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!







Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Online registrations are open!

After 2 days only of registrations being open, we already have classes FULL!

With very few having issues with purchasing I can now breathe a sigh of relief….

The following classes are now FULL. You can put your name on our Waiting List if you badly want the opportunity to do these classes. You can find this at the very bottom of the full list of classes. It will be dependant on cancellations.

Date actioned
Date/Time
Name of Class
14th March 2016
Sunday 28th Aug
1-5pm
Magic Medallions with rulers with Heather Hopkins 
14th March 2016Thursday 25th Aug
12.30-4.30pm
Machine Quilting with Rulers with Lee Vause 
14th March 2016Saturday 27th Aug
5.30-7.30pm
Circles of Mystery with Janet Collins 


We have managed to secure some extra space to enable some shuffling of class locations, which means we can now repeat Janet Collins class - Circles of Mystery.

Registrations can now be taken for this class if you missed out! We are also offering to exchange the time slots from the Saturday afternoon class to the Sunday morning class time at no cost if it suits your schedule better. Please email me if you want to do this.

Date opened  Date/Time of Class Name of Class
 15th March 2016 Sunday 28th Aug
8-10am
 Circles of Mystery with Janet Collins

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How can I become a volunteer?

As you know, all events need lots of volunteers in order to operate smoothly. AMQ Festival is no exception. Anyone may now sign up to volunteer. If YOU would like to be a volunteer, please let us know as soon as possible so that you may have first choice of jobs.

There are many opportunities to volunteer including:
  • Judging assistance
  • Scribes
  • Quilt hanging and taking down for the show
  • White glove host/hostess
  • Door greeters
  • Classroom assistance
  • Demos
  • Quilt award presentations
  • Speaker assistance
  • Passing quilts to owners who are present at take down
  • Packing and shipping of quilts at take down

Teacher's Angel Volunteers

AMQF has an exciting way for you to volunteer this year. Our teachers need your help to greet the students, check off names, hand out and collect evaluation forms and class handouts and help when needs arise. These treasured helpers are our Teacher's Angels. The procedure for being a teacher's angel is as follows: when you are registering and paying online for your classes, answer the questionaire to inform us that you are interested in volunteering. Our volunteer co-ordinator will draw the lucky angel for each class when it is full or 2 weeks prior to Festival and you will be notified via email. Please consider volunteering as a Teacher's Angel, it's a great way to get to know our teachers and meet like minded students as well.

If you are interested in gaining some fabulous hands-on experience as a volunteer, contact us at volunteer@amqfestival.com.au to be added to our volunteer list or complete the online volunteer form which will is available here.

We have some lovely gifts for our volunteers to say a huge thank you for your time.



I’m off to Renmark for the weekend to meet & talk with 250 ladies for International Quilters Day! Looking forward to meeting you all…. I’ll have a special offer for all attendees.

Until next time… happy quilting!
Tracey


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