The AQC Expo is a quilter’s dream. Almost 100 retailers will be gathered together and all are devoted to bringing visitors the latest quilting supplies. There will be new product launches, the latest machines to test drive, and exciting new fabrics and patterns. As well as quilts, there will
be ideas for textile art, clothing, small sewing projects, embroidery, handbags and soft furnishings. Anyone with a love of textiles, will adore AQC. Here is a snapshot of what is happening at the expo to help you plan your visit.
1 Quilt Show

The AQC Quilt Show is an unparalleled collection of quilting excellence. Each quilt has been specially selected so you can see not only the best works from around Australia, but also the best from our convention tutors, international exhibitions and competitions. To purchase daily entry tickets click here.

2 Exhibitors

Shop from our unique exhibitors and see what’s new; many will launch new products at the event. To see the Exhibitors List 2018, please click here. To purchase daily entry tickets click here.

3 Education

Wander around the show and you’ll see loads of demonstrations. Free floortalks will take place in the
Quilt Show.

4 Special Guests

International quilters and those from around Australia flock to AQC to shop, see the quilts and to network, to celebrate together and to inspire each other. You’ll get so many fresh ideas and meet the quilters behind the quilts. Come to AQC for a few hours or a few days and indulge your passion for quilting.

6Social Events

Come to the Welcome Cocktail Party to get the party started and hear the announcement of the winners of the AQC Challenge ‘Borders & Bridges’ . Celebrate at the Gala Dinner and enjoy excellent food and wine, be entertained, and be there when the National Quilt Award, Rajah Award, Lut-Da and Shining Light winners are announced. To book a place at a social event click here then select the option ‘Social Events & Lectures’ from the menu.


Attend lectures by international guest speakers, Meri Henriques Vahl on Thursday evening and Valerie S Goodwin on Friday evening. Buy tickets at the Help Desk located in the foyer of the Royal Exhibition Building or click here and select the option ‘Social Events & Lectures’ from the menu.

9Gold Pass Delegate & Two-day Pass

If you want to really experience the full AQC, it’s not too late to become a Gold Pass delegate or a Two-day Delegate (Thur-Fri or Sat-Sun) and attend classes for just two or all four days with leading international and Australian tutors – do it all with the pass that gives you VIP access to everything including lunch and morning tea each day, and even a massage. To purchase Delegate Packages click here and select ‘Gold Pass’, ‘Two-day package (Thur-Fri)’ or ‘Two-day package (Sat-Sun)’ from the menu.