2018 Appliqué Academy

The George Kerferd

October 26th - 28th

Albert Road, Beechworth  Vic 3747


Welcome to the 2018 Appliqué Academy (click here to open the brochure) at the George Kerferd, Beechworth. Beechworth sits nestled in the foothills of Victoria’s High Country and boasts a unique and majestic array of heritage buildings, earning it the title of one of Victoria’s best preserved gold towns. The George Kerferd is located within 20 hectares of heritage gardens at Mayday Hills Village, a stone’s throw from the centre of Beechworth.

Please read all the registration details as it will help answer any questions you might have related to the registration form. Of course, please contact us if you have any questions.

Contact Information

Please print clearly! Also let us know if you have any particular special needs. This would include dietary requirements, allergies or accessibility needs. The George Kerferd is fully handicap accessible so please note if you will be needing a handicap guest room.


Registration details

The following information will assist you in finalising your registration.

Academy classes

The 2018 Appliqué Academy cost does not include any class kit costs that may be required by a tutor. The Appliqué Academy tutors indicate where class kits are required which typically would include fabrics necessary to complete the class project. Class kit and pattern fees will be paid directly to the tutor at the time of the class. All classes will have comprehensive notes and opportunities for one-on-one assistance from the tutor.

The classes run for 2 days. On the registration form please select the classes you are interested in and number in order of preference. If your first choice of class is full we will place you in your second choice and so on.

Class requirements will be posted closer to the Appliqué Academy date.

Registration costs

The Appliqué Academy cost for members is $325 and non-member $375. Not a member, join now and save.
The registration cost does NOT include accommodation, breakfast and dinner.

When making your registration you are required to provide a $100 deposit to secure your place. The balance of your registration cost are due on July 31, 2018. Payment in full can be made at time of registration.
If you register after July 31, 2018, the entire balance will be due at that time.

Please make a copy of the registration form for your records.

Registration form

To register for the 2018 Appliqué Academy, you are required to:

and make your payment by cheque, credit card (PayPal) or direct deposit (see Cancellation and Transfer Policy).

Payment Options

Payment for the Appliqué Academy can be made by check, direct deposit or credit card.

  • Credit cards can only be processed through PayPal using the email address: treasurer@theappliqueguildofaust.org.au
    Reference: 'AA/your name/your membership No'
  • Direct Deposit payment can use the information below.
    Bank name:  Bendigo Bank
    BSB:   633-000
    Account No:   146672456
    Account name:   The Applique Guild of Australia Inc.
    Reference:   'AA/your name/your membership No'
  • Cheque to be payable to  The Applique Guild of Australia Inc.
    Postal address:   8 Phyllis Street, ELWOOD  VIC  3184


The Appliqué Academy will provide morning tea and lunch only. Your are responsible for making your own arrangements for other meals.


Beechworth offers many places to stay. It is the responsibility of attendees to make their own arrangements.

The Appliqué Academy venue offers accommodation at George Kerferd Hotel or Linaker Art Deco Hotel which have a variety of room types.

The George Kerferd Hotel is set amongst peaceful gardens of Mayday Hills Village, guests at George Kerferd Hotel can have a swim in the pool, relax in the sauna or enjoy a meal in our French Bistro. Offering accommodation with free Wi-Fi.

The Linaker Art Deco Hotel is also set amongst the peaceful gardens of Mayday Hills Village and is a step back to the 1930s and the style of the art deco period. Originally built as the nurses’ quarters, the building has undergone a major renovation and refurbishment to now feature a variety of spacious and luxurious suites.

Other accommodation is available in Beechworth by visiting the Beechworth Tourist Information Centre website or by visiting other accommodation websites available on the Internet.

Venue location

The George Kerferd is located within a few minutes from the centre of Beechworth with ample on-site parking. The map below shows its location.

Getting there

Beechworth is conveniently located near Victoria's ski fields and Alpine areas to be enjoyed in all seasons. Special experiences for day tripping into the region will delight visitors to nearby towns of Bright, Rutherglen, and Milawa or nearby Murray River townships of Corowa and Yarrawonga. If you get the chance, stop and enjoy the surround.


Melbourne is a comfortable 3 hour drive to Beechworth via the M31 Hume Freeway, then follow the Great Alpine Road B500 to Tarrawingee and the C315 to Beechworth.
Canberra is a 4.5 hour drive to Beechworth via the M31 Hume Freeway to Wodonga, then follow the signs to Beechworth on the C315.
Sydney is a 6 hour drive to Beechworth via the M31 Hume Freeway to Wodonga, then follow the signs to Beechworth on the C315.


Albury airport is about 50 minutes from Beechworth. Qantas, REX (Regional Express) and Virgin operate several flights daily from Melbourne and Sydney. Check airline websites for current flight information. Hire cars are available from Albury Airport.


Rail services run daily from Melbourne and Sydney to Wangaratta and Albury. Contact VLine services and NSW TrainLink XPT for timetable information.


Wangaratta Coachlines operate a service Monday to Friday to Beechworth. Contact Wangaratta Coachlines for timetables on 03 5722 1843 or www.wangarattacoachlines.com.au

Cancellation and Transfer policy

Any cancellation or transfer must be made in writing. An email notice will be accepted and will be confirmed. Cancellations or transfers prior to July 31, 2018, will incur a $25 administration fee which will be withheld from the deposit.

Registrations may be transferred but it is up to the person registered to make the appropriate arrangements and the above administration fee will be incurred.

There will be no refunds issued after July 31, 2018.


Please don't hesitate to call or email with any questions you might have. We are planning on having a relaxing time stitching, learning and spending time with old and new friends.

For further information contact:

Alison on 0400 524 471   or   Chris on 0410 680 226

or email us at secretary@theappliqueguildofaustralia.org.au


We hope to see you in October!
The organising committee.

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