25-28th August 2016
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, July 5, 2012

Bernina Australia Ricky Tims Seminar

Friday 28th September at the Adelaide convention centre promises  to be a full day of inspiration, learning & entertainment by the world renowned Ricky Tims.

Join Ricky Tims as he shares some of his most sought after quilting secrets in a day-long event that will leave you amazed and wanting more.  Enjoy entertaining and informative live lecture and video demonstrations as Ricky shares his favourite tips, techniques and a ton of fantastic quilting information.  No sewing and no supplies but you'll take away the equivalent of at least six hands-on classes and  you'll leave with knowledge, inspiration, and a spiral-bound notebook full of detailed instructions to start those projects when you get home.  Topics include demystifying machine quilting, Tangoquick and easy bindings, his award-winning Rhapsody technique and Caveman, Convergence, and Kaleidoscope techniques.  It's the class everyone will be talking about and you don't want to miss it.

Cost: $175- includes the following:

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  • 6 hrs with Ricky
  • 56 page full colour spiral bound notebook
  • Morning tea - endless tea/coffee/expresso & biscuits
  • Lunch - Sandwiches and baguettes with assorted fillings, Fresh whole fruit, Orange juice and mineral/spring water. Continually refreshed until lunch break ends.
  • Afternoon tea - endless tea/coffee/expresso & biscuits.
  • Entry into Vendor Mall & Quilt show with Award presentations & Official opening on Friday evening 6.30-9pm

Program for the day:

Registration desk will be open from 7.30am to collect your seminar bags! There are no other classes scheduled for this day to enable everyone to attend this wonderful seminar.

8.30 - 10am
Session 1 with Ricky

10am - 10.45am
Morning tea break

10.45 - 12.15pm
Session 2 with Ricky

12.15 - 1.45pm
Lunch break

1.45-3.15pm
Session 3 with Ricky

3.15 - 4pm
Afternoon tea break

4 - 5.30pm
Session 4 with Ricky

Don't forget your notebook & camera!!

Ricky will have time during the breaks to chat to attendees & will also have a range of his products available to purchase. He has asked for some volunteers during these times to assist in selling his products. Two will be needed for each break. Please let  our volunteer coordinator know if you are keen to do this on Friday. Ricky will reward each volunteer on the day, so don’t delay to get in first!

After the seminar finishes you can visit our Vendor Mall to shop until 9pm and see the amazing quilts in the AMQA Quilt Show.The  award presentations will be held on the Machine Quilting Unlimited Main Stage commencing at 7.15pm

On Saturday Ricky will be in the vendor mall & will be available to chat or sign books, whilst also perusing our wonderful Quilt show & vendors.

Bernina Australia Gala Evening Sat 29th

Gala Dinner featuring Ricky Tims: A Quilter & his Music

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Dinner commences at 7pm for an outstanding sit down 3 course dinner, beverage package, tea & coffee

followed by Ricky Tims

Join award-winning musician, quilter, and story-teller extraordinaire, Ricky Tims, for an evening of music, laughter and inspiration that will keep you spellbound and laughing.   Ricky took his first piano lesson at the age of 3 and continued his musical profession until quilting came along, lighting a creative fire that allowed him to combine both his passion for music and his passion for quilting into one very unique career.  Spend an evening with him as he plays his favourite and most recent compositions with visual display, and listen as he shares what inspires and motivates him in his work and life today.  It’s a perfect evening of music, wisdom and humour that will amuse quilters and non-quilters alike.

Followed by our

Alzheimer’s Benefit Quilt Challenge Top TEN Auction!

Join us in an exciting auction and have the chance to own one of the top ten entries in our Alzheimer’s benefit quilt challenge.

All proceeds will be donated to Alzheimer’s Australia.

Alzheimer’s Australia SA is a society committed to reducing the impact of dementia.

Ricky Tims Merchandise stand

Amazing prize draws throughout the night

Fire Dragon Kaleidoscope quilt

We look forward to seeing you all at Festival in September! There are still tickets available for both Ricky Tims events.

Until next time…

Tracey & Sharon

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