
B Class Computer 001-COMP-PERFECT Finding the Perfect Design - Art and Stitch Mary-Beth Krapil
B Class Sweet 16 001-SWEET-CROSS Creative Crosshatching Heather Hopkins
B Class Longarm 1 001-LONGARM-CONQUER Divide & Conquer Narelle Morris
B Class Longarm 2 001-LONGARM-TASTE A Little Taste of Templates Kimmy Brunner
B Class Pro-Stitcher 001-PROSTITCH-SHAPE Fill that Shape! Gina Siembieda
11.00am – 1.30pm Type Booking Code Choices Tutor
B Class Lecture Demo 002-LECTURE-COAST Catch a wave on the Gold Coast Gina Siembieda
B Class Embroidery 002-EMB-SECRET Secret Agent Bag Emily McGinley
B Class Ricoma 002-RICOMA-PUFFY 3D Puffy Laura Gomez
B Class Computer 002-COMP-UP-CYCLE Quilting up-cycle - Pro-Stitcher Mary-Beth Krapil
Sweet 16 002-SWEET-LITTLE Little Change Big Variety Angela Walters
B Class Longarm 1 002-LONGARM-FAKE Freehand Quilting: Fake it till you make it! Suzanne Hyland
B Class Longarm 2 002-LONGARM-FILLWORK Grid Based Fillwork Kimmy Brunner
B Class Pro-Stitcher 002-PROSTITCH-EDGE Beginner Edge to Edge Quilting Heather Hopkins
2.30pm – 5.15pm Type Booking Code Choices Tutor
B Class Lecture Demo 003-LECTURE-GORGEOUS Gorgeous Formal Feathers Kimmy Brunner
B Class Embroidery 003-EMB-EYE-CANDY Eye Candy Tracey Sims
B Class Ricoma 003-RICOMA-JAZZ Some Jazz with Yazz Yazz Russell
B Class Computer 003-COMP-MANDALA Mandala Magic - Art and Stitch Letitia Moore
B Class Sweet 16 003-SWEET-FISHY Something Fishy Helen Godden
B Class Longarm 1 003-LONGARM-THREAD You Can Quilt Any Thread! Suzanne Hyland
Longarm 2 003-LONGARM-NEGATIVE Quilting Negative Space with Rulers Angela Walters
B Class Pro-Stitcher 003-PROSTITCH-SKEW What to do when you can't Skew Mary-Beth Krapil

Sunday 17th February

8.00am – 10.30am Type Booking Code Choices Tutor
B Class Lecture Demo 004-LECTURE-TNT TNT (Threads, Needles and Tension and the Impact of Batting) Heather Hopkins
B Class Embroidery 004-EMB-BOHO The Boho Placemat Tracey Sims
B Class Ricoma 004-RICOMA-TASSELS Tassels and Lace Laura Gomez
B Class Computer 004-COMP-DOUBLE Double the Trouble and Double the Fun Cheryl Bryant & Cath Quinlan 
B Class Sweet 16 004-SWEET-RULER One Ruler One Quilt Narelle Morris
B Class Longarm 1 004-LONGARM-FERNS Freehand Feathers and Ferns Suzanne Hyland
B Class Longarm 2 004-LONGARM-BORDERS Borders for Beginners Kimmy Brunner
B Class Pro-Stitcher 004-PROSTITCH-NO-MORE Too Big to Handle? No More! Gina Siembieda
11.00am – 1.30pm Type Booking Code Choices Tutor
Lecture Quilting 005-LECTURE-QUILT Help! How do I Quilt it? Angela Walters
B Class Embroidery 005-EMB-ZIP-IT Zip it Up Emily McGinley
B Class Ricoma 005-RICOMA-SHOES Shoes and Things Michelle West 
B Class Computer 005-COMP-MOTIF How to Effectively use Motif Fills - Art and Stitch Letitia Moore
B Class Sweet 16 005-SWEET-BOOTY Bootalicious Helen Godden
B Class Longarm 1 005-LONGARM-TRAPUNTO A Little Taste of Trapunto Kimmy Brunner
B Class Longarm 2 005-LONGARM-APPLIQUE Quilting Applique and Patchwork with Guidelines and Rulers Suzanne Hyland
B Class Pro-Stitcher 005-PROSTITCH-COMBINING Combining Pro-Stitcher Designs Mary-Beth Krapil
2.30pm – 5.15pm Type Booking Code Choices Tutor
B Class Lecture Embroidery  006-LECTURE-CIRCUS Embroidery Circus Yazz Russell
B Class Embroidery 006-EMB-FLIPPIN Flippin' Funky Petals Cath Quinlan
B Class Ricoma 006-RICOMA-BADGES Embroidered Badges and Patches Laura Gomez
B Class Computer 006-COMP-DINGBATS Designing Dingbats - Art and Stitch Mary-Beth Krapil
B Class Sweet 16 006-SWEET-MARY Mary Mary Quilt Contrary Helen Godden
B Class Longarm 1 006-LONGARM-SWIRL Mastering the Swirl Heather Hopkins
Longarm 2 006-LONGARM-WAVE Join the Wave Angela Walters
B Class Pro-Stitcher 006-PROSTITCH-CORNERS Borders and Corners Gina Siembieda

Monday 18th February

8.00am – 10.30am Type Booking Code Choices Tutor
B Class Lecture Quilting 007-LECTURE-BEAUTIFUL Beautiful Borders Made Easy! Suzanne Hyland
B Class Embroidery 007-EMB-HAIRSPRAY Hairspray Cheryl Bryant
B Class Ricoma 007-RICOMA-KOALA Kiss a Koala Laura Gomez
B Class Computer 007-COMP-CREATE Create your Quilting Plan - Pro Stitcher Gina Siembieda
B Class Sweet 16 007-SWEET-SWIRL Mastering the Swirl Heather Hopkins
Longarm 1 007-LONGARM-FEATHERS Moving Beyond Feathers Angela Walters
B Class Longarm 2 007-LONGARM-FILLWORK Grid Based Fillwork Kimmy Brunner
B Class Pro-Stitcher 007-PROSTITCH-LOVE I am in love with MARK! Mary-Beth Krapil
11.00am – 1.30pm Type Booking Code Choices Tutor
B Class Lecture Quilting 008-LECTURE-YOU-CAN You can do That on a Handi Quilter!? Mary-Beth Krapil
B Class Embroidery 008-EMB-THOUSAND A Picture is Worth a Thousand Stitches Emily McGinley
B Class Ricoma 008-RICOMA-FRINGE Funky Fringe Cards Laura Gomez
B Class Computer 008-COMP-CLIPART What to do with Clipart - Art and Stitch Letitia Moore
Sweet 16 008-SWEET-NEGATIVE Quilting Negative Space with Rulers Angela Walters
B Class Longarm 1 008-LONGARM-TRIANGLES Quilting designs for Triangles Heather Hopkins
B Class Longarm 2 008-LONGARM-CIRCLES Circles Rule ! Narelle Morris
B Class Pro-Stitcher 008-PROSTITCH-MINI Mini Wholecloth Quilt Gina Siembieda


We recommend the use of Internet Explorer 10 or above, Google Chrome or Safari for best results when viewing the Academy online booking system. Delegates using Windows XP with Internet Explorer 6,7, 8 or 9 will experience display issues with the page.

Boot Camps: $159 – Tickets on sale 7pm, Monday 10th September 2018 AEST

Click Here for a PDF Download of the Boot Camps

Optional Boot Camps

  • To open the class description click on the red text
  • Each Boot Camp is an additional $159
  • Morning or Afternoon Tea is included 
  • Lunch is not included
  • 1 person per machine

Thursday 14th February

1.15pm –
5.30pm
Type Booking Code Choices Tutor
Boot Camp A-RICOMA Ricoma Boot Camp Laura Gomez
Boot Camp A-SWEET Sweet 16 Boot Camp Helen Godden
Boot Camp A-SIMPLY Simply 16 Boot Camp Gina Siembieda
Boot Camp A-AMARA Amara 20 Boot Camp Kimmy Brunner
Boot Camp A-PROSTITCH Pro-Stitcher Boot Camp Letitia Moore

Friday 15th February

8.00am – 12.15pm Type Booking Code Choices Tutor
Boot Camp B-EMBROIDERY Embroidery Boot Camp Cheryl Bryant
Boot Camp B-RICOMA Ricoma Boot Camp Laura Gomez
Boot Camp B-ART-STITCH Art and Stitch Boot Camp Mary-Beth Krapil
Boot Camp B-SWEET Sweet 16 Boot Camp Narelle Morris
Boot Camp B-SIMPLY Simply 16 Boot Camp Heather Hopkins
Boot Camp B-AMARA Amara 20 Boot Camp Suzanne Hyland
Boot Camp B-PROSTITCH Pro-Stitcher Boot Camp Letitia Moore

1.15pm –
5.30pm
Type Booking Code Choices Tutor
Project Boot Camp C-EMBROIDERY-PARISIAN Parisian Pouch Cheryl Bryant
Boot Camp C-RICOMA Ricoma Boot Camp Laura Gomez
Boot Camp C-ART-STITCH Art and Stitch Boot Camp Mary-Beth Krapil
Project Boot Camp C-SWEET-DREAM Dream Catcher Mini Quilt Helen Godden
Project Boot Camp C-SIMPLY-VINTAGE Vintage Dreams Mini Quilt Heather Hopkins
Project Boot Camp C-AMARA-OHIO-STAR Ohio Star Mini Quilt - Custom Quilting for Beginners Kimmy Brunner
Project Boot Camp C-PROSTITCH-COSMIC Cosmic Quilting Mini Quilt Gina Siembieda

We recommend the use of Internet Explorer 10 or above, Google Chrome or Safari for best results when viewing the Academy online booking system. Delegates using Windows XP with Internet Explorer 6,7, 8 or 9 will experience display issues with the page.

General Registration

General Registration: $1,399 – Early Bird 
General Registration   

Class Selection Rules

The Academy offers Blue, Orange and Yellow Classes. You must select: 
1. Minimum of 2 Blue Classes (Embroidery, Ricoma, Lecture)
2. Maximum of 2 Orange Classes (Angela Walters)

Click Here for a PDF Download of the Timetable – Version 2 

Boot Camps 

Boot Camps: $159 – Tickets on sale 7pm, Monday 10th September 2018 AEST

Click Here for a PDF Download of the Boot Camps

Boot Camp Bookings 

Thursday – PM
14th February 2019

Book Thursday PM

Friday – AM 
15th February 2019 

Book Friday AM

Friday – PM
15th February 2019

Book Friday PM