AWARD NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN: Each year we acknowledge outstanding quilters, community workers and junior quilters. Nominate now. Read more here …
DATE CHANGE! Due to circumstances beyond our control, dates for 2018 have changed. The dates will now be April 5 to 8, 2018.
CHALLENGE THEME for 2018: Borders & Bridges is the theme of the 2018 AQC Challenge. The theme includes two aspects which should be represented, size is 90cm x 90cm, deadline for online entries is February 2, 2018. Rules will be on the website soon. Good luck to all entrants.
Thank you to all who came to AQC! See you next year!
Congratulations to our 2017 award winners Rajah: Lynn Hewitt; Lut-Da Award winners: Jane Gibson and Marie Lee; Shining Light: Laura Kristina Kleine Butron. The National Quilt Award winner is Rachelle Denneny with Modern Movement.
April 24: Congratulations AQC Challenge Viewers’ Choice winner is Jeannie Henry with Hello Possums!!.
April 20: Congratulations AQC Challenge winners Linden Lancaster with Kangaroo and Wattle, runner up Jeannie Henry with Hello Possums!!.
April 19: There are still tickets available for Lectures by Angela Walters (Thursday) and Luke Haynes (Friday). Tickets are $49 each. You can book a seat ‘in person’ at AQC by visiting the show Help Desk (located in the foyer area of the Royal Exhibition Building) before entering the show.
April 4, 2017:
There are still tickets available for Lectures by Angela Walters (Thursday) and Luke Haynes (Friday). Tickets are $49 each. Update – As at April 20: Book onsite at the show Help Desk.
February 11, 2017:
In 2017 we welcome Angela Walters (Handi Quilter ambassador from the US) as special guest and presenter of the Thursday night lecture: Quilting is My Therapy. Update – As at April 20: Book onsite at the show Help Desk.
AND our other BIG news is that The Best of QuiltCon 2017 is coming to AQC direct from Savannah, Georgia, USA. Along with our outstanding Australian exhibitions, the Quilt Show is set to be a cracker!
February 10, 2017:
Tonight’s the night! …entries for the 2017 AQC Challenge need to be in by midnight. Good luck … just to finish an entry is a great achievement.
December 5, 2016:
If you haven’t booked your AQC classes yet, good news: we’ve extended the early bird offer so you have until midnight December 11 to take advantage of the saving. Read more…
November 24, 2016:
Do you have a quilt from a past AQC class? We’re calling for entries for our display of Quilts From Past AQC Classes. Read more…
October 22, 2016:
October 7, 2016:
2017 Tutors have been announced. Read more …
June 8, 2016:
Call for entries: the 2017 AQC Challenge theme has been announced! Read more…
May 12, 2016:
Mark the dates for AQC17 in your diary now – April 20 to 23, 2017.
May 4, 2016:
Check out all the action at AQC16 on our gallery page.
April 21, 2016:
Congratulations to all the award winners at AQC 2016 – you can see a list of the winners here.
April 15, 2016:
You can check out all the AQC action on our new #AQC16 gallery here – take a pic at AQC, post it to your instagram with #AQC16 and it will appear in the gallery! Don’t forget today is the last day that visitors can vote for the Viewer’s Choice in the Paws & Whiskers Challenge. We’ll see you there today!
April 9, 2016:
One of the highlights of the Quilt Show this year will be the amazing war-time quilts made by men from the collection of historian Annette Gero – museum quality pieces. Another highlight is the super cute pet portraits in our Paws & Whiskers display – see the full spectrum of textile art at AQC! PS. Stevie has landed!!
March 31, 2016:
On board a QANTAS flight is Stevie – the saltwater crocodile bound for AQC. Don’t miss seeing her – only at AQC for 4 days before she heads home to the USA.
March 21, 2016:
Check out the preview magazine for AQC16. It’s packed with everything you love about AQC – spectacular quilts on show, new and specialist supplies, timetables for quick classes and seminars, sewing machines to try and more! READ IT NOW
February 17, 2016:
Paws & Whiskers Challenge deadline extended: after many requests for additional time, the closing date for this challenge is now March 6.
February 8, 2016:
Deadlines for our Challenges are fast approaching. Have you finished your Tradition with a Twist entry? Have you celebrated your pet in Paws & Whiskers? Get your entry in online before February 25 to have a chance for your work to be seen around the country.
October 20, 2015:
Class bookings opened this morning and some booked out very quickly – the good news is that there are still places left in some fantastic sessions with our amazing tutors – click on the button at top right to start your booking.
October 15, 2015:
Class Requirements are now visible at the end of each Class Description and the download for the Class Program is available – see the button at the right.
October 2, 2015:
Welcome to our new website! We’re pleased to announce our 2016 tutors and classes.
Bookings will go live on October 20. Enjoy selecting your schedule for 2016.
*Please note, Class Requirements and the downloadable brochure are coming soon.
2016 AQC Challenge Theme Announced!
May 1, 2015
Call for Entries: Tradition with a Twist is the theme for the 2016 AQC Challenge. Size will remain the same at 90cm square and rules and entry conditions will be online at www.aqc.com.au shortly. Entries will be judged on interpretation of theme, design and workmanship. Open to all quilters!