Educational and entertaining lectures, a cocktail party and the legendary Gala Dinner are all part of the AQC experience and everyone is welcome. Book now!
An Art Quilter’s Odyssey with Meri Vahl
5.30pm, Thursday April 5
Join Meri on her slideshow adventure from rebellious young rejecter of all things sewing to award-winning art quilter. Along the way, she’ll discuss her fabric collage techniques and tell how she created the people she adds to her projects.
Mapping Narratives Using Fabric, Paint and Thread with Valerie S Goodwin
5.30pm, Friday April 6
A map is an abstract conception of a place. The person who made it had to make choices about what to include as well as what to leave out. Thus each map is a reflection of its maker. This lecture will describe how Valerie evokes stories of a place using fabric, paint and thread. It will focus on three approaches to mapping the description of a place – the personal narrative, fictional map narratives, and the political/sociological narrative.
Join the fun and be there when the winner of the 2018 AQC Challenge – Borders and Bridges – is announced, and have a celebratory drink and finger food. Meet the 2018 tutors, be entertained and catch up with old friends and make new ones too.
Enjoy a fabulous evening of entertainment, food and wine in the company of like-minded quilters – all food and beverages are included! There will be some fabulous entertainment, and you will be there when the special Awards are announced during the event.
This year BERNINA is commemorating the 1893 founding of their family company by Karl Friedrich Gegauf, great-great grandfather ofthe current owner, Hanspeter Ueltschi. As part of the celebrations, one lucky gala dinner delegate will win this special one-off 125 year Anniversary skinned BERNINA 215. The BERNINA 215 is a uniquely user-friendly machine with Swiss precision that is compact, lightweight and perfect for taking to class.