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!







Saturday, August 25, 2012

Handi Quilter–Major Sponsor & Vendor!

HQ Logo.inddI’d like to introduce you to our Major Sponsor again – Handi Quilter! Not only have they been terrific to deal with & very generous with providing support & machines, but they are just as EXCITED as we are to be involved with Festival.

I asked them to provide some information about what they will be showing all of us at Festival in their booth & now we are really excited to let you know that:-

On the HQ stand they are launching!!!!!:-

· NEW 24” Fusion Package – machine, frame and Pro-Stitcher

· New Table overlay for the Sweet sixteen

· New TRUSTITCH – stitch regulator for the Sweet sixteen

There will also be an educator from Salt Lake City, Utah Handi Quilter Head Office coming over to help on the HQ stand & to meet all the Aussie & Kiwi HQ owners & potential owners!

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MQU logo 2011AMQ Festival is thrilled to have Meander Publishing sponsor our main stage area for 2012. This is where the AMQA Quilt awards ceremony will be held on Friday evening at 7.15pm for all to congratulate the entrants & winners for their winning entries in the 2012 AMQA Quilt show. The MQU Main Stage will also be the place to learn all about new products & new skills!

Saturday

10.30am    Patchwork on Parade - Quilt Parade 

Looking for a new project?  Join Patchwork on Parade for a trunk show of the many quilts they have available in kit form.  You will be sure to find something to inspire you!

11.00    Tulis Textiles - Curved Pieces

The Simple Curve: A simple shape but the wonderful ways we can use it are endless. See the easiest Double Wedding Ring ever.

11.30    Patchwork on Parade - Hunter’s Star Ruler

You will be shown how to whip up a Hunter’s Star Block in a quick and easy way.  Eliminating all that fussy cutting, saving so much time.  Step by step instructions to take you through the process of strip piecing and trimming down the Hunter’s Star block

12    Patchwork on Parade -Quilt Totes

Sharon will demonstrate these great totes showing how professional it looks to hand your completed quilts back to customers.  If you’re giving a quilt as a gift it’s a great way to package it.  You’ll be shown how easy it is to fold up to a King Size Quilt and pop it in the tote!

12.30pm    HandiQuilter -Marking the Quilt   

Show & tell with samples of:- Quilting dot to dot, GT Quilting Paper, Powder Pounce, Sticky Dot Stamper, Preview Paper, Pantographs, Groovy Boards & Frixion Pens with Narelle Morris.

1.00    Always Quilting -Thread Matters   

Choosing the thread for a project is just as important as choosing the fabric. Learn how to select the right thread to achieve the best results in your next project.  

1.30    Constantine Quilts - Amazing Swags!

See how amazingly easy it is to create swag designs in the borders of any sized quilt!

2.00    HandiQuilter - Useful Accessories for Sweet 16  

Showing & demonstrating use of:- horizontal spoolpin, open toe hopping foot, TruStitch, Table overlay, and side extension tables.

Sunday

10.30am    Patchwork on Parade - The Binding Tool

Come and see the innovative binding tool demonstrated.  This amazing ruler eliminates binding stress.

11.00    Tulis Textiles - Curved Pieces 

The Simple Curve: A simple shape but the wonderful ways we can use it are endless. See the easiest Double Wedding Ring ever.

11.30    Patchwork on Parade - Quilt Totes   

Sharon will demonstrate these great totes showing how professional it looks to hand your completed quilts back to customers.  If you’re giving a quilt as a gift it’s a great way to package it.  You’ll be shown how easy it is to fold up to a King Size Quilt and pop it in the tote!

12    Patchwork on Parade - Double Hourglass Tutorial 

Join quilt designer Shontelle Stanyer to learn how to make a double hourglass quilt the easy way!

12.30pm    HandiQuilter -Handi Tools & Tips for Longarm Quilting

Show & Tell with samples of:- Micro quilting, rulers, setting frame at correct height. Level the frame, super leader, command hooks, zinger & scissors, Centring tape longarm & tool tray.

1.00    Always Quilting -Thread Matters   

Choosing the thread for a project is just as important as choosing the fabric. Learn how to select the right thread to achieve the best results in your next project.

1.30    Constantine Quilts - Amazing Swags!   

See how amazingly easy it is to create swag designs in the borders of any sized quilt!

2.00    Patchwork on Parade - Keep it Simple   

Join Shontelle Stanyer as she demonstrates several rulers and techniques that will simplify your piecing and help make use of all of your precious scraps!

Monday

10.30am    Handi Quilter - Easy Quilting with Rulers 

Ruler Base for Avante & Fusion. Versa tool, half circles, set circles, swag set, mini circles, clamshells, straight edge & mini show & tell with samples presented by Helen Godden

11.00    Tulis Textiles - Curved Pieces   

The Simple Curve: A simple shape but the wonderful ways we can use it are endless. See the easiest Double Wedding Ring ever. 

11.30    Patchwork on Parade - Tube Quilt 

Come and learn how to make a lovely quilt from jelly rolls using the innovative “tube” method.

12    Patchwork on Parade -Quilt Totes   

Sharon will demonstrate these great totes showing how professional it looks to hand your completed quilts back to customers.  If you’re giving a quilt as a gift it’s a great way to package it.  You’ll be shown how easy it is to fold up to a King Size Quilt and pop it in the tote!   

1.00    Always Quilting -Thread Matters

Choosing the thread for a project is just as important as choosing the fabric. Learn how to select the right thread to achieve the best results in your next project.  

1.30    Constantine Quilts - Stunning sashing/border designs using rulers

There are many rulers that can be used to create stunning slashing/border designs. Come & be inspired!

There are still time slots available for demonstrations on the MQU Main Stage! This program is printed in the show program & we will also have a schedule on display each day next to the MQU Main Stage. Please download & complete the application form if you wish to take advantage of this marketing opportunity for a product on your booth or one that you would like to promote to those attending.

Over the next 5 weeks we will be highlighting more of our teachers as well as our fantastic group of vendors! So stay tuned to hear about special releases & new products that will be offered at Festival!

Until next time

Tracey & Sharon

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