I am writing to you from the beautiful Mt Remarkable location in the mid north of South Australia. The event? My youngest DD’s Yr 6 camp where I am in charge of the kitchen. This is my third Yr 6 camp as cook and will be my last, so I couldn’t not come again this year. It was also DD’s 12th birthday on the first day - yesterday, so the whole class celebrated with a big cake & fun activities last night. Today I made the effort to go with them all to climb the mountain. 6.4 kms up/down means that I might not be able to walk very well later tonight & tomorrow! The weather turned bad but the views were magnificent!
I’ve had some correspondence with one of our most experienced quilters here in Australia who is also one of our two judges this year for the AMQA quilt show. She has offered this advice to share with everyone…
I was speaking to a beginner Longarm Quilter last night and discovered that she had only chosen beginner classes.
As quilters of various abilities I thought all should be looking at attending classes which are the next step up from where they consider themselves to be. Even if your skills are not up to the more advanced techniques, attending classes that are more advanced can give direction to where the quilter would like to be and arm them with the techniques that can get them there. This Festival is an opportunity for the quilter to grow and advance but more importantly it is an opportunity to invest in themselves and their businesses.
Susan Campbell, Rowdy Flat Quilting
How true this is!!
Thank you Susan for sharing this…
I’ve also had a phone call today (whilst climbing the mountain vbg) from a student getting excited about coming to Festival. I am sharing this as probably most would have the same question?
She was wanting a hard copy of the AMQ Festival Information Book to have on hand with all the info. However, we are printing a huge number of Show Programs that will have a list with descriptions of all quilts entered into the AMQA Show 2010, a list of teachers & their classes, advertising, sponsor lists, vendors list & much more.
These will be in your registration bags plus they are available to the general public as they purchase their entry tickets.
Until next time – which will be really soon now!
Tracey & Sharon