20-23rd September 2018
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 4, 2014

June Update

The weeks are passing by rapidly and I apologise for the amount of time between our blogs!  We are both working hard and certainly not resting on our laurels.  The classes have been filling steadily over the past 6 weeks and having said that there are still vacancies for some of them so please don't leave it too late and be disappointed.

Alzheimer's Benefit Quilt Challenge
The response to this initiative has been amazing and we can't thank everyone enough for being involved.  In 2012 we sold 57 kits and received 28 completed quilts that went to auction and this year we have sold 84 kits!   To date we have received 5 completed quilts, if you haven't finished your quilt please remember you have until the 30th June to get it to us ready for judging.  Apart from being involved with this great charity there are 3 fabulous prizes up for grabs!
  • First Prize:  $300 cash plus a bursary to attend AMQF 2014.  The bursary includes a Festival Package, ticket to Banquet dinner, up to 8 hrs of classes and a Fabric Pack. Value $1100.
  • Second Prize:  $200 cash plus a bursary to attend AMQF 2014.  Bursary includes a Registration bag, ticket to Banquet dinner, up to 8 hrs of classes and a Fabric Pack. Value $800.
  • Third Prize:  $100 cash plus AMQF 2014 registration bag, up to 4hrs of classes and a Fabric Pack.  Value $500. 

AMQA Inc Quilt Show 
The Quilt Show is a very exciting part of Festival and the more entries received the bigger and better the exhibition will be.  The Quilt Show is open to almost every type of quilt and going by the last two shows we will see some stunning work.  Don't be shy or think that your quilt isn't worthy of being shown, everyone starts somewhere!  Quilt competition entries must be postmarked no later than Thursday 31st July, 2014.  For further information about the Quilt Show please click here.

Web Based Business Promotion
The WBBP is being offered again to all those that have a online store/services/workshops/retreats etc.  It is a fabulous way to get noticed for a minimal outlay and pitching to a target audience.  What do you need to do to take advantage of this wonderful advertising opportunity?  

  • The cost is $110 (GST Inc)
  • You need to supply us with 500 business cards
  • These cards will be collated and placed in Business Card Folders
  • All Registrants will receive a folder in their Registration Bag
  • Extra folders will be offered to the public for a minimum fee
  • A link will be placed on the AMQF website and will remain active until 30th September 2015
  • The opportunity to provide a flyer, discount voucher, samples or product included in the Registration/ Festival Packages. 
This is a great opportunity to get your business noticed!  The response in 2012 was excellent and the feedback has been very positive.  If you'd like to participate please contact Sharon for further information or visit the Sponsorship page.

We want to offer this promotion to as many businesses as possible so if you have a favourite online store that you would like to promote then please send us an email with their details.  If they take this offer up then you will go into a draw for a gorgeous bundle of Moda fabric. 

Until next time.....keep quilting!

Sharon and Tracey

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