****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

CLASSSEA WORLD CLASS ROOMDESCRIPTION
Lecture 1Ocean Room – NorthSeating will be theatre style. Bring your notebook, pen and camera. 
ComputerOcean Room – SouthSeating 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. 
EmbroideryDolphin Bay Room

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

RicomaPresidentialIn this room you will share a Ricoma. Learn how to turn your love of embroidery into a business.
Sweet SixteenMelrose RoomIn 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 1Convention Room 1In 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 2Convention Room 2In 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-StitcherConvention Room 3In 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 – 10.30amTypeBooking CodeChoicesTutor
B ClassLecture Demo 001-LECTURE-BBQ BBQ - Block Busting QuiltingHelen Godden
B ClassEmbroidery001-EMB-TRAVEL Travel in StyleEmily McGinley
B ClassRicoma 001-RICOMA-CAPS Cap in a HatLaura Gomez
B ClassComputer 001-COMP-PERFECT Finding the Perfect Design - Art and StitchMary-Beth Krapil
B ClassSweet 16 001-SWEET-CROSS Creative CrosshatchingHeather Hopkins
B ClassLongarm 1 001-LONGARM-CONQUER Divide & ConquerNarelle Morris
B ClassLongarm 2001-LONGARM-TASTE A Little Taste of TemplatesKimmy Brunner
B ClassPro-Stitcher 001-PROSTITCH-SHAPE Fill that Shape!Gina Siembieda
11.00am – 1.30pmTypeBooking CodeChoicesTutor
B ClassLecture Demo002-LECTURE-COAST Catch a wave on the Gold CoastGina Siembieda
B ClassEmbroidery002-EMB-SECRET Secret Agent BagEmily McGinley
B ClassRicoma 002-RICOMA-PUFFY 3D PuffyLaura Gomez
B ClassComputer 002-COMP-UP-CYCLE Quilting up-cycle - Pro-StitcherMary-Beth Krapil
Sweet 16 002-SWEET-LITTLE Little Change Big VarietyAngela Walters
B ClassLongarm 1 002-LONGARM-FAKE Freehand Quilting: Fake it till you make it!Suzanne Hyland
B ClassLongarm 2002-LONGARM-FILLWORK Grid Based FillworkKimmy Brunner
B ClassPro-Stitcher 002-PROSTITCH-EDGE Beginner Edge to Edge QuiltingHeather Hopkins
2.30pm – 5.15pmTypeBooking CodeChoicesTutor
B ClassLecture Demo003-LECTURE-GORGEOUS Gorgeous Formal FeathersKimmy Brunner
B ClassEmbroidery003-EMB-EYE-CANDY Eye CandyTracey Sims
B ClassRicoma 003-RICOMA-JAZZ Some Jazz with YazzYazz Russell
B ClassComputer 003-COMP-MANDALA Mandala Magic - Art and StitchLetitia Moore
B ClassSweet 16 003-SWEET-FISHY Something FishyHelen Godden
B ClassLongarm 1 003-LONGARM-THREAD You Can Quilt Any Thread!Suzanne Hyland
Longarm 2003-LONGARM-NEGATIVE Quilting Negative Space with RulersAngela Walters
B ClassPro-Stitcher 003-PROSTITCH-SKEW What to do when you can't SkewMary-Beth Krapil

Sunday 17th February

8.00am – 10.30amTypeBooking CodeChoicesTutor
B ClassLecture Demo004-LECTURE-TNT TNT (Threads, Needles and Tension and the Impact of Batting)Heather Hopkins
B ClassEmbroidery004-EMB-BOHO The Boho PlacematTracey Sims
B ClassRicoma 004-RICOMA-TASSELS Tassels and LaceLaura Gomez
B ClassComputer 004-COMP-DOUBLE Double the Trouble and Double the FunCheryl Bryant & Cath Quinlan 
B ClassSweet 16 004-SWEET-RULER One Ruler One QuiltNarelle Morris
B ClassLongarm 1 004-LONGARM-FERNS Freehand Feathers and Ferns Suzanne Hyland
B ClassLongarm 2004-LONGARM-BORDERS Borders for BeginnersKimmy Brunner
B ClassPro-Stitcher 004-PROSTITCH-NO-MORE Too Big to Handle? No More!Gina Siembieda
11.00am – 1.30pmTypeBooking CodeChoicesTutor
Lecture Quilting005-LECTURE-QUILT Help! How do I Quilt it?Angela Walters
B ClassEmbroidery005-EMB-ZIP-IT Zip it UpEmily McGinley
B ClassRicoma 005-RICOMA-SHOES Shoes and ThingsMichelle West 
B ClassComputer 005-COMP-MOTIF How to Effectively use Motif Fills - Art and StitchLetitia Moore
B ClassSweet 16 005-SWEET-BOOTY BootaliciousHelen Godden
B ClassLongarm 1 005-LONGARM-TRAPUNTO A Little Taste of TrapuntoKimmy Brunner
B ClassLongarm 2005-LONGARM-APPLIQUE Quilting Applique and Patchwork with Guidelines and RulersSuzanne Hyland
B ClassPro-Stitcher 005-PROSTITCH-COMBINING Combining Pro-Stitcher DesignsMary-Beth Krapil
2.30pm – 5.15pmTypeBooking CodeChoicesTutor
B ClassLecture Embroidery 006-LECTURE-CIRCUS Embroidery CircusYazz Russell
B ClassEmbroidery006-EMB-FLIPPIN Flippin' Funky PetalsCath Quinlan
B ClassRicoma 006-RICOMA-BADGES Embroidered Badges and PatchesLaura Gomez
B ClassComputer 006-COMP-DINGBATS Designing Dingbats - Art and StitchMary-Beth Krapil
B ClassSweet 16 006-SWEET-MARY Mary Mary Quilt ContraryHelen Godden
B ClassLongarm 1 006-LONGARM-SWIRL Mastering the SwirlHeather Hopkins
Longarm 2006-LONGARM-WAVE Join the WaveAngela Walters
B ClassPro-Stitcher 006-PROSTITCH-CORNERS Borders and CornersGina Siembieda

Monday 18th February

8.00am – 10.30amTypeBooking CodeChoicesTutor
B ClassLecture Quilting007-LECTURE-BEAUTIFUL Beautiful Borders Made Easy!Suzanne Hyland
B ClassEmbroidery007-EMB-HAIRSPRAY HairsprayCheryl Bryant
B ClassRicoma 007-RICOMA-KOALA Kiss a KoalaLaura Gomez
B ClassComputer 007-COMP-CREATE Create your Quilting Plan - Pro StitcherGina Siembieda
B ClassSweet 16 007-SWEET-SWIRL Mastering the SwirlHeather Hopkins
Longarm 1 007-LONGARM-FEATHERS Moving Beyond FeathersAngela Walters
B ClassLongarm 2007-LONGARM-FILLWORK Grid Based FillworkKimmy Brunner
B ClassPro-Stitcher 007-PROSTITCH-LOVE I am in love with MARK!Mary-Beth Krapil
11.00am – 1.30pmTypeBooking CodeChoicesTutor
B ClassLecture Quilting008-LECTURE-YOU-CAN You can do That on a Handi Quilter!?Mary-Beth Krapil
B ClassEmbroidery008-EMB-THOUSAND A Picture is Worth a Thousand StitchesEmily McGinley
B ClassRicoma 008-RICOMA-FRINGE Funky Fringe CardsLaura Gomez
B ClassComputer 008-COMP-CLIPART What to do with Clipart - Art and StitchLetitia Moore
Sweet 16 008-SWEET-NEGATIVE Quilting Negative Space with RulersAngela Walters
B ClassLongarm 1 008-LONGARM-TRIANGLES Quilting designs for TrianglesHeather Hopkins
B ClassLongarm 2008-LONGARM-CIRCLES Circles Rule !Narelle Morris
B ClassPro-Stitcher 008-PROSTITCH-MINI Mini Wholecloth QuiltGina 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
TypeBooking CodeChoicesTutor
Boot Camp A-RICOMA Ricoma Boot CampLaura Gomez
Boot Camp A-SWEET Sweet 16 Boot CampHelen Godden
Boot Camp A-SIMPLY Simply 16 Boot CampGina Siembieda
Boot Camp A-AMARA Amara 20 Boot CampKimmy Brunner
Boot Camp A-PROSTITCH Pro-Stitcher Boot CampLetitia Moore

Friday 15th February

8.00am – 12.15pmTypeBooking CodeChoicesTutor
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 CampMary-Beth Krapil
Boot Camp B-SWEET Sweet 16 Boot CampNarelle Morris
Boot Camp B-SIMPLY Simply 16 Boot CampHeather Hopkins
Boot Camp B-AMARA Amara 20 Boot CampSuzanne Hyland
Boot Camp B-PROSTITCH Pro-Stitcher Boot CampLetitia Moore

1.15pm –
5.30pm
TypeBooking CodeChoicesTutor
Project Boot Camp C-EMBROIDERY-PARISIAN Parisian PouchCheryl Bryant
Boot Camp C-RICOMA Ricoma Boot CampLaura Gomez
Boot Camp C-ART-STITCH Art and Stitch Boot CampMary-Beth Krapil
Project Boot Camp C-SWEET-DREAM Dream Catcher Mini QuiltHelen Godden
Project Boot Camp C-SIMPLY-VINTAGE Vintage Dreams Mini QuiltHeather Hopkins
Project Boot Camp C-AMARA-OHIO-STAR Ohio Star Mini Quilt - Custom Quilting for BeginnersKimmy Brunner
Project Boot Camp C-PROSTITCH-COSMIC Cosmic Quilting Mini QuiltGina 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

CLASS REQUIREMENTS

  • The classes listed below have class requirements.
  • You must attend the Computer Check in one of the allocated time slots. This can not be done during class time. 
  • If your class is not listed, you don’t need to bring anything – just yourself!
  • You will receive a Registration Bag on arrival, which you will need to bring to every class. 
CLASSTYPEREQUIREMENTSCOMPUTER CHECK SESSIONS
B-ART-STITCHArt and Stitch
  • DAY: Thursday 14th February 2019
  • TIME: Between 3pm and 4pm  
  • LOCATION: Ocean Room North

OR

  • DAY: Friday 15th February 2019
  • TIME: Between 11am and 3pm  
  • LOCATION: Ocean Room North 
C-ART-STITCHArt and Stitch
  • DAY: Thursday 14th February 2019
  • TIME: Between 3pm and 4pm  
  • LOCATION: Ocean Room North

OR

  • DAY: Friday 15th February 2019
  • TIME: Between 11am and 3pm  
  • LOCATION: Ocean Room North 
001-COMP-PERFECTArt and Stitch
  • DAY: Thursday 14th February 2019
  • TIME: Between 3pm and 4pm  
  • LOCATION: Ocean Room North

OR

  • DAY: Friday 15th February 2019
  • TIME: Between 11am and 3pm  
  • LOCATION: Ocean Room North 
002-COMP-UP-CYCLEPro-Stitcher
  • DAY: Thursday 14th February 2019
  • TIME: Between 3pm and 4pm  
  • LOCATION: Ocean Room North

OR

  • DAY: Friday 15th February 2019
  • TIME: Between 11am and 3pm  
  • LOCATION: Ocean Room North 
003-COMP-MANDALAArt and Stitch
  • DAY: Thursday 14th February 2019
  • TIME: Between 3pm and 4pm  
  • LOCATION: Ocean Room North

OR

  • DAY: Friday 15th February 2019
  • TIME: Between 11am and 3pm  
  • LOCATION: Ocean Room North 
004-COMP-DOUBLEPremier+ 2
  • DAY: Friday 15th February 2019
  • TIME: Between 11am and 3pm  
  • LOCATION: Ocean Room North 
005-COMP-MOTIFArt and Stitch 
  • DAY: Thursday 14th February 2019
  • TIME: Between 3pm and 4pm  
  • LOCATION: Ocean Room North

OR

  • DAY: Friday 15th February 2019
  • TIME: Between 11am and 3pm  
  • LOCATION: Ocean Room North 
006-COMP-DINGBATSArt and Stitch
  • DAY: Thursday 14th February 2019
  • TIME: Between 3pm and 4pm  
  • LOCATION: Ocean Room North

OR

  • DAY: Friday 15th February 2019
  • TIME: Between 11am and 3pm  
  • LOCATION: Ocean Room North 
007-COMP-CREATEPro-Stitcher
  • DAY: Thursday 14th February 2019
  • TIME: Between 3pm and 4pm  
  • LOCATION: Ocean Room North

OR

  • DAY: Friday 15th February 2019
  • TIME: Between 11am and 3pm  
  • LOCATION: Ocean Room North 
008-COMP-CLIPARTArt and Stitch
  • DAY: Thursday 14th February 2019
  • TIME: Between 3pm and 4pm  
  • LOCATION: Ocean Room North

OR

  • DAY: Friday 15th February 2019
  • TIME: Between 11am and 3pm  
  • LOCATION: Ocean Room North