The first Quilt & Craft Spectacular was presented in 2002, initiated by the industrious wives of then current Rotarians, to raise funds for charities regionally. Through their hard work, an estimated 85 quilts were hung, there were workshops, demonstrations and a number of market traders. There was no sponsorship – their worst fears were that they would not able to meet expenses…. but an amazing $9000 profit resulted! The event was deemed a success – and a lot of fun – so plans to continue, biennially, were formed.
Over the years, various Rotarians and their wives have added to it's development – many hundreds of hours spent researching, sourcing, and in those days, on the phone, writing, posting and licking stamps, resulted in continual growth.
Survey results and feedback from the previous event, held 2016, confirmed a record attendance, patrons were attracted by the unprecedented calibre of exhibits and displays. This year, we are set to surpass this benchmark.
Increasingly significant and impactful, the event now attracts thousands of 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 – and beyond.
The event raises funds for charities, the major beneficiary being Little Haven Palliative Care.
Below are some images of the previous event, held 2016.
Click on WORKSHOPS in the menu (above) for details of confirmed workshops, and those in the pipeline. We welcome your suggestions! Email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.