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!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

A Contest...


AMQ Festival needs all your collective creative juices flowing to come up with our 2016 collectible ‘show pin’!

Each Festival we have had a unique ‘show pin’ as a souvenir for all attendees. This has become a collectible item and we wish to encourage everyone to participate in making our 2016 Show Pin special! Last year's pin was designed by the amazingly talented - Jane Monk, Tasmania.

AMQ Festival is the result of a combined effort from many individuals,groups, vendors and sponsors that has ensured it is more successful each time. We appreciate how all involved get behind this event and look forward to 2016.

Entry form and designs to be received by 9pm 4th January CST (South Australia) 2016.

All entries must contain copyright-free art or art released for entrant’s and public use. No unauthorized use of any copyright images, text, or other material will be accepted.

To enter the Contest, eligible participants must:
  1. Download and complete the Official Entry Form. The form is available for download here
  2. Create a ‘Show Pin’ design that is approx 50mm in diameter though it can be any shape you desire. It can be hand drawn and coloured, or digitally drawn and coloured. Three colours maximum. Can add ‘bling’ if you choose. No limit to number of entries per designer. 
  3.  Must have the words Australian Machine Quilting Festival 2016 or the acronym AMQ Festival 2016 on the design. 
  4. Please submit the design via email to info@amqfestival.com.au in .png, .jpg or .psd format (Resolution of 300dpi) or as a .pdf file (less than 10mb) If the design incorporates non-standard fonts, you must be able to provide us with the font should your design be selected. 


There will be one winner that will receive a complimentary show pin and ticket to the Cocktail party (value approx $72-) plus bragging rights. All entries will be judged by a panel appointed by AMQ Festival Pty Ltd. The winner will be notified by telephone or email. The panel’s decision will be considered final with no exceptions.

So get your thinking hats on and your coloured pencils out. Come up with a unique Show Pin design that everyone will want to collect and keep with all the other pins they have.

We still have the opportunity open to be the 2016 Show Pin Sponsor as well. Download all the sponsorship opportunities here and together we can promote your business and the industry of machine quilting.

Vendor applications are starting to flow in, so if you were thinking of coming it might be prudent to get yours in soon. The floor plan for this area will be provided to Sponsors in order of priority to choose their preferred position and thereafter to vendors in order of receipt of deposits.

I look forward to seeing all your entries! There may be extra surprises for the winning entry yet… ;)


1 comment:

  1. Hey, it is truly great to know about this AMQ Festival. I heard about this event at the local convention center but couldn’t attend it. But I saw the pictures on the internet. It was a wonderful fest and I would love to attend it in the next month.