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!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Lucky raffle winner for Ricky Tims seminar !

Helen Boyle from Gateway Quilters at Elizabeth was the lucky winner of a ticket to the Ricky Tims Seminar.  We hope you have a great day Helen and thank you to everyone who purchased a ticket in support of Alzheimer’s SA.

Motorised Transport  

There will be two motorised…….let’s call them “hotrods” for those that get tired walking around quilt shows and shops and need a little assistance.  If you would like to hire one to cruise around the show please contact us  and we will add you to the booking sheet.  There will be a $5.00 hire charge with a maximum limit of 2 hours.  If you don’t pre-book, then the “hotrods” will be allocated on a first come first served basis. 

Some more vendors to entice you!

the thread studio

Dale and Ian from The thread Studio will be bringing their wonderful machine and hand embroidery threads – their colourful range of hand –dyed fibres and fabrics and their exciting Moonglow Sprays as well as lots of textile art supplies – in fact as much as they can squeeze on their palettes.

Widebacks Australia

Brenda will be with us this year with a double booth to show off her huge range of wide backing fabrics & pre-cuts. 

Widebacks specialise in high-quality wide-width fabrics measuring 2.75m-3m (108-118in). With more than 300 fabrics currently in stock – and more on the way – it has one of the largest selections anywhere in the world. So come along & chat with Brenda & her team of helpers at Festival next weekend.

Tulis Textiles are thrilled to be coming to Adelaide to see all their SA customers & many more. Kerry travels from New Zealand with her amazing specialised fabrics to tempt us all.

These exciting and affordable fabrics are available direct to New Zealand customers at competitive prices. All our fabrics are chosen by an experienced quilter, with an eye for quality, versatility and vibrancy! From exotic hand painted Pradas, and exquisitely woven Ikats to give your quilts that unique accent, to the affordable modern Batik prints for vibrant contrasts, our fabrics are the finest quality 100% cotton, rayon and silk in a range of colours and patterns.


Come & see the amazing Intelliquilter system in action on the A1 Horizon 31” longarm quilting machine. We have the wonderful Crystal Smythe here in Australia sharing her extensive knowledge on getting the most out of your Intelliquilter & she will be on the booth answering your questions when not teaching. Along with Crystal will be Barna Kasa (Zoltan’s son) who will be keen to show you what the IQ can do for you! Introducing the new budget BasIQ system along with the traditional ClassIQ system this year, you will be tempted to need one of these for sure.

A1 Quilting MachinesA1_logo_B&W

A1 Quilting machine dealers, Michele Turner from Sydney and Megan Best from the USA will be on the booth to demonstrate & answer questions on both the A1 Elite 923 and the A1 Horizon 1031 machines that will available to test drive. They will also be introducing the brand new Joey – baby Elite sit down 23” machine that sits in the most beautiful table that will open up to 40” x 77” for when you need the support for those larger quilts. Be the first to test drive this upgradeable machine at AMQ Festival 2012.

Show specials valid for one week only over Festival dates will be available on all A1 quilting machines.

Early May Designs/Floriani Australia EME Floriani Logo

Here you will find all the FLORIANI Stabilizers, FLORIANI Threads, FLORIANI Software, FLORIANI Specialty Products, PLUS RNK/Jenny Haskins Magic Range of Stabilizers & Quilting Products, Quilting Software and Jenny Haskins' Threads; EME Machine Embroidery Design Collections, and a whole lot more. Come along & see all the products available at Booth#36.

Hetties PatchHettie's PatchA4logo

We are pleased to have Lorraine & the girls from Hetties’ Patch once again at Festival. They supported us at our first event in 2010 & are back again with all their beautiful fabric & goodies this year. Hettie's Patch opened in August 2005. They have 3000 plus bolts of fabric. Hetties also stocks embroidery supplies and giftware.

Right next door to Hettie’s patch in the vendor mall will be

Always Quilting/ Aurifil ThreadLOGO AURIFIL

Jenny will have all her colourful thread that is divine to use in all machines & for hand work on display.

John Watts Sewing

Need that new sewing machine, or the right quilting tool. Then you will find all you need at John Watts Sewing & Quilting Booth#11.


Only 3 days to go until everything starts! Sharon & I have been working very hard & I leave home tomorrow to travel down to Adelaide to start setting everything up. We would like to express our appreciation to our wonderful Volunteer Co-ordinator, Val Towill,  who has had the mammoth task of sorting & allocating all the wonderful volunteers that really make an event like this run smoothly.

See you all VERY soon!

Tracey & Sharon

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