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!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Wow – what a response!!

We have been overwhelmed by the wonderful support from the quilting community both here in Australia and overseas. Thank you to all of you for your words of encouragement and your promises to attend and make this a wonderful festival.

Please keep spreading the word with your quilting friends & acquaintances so that we can continue to let people know that festival is happening.

We have heard that quite a few have already booked their accommodation! You will absolutely love the rooms, suites & apartments that are available at the Mawson Lakes Hotel. They have such a variety of extremely high standard rooms AND they are giving us an incredible group discount on accommodation when you mention AMQ Festival when you book.

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

  • Reception assistance

  • 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

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.

For every 2 hours you volunteer, you are eligible to enter your name into the exclusive, volunteer only, door prize drawings. We do several drawings throughout the day, and then all the names go back into the "pot" for the GRAND PRIZE, given away at the end of the show. You do not need to be present to win. Some lucky winner will walk away with a basket of goodies!

Keep an eye on your inbox for some more very exciting news coming soon!

Tracey & Sharon

owners AMQ Festival 2010