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OCTOBER 30 – 31, 2021

For details of highlights and exhibits, 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 more highlights of the event 2021 are announced!o

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HIGHLIGHTS:

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. 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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SPECIAL EXHIBITS, 2021 :

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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MICHELE HILL – KEEPING THE GENIUS OF MORRIS ALIVE

Award-winning South Australian quilter, author and tutor Michele Hill brings her William Morris inspired quilts for a special showcase at the 2021 Gympie Rotary Quilt & Craft Spectacular. Meet and greet Michele, who has received the Rajah Award (our nation’s highest quilting accolade), and immerse yourself in a world of William Morris. Click here for details!

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THE GENTLE ARTS

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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RAG RUGS FROM RECYCLED FABRICS

Using varying techniques including knotting, braiding and weaving, Deirdre Casparian makes gorgeous rugs using recycled fabrics – a great way to upcycle scraps, old clothes and remnants.

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CRAFT BEER OPEN DOOR

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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QCWA COUNTRY KITCHENS

On both event days, in the cafe area, the QCWA Country Kitchens Team will be setting up their pop-up kitchen, prepping up to show some simple ways to eat for your health. 
Delicious recipes, healthy eating tips, great laughs and even some tastings are on the menu! 
Show Times will be announced at the event.

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ANCIENT CRAFTS, RARE TRADES 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.

With many more exhibits being negotiated, confirmed to date are: 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! PLUS a power-packed show with consummate showman Stan Ceglinski, traditional bushcrafter and musician with a passion to pass down the skills and traditions of yesteryear. Meet the Makers!

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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 workshops!

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