Exhibits and highlights confirmed to date – "From the Outback to a King's Palace", "Crazy Quilting", and major collective display of  "Ancient Craft, Rare Trades" – are detailed on "ABOUT THE EVENT" and "HUGE PROGRAM" webpages on this website… with more to come! Keep checking back for info… 


See below Information on how to enter your quilts, various collection and drop-off points, dates etc is detailed below, and keep scrolling down for the list of markets and traders: 

STALLHOLDERS 2018  listed below – scroll down!



Entry Forms for quilts will be available in June, by downloading here or by calling Kathy 0409 621 232 in/ after June. Keep scrolling to the bottom for images of Winners 2016.

Collection Points & Delivery/ Returns

We will arrange quilt pick-ups (dates TBA) from: Queensland Quilters; Wallace House, Noosa; Patchwork Angel, Buderim; Patchwork on Pallas, Maryborough; the Gold Coast (venue TBA); and in Gympie from Patchwork Factory, Ray Street Gympie. All quilts will be returned to the same pick-up point within the week following the event.

This year, we will be publishing a catalogue which will include each quilt's name, category and maker – for this reason, whilst we welcome quilts delivered to the venue on Friday, November 2, we will be unable to include them in the catalogue.

Gympie Patchwork Factory will liase with groups from the Gympie Region.

Judging will commence Friday, November 2 at 4pm, and ribbons and certificates of winners will be on display at the event opening time of 9.30am Saturday November 3 and displayed for the duration of the event.



Class 1 – Pieced Quilt – Large

Class 2 – Predominantly Applique Quilt and/or Mixed Technique Quilt – Large

Class 3 – Art Quilt / Wall Hanging, Any Technique – Small 

Class 4 – Any Technique & Size – Commercially Quilted



Class 5 – Pieced Quilt – Large

Class 6 – Predominantly Applique Quilt and/or Mixed Technique Quilt – Large

Class 7 – Art Quilt / Wall Hanging, Any Technique – Small



Class 8 – Group/ Collaborative Quilt

Creative Use of Colour

Award of Excellence – Best of Show


The Ron Lawrence “Story” Quilts Award

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 Gympie Rotary Quilt & Craft Spectacular, November 3 & 4, 2018.




Presenting an amazing showcase of artisans' works, exhibits to date include:


Gympie & District Woodworkers Club – all weekend, the “woodies” will demonstrate many aspects of woodworking, from age-old  pyrography, woodturning and scrolling to handcarving and spoonsmithing. On show will be all manner of wooden treasures, from little “comfort birds” to guitar, harps and more.


Deirdre Wilson – as one of the “woodies”, spooner Deirdre Wilson handcarves intricate and detailed Welsh Love Spoons. A centuries old tradition in Wales, young men used to lovingly carve a love spoon to give to their beaus, carving symbols of love; hearts; Celtic knots; bells; and horseshoes.


Decoupage Guild of Queensland – the ancient art of Dècoupage was first used by nomadic tribes to decorate the tombs of their dead – a very “spirited” beginning for this time-honoured craft! Derived from the word “decoder” – “to cut out” – decoupage has truly come into it’s own with the Decoupage Guild Qld whose fabulous works – including some award-winners – will be exhibited. These talented decoupagers will be on hand to answer questions about their craft.


Lacemakers – with it's exact origin in dispute, historians at least agree that the late 16th century marked a rapid development in lacemaking, when lace came into it's own, dominating trendes in both fashion and home decor. The Fraser Coast Lacemakers will exhibit and demonstrate this exquisite art form – they will be happy to answer your questions, and show their skills!


Bookbinders – Master Photographer Australian Institute of Professional Photography and owner of Eye on Photography, Jan Ramsay presents her award-winning photographic collections in beautiful hand-bound books that she personnally designs and lovingly creates… works of art in themselves. On display will be a selection of these wonderful hand-crafted albums, with a chance to meet the maker.  www.eyeonphotography.com.au



Wild Baskets – Judy Wolski takes something hated, and turns it into something loved – pesky weeds and vines (with Morning Glory as a stand-out favourite) become beautiful material for weaving gloriously creative baskets – throw in some grasses and dead leaves, and you have an artpiece.


Amor Design – artist Pauline Amor’s passion is for textiles, especially bright coloured silks – she has taught silk basket making, bead embroidery and felting workshops in Sydney, Brisbane and on the Sunshine Coast. Pauline will have some of her silk baskets on display, and she will also host workshops at the event.


Vintage Toymaker – a huge – huge! – collection of vintage metal memorabilia, including handforged toys, gadgets & gizmos, signs etc from renowned classic car enthusiast/ blacksmith/ welder and collector, Ray Walsh.


Craft Beer Open Door – is back! Catering to both the already-devoted lovers of craft brews and those who are curious and want to learn, come along to discover a different style of beer enjoyment, and sample some diverse flavours – ranging from subtle to WOW! – in the company of the like-minded.




There are only a few sites remaining, and we are now only looking for product that is not included in the stallholders list so far (see list below). We'd love to hear from you if you see a gap, and can offer something unique and different. Stall sites are 3m x 3m, and cost $150 for the weekend. While we would love to be able to include every applicant, it sometimes isn't possible if there is too much of one product – we don't want to offend, and hope you understand!

Contact: info@quiltandcraft.org     Phone: 0409 621 232





Gympie Patchwork Factory – with a remarkable range of quality 100% cotton fabrics, as well as batting and every sewing necessity you could possibly need, this is one of the largest stockists of patchwork fabrics, quilting and sewing supplies in the Wide Bay and Sunshine Coast Region. Owned and run by a keen patch worker, Ann has a wealth of knowledge and passion to share with customers. Drop in! Shop: 2 Ray St, Gympie Qld 4570, W: www.gympie-patchwork.business.site P: 0408 441 922


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! Shop: 204 Pallas St, Maryborough Qld 4650, W:  www.patchworkonpallas.com  P: (07) 4121 2480


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. The website is easy to use for those who can’t get to the shop. Shop: 343 Mons Rod Forest Glen QLD 4556. W: www.patchworkangel.com.au  P: (07) 5477 0700   


Fabric Patch – the home of jelly roll heaven! – and a huge range of the latest fabrics and pre-cuts, designer patterns and craft supplies, the newest innovations and advice on how to use them. We stock a wide range of Moda pre-cut fabrics including Jelly Rolls, Layer cakes, Charm Squares, Fat Quarter Bundles, Sweet Rolls and Free Patterns. Shop: 223 Lake Cooroibah Rd, Cooroibah QLD, W: www.fabricpatch.com.au  P: (07) 5442 4613   


Van Cootens Howard Drapery – widely known for its extensive range of patchwork material and accessories, large range of haberdashery and more, regional quilting groups and guilds frequently organise daytrips just to visit this fabulous store – visit us and be amazed!  Contact: 71 Steley St, Howard Qld 4659  W: www.vancootensdrapery.com  P: (07) 4129 4785


 Shiralee Stitches – at the world of Shiralee Stitches, we are passionate about all things fabric… and looove antique style quilts – especially English inspired quilts!  Take a look inside the Shiralee Stitches online store and you will find my favourite fabric, threads, tools, patterns, kits, must-have ‘bits and bobs’ – all hand-picked and tested by me. Online Store: www.shiraleestitches.com.au, E: sandy@shiraleestitches.com.au  P: (02) 6666 1252


Japanese Stash – great stashes of Japanese fabric and textiles available, sashiko design and boro kits, quilting supplies, and more! Visit me on Facebook – Japanese Stash E: colshepherd1960@gmail.com P: 0413808819


Sew Patch’N’Quilt – expert product advice, inspiration for your projects and great support, our friendly, knowledgeable staff will deliver!  Specialising in tuffet patterns and kits, handbag making accessories, By Annie products and more – check it out! Shop: 2/281 J Hickey Avenue, Clinton Qld  W: www.sewpatchnquilt.com.au  E: info@sewpatchnquilt.com.au  P: 07 4978 7772  


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.  W: liannecooke.blogspot.com  E: bbpiecemakers@gmail.com  P: 0421 18 7712  


Patchwork Paradise Studios showing English Paper Piecing (Sue Daley Designs) and Quiltworx Foundation Paper Piecing, check out the great patterns and kits available! For info, go to the Facebook page FB: PatchworkParadiseStudio, or contact through  E: info@patchworkparadise.com.au   P: 0427 696 472   





The Original Scrapbox – With long-lasting durability and beauty, the Original Scrapbox offers the perfect solution for all craft storage. From the best-selling Workbox 3.0, the Ultimate Sewing Box, the Studio Tower and Hobbyboxes to Ezy-View Desks and a huge range of accessories, our hide-aways and creation stations will keep you beautifully organised. See the range by visiting – Shop: 7172 Bruce Highway, Unit 46, Forest Glen Qld; W:  www.theoriginalscrapbox.com.au   E: info@theoriginalscrapbox.com.au  P: 0141 441 8022





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. W: www.worldoflace.com.au  E: info@worldoflace.com.au  P: Barry: 0418 791 102 or Joyce: 0419 795 144


The Vintage Chicks Club – shabby chic, mixed media, all things craft – the sky’s the limit! This combo of  is just a delight to the senses  W: www.thevintagechicksclub.com.au E: thevintagechicks@yahoo.com


Knot Just Knitting – beautiful yarns of all descriptions – thick, thin, textured, hairy, fluffy, glittery or fringed, Knot Just Knitting offers unusual and hard-to-find yarns that don’t normally get into Australian stores. Visit  www.knotjustknitting.com – the home of Prudence Mapstone’s freeform fibre art.


Close to My Heart – offers a wide range of products for every papercrafting project, with papers, inks, embellishments, and project kits in coordinating colors and designs for cardmaking, scrapbooking, papercraft & papercrafting products – meet hosts Debbie Davis and Diane Noffke at the “Close to my Heart” stall!


Stampin’ Up! – an exclusive line of decorative rubber stamp sets and paper-crafting products for greeting cards, gift making, craft projects, scrapbooking and home décor. These products are showcased by enthusiastic demonstrators at in-home parties and stamping events like workshops or classes. P: 0408 723 872


Daisy Chain Scrapbooks – a huge variety of products includes papers, punches, tools, stamps and miles (literally) or ribbons, inks, Copic CIAO pens, Bazzill Cardstock & Cardmaking 3d sheets, Card Packs and Metallic Stickers… Daisy Chain Scrapbooks also offers classes, workshops, retreats, charity days and a weekly Crop night every Friday night! Come and browse – 7 Daniel St, Nambour Qld, or visit us W: www.daisychainscrapbooks.com  E: info@daisychainscrapbooks.com  P: (07) 5441 6797


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



HANDMADE – with WOW Factor! – Meet the Maker

Plant Presents – lovingly creating beautiful terrariums, kokedamas and centrepieces – even jewellery! – 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 W: www.plantpresents.com   E: hello@plantpresents.com  P: 0428 853 990 or visit Plant Presents on facebook. 


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. 


Sue Hoskinson – quality handmade quilts, gifts, pin cushions and toys – Sue is the master of the handcrafted.


Maree’s Mix n Match Designs –  an array of beautiful handsewn items for all ages – just in time for Christmas! Please visit my Facebook page – www.facebook.com\mareesmixnmatch.


Amor Design – baskets, baskets, baskets – Pauline’s textile artworks include brightly coloured silk handmade baskets, bead embroidery and felting. Watch for the workshops she’ll be hosting at the event.


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


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


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


Dawn Johnston Handcrafts – a range of beautiful traditional handmade goods, perfect for Christmas! Visit me!




Young Living Essential Oils – from the very best seeds, hand-picked to ensure quality, Young Living’s Essential Oils deliver nature’s most potent and purest essential oils, from their farms to your family – the most authentic oils you can find anywhere in the world. These home and personal care products, infused with pleasant, spicy aromas, offer a powerful natural alternative to harmful chemicals. Discover “Thieves”, one of Young Living’s most popular products, inspired by the legend of four 15th-century French thieves who formulated a special aromatic combination to combat disease. Gina offers DIY classes and MYO (make your own) classes at her stall. Contact Gina at E: synergyoflife1@bigpond.com, P: 0408 743 713, W: yldist.com/ginamoore  FB: https://www.facebook.com/GinaMooreSynergy

Breastscreen Qld – have a chat to the girls, and find out more and, importantly, how you can safeguard yourself



Diana’s Handcrafts – Little Haven Palliative Care – tirelessly working year-round, the team offer a huge collection of sewn, crocheted and knitted delights – all for the benefit of Little Haven Palliative Care.


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.