Australasian Quilt Convention is back this April

AQC23-Just-Look-at-that-Jetty-by-Pam-HollandThe Australasian Quilt Convention (AQC) is back in Melbourne after a four-year hiatus, bringing quilters from around the country to learn, shop, and see a world-class collection of quilts, this April.

Held at the historic Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton Gardens, AQC will feature a range of classes led by top tutors from Australia, the UK, and the US, as well as a bustling marketplace where attendees can discover the latest quilting and sewing supplies from specialist retailers.

One of the highlights of AQC will be the announcement of the winners of the AQC Challenge, themed In Full Bloom.

The convention will also premiere the 2023 Australian Quilt Show, offering visitors a chance to see quilts from around the country on exhibition.

Other highlight exhibitions include Miniature Art, Grand Designs by Japanese tutor Kumiko Frydl – an amazing collection of 30cm square quilts which are finely detailed replicas of full-size quilts.

There’ll also be a collection of quilts from the European Patchwork Meeting which is held in France annually – this is the first time quilts from the event have come to Australia.

QuiltCon is coming to AQC in an exclusive travelling exhibition! Featuring the cream of the modern crop is a selection of the best from the Modern Quilt Guild’s international event. Quilts by makers from the UK, USA, Canada, Spain, UAE and Australia are included!

The AQC is a must-attend event for anyone interested in quilting, sewing or textile art, and offers a unique opportunity to learn from the best, see the latest products, and connect with like-minded quilters.

The Australasian Quilt Convention takes place at the Royal Exhibition Building: 13 – 16 April 2023. For more information and program, visit: for details.

Image: Just Look At That Jetty by Pam Holland – courtesy of the Australasian Quilt Convention