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, September 8, 2014

Some more Aussie star teachers!


All students need to ensure that you have your barcoded tickets printed & bring with you to access your classes and collect your Registration bag or Festival package. If you have misplaced them since registering, then please login to your account on our website and choose to have them resent to you to print out. Please check the classes you have registered for to ensure you bring all that is requested on the supply lists. Some class supply lists are included with your ticket, all the rest are listed on the website with the class descriptions.

All domestic hands on classes (except Jenny Doan Mystery Classes on Wednesday 1st October 2014) will have Bernina 350SE sewing machines kindly supplied by Otto & Penny’s Sewing Centre. These will be discounted at special Festival pricing by Otto if you fall in love with one & would like to take one home. Contact Otto in his booth in the Expo Hall during opening hours if you have questions or would like to organise purchase. Please bring normal sewing supplies with you as listed for each class. Appropriate machine feet as requested by your teachers will be with the machines.

Don’t forget you can hire these machines for the Jenny Doan Mystery Classes if you do not wish to bring your own on Wednesday!


Vicki Jenkin

Vicki Jenkin

Vicki started quilting in 1996 and quickly developed a love for both needleturn applique and machine quilting. She quilted on a domestic machine for 14 years and then in 2010 bought an A1 Elite, giving up her day job and taking the plunge into professional machine quilting, she now gets to indulge her passion every day! Vicki believes in getting out of your comfort zone and having a go...you don't know what you can achieve until you try.

Vicki has won a number of awards at state, national and international level. These include a Best of Show and Excellence in Domestic Machine Quilting at Victorian Quilters Showcase, Honourable Mentions at Houston and the World Quilt and Textile Show. Longarm awards include ribbons at MQX and MQS and 2011 Rookie of the Year award at MQX.

Her classes this year are proving popular with seats still available to purchase!

A Flock of Freehand Feathers

2 hrs  Demo/lecture

Feathers are fun, they look great and there are variations suitable for many styles of quilts. Learn the basics of feather anatomy and you will soon be stitching beautiful flowing feathers with minimal pre-marking! Heirloom feathers, frilly feathers, hooked feathers, batwing and axehead feathers, a pretty feather filler and more! Most of them don't even have any backtracking! Handout includes a workbook of all designs.

A flock of freehand feathers

Fill it with Feathers

2 hrs   Demo/lecture
Part of the beauty of feathers is they can be tailored to fit many different shapes. This class looks at fitting feathers in squares, circles triangles and other shapes as well as options for borders.

Primarily an ideas and design class suitable for both longarm or domestic machine quilters

Fill it with feathers

Let's do Circle Work

2 hrs   Demo/lecture
Circle rulers/templates are very versatile and can be used to create many different block border and background designs. We will start with the basics of simple block and border designs, move onto curved crosshatch and more complex designs and finally combining with other motifs for those drop dead gorgeous border designs.

There are lots of ideas for all levels of custom quilting and the handout is a 20+ page workbook of designs to take home for inspiration!

Suitable for beginner, confident beginner!

Circle work Circle work 2



Helen Godden has become a household name with her success in entering competitions & teaching worldwide her machine quilting techniques. Join Helen on the HQ Sweet 16 machine for hands on classes that will be so exciting!

Helen Godden

Test Drive the Sweet 16 with Helen Godden

Quilt at full throttle and Top Gear as you put this Grand Prix of a quilting machine though its paces. No time for a Pit Stop; check out what this model can do while learning new quilting styles and tips from the 'Stig' of free-motion machine quilting, Helen Godden. A Full tank of Fun guaranteed.

Please note - this class is not for absolute beginners but for those with basic skills in domestic free-motion quilting, wanting to experience a Sweet 16 for the first time.

Supply List

Keeping it easy...no requirements just bring yourself and enthusiasm to give it a go.

There are only two seats left in Saturday’s class & a few more on Sunday & Monday! Don’t miss out on this great class.


Lee Vause

Lee Vause has focused her business to predominantly provide a quality long arm quilting service and teaching. Lee loves to teach Zentangle in its paper form and with thread, free motion quilting to include thread painting and machine embroidery.

Lee is a Certified Zentangle Teacher, a Jenny Haskins Accredited Tutor and a Victorian Quilters Accredited Teacher.

In summarizing Lee embraces a contemporary art design focus and mixes zentangle inspired art; thread painting, fabric painting with inks, crayons and pencils along with free motion quilting to create innovative quilts under the banner of Threads and Tangles.


This terrific class as taught by Lee Vause, a Certified Zentangle Teacher follows on from the Basic Zentangle Class and is based on Lee’s award winning quilt “Paradox”. Lee loves to create quilts based on the Zentangle theme and her “All in a Tangle” quilt is just another fine example of what can be created using a structured approach through couching and the use of other embellishments.

A number of Lee’s Zentangle Inspired works both pen and paper and quilts have been published not only in Australia but also overseas to include the popular book “The Beauty of Zentangle”. Other examples of Lee’s work include these cute looking wrens one set are FMQ and shaded and the other is digitised and machine embroidered.

There are still a few places left in this class why not book to avoid missing out.

Here are a few photos of some of Lee’s work –








This class while based on a lecture format is very popular and Lee with her many years of experience not only in machine embroidery, patchwork and quilting she has had much experience in public speaking and engages well with her audience through a principle of keeping it simple while succinct and uses an interactive PowerPoint presentation that is full of valuable and informative must have information for effective free motion quilting.

Here is just a bit of feedback Lee has received from some of her previous classes:

“I personally enjoyed the class very much. You are a natural teacher.  All students were happy with the class, and would like more!”

“Many thanks for an awesome day with the Embroiderers Guild, yesterday. Love my snail”.

There remains a few places left in this class.


Please note that if you are considering either of Jenny Doan’s Mystery Class #1 or #3 then register quick! There are very few seats left in both of these with Class #2 already full. We will be closing registrations for these classes on the 15th September to enable the final number of kits to be prepared & ready for you all on the day.

Not long now….

Tracey & Sharon

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