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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Three days until Jenny Doan arrives in Adelaide!!

It is controlled chaos both at my home & Sharon’s this weekend…. then it will be time to move in to the Adelaide Convention Centre.

Some further information that will ensure that all goes smoothly for everyone when you arrive.

Wednesday:

Jenny Doan’s Mystery Classes will be held in the Riverbank Rooms 1 & 2 on the lower level. Enter the Convention Centre through the main entry from North Terrace & you will find lots of signs pointing you in the right direction. There are some stairs to go down BUT there is also a lift that you can use right near the stairs to make it easier when carrying/rolling in your sewing machines & supplies. The first class starts at 8.30am and we will have the doors open at 7.45am for you to be able to setup in plenty of time. Please make sure that you have your barcoded ticket with you so that you can enter and collect your ‘kit’ that will contain your fabric, workshop notes, complimentary single entry ticket to the vendor mall & quilt show along with some special gifts from Patchwork on Parade & Busy Quilting.

Please ensure you have your sewing machines tested & tagged by an electrician before you arrive. There will be a delay & a large cost to have the Convention Centre do this for you.

For those that have requested to hire a Bernina 350SE machine from Otto & Penny’s Sewing Centre, please bring $30 in an envelope with your name on it to hand to us.

There will be Public Catering in the Riverbank Foyer on Wednesday from 11am- 5pm to provide refreshments. You can also go to Regatta’s Bistro & Bar on the same level if you would like to. There is a fantastic view of the River Torrens & parklands from this area.

If you would like to familiarise yourself with the venue and see where the halls and classrooms are you'll be able to get an idea by clicking on this link.

Thursday:

The registration desk is located in the Foyer outside of Hall H - our vendor mall & quilt show area, and will be open from 7am - 6pm. You will see this as soon as you enter through the main entrance to the Adelaide Convention Centre from North Terrace. The registration desk will be clearly marked in sections to guide you to where you need to go. You will need to present your barcoded registration ticket to exchange it for either your registration bag or Festival Package and your name tag, that will give you access to the vendor mall & quilt show as many times as you like. Please note that we will be unable to swap your registration bag for a Festival Package as all have been prepared & packed for you now.

If you have early classes on Thursday and the line at the registration desk appears a bit daunting, then simply go straight to your class with your barcoded ticket to that class & you can then return to the registration desk later to collect your bag & name tag. There will be large posters near the registration desk detailing Classes, times & locations of each class. Thursday & Friday classes are all located in the Riverbank rooms on the lower level.

If you wish to purchase more classes when you get to Festival, please enquire at the registration desk after 1pm on Thursday to allow for the rush of attendees to be served first. If it is a class on earlier that day then of course you will need to come in earlier…

Could all volunteers please sign in/out at the registration desk prior to your allocated times each day to collect your folders &/or get instructions. This will ensure your name is entered into the volunteer prize draw each day. All prizes are generously donated by our wonderful group of sponsors. 

There will be Public Catering in the Riverbank Foyer on Thursday from 10am- 6pm to provide refreshments. You can also go to Regatta’s Bistro & Bar on the same level if you would like to. 

Friday:

The registration desk will be open from 7.30am - 9pm. The Vendor Mall & Quilt Show opens from 6-9pm for your first view of all the quilts, shopping and the official opening on the Main Stage at 7pm immediately followed by the AMQA Quilt show awards ceremony.

There will be Public Catering in the Riverbank Foyer on Friday from 10am- 4pm to provide refreshments. You can also go to Regatta’s Bistro & Bar on the same level if you would like to. 
The public catering will then move to Hall H in the vendor mall and be available thereafter during opening hours for the duration of Festival.

Saturday:

Registration desk will be open from 7.30am - 5pm. The Vendor mall & Quilt show is open from 9.30am-5pm.

Sue’s Sewing World Gala Dinner, dancing & Quilt Auction will be held in Hall E with doors opening at 6.30pm for a 7pm start. Tickets are still available online for purchase. Tickets can be purchased up until Friday night for this event. Please join us for a 3 course meal, drinks package, presentation by Pam Holland, Quilt Auction & great entertainment from Danny Hooper! There will some fantastic door prizes given away Saturday evening. You don’t want to miss out on these!
Dress code: Neat casual with your dancing shoes….

Sunday:

Don’t forget that daylight savings starts so we all lose an hour’s sleep!!!

Registration desk will be open from 7.30am - 6pm. Classes finish late so make sure you grab a bite to eat before the vendor mall closes at 5pm to snack on during or before your late classes. There will be water available in classrooms & in Foyer areas for everyone.

Monday:

Registration desk will be open from 7.30am - 5pm. The show closes at 4pm, so don’t miss out on any final shopping you might need to do.

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Has anyone heard our radio advertising campaign on Cruise1323??? Thanks to our generous sponsor Otto & Penny’s Sewing Centre, we have a Bernina sewing machine to give away with goodies with it as well. PLUS free tickets to come see all our quilts & go shopping.

http://www.cruise1323.com.au/win/win-a-bernina-sewing-machine-and-quilting-starter-pack

You have to be in it to win it!!

Counting down now with only one hand….

Tracey & Sharon