The Gympie Rotary Quilt & Craft Spectacular is quickly gaining recognition as a “must-do” event. Biennially, it boasts a diverse collection of inspirational quilts and patchworks, the textile arts, fibres & basketry, papercraft, embroidery, lacework, freeform knitting, woodwork, pottery, spinning and more.
The Gympie Rotary Club wish to thank all sponsors, exhibitors, participants and supporters for assisting in the staging and presenting of the Quilt & Craft Spectacular 2016 and the inaugural Craft Beer Open Door. With over 150 quilts hung – inspirational to say the least, 44 stallsites filled, a plethora of workshops and free demonstrations and a record number of visitors, the event can be deemed a roaring success.
Plans and preparations are already underway for the next event, October/ November 2018 with some major exhibits already booked. Please join us then, and immerse yourself in this spectacular showcase, handcrafted by artisans from throughout SE Qld and beyond. Sure to inspire, the multitudes of stalls, free demonstrations and workshops will get you “st-itching” to explore, experiment and create.
The Rotary Club of Gympie Inc are proud to present this event. All profits raised benefit charities regionally, with the main beneficiary being LIttle Haven Palliative Care.
Below are some images of the event 2016, and more images can be found throughout this website.
CONGRATULATIONS TO WINNERS:
QUILT CATEGORIES & CLASSES: Go to Exhibitors for full list.
GLENROSE PATCHWORK & RETREAT: Trish Wilson, Gympie
JANOME SEWING MACHINE: Ena O'Connor, Brisbane
TOM GRADY $200 VOUCHER: Glen Cooke
ROADCRAFT COURSE OF CHOICE:
THE NEXT EVENT:
WHEN – October/ November 2018
CONTACT – firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 0409 621 232
The event 2016 included the following highlights – visit the Program, Workshops & Exhibitors webpages for event images and winners.
CONTEMPORARY, EXPLORATORY & TRADITIONAL QUILTS & PATCHWORKS – with categories for professional and non-professional entries, art quilts, creative use of colour and collaborative quilts – and prizes for each section. To see winners of the event 2016, go to the “Exhibitors” section of this website.
EXHIBITS & CRAFT – CREATIVE, QUIRKY, WEIRD & WONDERFUL – a diverse range of exhibits, includes on-trend freeform knitting done with toothpicks to broom handles, lacework, award winning decoupage, papercraft, ceramics, lacemaking, recycle craft and more. Go to program for 2016 event images.
MULTITUDES OF MARKETS – The huge array of markets at the 2016 event proved ideal for sourcing special things, new projects for homemade Christmas presents, and just for indulging our patrons passions! You will find the list of stallholders in the “Exhibitors” section of this website.
ALL THINGS QUILTING & PATCHING:
YARNS, WOOLS & COTTONS FROM FLEECE TO FINISH:
SEW IT, STITCH IT, FOLD IT, GROW IT… CREATE IT!!
QUIRKY, WEIRD, WONDERFUL, FUN! – GREAT CHRISTMAS GIFTS
HIGHLIGHTS, EXHIBITS GO TO "HUGE PROGRAM" in menu bar
WORKSHOPS & FREE DEMONSTRATIONS GO TO "WORKSHOPS" in menu bar
ALL ENTRY FORMS, LIST OF STALLHOLDERS GO TO "EXHIBITORS" in menu bar
Keep checking as new and exciting highlights are confirmed!