About Us

AMQA Inc began in 2006 to provide a network for all Machine Quilters in Australia. With a large membership, it has grown in it’s desire to develop and promote Machine Quilting – both longarm and domestic -in Australia and worldwide,

Each even year the AMQA holds in conjunction with the Australian Machine Quilting Festival (AMQF) a show of quilts.  This show is open to all machine quilters Australia and Worldwide.  In alternate years the AMQA holds a Member Challege.   Preparations for this and the interim years events are published on the Calender of Upcoming Events.

The AMQA also has a mentor programme which brings quilters and their businesses together in a supportive structure.

Objectives of AMQA

The Association’s major stakeholders are:

The AMQA Inc aims to provide the following services to these major stakeholders.

MACHINE QUILTING INDUSTRY

– Provide and support Industry development opportunities
and growth
– Continue to raise the profile of the Industry
– Establish the AMQA Inc Principles for Membership
– Stage an annual Machine Quilting judged showcase
– Provide representation to various guilds
– Establish a list of Standard Machine Quilting Terms
– Encourage discussion of new and current issues facing
the Machine Quilting Industry


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by Heather Shanks of Heasha Quilting

MACHINE QUILTING PROFESSIONALS

– Provide a united representation of machine quilting professionals to support machine quilting professionals
– Facilitate Networking formal and informal amongst members through Open Discussion and
Members Only Discussion Groups
– Establish the AMQA Principles for Membership to support and encourage professionalism
– Convene regular network and information gatherings
– Establish a mentoring program
-Seek and provide latest industry news and events
– Via the AMQA website:
– Provide opportunities for members to market their services
– Provide a published list of machine quilting professionals (voluntary inclusion)
– Provide up-to-date information on industry news and events

MACHINE QUILTING INDUSTRY CUSTOMERS

– Provide access to quality machine quilting services via the AMQA Inc website (www.amqa.com.au) and other forms
of media
– Establish and provide access to a ‘user friendly’ list of Standard Machine Quilting Terms
– Provide quality customer service based on the AMQA Principles for Membership
– Provide easy access to Machine Quilting Professionals and other Machine Quilting Services (link to Members’ List)
– Provide easy access to latest industry news and events