20-23rd September 2018
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!

Friday, October 8, 2010

It’s all over…

Sharon & I would like to thank everyone that attended as a student, a teacher, a vendor, a visitor, a sponsor and ESPECIALLY all those that also volunteered & assisted in so many ways. We have had some amazing feedback from so many & truly the strongest comments are in appreciation of having so many volunteers. Without you it would not have happened as smoothly as it did!

The weather was absolutely perfect, the venue & surrounds  were amazing as well.

We still have much work to do, but we have slowed from 500mph to only 100mph now vbg.

AMQ Festival dates for next  time are:

28th September – 1st October 2012

Keep these free & put them in your diaries! We have some great plans already which we will unveil when confirmed.

I have tonight finally found some time to get some  photos  of the winning quilts on the website. One is missing, but I will get that tomorrow.  You can view them here 

Best of Show was the lovely Rachelle Denneny with Fancy Flutterbys

Rachelle won a Brother NV400 sewing machine donated by Sue’s Sewing World. She said it was the first sewing machine she has ever won! Next special event for Rachelle is when she will be flown to Houston to receive a top 7 award at that show for another quilt. Congratulations from all of us Rachelle – we are so very proud of you!

There will be merchandise available on the website once I get to put it up there for those that missed out. Limited stock only.

Also the Festival Photo CD will be able to be purchased/ordered once they are all on there.

All those that have preordered will receive their CD in the mail by mid December. Just have to give the photographer time to complete exams & then complete the huge job of editing & sorting 1000’s of photos into sections to go on the CD. Then they all have to be reproduced, labeled & packaged for everyone. There will be many extra shots of the vendor mall, classrooms and the banquet dinner.

Will keep on blogging to keep everyone informed on the progress of AMQ Festival 2012

until next time….

Tracey  & Sharon


  1. Thank you for organising such a great event. However, I do hold you responsible for the complete halt in my quilting progress while I design a new project inspired by what I learned!

    As a domestic-machine quilter, I found that the festival was very oriented towards longarm quilters. Although I did get a lot out of some of these lectures, I would love to see more sessions with a bit more focus of DSMs. In particular, I (and a lot of my friends) would love to see more hands-on classes. I would have jumped at the chance of some more advanced hands-on classes, especially from some of the big-name teachers, although I can appreciate the difficulties.

    I also loved the opportunity to try out some long arm set-ups, and I definitely see one in my future. I am already looking forward to 2012; whether I attend as a lomg-armer or DSMer.

  2. Hi Emma
    We would love to provide more classes & vendors for domestic machine quilters! We found it very difficult to convince DSM'ers that this festival was also for them. Next time we have some amazing plans to promote to DSM quilters and to provide many opportunities for ALL machine quilters. Tell your friends...book the dates!
    We already have some domestic machine vendors interested in attending next time, that were offered this time, but did not understand what we were trying to do.