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, August 10, 2016

2 weeks until we are all together!

Have you...
  • booked your cocktail party tickets?
  • printed your tickets for classes?
  • got all your supplies packed and double checked?
  • allowed room for shopping?
then you are nearly ready to come to AMQ Festival 2016!

Just a heads up as well - if you are trying to pack a little lighter to allow for purchases, then be aware that you are receiving THREE pairs of scissors in your backpack. One large pair of sharp shears, a smaller pair of sharp scissors - both from Brother Australia. Plus a teeny pair of snips suitable for travelling with that have blades less than an inch long but very sharp points.

Thursday 25th August we will have our registration desk open from 7.30am for you to collect your wonderful registration bags full of goodies and get your name badges that will allow you access to the Vendor Mall and quilt exhibits for all 4 days.

There will be a very limited supply of spare bags that can be purchased at the registration desk for only $50 (without entry tickets included) If a friend at home has been coveting one of these then you can now get one to take home to them - or get someone to collect one for you if you can't come! The bag and goodies is valued at over $250-

Don't forget to purchase tickets to our Cocktail Party on Thursday at 4.30pm. This is the perfect networking opportunity to meet and mix with other attendees, industry leaders, be entertained and be in the draw for a Tula Pink Bernina 350 Sewing machine donated by Otto and Penny's Sewing Centre here in Adelaide.

We have a great line up of teachers this year with some sharing their journey with us by showing their quilts and story in lectures. If you want to hear these and be inspired then squeeze in some time to hear them.

Helen Godden - My Colourful Life so far! 1hr lecture with show'n'tell

Susan K Cleveland - My Eclectic Quilt Pageant 1 1/2hr lecture with show'n'tell
Join one of the world's most enthusiastic personalities for ooo's, aaaah’s, and laughter to learn a plethora of tips to increase accuracy and add fresh, interesting details with piping, prairie points, heavy threads, and embellishments. See how to take show pieces to new levels and add charming surprises to simple pieces. Susan will share real live quilts with close ups through the projector so you’re sure to see oodles of detail. You may recognise many quilts as winners in AQS Paducah shows and International Quilt Festivals in Houston! Don’t miss out on this good time!

As always, please acknowledge the generous support of all our sponsors that are listed on our website and in the sidebar of our newsletter. Without these, we could not put on the show and provide so many prizes and goodies to all who register and come along.

See you soon

Tracey




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