Australian Machine Quilting Festival 2016 – Class Registration Opening Soon

Australian Machine Quilting Festival LogoThis is the fourth Australian Machine Quilting Festival (AMQ) since 2010, it is held in the Adelaide Convention Centre which is a fantastic facility centrally located on the banks of the River Torrens in the heart of Adelaide. This year the Festival will be held 25th to 28th of August.


The AMQ Festival is a hands-on educational show for all machine quilters.

Class environment

There are 22 teachers featuring both Australian Quilting identities and International teachers. This years special invited teachers are Mark Lipinski and Bethanne Nemesh from the USA and Claudia Pfeil from Germany. There are 92 classes on offer showcasing both National and Internationally accredited tutors specializing in machine quilting and sewing.

Each Festival features a Vendor Mall for class participants as well as general public to come and purchase all things Machine Quilting and this year will be no exception. There are 40 vendor booths and free demonstrations from experts in the field.

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Online registration for classes begins at 12.01am on March the 14th so you need to be quick if you think this might be your ideal next holiday destination.

There is a quilt show run in conjunction with the Festival and closing dates for entries are 30 June for the Minda Benefit Quilt Challenge and 1st July for AMQA Quilt Show entries.

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The AMQ Festival also has a number of Accommodation Partners with packages so that you can stay close to the Festival and make the easy walk to the venue.

Tracey Browning the Festival Director has kindly provided photos from past festivals to wet your appetite. It is well worth a visit to our fair city and of course there are things to do other than quilting when you get here for your significant others to keep them busy while you are learning from the experts.

For more information visit the festival website:

Amanda Bergamin

About Amanda Bergamin

Amanda has been quilting for 20 years and sewing most of her life having learnt from her mum and nana. She started Seabreeze Quilts about 5 years ago designing patterns for her etsy shop. Her favourite technique is needle turn applique, but she also uses machine applique, machine quilting (she quilts all her own quilts usually by machine) and machine piecing. No matter how long Amanda has been quilting she know the value of classes and learning from others. As well as teaching beginners classes, Amanda always makes sure to take at least one or two classes a year, as there hasn’t been a class she has attended where she has not learnt something new from the teacher or other students. Over the last two years she has run a free BOM on her blog Patterns for the month are available for free then up for sale in her etsy shop for a small price so you can catch up if you want to join in.

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