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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.
    Cheers.

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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.

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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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    It's impossible to judge whether it's a fair price without knowing who the instructors are, their qualifications, what they will be covering in the workshops, and what else is covered by that fee (meals, refreshments, printed materials, etc). It's like asking if $500 is a fair price for a horse without telling us if it's a race horse or a plow horse. :)

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    Too much for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by k3n
    ecently 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
    Wow! She's underselling herself at that price. Great deal for you though.

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    That's wayyyyyyyyyy more than I'd pay.

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    Yea, that's a lot of money when you look at the total. I couldn't afford it.
    BUT that's only $31 a day per instructor. If they're hired that doesn't seem too bad. I still couldn't afford it.

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    Sounds expensive to me.

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    Seems high to me. Last one I went to was $150 and everything was provided.

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    It seems kind of expensive to me. I get newsletters from a ton of shops and I'm thinking you gals in Texas have it made. Some of the retreats and shop hops sound very reasonably priced. Maybe it's just wishful thinking since Texas is to far from Michigan. LOL
    Sue

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    I don't know anything about the Instructors not much informations was given in the application a request of $100 deposit which is non returnable:( nothing was mention about meals, a couple of suggestion about accommodation for outsiders the venue is at the local club so i guess she would have to pay for the room, she is having 2x2 days Saturday/Sunday OR Monday/Tuesday any way i just thought this was too much for any one to participate specially the pensioners or one income person. Thank you for your input :)




    Quote Originally Posted by ghostrider
    It's impossible to judge whether it's a fair price without knowing who the instructors are, their qualifications, what they will be covering in the workshops, and what else is covered by that fee (meals, refreshments, printed materials, etc). It's like asking if $500 is a fair price for a horse without telling us if it's a race horse or a plow horse. :)

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    I would and could not spend that kind of money. This is not a reflextion on if it is worth it or not. It is just too much money for me to spend at this point. I joined a free once a week class at a LQS. Everyone brings their own project and works on it. The woman that is the head of that particular class is a wonderful quilter and will help and teach you anything you want. I also do better with small time bites of learning then full submersion trying to absorb new things for days on end.

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    I would go for the Gold Nugget :) No stay, I am not sure about meals i guess one would have to pay for one's own meal:(



    Quote Originally Posted by Tinabodina
    Does that include over night stay, meals and a gold nugget?

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    I can't either it would interesting to know how many actually attend the workshop!

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    This is extremely expensive, even in my eyes and I live in Switzerland!

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    That's it I am definitely not going:) I just love your country even thou I did found McDonald very expensive :)



    Quote Originally Posted by Thusnelda
    This is extremely expensive, even in my eyes and I live in Switzerland!

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    Considering that they are not supplying anything other than the teachers, that seems incredibly expensive to me!
    Are you really going to learn anything that you can't learn here or on You Tube?

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