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!







Wednesday, June 12, 2013

June already! 476 days until AMQ Festival 2014...

The time has come for us to start letting you know all that has been happening and what WILL be happening leading up to next Festival!
It has still been a busy 8 months for both Sharon and I since Festival 2012 came to an end. We have finalised details for our venue and are looking forward to the great facilities and service that the Adelaide Convention Centre will provide yet again to us all. We had wonderful feedback from vendors, teachers and students - they loved the venue, facilities and the assistance from the staff that were involved last year!  Thank you for your feedback, it is invaluable to us!
Confirmed dates for AMQF 2014 are;

2nd – 6th October 2014

Adelaide Convention Centre, North Terrace, Adelaide, SA

We recently had the privilege to present a cheque for $5400- to Alzheimer's SA and to say they were thrilled would be an understatement - they were so happy and certainly surprised at the amount that was raised.  This was the result of our Alzheimer's Quilt Challenge where we asked for quilts to be made to a theme and they were then donated and auctioned off with full proceeds going to Alzheimer’s Association.  Thanks to everyone involved!

Sharon - John Stewart, from Alzheimers Association SA - Tracey 
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Class Submissions

On 1st July 2013 we will be opening online applications for teachers to submit classes for consideration for 2014 Festival.  Please start lobbying your favourite teachers NOW to submit classes that you want to take! These applications will be available online for a maximum of 2 months until 31st August, however, if we receive enough submissions to fill a balanced program prior to this they may close early. So please encourage all your favourite teachers to submit their classes sooner rather than later.
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Vendor Applications

AMQF 2014  will have more available space for vendor booths, please book your space early. For those interested vendors please submit your applications as soon as they open online to obtain your preferred position and secure a booth space before they are all gone. These applications will open on 1st August for consideration.
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We trust that everyone has found the time to practice all that you learned at our 2012 Festival and that you have created or are creating some wonderful masterpieces to enter into the next AMQA show being held in conjunction with Festival. We are thrilled that AMQA Inc 2012 Best of Show Quilt ‘Golden Ivory’ by Rachelle Denneny, was recently awarded Best of Australia at the Australian Quilt Convention. Congratulations again to Rachelle for her amazing quilt and talent. (Do we need to lobby Rachelle to teach again next year? mmmmm…..)
Until next time…happy quilting!
Tracey & Sharon