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WELCOME! The Rotary Club of Gympie has, for many years, been proudly presenting it’s prestigious biennial Quilt & Craft Spectacular, now considered to be one of the largest quilting/ crafting events in South East Queensland.

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Biennially, the event showcases hundreds of traditional and contemporary quilts and art quilts, crafted by award winning quilters, professionals, aspiring novices and those who just love to create. There’s also stunning artisan exhibits, free demonstrations, workshops and over 45 diverse quilters/crafters markets!

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Coupling this event with the Rotary Club’s Ancient Crafts, Rare Trades Expo has put the icing on the cake, and made this a day – or weekend! – not to be missed.

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Join us for the next Spectacular, 1 – 2 July 2023!

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In the meantime, do you want to be kept in the loop? 

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Email us on admin@quiltandcraft.org and/or admin@ancientcrafts.org to be added to our database to receive newsletters in the lead up to the event.

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Scroll down for a quick glance at some of the highlights that were presented at the 2021 event,  in and around the Pavilion, Gympie’s Southside:

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And not to forget the incredible artisan markets! To see who and what was at the 2021 event, click here!

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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 gift… there’s everything from the latest innovations, machines, fabrics, gadgets and notions to home-made wares, exquisite and elegant to proudly quirky and unique.

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The Gympie Rotary Quilt & Craft Spectacular is hosted alongside the Club’s Ancient Crafts, Rare Trades Expo – what a combination!

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With over 45 exhibitors of ancient crafts and heritage trades, with inspiring demonstrations all weekend by skilled artisans and tradespeople, and with markets and lots of old-fashioned camaraderie, this event is enjoyed by all! www.ancientcrafts.org

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And, throughout the weekend, catch the Australian Bushcraft Show with consummate showman Stan Ceglinski. 

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For Kids: Throughout the event in 2023, there will be a strong focus on “kids activities” – your kids will have a rare opportunity to try their hand at a variety of the skills of yesteryear. Bushman Stan will be bringing along some authentic heritage woodcrafting tools for the young and young-at-heart to make’n’take home a memento!

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

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Below are images of the 2021 Ancient Crafts, Rare Trades Expo:

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Onsite, take a moment for some R&R – and discover, experience and enjoy new flavours in the age-old craft of brewing at the Craft Beer Open Door, a celebration of craft beer diversity and creativity.

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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.

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With profits going to Little Haven Palliative Care, why not join us for some great camaraderie in a convivial atmosphere and enjoy sampling, tasting and discovering some interesting beer alternatives. Come on in!

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3 GREAT EXPERIENCES, ONE HUGE WEEKEND – ALL FOR THE ONE TICKET PRICE:

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QUILT & CRAFT SPECTACULAR *

+ ANCIENT CRAFTS, RARE TRADES EXPO *

+ CRAFT BEER OPEN DOOR *

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* All three – same location, same dates – entry to all for just 1 ticket! 

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NEWSLETTERS:

Please contact us by email on admin@quiltandcraft.org or admin@ancientcrafts.org if you would like to be included in our database, to ensure you are kept in the loop with events and highlights. Newsletters are sent periodically, as important highlights are confirmed. Also, keep checking this site and www.ancientcrafts.org for up-to-the-minute news.

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IMPORTANT INFO:

DATES:  

1 – 2 July, 2023,             

Saturday, 1 July 2023, 8.30am – 5pm

Sunday, 2 July 2023, 8.30am – 3pm


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VENUE:              

The Pavilion, 77 Exhibition Rd, Southside Gympie 4570.

The Quilt & Craft Spectacular occupies both floors of the Pavilion – the venue is wheelchair friendly and has a lift. There are handicapped toilets.


BUS GROUPS/ CHARTERS:

Buses welcome, entry can be fast-tracked by groups.


ADMISSION:    

 Just one ticket includes:

  • Quilt & Craft Spectacular entry
  • Ancient Crafts, Rare Trades Expo entry
  • Craft Beer Open Door entry
  • Catalogue

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THE CAFES:

We will be well-dined and well-watered this year with 3 cafes at the events:

Upper Floor of the Pavilion – the Imbil CWA Cafe will be offer their award-winning scones and a range of home-cooked treats, platters, cold drinks, wines and beers.

Lower Floor of the Pavilion – the catering crew of Little Haven Palliative Care are back, offering great choices of snacks and substantial gourmet delights, with teas, coffees and cold drinks.

The Hammer & Tongs Cafe, Turf Club Dining Room – hearty country cooking, sit-down and meals on the run – washed down with a cold Craft Beer, wine and cold drinks, the Set4Life girls are raising funds for this great cause, along with the Gympie Freemasons


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RAFFLES:

2021 WINNERS WERE:

Queen Bed Quilt & Pillow: Helen Poole

Janome DC2030, donated by Patchwork on Pallas: Natalie Hunt

SSS LED Floor Lamp: Tina Camp

Annette Gero Wartime Quilts Masterpieces Book: K Groves

Kreg Pocket Hole Jig K5, donated by Carbatec : Laine Light

Hamper: Gustogoes

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All profits are donated to benefit worthy charities through the Rotary Club of Gympie – the main beneficiary of the Quilt & Craft Spectacular is Little Haven Palliative Care.O

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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