Sunday, September 16, 2012

Operation AMQF

Many of you know that my mum is a longarm machine quilter.  What I probably haven't mentioned before is that she is Sharon Parkinson, one of the convenors of the Australian Machine Quilting Festival.  The festival kicks off in less than two weeks and behind the scenes it is go time!  This weekend Mum, me and a handful of our friends got together to prepare the registration bags for all of the Festival attendees.

Here is a close up of the bag that those who have registered for classes at the festival will receive.  It is a lovely laptop bag which is embossed with our sponsors names - the front of the bag is a lovely green and purple with the AMQF logo.

 There are three hundred of them!

Here are Barb and Mum getting everything ready for operation bag stuff...

We had quite a production line going and below are some of the goodies that we put into the bags for those who bought the festival package....

Cop that thread!  We have had some very generous sponsors....

All stuffed and ready to give out to students....

Speaking of stuffed - here are the crack bag stuffing team stuffing their faces with fish and chips after a hard morning's work.

After the bags were stuffed it was on to phase two of Festival preparation for me....I went home and over the course of the weekend (and about 32 cups of tea) cut up and folded hundreds of metres of fabric for Mum's booth.....

I still have about 6 bolts of fabric to cut up but am now too knackered to pick up a rotary cutter.  It's a sad state of affairs, but as Scarlett O'Hara says....tomorrow is another day.

What did you do this weekend?


  1. Good luck to you and your mom. Hope you both have fun at the convention and all the work pays off!

  2. That is an awful lot cutting, I'm not surprised you hung up the cutter for the day ;-).

  3. Nothing quite so busy or exciting. I spent my weekend mooching around. I spent a lot of time thinking, "I should sew". Your weekend looks way more productive. Hope the further preps go well!

  4. Makes my wrist ache just reading this LOL.Hope all goes well at the show.x


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