CONGRATULATIONS! The winners are:

(scroll down for images of just some of the winners)


NON-PROFESSIONAL sponsored by Roadcraft

Class 1

Pieced Quilt – Large

WINNER – “Mariners Compass” Ann Harper

2ND PLACE – “1/2” Hexagon Quilt” – Gale Dawe


Class 2

Predominantly Applique Quilt 

and/or Mixed Technique Quilt – Large

WINNER – “Floral Windows” Dianne Williams

2ND PLACE – “Candle Wicking Romantic” Dianne Williams

COMMENDED – “Heaven and Earth” Dianne Williams


Class 3

Art Quilt / Wall Hanging, Any Technique – Small 

WINNER – “Patchwork Backpack” Diana Coghill


Class 4

Any Technique & Size – Commercially Quilted 

sponsored by Lincraft

WINNER – “Candlewick Quilt” Ellen Jones

2ND PLACE – “Black, Red & White Lone Star” Sandy Worling

2ND PLACE – “Double Wedding Ring” Mary Reader

sponsored by Fabric with Panache

COMMENDED – “Bird Quilt & Flowers” Patsy Haigh


PROFESSIONAL sponsored by Dixon Dental


Class 5

Pieced Quilt – Large

WINNER – “Mariner’s Compass” Chris Harvey

2ND PLACE – “Wedding Ring” Lianne Cooke

COMMENDED – “Ruffled Flowers & Baskets” Jill Beban


Class 6

Predominantly Applique Quilt 

and/or Mixed Technique Quilt – Large

WINNER – “Reflections” Chris Harvey

2ND PLACE – “Dresden Stars” Lianne Cooke

COMMENDED – “Rajah Quilt Revisited” Jane Gibbs


Class 7

Art Quilt / Wall Hanging, Any Technique – Small

WINNER – “Labels Revisited” Glad Howard

2ND PLACE – “Smiling Whales” Fi Hocking

COMMENDED – “The Vulnerable Hummingbird” Bronwyn Ferrier


OPEN sponsored by Lincraft

Class 8

Group/ Collaborative Quilt

WINNER – “My Sunshine Quilt” Leanne King & Friends

2ND PLACE – “Blocks by Friends” Gympie Patchwork Factory


Creative Use of Colour

WINNER – “Flower Pots” Margaret Johnston

2ND PLACE – “Reflections” Chris Harvey

COMMENDED – “Birdsville” Ann Hunt


Lincraft Award of Excellence

WINNER – “Candlewick Quilt” Ellen Jones


The Ron Lawrence “Story” Quilts Award 

Chookie Quilt – Hot Stuff in the Hen House” Brenda McFeeters

The Ron Lawrence Story Award honours quilts with intriguing, colourful, humourous, emotive and/or heartfelt stories – not necessarily technical proficiency, but focussing on the story and love behind the quilt that inspired it’s maker. Quilters – or families – who have "history" quilts are encouraged to let us showcase them and let their stories be told. If you have a “history” or “story” quilt in your family, maybe passed down through the generations, we would love to showcase, appreciate and share it’s unique story at the next Gympie Rotary Quilt & Craft Spectacular 2018. 













Gympie Patchwork Factory – carries a remarkable range of quality 100% cotton fabrics, as well as stocking batting and every sewing necessity you could possibly need. Owner Margaret Sanderson has a wealth of knowledge and passion to share with customers with sound advice and helpful suggestions. Classes are held daily, ranging from beginner classes to those for the more experienced stitcher – drop in! Contact: 2 Ray St, Gympie Qld 4570 W:

Patchwork on Pallas  With the largest range of machine embroidery products, sewing machines, hand embroidery & books and a wonderland of treasures ranging from sewing and quilting machines to fabrics, patterns, books, kits, buttons and bows, Patchwork on Pallas is a place to which you can escape, be inspired and motivated to be creative.  Demos, discounts & bargains to be had! Contact : 204 Pallas St, Maryborough Qld 4650 W:

Patchwork Angel  this charming store is based in an old church on exit 200 on the Bruce Hwy at Forest Glen just south of Maroochydore. In store they have a huge display of quilts using the high ceilings of the church. There is a large range of current fabrics and patterns as well as beautiful yarns for crochet and knitting.  The classroom is always a buzz of creativity. Their website is easy to use for those who can’t get to the shop. Contact- 343 Mons Rod Forest Glen QLD 4556. Phone 07 5477 0700.

The Quilters Corner an exciting range of fabrics and quilts fill the shelves – Fresh, Funky, Fun,  Floral, and Fabulous fabrics are everywhere! – includes range of Batiks, Antique Florals, Black and Whites, Brights and Kids prints. Contact: Dawson Parade & Blaker Rd, Qld 4054

Van Cootens Howard Drapery widely known for its extensive range of patchwork material and accessories, large range of haberdashery, curtain fabrics, manchester, men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, shoes, bags and giftware – visit us and be amazed!  Contact: 71 Steley St, Howard Qld 4659  W:

Seriously Crazy travelling in a Big Red Bus that’s claimed to be the best patchwork and embroidery shop on the road, bringing over 1500 fabrics, hundreds of patterns, embroidery threads and lots of bits and pieces for needlecraft – with friendly, expert advise on fabric combinations, needlecraft and more.

Fabric Patch Jelly roll heaven! – and a large range of the latest patchwork & quilting fabrics and precuts, designer patterns and craft supplies, the latest innovations and advice on how to use them.

Crafty Corners – cross stitch kits and charts; the renowned novely Dress It Up Buttons; latch hook kits and tools; iron on transfers & appliques; Quilt kits; scrapbooking paper, stickers and embellishments; DMC threads craft tools and much more!

Nimble Stitches – original smocked and embroidered garments from both local and overseas designers; Heirloom fabrics such as Swiss Voiles and Batistses; threads, ribbons, wools, embellishments – totally irresistible! 



Woodrow Handcrafts proud to be the local dealers for Janome, Husqvarna Viking and Singer sewing machines as well as Embroidery machines, Quilting machines and Overlockers, we also offer in-store servicing and an extensive range of artists’ materials. Contact: 105 Mary Street, Gympie Qld 4570 W:

Stark Quilted – baby quilts, baby travel seats, bibs & bandana bibs, burp cloths, quilt labels… and a wonderful quilting service that will transform your quilt top into a memorable quilt, that you or someone you love can snuggle beneath. This is the real joy a gift of a finished quilt can bring.

House of Shabori – not only providing a Longarm Machine Quilting Service, Lianne also is crazy about quilting with colour, using as much as possible in her work. Texture is another favourite – a lot of embellishing creates the special look and feel that make her work so amazing.

Lyn's Quilt Cottage – Lyn Best runs Lyn's Quilt Cottage, a Machine Quilting Service. She has many years experience quilting and utilises Avante with a Prostitcher. With hundreds of designs available, she can finish that special quilt for you. 




Wool and Cotton Road boutique yarns for the creative you – luxurious organic cotton yarn, premium quality australian woollen yarns, handspan, knitted and crocheted accessories and homewares W:

Gympie Machine Knitters Electric & Hand Machine Knitting – amazing things can be created! Machine knitting is alive and well!

Connie's Kit & Caboodle & Foxy Felting experts at the skill of spinning wool, straight from the sheep and alpaca, with the wheel – fine handcrafted items include art pieces that have been spun, dyed, felted, woven, knitted and crocheted. 



OTHER CRAFTwebClose to My Heart Cardmaking, Scrapbooking, Papercraft & Papercrafting products e.g. paper, kits, adhesive, embellishments with Debbie Davis and Diane Noffke

Wendy Britton Ceramics ceramic giftware – both functional and fun practical and art pieces  W:

Plant Presents lovingly creating beautiful terrarium and kokedamas, Claudia Kruppel’s tiny living landscapes are individually crafted, each with their own story to tell, ranging from lush desert oasis to seascapes, rocky woodlands to japanese. Visit Plant Presents on facebook.

Diane's Needlework offering beautiful creations in this age-old form of embroidery – embellished candle wicking, featuring traditional cream on cream, and exquisite lavender work

Chiyogami Designs derived from the Japanese word “Chiyogami” – a type of Japanese paper – generally brightly coloured, beautifully designed patterned, woodblock printed paper, used for everything paper craft – origami, tags, tapes, embossing, kits, more… even jewellery. See the “wonderful wall of washi”! Contact P: 0419 775 728  W:

Margaret Johnston books, books, books! Bargains to be had on a huge range of quilting and craft books.

Donna Cotter’s Bears handmade, handstitched, handstuffed glorious Donna Marie bears and fae dolls of all shapes and sizes! 

Craft with Attitude Lisa Jocumsen with bargains galore on scrapbooking supplies and tools

Dawn Meyers Debuting at this event, a collection of new designs combined with proven favourites, these colourful characters consist of hand made faux fur teddy bears and animals.

World of Lace Manufacturers and suppliers of an expansive range of ribbons, frilled and fancy laces, the ever popular smocking lace and patterns; pioneers the concept of knitting with lace which will be demonstrated throughout the event.

Inspired by Chocolate – let your imagination run wild! – an inspirational range of chocolate making supplies to make your chocolate creations come to life – moulds, dusting powders, spoon making supplies, packaging, a host of favourite products and new designs

Robin Iddles "Just Molly" – beautifully handcrafted, French inspired Rag Dolls – each doll is individually crafted, no two dolls are the same. Also – a collection of assorted fabrics & sewing paraphernalia!

NaturalJ – imperfectly perfect. Providers of natural and handmade Beauty, Bath and Body products with a love for natural ingredients. Handmade and individually cut, Natural J soaps are made from scratch, using home grown herbs, flower petals and flower buds, or dried organic herbs, seeds, flowers, vegetables, with infused oils – we even use filtered rainwater in making our soaps. Each product, being individually made, is – imperfectly perfect.  W

Maxine Grewar – gourd-geous! Home-grown gourds, all shapes, all sizes. 

Dawn Johnston Handcraft – a range of beautiful traditional handmade goods

Victoria Elsie Vintage Crafts & Jewels Victorian/ shabby-style items and garments, beautifully crafted from recycled doilies, old laces, linens and fabrics, converted into aprons, jewellery and more

Bowerbirdy – a seriously WOW factor collection of buttons – all sizes, shapes, colours, patterns, wooden… and more.

The Vintage Chicks Club – a "site" to behold – these gals decorate with flair and style! With sparkle and enthusiasm, they will inspire you with a glorious range of vintage, shabby chic and all things crafty

Robin's Roses

This industrious group has been supplying the Royal Children’s Hospital (now Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital) in Brisbane with an average of 300 quilts a year and also an average of 100 quilts a year to the Gympie Hospital Chemotherapy Ward, providing love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children and adults who are seriously ill, traumatized or otherwise in need. 


Roadcraft Driver Education – providing truly effective courses educating road users of all ages to become safer, more aware drivers by knowing, understanding and applying the key principles of low risk, defensive driving. These courses are designed not just to develop vehicle control skills, but more importantly we employ a philosophical approach to instil a higher awareness and develop a greater risk appreciation of the consequences of inappropriate risk taking behaviours.

Our two highest priorities are to educate all road users in how to develop advanced observation techniques by using their vision more effectively, and how to avoid being involved in potentially dangerous traffic situations by managing their time and space. W

Tom Grady Real Estate & Tom Grady Rural Merchandise

With strong connections within Gympie and surrounds, and thousands of properties sold since in inception in 1980, the name “Tom Grady Real Estate” has become synonymous for Real Estate excellence, honesty and integrity. Tom Grady Rural Merchandise stores (Nash St & Tozer St) offer an enormous range of products – pet needs, home garden requirements and other urban products – much, much more than your usual rural store. Call in and find out for yourself. W




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