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Thread: Is it realistic price?

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    Senior Member capucine's Avatar
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    Our LQS is having a 2 days work shop at $450.00 Australian$ for the 2 days with 7 instructors. Am i being tight with my money or do you think it's ok for little bits and pieces of knowledge that i can pick up from QB or utube? I would like to take part but at this price i could take 2 quilts to the quilter and have them finish. Why is it so expensive for a 2 day workshop where nothing is supply, which will have breaks for morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, etc.. not many hours of quilting in between!! What do you think?

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    I think that is far too much.
    I'm an Aussie and no way would I fork out that much for any workshop and then have to supply everything myself.

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    Wow that is a lot of money. I suppose the 7 ladies doing the work shop are all highly regarded in the quilting world? Maybe the shop has not only to pay for their services but also for their accommodation, meals etc.? That price is well out of the reach of my pension but I am sure someone will be able to give you costing of work shops they have attended.
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    Wow that is a lot of money. I suppose the 7 ladies doing the work shop are all highly regarded in the quilting world? Maybe the shop has not only to pay for their services but also for their accommodation, meals etc.? That price is well out of the reach of my pension but I am sure someone will be able to give you costing of work shops they have attended.
    Cheers.

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    Does that include over night stay, meals and a gold nugget?

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    How much is $450 {Australian) in US dollars?? I pay $175 for 3 days, 2 nights, all meals provided.

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    TOO MUCH, regardless of the instructors and amenities. If you actually quilt or have lectures 15 hrs./2 days, that equals $30.00 AN HOUR!!

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    That's almost $500 in US dollars - very expensive for two days. Unless they're featuring teachers like Sharon Schambers and Diane Gaudynski, I'd pass on it.

    Okay, I just looked up Ricky Tims' seminar, and his are 3 days for $219 US. I've heard he's worth it.

    Janet

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    I would compare the price with other similar workshops in Australia - it's not really relevant to compare with the US where all fabric, quilting supplies etc are a lot cheaper than here in the UK or in Oz... Having said that, it does sound like a lot but perhaps with that number of instructors, you'll get a lot of one-on-one? I'd want to ask more questions as to what is actually involved before committing to that much money.

    Having said there's no point in comparing prices in another country, I WILL say that I recently did a one day advanced FMQ workshop with around 7 other ladies given by Ferret who is an English award-winning quilter, (certainly in the same bracket as Sharon Schambers and co) and that cost me 32 which equates to $41 Australian... :-D

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    Doesn't seem realistic in my view - You can pick up alot of great info on the board tutes and if you have any specific questions there are many who can help or at least point you in a good direction!! I would save the money to send quilts to the quilter - thats just me though lol cheryl :D

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