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Quilt Festivals & Shows

Thu, 13 Apr


Royal Exhibition Building

Australasian Quilt Convention 2023

Australasian Quilt Convention 2023
Australasian Quilt Convention 2023

Time & Location

13 Apr 2023, 10:00 am GMT+10 – 16 Apr 2023, 4:30 pm GMT+10

Royal Exhibition Building, 9 Nicholson St, Carlton VIC 3053, Australia

About the Event

The convention will have the Expo, the AQC Quilt Show and Convention Classes, Workshops and Seminars. There’ll be a special area known as Auto Alley where one can test drive all the latest sewing machines – including long arm quilting machines.

The event includes 

  • Quilt Show
  • Workshops
  • Market

Admission fee starts at AUD 21 for adults.

Quilt Show

The quilt show will have a themed competition and exhibition. The theme for the 2023 AQC Challenge is ‘In Full Bloom’.  This is a juried competition and applications can be done online till 10 Feb, 2023. There is an entry fee of AUD 20 per quilt and a participant can send 2 quilts.

Read more about challenge and important dates here.


  • 12 experts will be holding classes. Each class is of 6 hour duration and comes as full day, two day and four day classes. In all there are 22 classes/ workshops to choose from. 
  • Class fees need to paid as packages of 2 or 4 days. Fees start at AUD 889 for a 2 day package. Many of the class will have additional fee for materials.
  • 2 lectures are scheduled- one each on thursday, 13th and friday, 14th. Fee is AUD 59 if one is choosing separately. 

Learn more about the classes


Parties who sell quilting related products can opt for a stand in the shopping section at the convention.

Special events

  • Welcome and Cocktail party -  12 Apr, 6 PM
  • Gala Dinner - 15 Apr, 7 PM onwards
  • Evening Lectures- Thursday & Friday, 5:30 PM


The show is managed by Expertise Events since 2005



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