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!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Diary Giveaway competition

Thanks to all that left a comment and also listed our blog on your own blogroll!

I have today sent emails to those that I don’t have your mailing address & also to a couple that replied but have forgotten to list us on your blog with a link.

Once I’ve heard back from you all with mailing addresses & confirmation of links the diaries will go out. Hopefully by the end of this week?

Keep an eye open for future giveaways! We have been fortunate and been given a few more of these to enable us to reward you.

Until next time…

Tracey & Sharon

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Technology at its best!

Yesterday we were thrilled to let you all know about our MAJOR SPONSOR – Handi Quilter!

Today we have now created a Facebook Page as well… we would love for you all to visit and ‘like’ us. Leave a comment or make suggestions as well?

All the tools at our disposal are many when online. We have numerous jobs to get done & they prove invaluable to assist us in this great adventure to create a fantastic festival for you all to attend & participate in.

We have recently changed our newsletter service to Mailchimp so if you happen to get a duplicate message in the next few days please disregard this as we are having a couple of initial teething problems. Hopefully we will have it sorted soon & all will be perfect!

We also have some give-aways for you! Thanks to Universal Magazines we have 10 of their gorgeous 2012 diaries to give away.


These are in the newsagents for $19.95 each!

So the first 10 people from Australia to make a comment on our blog as well as list AMQ Festival blog in their blogrolls on their own blogs will be sent a beautifaul diary. We definitely welcome everybody to list our blog on yours at any time of course…

We will contact the first 10 people after confirming your blogs to get your mailing addresses.

Until next time…

Tracey & Sharon

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

AMQF Announces Major Sponsor

We are excited to announce that HandiQuilter will be the Major Sponsor of the Australian Machine Quilting Festival 2012. HandiQuilter will also be providing   Sweet 16’s for one of the classrooms and this classroom will be known as the HQ Sweet 16 Classroom for the duration of Festival.

There are many other sponsorship packages available and these will be released over the next few weeks.


The applications for Teachers closed at the end of September and the response has been fantastic. We are currently going through the applications to ensure that we have a great balance of classes for quilters of all disciplines and levels.

It has been a misconception that AMQF is only for longarm quilters or professional quilters but this is quite simply not the case. AMQF is for anyone that uses a sewing machine of any kind to piece or to free-motion quilt.

Over the next few months we will be releasing as much information as possible on our teachers which will enable you to make class choices so that you get the maximum benefit to further your education and skills.


We have been working hard to get the best accommodation deals that we can. I’m sure you can appreciate that prices for accommodation in the CBD are a little more than those in the suburbs but believe me we’re trying our best and will have this information available in the next 2 weeks.

Until next time,

Sharon & Tracey