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!







Saturday, October 24, 2015

Announcing our 2016 teachers!

We are very pleased to announce our 2016 faculty for AMQ Festival. Please visit here to start planning and saving to join us for some fantastic classes and experiences.

It is so exciting to have ALL our teachers sharing their knowledge and inspiration and we will endeavour to highlight them all over the coming months in regular newsletters and magazine articles.

Please share this news with all your friends so that they don’t miss out on the opportunity to meet and learn from the best of the best.

Introducing the amazingly funny, talented and inspirational

Mark Lipinski


You will be hard pressed to find a more entertaining lecture
 and enjoyable quilting class than one taken with international
 quilt teacher and quilt fabric designer and creator and 
 Executive Editor of Quilter's Home magazine, Mark Lipinski’s Fabric Trends and Mark Lipinski’s Christmas 365 magazines.
 Mark's no holds barred, brutally honest, riotous talks 
are half about quilting, half show & tell, and all stand-up comedy.

Mark introduced The Slow Stitching Movement to quilters in June 2014 with a twice record-breaking webinar, and with that success, expanded the concept of Slow Stitching to knitters, crocheters, and the needle arts in November 2014.

Currently, Mark hosts a series of “DIY quilting videos” available on CraftDaily.com, and has recently appeared on Iowa Public Television’s Quilts of Valor Special hosted by Marianne Fons, along with special guests, Eleanor Burns and Alex Anderson. That appearance led to a becoming a featured celebrity guest on Quilt In A Day’s webinar series and is featured in the latest Eleanor Burns book, All Star Quilts, featuring Marianne Fons, Nancy Zieman, and Alex Anderson. For the last six years, Mark has sat on the Board of Directors for the international Quilt Alliance.

As a designer, Mark's work has been seen in and on the covers of magazines such as McCall's Quilting, Fons and Porter's Love of Quilting, Quilty, McCall's Quick Quilts, Just Cross Stitch, Quiltmaker, American Patchwork and Quilting’s Quilts and More, The Quilter, Irish Quilting, Fabric Trends 
magazines, various special interest publications, as well as patterned designs in all of his own titles.

Mark will be presenting a number of classes on domestic machines - some quite exclusive with small numbers to ensure a highly personalised experience. These will fill fast, so you will need to be prepared to sign up quick to ensure a seat!

Vendors

Festival will be again held at the Adelaide Convention Centre but we will be moving to Halls F and G in 2016 to take advantage of the magnificent ambience and views of the River Torrens and parklands and have the classrooms in closer proximity to vendors and quilt show. Applications are open for you to request booth space at this event. A floor plan has not been finalised as yet. Sponsors will be given priority in choosing their position, thereafter all vendors will have the opportunity to choose their position in order of receipt of their applications. Booth space will not be guaranteed until a contract is signed and deposit is paid.

Sponsors
A show this size would not be possible without the financial and equipment commitments of the companies, business and individuals that love being involved. Please show them your appreciation by visiting their booth during festival and visiting their websites throughout the year. To become a sponsor and have your logo on this page & more, please contact us. You can download the Sponsor opportunities information to view how you can benefit by a relationship with us.

Accommodation

We have negotiated special rates with four hotels located on North Terrace, situated very close to the Adelaide Convention Centre. All are now taking bookings ready for Festival. Details can be found on our website.
As always, the success of an event like this is all due to our attendees! Please share our newsletter amongst your social networks to help us make Festival the best ever in 2016!

Happy quilting…

Tracey