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!



Thursday, June 25, 2015

2016 AMQ Festival Dates are confirmed!

I am thrilled to be able to finally let you all know that dates have been secured for Festival in 2016.

Please run to your diaries and block out the following dates for the best time ever….

Thursday 25th - Sunday 28th August 2016


Adelaide will once again be the ultimate destination for learning, inspiration and shopping that is presented every two years only, to both Australian and Overseas quilters.

The Adelaide Convention Centre has completed part 2 of its huge building project and we will be enjoying some new features because of this.

Festival will be moving to Halls F & G for 2016 to take advantage of the magnificent ambience and views of the River Torrens and parklands and have the classrooms in closer proximity to vendors and the quilt show. 
Our focus will continue to be machine quilting with amazing teachers from Overseas & Nationally to enhance the learning experience for all genres of machines. We continue to attract more domestic machine owners to classes & to come shopping at Festival where we can highlight all the machines & accessories that marry together. The exposure given to Machine Embroidery in quilts was quite outstanding and we will continue to encourage this trend. 
The Australian Machine Quilting Association Inc is working hard to again present a magnificent show with the absolute best amazing quilts from Australia and the world here in Adelaide. Stay tuned for updated categories to be announced from this group so you can ensure you have a quilt ready to enter.
The word is definitely spreading that AMQ Festival is going to yet again be a fantastic event for vendors and attendees alike!
Please note that a new, fresh website is under construction and I am working as fast as I can to get this operational. The old 2014 site has been updated to reflect the current status with basic information on it. The new one will be more reliable and operational as soon as I can get it done.
Teachers please note: start getting your class submissions ready as we will be opening applications on July 15th and closing these on Friday 14th August. 
Students: This is the time to encourage all your favourite teachers to submit classes that you would love to attend! There will only be 4 days of classes to schedule, so we will be choosing them carefully to ensure a great variety is on offer.
I do encourage you to contact us via the contact form on the website if you have any suggestions, requests or simply your personal wish list of what you would like to learn.
Accommodation options will be advised in the near future once some great deals are secured. They will be announced in this newsletter and be detailed on the website as soon as they have been confirmed.
OK back to work for me…
cheers
Tracey