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Quilt Festivals & Shows

Thu, 11 Apr


Royal Exhibition Building

Australasian Quilt Convention 2024

Australasian Quilt Convention 2024
Australasian Quilt Convention 2024

Time & Location

11 Apr 2024, 10:00 am GMT+10 – 14 Apr 2024, 4:00 pm GMT+10

Royal Exhibition Building, 1-111 Carlton St, Carlton VIC 3053, Australia

About the Event

Image: Tathra Wharf by Gloria Loughman

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 24 for adults(online).

Quilt Show

The quilt show will have a themed competition and exhibition. The theme for the 2023 AQC Challenge is ‘Oh My Stars’.  Theme is open to interpretation and can be traditional, modern or art in style.

This is a juried competition and applications can be done online till 9 Feb, 2024. 30 quilts will be selected and displayed at the AQC in Melbourne in April, 2024 before touring at various craft events. There is an entry fee of AUD 20 per quilt and a participant can send 2 quilts.

Entries are currenly open.

Read more about challenge and important dates here.


Learning opportunities include short and long format workshops( 1- 4 days),  - Free seminars, Mini classes, Free floor talks.

  • 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 30 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 69 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 -  10 Apr, 6 PM
  • Gala Dinner - 13 Apr, 7 PM onwards
  • Evening Lectures- Thursday & Friday, 5:30 PM


The show is managed by Expertise Events since 2005.



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