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Newsletter for AMQA Inc members

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Newsletter No. 24

Continuous Lines

AMQA Newsletter No. 24

July 2012



Editor’s Message 

Hi Everyone,

In contrast to last month’s newsletter, this one is a quick read. Mostly reminders on upcoming events. The most important ones are the AMQA Show and the AMQA AGM.

Grab a quick cuppa and have a read. This information here is important for you!!!


Not me. Well, it is, but I know it already...

Michele Turner

AMQA SHOW *** DEADLINE *** is July 31 2012


Which is NEXT Tuesday!!!!!!


If you haven’t entered yet (like me), then take some time this weekend to pull your quilt entries out, measure them, take some pictures and upload your entries directly onto the website. Here is the link


You can enter online this year, make an electronic payment for entries  - at a discount for AMQA Members and save yourself a trip to the mailbox.


You can enter any quilt which you have quilted, whether it is yours or a client’s quilt (ask them first, of course). We have over $12 000, that’s right, twelve THOUSAND dollars worth of prizes to give away. 


All of the details are on the AMQA Website under the ‘EVENTS’ tab at the top of the page.


Of course, if you like to fill out the traditional paper form and take it to the mailbox that’s fine too. You can download it at this link here


I for one, can’t wait to see all the quilts at the show. 


The AMQA Show would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors, listed below…

AMQA Show - Adelaide September 28 to October 1 2012

We thank the following sponsors for their contribution for prizes for the Quilt Show and ask that you visit their website or call them next time you are looking for products/services for your quilting business. If you are reading this newsletter on the Continuous Lines Blog, here the links are clickable.



Dayview Textiles



Dayview logo


Malanda Quilting and Sewing Supplies

Malanda Quilting AMQA Logo1




Horn Australia




Walters Imports ph 07 3277 0799




Australian Machine Quilting Festival

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Westalee Rulers



Westalee logo



Threads and Tangles



Threads TanglesLogosfw AMQ



 Victorian Quilters Inc


Vic Quilters PDF




 Kennard & Kennard


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South Australian Quilters'Guild



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Know How Sewing Essentials



Know how quadratnolting hinty



Pinetree Cottage Quilting - A1 Quilting Machine Dealer


Pinetree logo final





Creative DRAWings



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Mallee Quilts




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The AMQA AGM date has been set for 2012. It will be held on August 2, 2012. 



And here’s the important bit….we want to ‘see’ you there


ALL members are welcome to attend the AGM via Skype. To join in, you must have a free Skype account and email Tonia your Skype contact details/name so she can add you to the meeting.



Please be aware that new committee members are needed if AMQA is to move forward as an organisation. This organisation does not belong to the current committee, it belongs to the members. If you feel that you have a contribution to make, then please consider joining the committee. If you see a need for improvement and wish to take action, then consider which role on the committee that you would best be suited for and put your hand up for it!


You may note that the AGM is to be held BEFORE AMQA Show. Please do not think that if you join the committee then you will be expected to take over the reins for the AMQA Show the month before it is on. The AMQA committee has a Show Committee which is functioning alongside the AMQA Committee. The Show Committee will see that the show is run smoothly and will cooperate fully with the new committee members that come on board.


Proxy forms are available in the AMQA Member Yahoo Group files section or by emailing the Secretary, Tonia Brooks .



Several members of the current AMQA Committee have been serving for a number of years now and are ready for a break. If AMQA does not fill a committee at the AGM then the future of AMQA will be in jeopardy.  You are implored to think about AMQA and what it means to you and how you can help. If you have been waiting in the wings or wanting to add your ideas then this is the time to put your hand up and go for it!!!





Now for a bit more essential, but not-quite-as-urgent information….

Volunteering at AMQA Show/AMQFestival

The organisers of AMQF have fortunately been able to allocate the Thursday September 27th as AMQA Show set up day. If you are able to volunteer some time to help set up, it would be very much appreciated. The bonus is that you are free to then attend the Ricky Tims Seminar on Friday September 28. 


Volunteers are always welcome to assist during the AMQA Show. To streamline volunteer co-ordination, AMQA’s Val Towill will be co-ordinating the entire volunteer contingent for AMQFestival AND AMQA Show. If you have time to spare, please contact Val at or via the AMQF website. Here’s the direct link. To show appreciation of the input of volunteers, there will be a prize basket and 2 hours volunteering = 1 entry to win a lovely prize. 


Thank you.



Upcoming Events

July 31, 2012 


August 2, 2012

AMQA AGM - Keep checking your inbox and the yahoogroup for updates. Please consider joining the committee and contributing to AMQA.

August 15 2012

Deadline for submissions for the next Newsletter.

Positions Vacant


Committee Members - we would love to invite members to join the committee. Your commitment is to be available for once a month voice linkup via SKYPE and help out on the committee. Please email the secretary, Tonia Brooks, for more information. The next meeting is July 5 2012.


Publicity Officer - technically, this position is yet-to-be created. However, the committee is looking to create and fill this position in the coming months. Ideally a publicity officer will assist with all marketing and media related aspects of AMQA. If you like to talk to lots of different people and are not afraid to be ‘out there’ then please think about becoming the publicity officer for AMQA.




Coming Up Next Time…

We NEED more pictures - please share your triumphs and quilts that you are extra proud of - don't be shy. Email them to me please!

Submission Deadline is August 15, 2012, so do it NOW!


Your 2011-12 Committee and Contact Details

Vice President: (Acting President) Raylee Bielenberg, ACT
Secretary: Tonia Brooks, Qld
Treasurer: Gayle Dayman, SA

Membership Secretary: Gayle Dayman, SA

Minute Secretary: Val Towill, SA

Editor: Michele Turner, NSW

Committee Members:

Julie Nixon, SA

Val Towill, SA

Vicki Jenkin, VIC


AMQF Liaison/General Committee Member

Tracey Browning, SA


We thank the following businesses for their support.

AMQA Corporate Members

Our Corporate Members are:-

Lorien Quilting

Lorien Quilting - Australian publisher of machine quilting patterns by local and international designers.
We carry block designs and motifs, pattern sets and a huge range of pantographs for all sizes of quilting machine. Our pattern clubs are a must for adding variety to your pattern stash while saving big bucks!
Visit our website for discounts
We would like to give a special thank you to Hermione of Lorien Quilting for allowing AMQA to use her design "Fantasia" on the background of the new AMQA website.


Geelong Sewing Centre

Avante Longarm sales and service. Sewing machine sales.


Call Bree Frost Phone: 03 5229 6302    Mobile: 0411 129 920