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2023 DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED

For details of highlights and exhibits at the events 2021, go to the Exhibits page in this website, and browse through the Quilts; Ancient Craft Rare Trades; Workshops; Market Traders; Craft Beer Open Door, Sponsors pages. Delight in the inspirational, the creative, the quirky… the weird and the wonderful..  all for one ticket price. And stay tuned! as highlights of the event 2023 are released!o

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HIGHLIGHTS OF THE 2021 EVENT:

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AN INSPIRATIONAL SHOWCASE OF QUILTS, PATCHWORKS & ARTQUILTS

From award-winning and professional to aspiring amateur entries, an inspirational array of quilts and patchworks now occupies almost the entire upper floor of the Pavilion along with 3 stunning artisan showcases. Traditional, contemporary, exploratory, artquilts – immerse yourself in the spectacular Exhibitors Hall! Click here for more details on how to enter, categories, pick up and drop off times etc

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ANTIQUE PAISLEY SHAWLS, 1820 – 1875

From simple to High Victorian

A stunning collection of over 20 rare antique paisley shawls, circa 1820 – 1875. The wearing of shawls was once not just a fashion, but a custom. Different shawls were worn for different occasions – kirking shawls, marriage shawls, mourning shawls, funeral shawls…. and masterpieces of weaving, intricate design and quality. Click here for more on this display.

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NICKY HARON – A JOURNEY THROUGH THE WORLD OF QUILTING

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The dynamic and diverse works of multi-award-winning quilter Nicky Haron will take you on a journey through the world of quilting in all its forms. Nicky loves it all, and works across all genres – the eclectic stash of gorgeous quilts she will bring to the Gympie Rotary Quilt & Craft Spectacular will include Japanese boro, art quilts, hand and wool applique, machine and hand piecing. Some quilts will feature recycled fabrics, a particular interest of Nicky’s. She also enjoys embroidery and toy making and will bring examples of these to complement the quilt display. Click here for details!

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THE GENTLE ARTS

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A collaboration of the works of talented craftsmen who love to stitch – from classically, exquisitely elegant to brazenly crazy, every piece has a story to tell, richly embellished with passion and love. Click here for more on this display of The Gentle Arts.

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MARKETS, WORKSHOPS, MAKE’n’TAKES, DEMONSTRATIONS 

With over 45 stalls offering quilters’ supplies of every description, a huge collection of fabrics, delights for crafters, the latest in innovations… this weekend is heaven for anyone with a creative bent. Theres lots of Make’n’Takes and free demos!

Link for Markets

Link for Workshops

Keep checking this website for 2023 workshops!

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CRAFT BEER OPEN DOOR

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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. Presented by Classic Queensland Homes. Read more – click here.

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ANCIENT CRAFTS, RARE TRADES EXPO, 2021   www.ancient craft.org

An expo honouring the incredible artisans and makers of age-old workshop trades, rare field and household crafts, with a view to preserving these skills before they are lost to time and modern technology.

Visitors enjoyed demonstrations and discussions with: Spoonsmiths; an amazing collection of pen making, pyrography, scrollsawing and more from Woodworkers; plus Luthers, Tatting, Lacemaking, Leatherwork, Papermaker, Mosaics, Gilders, Weavers, Ceramics, Tinsmith, Blacksmithing, Shinglesplitting, Silversmithing, Lapidarists, Basketweaving, vintage trade machinery and more! A power-packed show with consummate showman Stan Ceglinski, traditional bushcrafter and musician, is rescheduled to the 2023 event – Stan’s passion to pass down the skills and traditions of yesteryear is addictive. Meet the Makers!

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