Longarm hands on classes for the 1st time at Festival

Yes we have hands on classes on longarm machines thanks to Blessington Pty Ltd this year. We have long been asked to provide these in the past, however it is a huge amount of resources for a company to provide and the logistics of fitting them into a large enough room can be daunting. This year we are located in the new West wing of the Convention centre where the classrooms are larger and we can fit enough in to make it worth while. You can enter in the Western entrance to find us.

Here is a site map of the venue: The quilt exhibits, cocktail party and shopping are in Halls L & M

Adelaide Convention Centre

The HQ Sweet 16 classroom will be located on the lower level in Riverbank Room 5

The Cocktail Party will be held in Hall M commencing from 4.30pm for 2 hours of networking. The first hour is a ‘happy hour’ of drinks and nibbles, followed by the announcement of our Quilt Challenge winners and our QuIP – Quilting Industry Panel of Experts.

Tickets still available for attending the Cocktail Party! Purchase here


Handi Quilter Simply Sixteen Demo Deal

Grab yourself a great deal – Blessington Pty LTD are supplying a classroom full of HQ Simply Sixteens with Little foot frames for some classes at the Australian Machine Quilting Festival.

If you are looking for a longarm machine and you don’t have the space requirements or the budget for a larger frame then this is the option you are looking for.

Visit the Handi Quilter stand and ask about the special deal for these demo machines.  A bonus Ruler Base (valued at $235) and a Superior Thread Pack (valued at $250) will also be added to make this a Super Show Special.


Now all but ONE class on these machines are fully booked! If you want to test drive one of these and learn some valuable skills at the same time then get in quick for the last FIVE seats in Anita Ellis’s – Longarm doodling class on Saturday evening from 4pm. This 4 hour class will inspire and excite you to get started or do more when quilting using a frame setup.

Not long to go now – we are getting excited and soon packing all your registration bags to be freighted down to the Convention Centre. So many goodies in these!! Thanks to all the sponsors and suppliers for getting these to us on time.

Happy quilting and packing now…


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