Offering wonderful wares, make’n’takes and heaps of free demonstrations – you’ll be sure to grab a bargain, find that elusive perfect accessory, source another “must-have” item and find the perfect gift… there’s everything from the latest innovations, machines, fabrics, gadgets and notions to home-made wares: exquisite and elegant to proudly quirky and unique!

Machines, makers and every sort of DIY supply!


Here’s our 2023 traders:



Patchwork Angel 
Patchwork has evolved over the years from quilting to stunning fabrics for clothing, bags and more. And Patchwork Angel has changed along the way too, staying up to date with the latest trends, fabrics, and tools to make your patchwork and sewing experience positive and fulfilling.
The things that remain unchanged though are a positive shopping experience and their passion for patchworking and sewing.
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 the latest fabrics and pre-cuts, designer patterns and craft supplies. Moda pre-cut fabrics including Jelly Rolls, Layer cakes, Charm Squares, Fat Quarter Bundles & Sweet Rolls. 
Shop: 223 Lake Cooroibah Rd, Cooroibah QLD, 
W: www.fabricpatch.com.au  P: (07) 5442 4613   
Van Cootens Howard Drapery
Widely known for an extensive range of patchwork material and accessories, haberdashery and more, regional quilting groups and guilds frequently organise daytrips just to visit this fabulous store. 
Shop: 71 Steley St, Howard Qld 4659  
W: www.vancootensdrapery.com  P: (07) 4129 4785
House of Shabori
Not only a provider of Longarm Machine Quilting Services, Lianne also is crazy about quilting with colour, texture and embellishing – her quilts are just amazing.
E:  bbpiecemakers@gmail.com  P: 0421 18 7712  
Whispers of the Valley
100% Cottons,May Gibbs, Kaffe Fassett, Tula Pink, Australian Indigenous Artists Gloria Doolan, Tamara Murray May, Colleen Wallace, Roseanne Morton plus many more – an extensive range of Australiana themed fabrics, with Flora, Fauna and Wildlife awaits you! 
Shop: 198 Grantham/Winwill Road, Grantham, Qld 4347 
W: www.whispersofthevalley.com.au  P: 0410 669 976
Gympie Patchwork
One of the largest stockists of patchwork fabrics, quilting and sewing supplies in the Wide Bay and Sunshine Coast Region, this wonderful shop has a fun, welcoming atmosphere. Owned and run by a keen patch worker, Ann has a wealth of knowledge and passion to share with customers. 
Gympie Patchwork carries a remarkable range of quality 100% cotton fabrics, as well as stocking batting and every sewing necessity you could possibly need.
Shop: 2 Ray St, Gympie QLD 4570 



Patchwork on Pallas
With the largest range of machine embroidery products, sewing machines, 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 and be inspired. 
At the event, Patchwork on Pallas will be demonstrating machine sewing, embroidery and quilting, with representatives from Pfaff /Husqvarna & Handi quilter to answer questions and do demos. Leanne will be doing Accuquilt demonstrations. Loads of show specials on everything from machines to fabrics and  patterns to be had, along with their top best selling accessories and tools!  
Shop: 204 Pallas St, Maryborough
P: (07) 4121 2480


This unique range of hand-dyed silk and embroidery threads and silk ribbons, specialty threads and fabrics provides a diversity of materials for collage work, hand stitching, crazy quilting, mixed media work, ribbon embroidery and felting. 
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
Daisy Chain  Scrapbooks
This scrapbooking store on the Sunshine Coast that has it all. Great prices, large range, expert advice and the friendliest service. At Daisy’s we pride ourselves on creating a homely atmosphere with a huge range of products and classes to suit every taste and budget. 
Denim Blue
Formerly Blockopedia, Denim Blue offers an exciting and eclectic mix of wooden printing blocks, rustic upcycled bird houses, artisan fabrics and ceramics – make sure you check out the Make’n’Take Block Printing, enquire with Denise at the stall.
F: www.facebook/DenimBlue


Kaalund Yarns 
A boutique mini fibre mill, specialising in truly beautiful and unique yarns. “We love the look of hand spun yarn with its undulations and nuances, so we have set about creating mill spun yarn from hand dyed fibre that embraces this traditional concept, with every skein unique.  Some of our products are fulled singles with a thick and thin look, some are plied and others are just crazy, gorgeous art yarn waiting to be snatched up and knitted.  All of our yarns can be used for knitting, crocheting, weaving or textile art and our fibre products such as rovings or batts can be felted or hand spun.” 
Foxy Felting
An expert spinnner, this foxy lady uses fibres straight from the sheep and alpaca to the wheel – handcrafted items include art pieces that have been spun, dyed, felted, woven, knitted and crocheted. 
Queensland Combined Machine Knitters Assoc.
Electric & Hand Machine Knitting – amazing things can be created! Machine knitting is alive and well! 


Robyn’s Needlecraft
Robyn designs hand-embroidery patterns, and produces quilts as well as a variety of small stitchery projects as patterns and in a kit form. Her exclusive work is much sought after.
Diane’s Needlework
Beautiful handmade and embellished candle wicking creations, an age-old form of embroidery, featuring traditional cream on cream, and exquisite lavender work!
Dawn Johnston Handcrafts
A range of beautiful traditional handmade goods, perfect for gifts! Say g’day to Dawn!
Calico Stitching
Lyndall, of Calico Stitching, brings a range of beautifully coloured coiled bowls, coasters and more, handcrafted from up cycled fabrics.
Just Molly
Exquisitely handcrafted, French-inspired Rag Dolls, fabrics & trims, old linen & lace, tote bags from vintage fabrics. Also, a collection of assorted fabrics & sewing paraphernalia.
RR Creations
Using a natural eco-dyeing method, felt textile and mixed media artist Rhonda Rettke produces the most stunning silk scarves and notebooks with local flowers, leaves and plants.
I: Rhonda Rettke (@rhonda.rettke)
Creative-Lee Creations
Specialises in handmade ergonomic and wand crochet hooks, all made out of Australian and overseas exotic timbers. Because they aren’t mass produced, each one is unique. Comfortable to use and and great for people with arthritis or hand problems. Custom orders are also  welcome.
Steve Weaves
A range of simply stunning hand dyed, woven scarves and runners. Steve’s wool is hand-dyed using leaves, avocado seed or other fibres. Meet the maker Steve at this stall, he will be bringing along his loom where you can watch him in action, creating, weaving and demonstrating.
Busy Crafters
Quality handmade quilts, gifts, pin cushions and toys, Sue is the master of the handcrafted, with a range of items perfect for Christmas – make sure you peruse and choose!
Oakmoore Designs
Linen cushions, boro kits & pouches, linen/ cotton fabrics/ vintage laces, printed tea towels, bags and cards – handcrafted with taste and style.
Spotpack Heat Packs
Handmade Spotpack lupin seed heat packs hit the spot for instant relief from muscle aches and arthritis. Our heat packs are sure to take those aches away. With removable covers and special filling, they are designed to last.
Urban Earth Pottery
Unique handbuilt pottery pieces reminiscent of ancient times but functional for today’s lifestyle – serving dishes, platters, bowls, delightful decor
Zenzero Designs
At Zenzero Design we’re all about creating quality handmade products that will enhance your life.  Our products are thoughtfully designed and manufactured using high quality and locally sourced materials.  We strive to offer you something unique and original.  We are also all about recycling, reusing and re-purposing materials wherever we can.  Our mosaic pieces are made from pre-loved bone china.




Don’t forget the traders outside, surrounding the Pavilion, who are part of the Heritage Makers Fair! While their focus in on demonstrating their heritage skill, they will have a fine selection of their handcrafted, forged, woven, stitched wares for sale. Support our artisan makers community!

W: www.ancientcrafts.org



Young Living Essential Oils
Nature’s most potent and purest essential oils. These home and personal care products, infused with pleasant, spicy aromas, offer a powerful natural alternative to harmful chemicals. DIY and MYO (make your own) classes at the stall. 
Breastscreen Qld
Have a chat to the girls attheir stall, and find out more and, importantly, how you can safeguard yourself…it’s all about YOU! 


Diana’s Handcrafts
Little Haven Palliative Care – tirelessly working year-round, the team offers a huge collection of sewn, crocheted and knitted treasures to comfort people suffering cancer. 
Take home a treasure from their onsite stall, all profits benefit Little Haven Palliative Care.
Robin’s Roses
In 2002, Robin Wilkins invited a group of ladies to make quilts for seriously ill children under the banner of Project Linus. The group, later known as Robin’s Roses, have been supplying the Royal Children’s Hospital (now Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital) in Brisbane and Gympie Hospital’s Chemotherapy Ward ever since. 
More than 20 years later, Robin’s Roses have made and donated over 11,000 quilts, providing love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children and adults who are seriously ill, traumatized or otherwise in need. 
these talented ladies not only work tirelessly and selflessly in supporting, befriending and caring for others, they design, create and handcraft beautiful wares – come and see them at their stall and take part in their Make’n’Take workshops. Details posted in the lead-up to the event. 

With thanks to our partners and sponsors



This project received funding assistance from the Gympie Regional Council’s Community Grants Program 2022/2023