WELCOME! The Rotary Club of Gympie has, for many years, been proudly presenting it’s prestigious biennial Quilt & Craft Spectacular, an increasingly significant and impactful regional event. Now attracting visitors, exhibitors and artisans from throughout South East Queensland – from the Gold Coast through Brisbane to the Sunshine Coast and north to Maryborough, Childers and Hervey Bay – the event is considered one of the biggest quiters/ crafting events in South East Queensland.

UPDATE: During these unprecedented and quickly changing times, the health and well-being of everyone in our community must be the highest priority. While we are going full steam ahead with plans to present a bumper show, together with Gympie Rotary’s Ancient Crafts, Rare Trades Expo and Craft Beer Open Door, please understand that we can only proceed with the events if it is safe and responsible to do so. 

ENTER THE SITE HERE to read more…. and prepare to be inspired!

Email us on admin@quiltandcraft.org to be added to our database to receive newsletters in the lead up to the event, and scroll down for a quick glance at some of the highlights to be presented, October 31 & November 1, 2020 in the Pavilion, Gympie’s Southside

A showcase of over 180 traditional and contemporary quilts and art quilts by award-winning quilters, professionals, aspiring novices and those who just love to quilt! Read more…. and to enter your quilt/s, download the Entry Form.

Some WOW factor exhibits include: 

Read more about the Artisan Exhibits

Offering wonderful wares, make’n’takes and heaps of free demonstrations – you’ll be sure to grab a bargain, find that elusive perfect accessory, source another “must-have” item and find the perfect Christmas gift… Click here for the list traders to date from the latest innovations, machines, fabrics, gadgets and notions to home-made wares, exquisite and elegant to proudly quirky and unique.

Be sure to book your place in any of the workshops. Just email admin@quiltandcraft.org for details and to express your interest. For more info on each class, click here.

In conjunction with, and running alongside the Quilt & Craft Spectacular, the Rotary Club of Gympie will also present an expo of ancient crafts and rare trades. Over 40 skilled artisans of heritage crafts will be demonstrating continuously over the weekend, October 31 – November 1, 2020 in the Stadium, Gympie’s Showgrounds – a gathering of makers of the traditional trades and domestic craft of yesteryear who are keen to share their passion and their knowledge. Also, throughout the weekend, catch the Australian Bushcraft Show with consummate showman Stan Ceglinski.

For Kids: Saturday October 31 and Sunday November 1, 10am – 12 noon, your kids have a rare opportunity to make a take-home memento, using some authentic tools of yesteryear  – under the guidance of renowned bushman, Stan Ceglinski. Presented by Bendigo Bank.

Visit website www.ancientcrafts.org – meet the makers, say g’day!

Gympie Rotary’s “Ancient Crafts, Rare Trades” Expo is presented by Carbatec, the home of woodworking.

You’re invited! to come through the CRAFT BEER OPEN DOOR, a celebration of craft beer diversity and creativity. With tasting paddles, tasting notes and a range of quality craft brews to try – from gentle to WOW! – the event caters to both the already-devoted lovers of craft brews and those who are curious and want to discover a different style of beer enjoyment. Read more




With thanks to our partners, sponsors and supporters, including:

www.carbatec.com.au    www.bendigobank.com.au    www.polleys.com.au    www.laminex.com.au   www.riverdental.com.au    www.regleis.com.au    www.classicqueenslandhomes.com.au    www.inspirationspaint.com.au    www.dixondental.com.au    Patchwork on Pallas