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Australian Quilt Convention

August 19 - August 22

See the best quilts from around Australia, together with amazing international works. Learn new techniques in our convention classes with expert tutors. Spend four days immersing yourself in everything the Australasian Quilt Convention has to offer.

2021 will be a celebration of all things Australian.

Under the magnificent Royal Exhibition Building dome quilters will discover the Expo, the AQC Quilt Show and Convention Classes, Workshops and Seminars. There’ll be an area commonly known as Auto Alley where you can test drive all the latest sewing machines – including long arm quilting machines.

The AQC Expo is a quilter’s dream. Around 100 dedicated quilting retailers will be gathered together to bring visitors the latest quilting supplies. There will be new product launches, the latest gadgets and tools, and exciting new fabrics and patterns.

As well as quilting, you’ll find ideas for textile art, clothing, small sewing projects, embroidery, handbags and soft furnishings. Anyone with a love of textiles, will adore AQC.

Free seminars, make & takes and demonstrations take place every day. Come for an hour or all four days – there’s so much to see. Here is a snapshot of what is happening at the expo to help you plan your visit.

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.

Upstairs there is a convention with one-day, two-day and four-day classes taught by top international and Australian tutors. As well as classes, the Convention packages include entry to the expo every day, a gourmet lunch on all class days, morning tea boxes, continuous tea and coffee all day, social events, lectures and the Gala Dinner – plus a pampering massage and a welcome sample bag.

Wander around the show and you’ll see loads of demonstrations. Plus in the Expo, there’ll be:

Free Seminars on all day every day.
Make & Take mini-classes will be held each day as well.
Free Floortalks will take place in the Quilt Show.

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.

Buy tickets at the door, or online, or go for the full AQC experience and book yourself in as a convention delegate. Four-day Gold Passes and Two-day Passes are available and include all aspects of the event.


August 19
August 22


Royal Exhibition Building
9 Nicholson Street
Carlton, Victoria 3053 Australia