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!

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Tickets for Ricky Tims Seminar

We will begin posting the tickets for Ricky’s seminar on Friday of this week (3rd February) and you should have your tickets by the following Friday.  Keep the tickets safe as it will be required to receive your Book, entry into the seminar, quilt show and vendor mall; ticket will be valid Friday only.

Tickets are still available for Ricky’s Seminar “Ricky’s Best Kept Secrets”.

We’ve had many enquiries about the tickets for the Banquet Dinner, these will be released at a later date and notification will be via this blog.


There are many advertising opportunities available at Festival and most can be found on the website.  The cost of having a 1/4 page in the Class Catalogue is $75.00 and a 1/4 page in the Show Program is $65.00, a total of $140.00.  However, we are offering a discount to those that choose to take 1/4 page in both the Class Catalogue & Show Program and the total cost will be $100.00.  To take advantage of this great deal your ad must be received no later than February 29th.  Check the website to make sure you have your ad in the correct format.  If you have any questions relating to advertising please contact Tracey. 

Do you have a web-based business?  Would you like to get your product or service out into the quilting community?  If so, contact Sharon and she will email you details of a package that has been put together to promote web-based business’s – cost $100.00 (+GST).

Classroom Sponsorship

We are proud to announce that Handi Quilter and A1 Quilting Machines are sponsoring two of the classrooms.  Handi Quilter will be supplying Sweet 16’s for their classroom and this room will be referred to in all promotional material as the “HQ Sweet 16 Classroom”.  An A1 Quilting Machine will be used in another of the Classrooms and this room will be referred to as the “A1 Quilting Machine Classroom”. 

At the time of writing we have another two companies that have expressed interest in sponsoring a classroom and once this is confirmed it will be announced on the blog.  There may be one more opportunity to be involved in this type of sponsorship, if you are interested please email Sharon.

Teacher Profile

Jane Monk is another of our Teachers and Jane should be “basking in glory” at the moment.  In this month’s issue of Quilter’s Companion you will receive a DVD in which Jane demonstrates the art of Zentangle.  If you haven’t got your copy, pay a visit to your local Newsagent and purchase one – it’s certainly worth it.

Jane has been drawing with pencil and ink since she was a child. When she started quilting in 2002, she realised her love of drawing could be combined with her love of quilting and she purchased her own long-arm quilting machine in 2007. Jane’s customers love her freehand quilting style and she has won a number of awards for this style of quilting. Jane also designs and draws a lot of her own quilting patterns and background fillers for specific use in quilts. The development of Zentangle by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas was a fantastic catalyst for Jane to create background fillers from her drawing and use everyday life and items for their inspiration.

If you are interested in taking a class with Jane please visit the website to see what she has on offer.  Jane’s DVD has certainly created excitement on the forums with people anxious to learn her technique.

That’s it for now, until next time….

Keep on quilting!

Sharon & Tracey

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