The International Machine Quilters Association (IMQA) is an organization of longarm and shortarm machine quilters worldwide. The goal of IMQA is to further the professional development of machine quilters and the profession of machine quilting as well as the development of machine quilters in the private sector. 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, information to the general public and also provides assistance and guidance to other organizations concerning the machine quilting industry. Membership in IMQA includes the informative longarm quilter's magazine ON TRACK! 4 (four) times a year, optional business listing on the IMQA web site, discounted quilt entry fees for Machine Quilters Showcase (MQS®), discount cards for supply purchases and regional group support.
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!, have their businesses listed on the organizations web site with links to their sites, in On Track! magazine and in the MQS® show program.
Memberships will expire on your renewal date each year. Dues shall be as follows and shall be payable annually during the month of your renewal date each year. Regular Memberships: $36 US, $40 Canada, $48 Other international USD
Two year renewal discount: $68 US, $76 Canada, $92 Other international USD
Corporate 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. For members who do not have internet access, they 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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