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!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Just a Little Bit More

We can hardly believe that almost 4 weeks have passed since the commencement of AMQF 2014, what a week it was and I'm not sure that we've fully recovered yet:-)  There is still quite a bit for us to do but in the meantime we thought we'd share a few things.

There were 73 kits purchased for the Alzheimer's Benefit Quilt Challenge and from these there were 29 quilts submitted to us for judging.  The total raised for Alzheimer's Australia was a little over $5,000, what a tremendous effort.  Thanks to everyone for supporting this great charity. 

The successful bidders for the Alzheimer's Benefit Quilt Challenge are as follows;

Quilt NameWon By
Little Bang - A Moment in TimeLloyd Curzon
One Moment in TimeLeonie McCallum
Pat's JourneyLeslie Tobin
Harvey's JoyShirley Fowell
The Farmer Takes a WifeSharon Dowling
Flamenco HibiscusLynne Callaghan
For the Love of TeaLloyd Curzon
A Moment in TimeKay Nichols
The Quilt ShopLloyd Curzon
RawGlenda Woods
Golden DuskJenny Doan
Broken CompassJenny Robertson
A 50 Year Old MomentLee Dowe
Family TiesLloyd Curzon
A Moment in TimeKay Nichols
WindmillLloyd Curzon
A turn of the Wheel, A roll of the DiceIlse Bartlett
God's PromiseL. Haggis
Unchained MelodyElizabeth Williams
Forget me Not, Put on the PotKim Hannon
A Moment in TimeRose Craig
Snowflake MomentsOtto Windler
Gone But Not ForgottenMichelle Pearson
Singapore BirdsPip Porter
BubblesOtto Windler
One Yellow Rose for MumJanet Beard
Gone with the WindFiona Alexander
Moment in TimePaul Browning
Once for AllJacky Myers

For further information and photos of these quilts please visit the website.

The invoices for the quilts were issued last week and as payment is received the quilts are being sent out.  All those that entered a quilt receive a certificate and a sash or rosette; these have been mailed out and you should receive them by the end of this week..

Registration Bags
We have had quite a few requests from people wanting to order a Registration Bag - we have now added these to the website for purchase.  Please note that these bags are plain, as in there is no screen printing on them - only our embroidered logo.  These cooler bags would make an excellent Christmas Gift and with this in mind we have reduced the price to $20.00.  Some gift ideas are as follows;
  • for the man in your life - fill them up with a cool block and a few stubbies
  • fantastic lunch box - no matter whether you're a tradie or a lady
  • do you have a 'nutter' in your life - fill it up with nuts, crackers and nibbles
  • is there a baby in the family, then what a classy way to pack your bottles and bits for bubs
  • why not fill it with chocolates and/or mini bottles of bubbles
Did you order your copy of the AMQF DVD at festival?  If not, you still have the chance to do so, this can be done via the AMQF website or by visiting Emma's personal website.  Emma has a fantastic special going if you wish to purchase 2010, 2012 and 2014 - contact her for details.  These DVD's have beautiful photos of all the quilts, plus many candid shots taken throughout festival.

We'll be back with more as soon as we have something else to share.  Good luck with achieving all you need to do as we race up towards Christmas.

Sharon & Tracey

Friday, October 10, 2014

Brief Update

We thought we'd give everyone a brief update on where we are at with finalising everything from AMQF 2014.  Firstly, we'd like to thank everyone that was involved with AMQF2014 either as a sponsor, vendor, student, volunteer, attendee or any capacity at all.  We certainly couldn't put on an event such as this without your help, enthusiasm and involvement, so thank you very much.
At this stage both Tracey and I are still recovering from the show and are busy unpacking and getting everything in some sort of order so please be patient with us for a little longer.  The plan is to have most things finalised by the end of next week or soon after and we'll be in touch via the Newsletter once we have more to share with you all.
The Alzheimer's Benefit Quilt Challenge winners will be notified early next week, invoices will be sent out and once payment is received the quilts will be parcelled up and posted off.  To  all those that made and donated their quilts we will be sending sashes and certificates at the same time.
Thank you all once again from the bottom of our hearts, we appreciate each and every one of you!

Sharon & Tracey