The Australian Machine Quilting Festival is dedicated to providing inspiration, education and encouragement to all machine quilters that own a longarm, midarm and/or a domestic sewing machine. Come & join us in our new venture to grow & learn about machine quilting!



Monday, September 1, 2014

Vendor news!

We are so excited to have all our vendors this year at Festival. You can find a list on our website of them all.
Our Gold Sponsor this year is also coming to show us all their new products.
Handi Quilter machines – the Sweet Sixteen and HQ18 Avante now have an upgrade available – both software and hardware!!! visit the website for more info…
All new machines are now shipping with the upgrade features added. Existing customers can have the upgrade installed on their machine if they choose.
So now we have an interchangeable foot!! And we have a Couching kit – so we can COUCH with a longarm machine !!!!
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The Handi Feet Conversion Kit provides everything necessary to convert a HQ Sweet SIxteen,HQ 18 Avante or HQ24 Fusion to be able to use the new interchangeable Handi Feet. Also included in the conversion kit are the ruler Handi Foot and the Open-toe Handi Foot.
The Handi Feet Couching Kit includes three sizes of interchangeable couching feet:1.5mm,2mm,and 3mm. You'll have just the right size foot for adding couched embellishments using a variety of speciality threads, fibres, and yarn to your projects.
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Our Bronze Sponsor – Bernina – will also be represented this year with a double booth run by Otto & Penny’s Sewing Centre.
Otto & Penny’s sewing centre
Otto & Penny's Bernina Sales & Service are and have been South Australia's largest Bernina Retailer for over 50 years. Both Otto and Penny have been associated with Bernina for that period and during that time have been involved in every aspect of Sales, Service, Education and Training on Bernina's entire product range.
They solely concentrate on the Bernina range of Sewing Machines, Embroidery Systems, Software and Overlockers as well as a large range of spare parts, accessories and publications and quality trade ins. Our customers can expect the highest standards of product knowledge and after sales service. They also sell the full range of Horn Sewing Furniture, Mettler sewing and embroidery threads including Poly sheen as well King Star polyester embroidery threads.
Otto has generously provided machines for our hands on domestic classes and also to hire for the Jenny Doan Mystery Classes.
Along with this opportunity they have provided these new machines at a very special Festival price for purchase at the end of Festival.
Bernina 350SE Special
Normally $1999- these will be available for only $1540- (Saving of $459 on RRP)
Please contact Otto to secure one of these amazing machines before they are all gone! Check out all the features by clicking on the picture above which is exactly how they will look!
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NEW VENDORS TO FESTIVAL for 2014!

Cynthias ArkHere at Cynthia’s Ark we specialise in batik fabrics, Aurifil threads, Riley Blake Fabrics and more. We carry patterns, fabrics, kits, trims and supplies. Visit our website www.cynthiasark.com.au to get a taste of what we stock before you visit us at Stall 12 at AMQF. Plus we have a special release happening just before the festival starts so sign up to our newsletter so you will see it first.
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The locals know, and tourists agree, that we are your one stop shop for gifts of art, craft, haberdashery, machine embroidery software, threads and stabilisers, needlework, sewing machines, quilting fabric, patterns, tools, and much, much more. Take the time to drop in for a leisurely browse through our booth, we have lots of great gift ideas for quilters and anyone who sews.
Established in 1973 and now situated in its' new and permanent home, one of historic Gawler's oldest buildings (dated to 1868), Kornacraft represents the intersection of heritage arts and crafts with creativity and innovation.
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There is now a ‘Quick Link’ on the home page of the website so that you can quickly show people where to purchase Expo entry tickets online at a discount! Please let all your friends know about this for them to avoid lining up at the door to purchase tickets AND save some $$ as well. They can print out their barcoded ticket at home OR simply download it to their smartphone to present at the door to enter.
Be back soon….
Tracey & Sharon