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!

Monday, August 11, 2014

New classes!

At our 2012 festival we asked all those entering into our Lucky Door Prize competition, what type of classes they would like to ‘see’ at our 2014 event. We carefully compiled all this information & have diligently worked towards answering your requests. There was one type of class that we had not managed to obtain… UNTIL NOW!!

A class on finishing techniques is now available for you all!

We would like to welcome Lisa Warne to our highly respected line-up of teachers at AMQ Festival 2014.

Lisa Warne

Lisa has designed, pieced and quilted many winning quilts including several Grand Champions. Lisa Warne started making quilts for family and friends in 1994 and was immediately addicted to the craft.

Many of her earlier quilts were made without patterns or tools like rotary cutters, then she started designing her own quilts.

Her quilting clients have also achieved awards for their work.
Lisa began teaching various classes and workshops throughout SE QLD in 2009 to meet the demand of her clients requests for fresh ideas and new techniques using time efficient methods.

She bought her first longarm in 2006 and started her longarm quilting business Quick Quilt in 2007.

Her mission statement is to "inform and inspire".

Binding - Innovative new methods
3 hrs - Hands On DSM


Binding more

"A must do workshop that will completely change the way you bind your quilts!"

Go from ho-hum-OK... to WOWI Binding is the frame for your quilts, you cannot underestimate its value This exciting workshop leads you to discover innovative techniques and unconventional yet simple tools to give perfect results every time with minimum effort. We will cover several techniques and discuss the benefits of straight and bias, double fold, back to front, mitred, inside and curved corners, rickrack piping or lace accents, how to add trims or couching threads and learn to finish your quilts using the techniques employed in award winning quilts to give beautiful straight edges, perfect corners and invisible joins without bulky lumps.

One Fabric Bargello
3 hrs - Hands On DSM

One fabric bargello

Difference between the “One Fabric” Bargello and the Traditional Bargello? there is no horizontal piecing, so it can be made by joining strips together vertically. Using this pattern you can make a ”Bargello” using just one Batik Australian fabric. So if you can cut and sew in a straight line – you can make it! It is suitable for all levels of quilter from beginner to advanced.  This is a very exciting concept, it’s time efficient giving stunning results.

Michelle Pearson

We have also managed to squeeze in another class by the amazing Michelle Pearson. Michelle’s first class sold out in just under 2 days when registrations first opened. Her skills with using rulers in conjunction with the HQ Sweet 16 are excellent and she has offered to provide another more condensed class called Rulers 101 as a 2 hr class on Sunday afternoon. Registrations for this class are open NOW and I’m sure will fill very quickly yet again. Limited to only 16 seats!!

All of these new classes have sewing machines supplied for you to use in the classroom. Thanks to both Handi Quilter (HQ Sweet 16) & Otto & Penny’s Sewing Centre (Bernina 350SE machines)

As always, please check the Class Availability & Updates page when considering classes at Festival in October 2014.

More news coming very soon….

Tracey and Sharon

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