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 14, 2012

AMQF 2012 Wrap Up

It’s taken us longer than anticipated to get things finalised from AMQF and no doubt to get everything in order will take a few months more.  We’d like to thank everyone involved in AMQF 2012 whether you were a sponsor, vendor, presenter, teacher, student, volunteer, visitor or a member of the public.  This couldn’t have happened without you all and we thank you sincerely for all your efforts and involvement and hope you come back to us in 2014; the dates for AMQF 2014 are 2nd – 6th October.

Special thanks must go to our major sponsor, Handi Quilter, and their fantastic staff who have been an absolute dream to deal with since the outset.  Please know that your support and easy going attitude has made our jobs so much easier and we simply can’t thank you enough!

Bernina Australia were behind us all the way with co-hosting Ricky Tims and coming to the party when we really needed help, thank you so much!

We are currently doing all the administration work finalising all the details and getting letters of thanks out to everyone but we wanted to touch base and just give a brief update.  AMQF 2012 grew so much from our first festival held at Endeavour College in 2010 and we are optimistic that it will continue.  The interest in 2014 already has really surprised us and we feel very honoured to have this support shown to us.  Our blogs now will be much less frequent and if you know of anyone that is interested in AMQF 2014 the best way to stay in touch is to register online for the Newsletter.

Alzheimer’s Benefit Quilt Challenge

The success of the Alzheimer’s Benefit Quilt Challenge is nothing short of amazing – a total of $6,575.55 was raised for research into Alzheimer’s and this will be presented to Alzheimer’s SA once the payments are finalised.  We are still organising invoices/payments, wrapping and posting quilts and this will all be finalised this week.  If you’d like to see the list of winning bids please click here.  Thank you to everyone that participated in this initiative with special thanks going to Tim Myers from Lloyd Curzon and Bill Day and Lisa Jones from Dayview Textiles. 

Lucky Draw Prize and Alzheimer’s Draw Winners

1st Prize in the Lucky Door Prize, donated by EME Floriani, was a Floriani Total Control Professional Software Package valued at $4398.00 and was won by Danyell Bruton of Andrews Farm, SA.  2nd Prize donated by Sue’s Sewing World was a Janome 1600P Sewing Machine and was won by Kay White of Jerrabomberra, NSW. 

1st Prize in the Alzheimer’s Draw, donated by Horn Australia, was a Craft Plus Table valued at $699.00 and won by Helen Podgorski of Valley View, SA.  2nd Prize donated by Mulberry Millie was an Upright Quilt Basting Frame valued at $285.00 and won by Helen Dobby of Warradale, SA.  3rd Prize, donated by Sydney Sewing Supplies, was a 3 Piece Trolley Bag Set valued at $199.00 and won by Leanne Greenhalgh of Maryborough, QLD.

Thanks to EME Floriani, Sue’s Sewing World, Horn Australia, Mulberry Millie and Sydney Sewing Supplies for their generosity.

To those that haven’t yet received their prizes please note that these will be couriered to you this week. 

That’s it from us for now, stay tuned!

Keep Quilting!!


Sharon & Tracey