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Applique Conference

Discussion in 'Just Chit Chat!' started by lindsay miller, Mar 30, 2014.

  1. lindsay miller

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    Is anyone going to the applique conference in ATL, GA this year? it's June 20-21, I believe.
    Or has anyone ever been to a conference?? What all do we bring, what goes on? Is it worth the $$ spent?

    Thanks
    Lindsa
     
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    Lindsay, I've never been, but do plan on going this year as it is a little closer for me. I'm just waiting to see how much. My DD is planning to go with me so we can use her hotel points from her hubs... I don't know if you are to bring your machine or what.... It will be interesting, though.
     
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    I would really like to go as it's in my backyard but I may be unable to because my baby boy is due June 16.
     
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    Oh Terre. I sure would like to go just so that I would be able to FINALLY meet you.
     
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    I am going with my husband and 3 kids. He has already taken the time off work so I sure wish they would post more details or at least open hotel registration. You don't bring your machine, just yourself and a notebook and pens for note taking. I have never been to this either but have read lots of blogs on it. It sounds like it will be fun and a good learning experience whether you are beginner or advanced. I'm excited to meet vendors and suppliers too.
     
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    I went last year and had a great time! I went with a friend and she wasn't as prompt as me so we missed a few of the classes I had planned on going to but it was GREAT! I had hoped to go again this year but its just not in our budget I'm hoping next year baby girl will be bigger then and it would make a great momma break for me!

    No machine necessary. Like Baby Kays said bring something to take notes on. We did go to a couple classes that ended up being more geared toward professional machines but we stayed for what parts applied to our machines and went to other classes. Its at a different facility than last year so this may not apply but if you plan to go to the meet and greet get there early last year it was a little crowded by the time we got there. We met some great people there especially designers and suppliers. Also bring your scissors last time there was a guy there to sharpen them! That along with a fat wallet for supplies you will be all set, but hang onto a little extra cash because the vendors will discount items as the show begins to close.
     
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    Hmm...there's a megabus that goes from Jax to Atl...I can't make it to the conference this year though. It would be fun to meet up with you all though!
     
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    Thanks!! I hoping for the Hubby and I to go this year.
     
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    I hope to not spend tooo much there, I'll have to budget myself. Hopefully a lot of freebies given out. lol
     
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    @Brandi Hardman, you're too kind. :) I really want to meet you too. Since this is your first baby maybe he will wait a few days. Hehehe...
     
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    Or he could just come a little early and I'll be pretty healed. At least enough to walk around all day and spend money. Lol
     
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    I'll be at the beach, I guess that's a good problem to have :)
     
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    I went to both they have had so far since it was where I lived. The first year was not worth the money in my opinion, but I went last year too just to see if it improved. It was so much better and worth the money! I can only imagine they will improve even more this year.
     
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    I have been trying decide about going to this. If you are have went is it worth going?
     

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