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!







Thursday, June 16, 2016

Piecing, Applique, embellishing, finishing classes and more..part 2

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Did you know that we also have classes for those that love to piece quilts, applique, embellish and more?
Most are hands on classes with domestic sewing machines provided for you to use.
Visit here to discover more and book your classes!!

We love the look of needle turn appliqué. Learn to execute this perfectly by machine with Helen Stubbings using Bernina 350 machines.

Perfect needleturn applique by machine – the Hugs n Kisses way with Helen Stubbings

4hrs
Hands on Domestic sewing machine
Suitable for all

Learn the Hugs ‘n Kisses method of easy needleturn applique by machine and start to make this lovely cushion (or you could make it into a different project after class) You will only complete part of this project during the short class time but will have learnt all steps to master and finish this project at home. We will discuss choosing and adapting a machine stitch on your machine, preparing, gluing, positioning and stitching down your applique design.
Class fee: includes pre-printed applique paper, layout guides and pattern notes. 
Handouts will be pre-posted so that you may cut the pre-printed applique shapes out ready for class. (note: we will send only the applique paper with cutting instructions – the remainder of the notes will be handed out in class)
Optional Kit fee:$38.00
Gluestick applique basics kit: 
  • Sewline Glue pen
  • Roxanne’s Glue baste it
  • Superior Monopoly thread

Want to learn how to colour or embellish your quilts using coloured pencils??? Then learn from the expert - Helen Stubbings.

Belconnen Beauty – Colourque and iron on hexies
4hrs
Colouring, EPP & embroidery
Suitable for all

Learn the art of coloured pencil applique on fabric – Colourque ® whilst making this simple but attractive wallhanging to feature your work.
Also thrown in is the latest and easiest method of iron on hexies – English Paper pieced hexagons, which are used to complement the coloured design and to give you the experience of two new methods to try in the one class.
You will begin both techniques in class and although every step of the technique will be demonstrated and started in class you will not expect to finish your project during class time.
But you will have a fun and portable and very addictive project to finish in your hotel room or on the plane home. 
Class fee includes EPP iron-on hexies, iron on transfer and pattern notes. 
Optional Kit fees:
Colourque kit: $27.80
Includes – 6 x Derwent pencils, 1 x textile medium, 1 x paintbrush, 1 x paintpot, 1 x sandpaper sheet
EPP Kit: $27.40
includes - 1 x gluepen, 1 x superbob, 1 x pack applique needles, Small roxannes gluebaste it
Fabric Kit: $31.50
Includes all fabrics for top of project only close to or same as originals– not binding or backing fabric
Embroidery Kit: $24.25
Includes: Presencia Finca Perle #16 threads x 5, Hugs ‘n Kisses stitchery needles, 1 x embroidery hoop
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We all love 'bling' and so does Claudia Pfeil!
Learn a new method of attaching crystals to our quilts simply & easily...

2hrs
Embellishing
Suitable for all

The NEW Rhinestone Quarry class - we don´t need any electrical tools anymore to put the original Swarovski Crystals onto our tops!
We will work with the fantastic 'Crystal Katana' (included in the class fee!) to glue the Swarovski Crystals on. Hundreds of Crystals, beads and fancy embellishments will be provided in the kit! Let´s start the (P)fun and let´s decide where to put them! 
Please prepare (pieced or wholecloth, quilted and bound) a miniature quilt, max. size 12 x 12 inches to work on in the class!
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Would you like to create your own small art quilt on the HQ Sweet 16??
Join Lee Vause...


Create a small fun art quilt
4hrs
Hands On HQ Sweet 16
Suitable for Confident Beginners

Come along and have some fun making this small art quilt using simple techniques to enable you to apply some colour and basic thread painting. To complete this art quilt a little free motion quilting will provide a dynamic background.

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Maximising Decorative Stitch Work for the Quilting Process with Lee Vause

4hrs
Hands On Domestic Sewing machine
Suitable for confident beginners

Based on a Zentangle theme have you ever thought ‘hmmm' I wonder how I could use those inbuilt decorative stitches to create a Zentangle Inspired Art work while learning how to use the decorative stitches for the quilting purposes?

If you have, why not come along and join me to make a small sample while learning some design ideas and how to mix and match decorative stitches and embellishment so that you have the confidence to quilt quick and easy fun quilts into the future.

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Our Around the Block promotion is now FULL! We are very pleased to announce the six shops that you will need to visit to obtain their validation on your 'map'. Then complete your details to go into the daily draw for some wonderful prizes.
  • Cynthia's Ark
  • Hettie's Patch
  • Joy's Craftworx
  • Kornacraft Sewing Centre
  • Tajima Australia
  • Westalee Design
The prizes are simply to die for! You will want to make sure you enter the draw to be in the chance to win these.

Our Show Program is being prepared for all to enjoy at Festival. Any quilting/sewing related business is welcome to advertise in this publication. Please download & complete our Advertising Order Form which has all the pricing and specifications required to be included in this. 

The Main Stage area is also available to any quilting related business for a 15-20 minute presentation on the Intelliquilter Main Stage area with seating for the public. The stage will have audio, screen, table and whiteboard for use. You will need to supply your own laptop & any other equipment. The program of demonstrations will be published in the Show Program that is available to all attendees upon entry or in the student registration goodie bags. You are invited to share a favourite technique or showcase a new product that you feel would benefit attendees. Applications can be made online

Happy quilting!

Tracey

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