Social functions are major part of AQC. Come and enjoy the company of other quilters and guest tutors at our cocktail party or celebrate in style at the gala dinner. These events are included in some of the Convention Packages or can be booked separately by visitors.

LOCATION FOR ALL EVENTS: Mezzanine level, Royal Exhibition Building

TO BOOK YOUR TICKET: Click on the blue button in the top right of the screen

Please note: All AQC social function tickets are non-refundable.

Welcome Cocktail Party:

6pm Wednesday, April 19

Kick off this year’s AQC with a celebratory cocktail and the announcement of the winner of the 2017 AQC Challenge, with the theme this year of ‘Made in Australia: Flora & Fauna’. Also meet our 2017 tutors. There will be some amazing entertainment and a great time for all is guaranteed! Dress code: smart casual.

Tickets: $70

The Cocktail Party is sponsored by:





Gala Dinner:

7pm Saturday, April 22

Join us for an evening of entertainment, food and wine in the company of fellow quilters. All drinks and food are included and you will be dancing and laughing the night away and talking about this event for years to come! Several awards will also be announced during the evening including the National Quilt Award. Held on the Mezzanine Level, Royal Exhibition Building. Dress code: Cocktail

Tickets: $129

Sponsored by:


Thursday Evening Lecture with Angela Walters:


Quilting Is My Therapy

5.30pm Thursday, April 20. Held on the Mezzanine Level, Royal Exhibition Building.

Read more about Angela’s lecture here…

Tickets: $49

Friday Evening Lecture with Luke Haynes:


My Quilts and My Influences

5.30pm Friday, April 21. Held on the Mezzanine Level, Royal Exhibition Building.

Read more about Luke’s lecture here…

Tickets: $49