Monday, June 13, 2011

CQ News June 2012

Well I am only home for a short time! I’m off again this Thursday to drive to Sydney for Quilt & Craft Expo at Roshill Gardens. This is a trade only event and entry is free. You MUST register before to gain entry, but it is fun to catch up with lots of people and the AMQA Challenge quilts will be hanging & the couple of photos I’ve seen look like there were some amazing entries! Congratulations to all the winners. Great prizes & great publicity in a National Magazine coming your way.

Seeing as I am driving over…. if there is any item that you would especialy like me to bring over to save on postage then please let me know by Tuesday night. I’ll be packing on Wednesday & leaving before daylight on Thursday morning. Especially any Beba’s cutting mats & Renae’s Red Snappers that cost more to post.

This past week I’ve also had notifications that there are some good priced airfares on right now to fly to Adelaide in August to attend Sharon Schamber classes. So if you were still on the fence on attending then go have a look at the great airfares & jump in whilst they are good!

SHARON SCHAMBER - Payson, Arizona

Sharon has a long background in fabrics. She was head designer-owner of Deja Vu and Time and Eternity Fashions in Phoenix, AZ for over 25 years. She retired from her upscale bridal and formal wear business in 1994 and has since devoted her energies toward designing and making quilts. She actively competes and wins awards at shows across the country. Sharon teaches hand and machine quilting, hand painting, and beadwork. Sharon has won multiple Best of Show awards at both IQA, Houston, TX and AQS, Paducah, KY among others.

Some of Sharon’s work


Sharon Schamber is International award winning quilter that is an expert at sharing her knowledge in all facets of traditional and art quilting. Her list of awards is very generous with the most recent being

BEST OF SHOW – Houston 2010

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She has had 2 books published by American Quilter’s Society & hosts her own online teaching network at with thousands of members who learn more everyday from this remarkable lady.

We are extremely fortunate to have her again in Australia to teach for 8 days only. Four of those days will be held in Kadina, Yorke Peninsula with 2 days of Longarm machine quilting demo/lectures and 2 full days of domestic sewing machine hands on classes. Already students have registered from around Australia to attend these classes as they appreciate the rare opportunity being provided.

I would appreciate if you could let all your guild members, customers & friends know about this opportunity in our own back yard! Would hate for them to miss out simply by not being aware that she is here. Please feel free to forward this on to anyone else you think may be interested as well.

Thanks for your help…

Visit the website for all the details on the classes offered.


The Australian dollar is simply amazing at the moment! Take advantage of this and order your A1 Elite Professional Package today! Price is under $20,000 and includes setup & training by an experienced quilter. Limited number of machines are in stock for immediate delivery. Price always subject to exchange rates until paid in full.

Ask for the SHOW SPECIAL available for one week only commencing at the

Quilt & Craft Expo

The Intelliquilter is now available for HQ Avante 18,  Prodigy, Proto & Innova quilting machines....

If anyone is even contemplating purchasing an A1 Longarm quilting machine or an IntelliQuilter computerised system that will go on  'any' brand longarm machine, then don't hesitate to contact me!! Prices are subject to exchange rates at all times.

Announcing the brand new Horizon 31” throat A1 Quilting Machine! This is now available to play on in my studio. We can show you what it can do with the Intelliquilter attached as well as the famous smooth movement whilst in freehand mode.


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Tracey Browning

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