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 – followers of the event number in the thousands.


Presenting over 150 contemporary and traditional quilts and patchworks; amazing artquilts; inspirational exhibits of textile artworks and artisan handcrafts; 45+ diverse market stalls; more workshops than ever before; an array of free demonstrations and more, the calibre of this outstanding event promises to reach a new high in 2018 – November 3 & 4. We're excited!


In the pages on this website, listed under these headings located in the menu above, you'll find details on event highlights and features confirmed to date:



Click on HUGE PROGRAM in the menu (above) to read more on major exhibits and event highlights:

the entire upper floor of the Pavilion is primarily dedicated to showcasing a spectacular array of quilts and patchworks, from traditional to contemporary and exploratory to artquilts;

Guest Exhibit: Dianne's Journey: The Outback to a King's Palace – a collection of the lastest award-winning works of this master quilter

embrace the freedom of Crazy Quilting and creative embroidery! 

freeform and extreme knitting – WOW!

– AND – a collaborative major exhibit: Ancient Crafts, Rare Trades – the traditions, the skills, the secrets that are passed down through generations, now almost lost to time



Click on WORKSHOPS in the menu (above) for details of confirmed workshops, and those in the pipeline. We welcome your suggestions! Email with your workshop wishlist, and we'll do our best!


EXHIBITORS  Entering Quilts

Click on EXHIBITORS in the menu (above) for info on entering your quilts, details on categories, the various collection/ drop-off points, dates and entry forms.


EXHIBITORS  Traders Markets

Also click on EXHIBITORS in the menu (above) and scroll down to see the comprehensive list of traders' markets, confirmed to date – bargains galore – and just in time for Christmas! Many of these traders will be conducting demonstrations from their sites, showing the newest in sewing machines, accessories and latest innovations, along with heaps of DIY supplies for quilters and crafters, mini make'n'take workshops, storage solutions and handmade gifts… for your loved ones, and yourself!


November 3 & 4, 2018, the Pavilion, Gympie…  just in time for Christmas!

See you there!


Entry $7 per person (kids under 12 FREE) at the venue on the day.

Price includes catalogue.


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.