Quiltwest 2021 – New Dates July 14th – 18th

QuiltWest has been postponed to July 14th – 18th following the recent lockdown in WA. 
Purple Tickets sold for the 2021 May Exhibition will be honoured. Expertise Events will not be issuing new tickets. Purple tickets will continue to be sold for the August Exhibition.

Q: What happens if you have already bought a ticket and can’t attend on the new dates?

A1: If you have bought a purple ticket at either sewing day or sewing night, you must return your ticket to the QuiltWest treasurer Beverley McDonnell who will arrange a refund.

A2: If you bought the ticket off the Expertise Events website they will refund you. You will need to email info@expertiseevents.com.au and explain why you can’t attend.

Our rosters coordinator will not be rolling the rosters over that we had in place for the May Exhibition. You will be able to put your name on the new rosters online from May 16th as well as put your name down for roster at the QuiltWest tables on our May and June Sewing days and nights.

Quilt Drop Off: Friday July 2nd Stirling Adriatic Centre 2pm – 6pm

The QuiltWest Committee has a positive attitude and everything is on track and running very smoothly as we prepare to present you with the exhibition in July.  
Please contact quiltwa@gmail.com if you have any queries.

Message Lesley received from Expertise Events

Part of our role is making the decisions in the best overall interest for both exhibitors and visitors along with the overall objective of ROI for all involved.

We’ve been closely monitoring the situation in Western Australia following the recent decision to close down for a snap lockdown for three days and the significant flow on effects that this has to other States and clients. Right now while Perth is emerging from the lockdown, there are still restrictions including mandatory masks, and a 4sqm rule – the 4sqm rule in particular restricts attendance severely for an event. Additionally, and more problematic given 60% of exhibitors are based interstate is the quarantine requirements now in place for SA, ACT, VIC and QLD. Many exhibitors have already voiced that any quarantine both from a cost and time perspective is not practical which we completely understand. Most States have been requiring an extended period without cases to ease travel restrictions so how long these will be in place for is impossible to determine.

Whilst we believe this should be lifted before the Perth Fair it does cause us to take a gamble, and given the extensive freight times in place this would be irresponsible to chance. If freight was to leave, and border restrictions had not eased, exhibitors could be left significantly out of pocket.

We have therefore decided the best action is to reschedule the Fair back to 14-18 July.

Given we have just lodged and have in transit a personal mailing invite (at a huge expense that we cannot reclaim) this is a decision that comes with significant pain, however we have always said safety overlayed with the right return has to be our focus.

We will be in contact with you over the next few days and look forward to delivering Perth in July.