The International Machine Quilters Association (IMQA) is a worldwide organization of longarm and shortarm machine quilters. The goal of IMQA is to offer education to further the development of machine quilters, both professional and in the private sector, and to support and promote the profession of machine quilting. Machine quilting is defined as quilting done using a hand-guided or computer-guided machine operated by the use of a track system or via a suspended frame (not a hand-held frame).
IMQA provides a network of support and information to members as well as information and guidance about the machine quilting industry to other organizations and to the general public.
Membership in IMQA includes the informative machine quilters' quarterly magazine, On Track!, an optional business listing on the IMQA website, discounted entry fees for Machine Quilters Showcase (MQS®), regional group support and discount cards for supply purchases.
Regular members are individuals who are eligible for officer and director positions and appointments to committees.
Corporate members are companies willing to show support of IMQA. Corporate members are offered discounted advertising rates in On Track! Magazine. Their businesses are listed on the IMQA website (with links to their sites), and in On Track! Magazine and in the MQS® show program.
Memberships will expire on the renewal date each year.
Dues shall be as follows and shall be payable annually during the month of the renewal date each year:
Regular Annual Memberships: $36 US, $40 Canada, $48 Other international USD
Two-year renewal discount: $68 US, $76 Canada, $92 Other international USD
Corporate Annual Memberships: $125 USD
JoAnn Fabrics Discount Card Distribution
JoAnn Fabrics has changed how they distribute their discount card:
The new Jo-Ann VIP Discount Card will be available to all members of the International Machine Quilters Association beginning in July. The new card is valid from August of the current year to August of the following year. The VIP Card can be used for 10% off your total purchase, including regular and sale priced items. The Jo-Ann 40% off regular priced item coupons can be used in the same transaction as the VIP Card 10% total purchase discount, although the 10% would not apply to the item that receives the 40% discount.
The Discount Card is valid at any Jo-Ann store, and is also valid online at www.joann.com by using the promotion code supplied on the back of the card. Members can request their card online at http://www.joann.com/VIP for expedited processing. Members who do not have Internet access can phone in their information to 877-604-2280.
**Important note: Your new card must be validated by store management prior to first use by providing proof of IMQA membership and a state-issued photo ID.
Questions? E-mail membership@IMQA.org
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