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. We have been working with Gympie Regional Council, discussing different options that may have enabled us to present the Quilt & Craft Spectacular, along with our Ancient Crafts, Rare Trades Expo, this year without risk to our patrons, participators, stallholders, supporters, volunteers and Rotarians – however, it is clear that the rescheduling of these events is the responsible and realistic path to take. 

NEW DATES: OCTOBER 30 – 31, 2021

We had such a great lineup of exciting exhibits, attracting a huge amount of interest – so, on the upside, I’ve spoken with our artisans and exhibitors and they are all supportive and staying onboard to be at the event 2021, keen to work towards presenting the best ever!

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 30 & 31, 2021 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 30 – 31, 2021 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: 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