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!







Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Tuesday Update - March 18th 2014

AMQF - On the Road Again!
We have begun taking AMQF on the road again and have visited 3 groups in the last week to promote festival.  Our aim is to get the word out to as many people as possible, so if you'd like us to visit your group and get to know a bit more about who we are and what we do we'd love to visit you.  Please email us to set up a date.

Jenny Doan - Missouri Star Quilt Company 

The interest in Jenny has been amazing and we are very excited to be hosting her here in Australia.  We are working on the finer points of Jenny's classes including the costing and will notify everyone as soon as we have this all in place.  In the meantime we can let you know that Jenny's classes will be held on Wednesday, 1st October 2014 at the Adelaide Convention Centre.  The first class is scheduled to start at 8.30am, so if you book this one it might be advisable to arrive the day before to settle in and have time to set yourself up. Classroom will be open from 8am to set up. These classes will be "hands on" and you will need to bring your own machine (tagged) to class.  If you live interstate it is not a problem to book your machine on as excess baggage when you are booking your ticket - the cost will vary depending on the airline and weight of your particular machine. 

There are a few reasons behind the need to bring your own machine, however, the main reason being that everyone is familiar with their own machine and we don't want delays and interruptions during Jenny's class to sort out issues with a machine that you don't know.  Our aim is to make your time with Jenny as enjoyable and valuable as we possibly can.

Sponsorship for Online Businesses
We are promoting online businesses again through the Web Based Business Package, if you would like to take part in this great initiative please contact us for details.  This was very successful last year and for the low cost of $110.00 you can be on your way to reaching a very large quilting audience.  Your business will be promoted to all of our students, and reach thousands through our website and online marketing.

Quilt Challenge
The response to the Alzheimer's Benefit Quilt Challenge has been fabulous with kits sales now exceeding those sold last year.  We still have kits available so please visit our website to order your kit, beautiful jewel coloured fabrics from the Impressions range by Clothworks; kindly sponsored by the very generous people at Lloyd Curzon.  Apart from supporting this incredible charity you will also be eligible to win the following prizes.


FIRST PRIZE: $300 cash plus a bursary to attend AMQF 2014. Includes: Festival Package, Ticket to Banquet dinner and up to 8 hrs of classes + Fabric pack. Value $1100-


SECOND PRIZE: $200 cash plus a bursary to attend AMQF 2014. Includes: Registration bag, Ticket to Banquet dinner and up to 8 hrs of classes + Fabric pack. Value $800-

THIRD PRIZE: $100 cash plus AMQF 2014 registration bag and up to 4hrs of classes +Fabric pack.  Value $500- 



Accommodation
Just another reminder that we have negotiated AMQ Festival rates at three hotels that are situated in close proximity to the Adelaide Convention Centre. Please visit our website to view the options and book your rooms. Many are already sold!



Tracey is working hard to create all the online registrations for classes and events this month. Then to finalise our Class Catalogue ready for download that will have a comprehensive list of teachers, classes, Quilt show categories and entry forms plus more! 

We are auditioning the idea of offering a Bus Tour on Tuesday 30th September. It would take in some tourist sites and possibly a quilt shop or two. We really need to have an indication from attendees on whether this would be something you would like to do? To lodge your expression of interest please email us.

We will be back to profile some more teachers and their classes in the next newsletter!

Until next time...

Sharon and Tracey

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