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!







Sunday, August 25, 2013

6 days left for class submissions!

We have some exciting classes already submitted for 2014 Festival that I’m sure are going to tempt everyone & probably cause quite a dilemma on exactly which ones you are going to be able to fit in…in fact we are having a dilemma in choosing them & fitting them all in!

So this is simply a last reminder to teachers that are considering being a part of this exciting event, to get your class submissions in by the 31st August 2013.

A huge CONGRATULATIONS

also goes to Karen Terren's for her recent ribbons at the Victorian Quilter’s Showcase. We received a delightful thank you note when she received AMQ Festival’s donated prize for this category & supplied us with this fantastic photo of her prize winning quilt!

Karen wrote:

“I was thrilled to receive several prizes for my quilt “Double Cream”.  The quilt was awarded first place in the Long Arm Quilters category – a category which was sponsored by you.  Double Cream also won the Matilda’s Own Longarm Quilting Award and also came Runner Up Best of Show.  I will attach a photo of my quilt, however, it is quite difficult to photograph.

Thank you again for your sponsorship and the wonderful prize.

I hope to enter another quilt next year and look forward to your continued support – it is certainly much appreciated.”

Double-Cream-Whole-2 by Karen Terrens, Vic showcase winner of our prize

We hope to see it entered into the AMQA Show in 2014 so we can have a close up look to appreciate all the work you put into this one!

Vendor Applications are now open!

2014 Festival has introduced a floorplan so that vendors can choose their preferred position in the vendor mall. Applications for booths are now open online. A paid deposit will guarantee your location for you to promote & sell your products to our eager Festival participants.

Until next time… happy quilting

Tracey & Sharon

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Only 2 more weeks!!

Attention all teachers for AMQ Festival 2014. Class submissions close on 31st August, so don’t forget to get them in so that you don’t miss out! We had over 1800 classes sold in 2012 so this is a great way to share your knowledge & have a great time whilst here with all the other teachers, vendors, students & visitors.

We are expecting even more classes to be sold in 2014 as the word spreads that this is the premier event to attend to gain inspiration & education in all areas of machine quilting. We will have demo/lecture classes to suit longarm quilters, hands on classes on Sweet 16 machines as well as domestic machines. Drawing, painting & embellishing classes! Even a few piecing & finishing classes may sneak in there as well. Something for everyone we hope!

Please visit our teacher information page to read more about the style of classes, length of classes & to find the online application form where you can submit as many classes as you like for consideration. Scheduling will commence in September with contracts being forwarded in October. Marketing will commence in November to allow lots of time to promote each teacher & their classes to the largest audience as possible.

So now is the time to encourage your favourite teacher to consider coming to Festival next year.

Until next time…

Tracey & Sharon