The Rotary Club of Gympie look forward to hosting another fabulous collection of quilts – traditional, contemporary, art quilts, wall hangings – they’ll have you inspired!
And to add to the collection, Queensland Quilters are presenting a display of their works – Mystery Quilts. These are quilts were made at the beginning of COVID when instructions for a block was sent each week and it was up to the maker how they put all 52 blocks together – an interesting display with different colours and layouts but all from the same instructions.
HOW TO ENTER YOUR QUILTS
Entering is easy, no matter what area in SEQld or northern NSW you’re from We have participating locations near you where you can drop off your quilt (in it’s own labelled bag with your completed entry forms) on the dates nominated, and pick them up from the same venue after the event.
Traditional to contemporary and art quilts, patchworks and exploratory creations, award-winners to novices, be sure to enter the next Gympie Rotary Quilt & Craft Spectacular, 1 – 2 JULY 2023!
And join us for a day – or both days! – of inspiration, markets, workshops, free demos, heritage craft and more.
Entry forms to the 2023 event in 2023 will be available closer to the event – click here to download the QUILT ENTRY FORMS 2021 for an indication of categories, how-to’s, requirements, pick-up and drop-off locations.
DETAILS ON ENTERING YOUR QUILTS
Professionals & Non-Professionals – Details of entry categories are listed below.
We have arranged various regional collection/ drop off points to make it easy to enter! Just take your quilts, in their bags with completed entry forms, to your most convenient pick-up place by the date nominated, and we will pick them up from there. After the event, your work will be delivered back to the same place by the date nominated for you to pick up from there. Pick-up points are listed below, dates will be confirmed by July 2023 as well as on the Entry Form 2023.
Maximum size of 3 metres x 3 metres, so bring in your biggies!
We will pick up from:
- Gympie Gympie Patchwork Factory, 2 Ray St, Gympie (TBA)
- Maleny Maleny Arts & Crafts, Maleny Showgrounds (TBA)
- Noosaville Wallace House, 1 Wallace Drive (TBA)
- Forest Glen Patchwork Angel, 343 Mons Rd, Forest Glen (TBA)
- Maryborough Patchwork on Pallas, 204 Pallas St, Maryborough (TBA)
- Bundaberg Bundaberg Quilters c/- R Morris, Family Centre, Old Showgrounds, Kensington St
- Bell’s Bridge House of Shabori, 60 Wattle Ave, Bell’s Bridge (TBA)
- Gold Coast Gold Coast Quilters, Burleigh Heads (TBA)
- Brisbane TBC
Class 1 – Pieced Quilt – Piecing and Quilting to be all your own work, Large (no side shorter than approx 150cm) – First: $140 & Rosette; Second: $50 & Rosette
Class 2 – Predominantly Appliqué Quilt and/or Mixed Technique Quilt, to be all own your work, Large (no side shorter than approx 150cm) – First: $140 & Rosette; Second: $50 & Rosette
Class 3 – Art Quilt / Wall Hanging – Any Technique, to be all own your work, Small (no side longer than approx 150cm) – First: $140 & Rosette; Second: $50 & Rosette
Class 4 – Any Technique & Size – Commercially Quilted (the owner/maker has paid for the quilting – please name the quilter) – First: $140 & Rosette; Second: $50 & Rosette
Class 5 – Pieced Quilt – Piecing and Quilting to be all your own work, Large (no side shorter than approx 150cm) – First: $140 & Rosette; Second: $50 & Rosette
Class 6 – Predominantly Appliqué Quilt and/or Mixed Technique Quilt, to be all own your work, Large (no side shorter than approx 150cm) – First: $140 & Rosette; Second: $50 & Rosette
Class 7 – Art Quilt / Wall Hanging – Any Technique, to be all own your work, Small (no side longer than approx 150cm) – First: $140 & Rosette; Second: $50 & Rosette
Class 8 – Any Technique & Size – Commercially Quilted (the owner/maker has paid for the quilting – please name the quilter) – First: $140 & Rosette; Second: $50 & Rosette
Class 9 – Group / Collaborative Quilt – made by three or more people. Includes round robin, friendship and raffle quilts. Quilts may be commercially quilted – First: $140 & Rosette; Second: $50 & Rosette
Creative use of colour – All judged quilts are eligible. Consideration will be given to how the colour choices made contribute to the overall balance of the quilt and how colour has been used to give the quilt its unique visually emotive and personal look. All judged quilts are eligible for this award – First: $140 & Rosette; Second: $50 & Rosette
AWARD OF EXCELLENCE – Best of Show
Entry forms include entries for: all Quilt Entries and Story Quilts; Queries – call Kathy 0409 621 232.
Entry forms to exhibit your quilt(s) in the 2023 event will be available closer to the event. Click here to download the 2021 QUILT ENTRY FORMS 2021 for an indication of what to expect.
STORY or HISTORY QUILTS – share the story with us….
CALLING FOR ENTRIES! 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 ….
Quilt Entry Forms include a section for details on your Story Quilts.
Queries – call 0409 621 232.
This category was created in memory of iconic Gympie Rotarian and former Gympie ambulance superindendent Ron Lawrence – remembered with so much affection, still bringing a smile when recalling his amazing talent for spinning a yarn, telling a tale.
If you have a quilt that makes you smile, invokes a memory, has a special place in your family or your heart, enter it and let us share it’s unique tale. Intriguing, humourous, generations old and/or heartfelt – not necessarily technically proficient – these quilts are the very essence of the quilting traditions. Signs of wear are signs of love! Details, Entry Forms will be available closer to the event.
Our thanks to those who entered and allowed us to share their memories. Here are some of the stories over the years:
The Gardens We Have Lived In
Pam Foale – My daughter’s first garden was in the Solomon Islands where old World War Two plane wrecks were part of the playground and stealing the salt cellar was fun. Garden 2: Mareeba. Shortly after the photo on the seesaw (in the quilt), my daughter was given two months to live with cancer taking an enormous toll. Garden 3: Gatton with her horse, dog and cat and another cancer bout. Garden 4: Mt Crosby with pawpaws, bananas, strawberries, pythons in the grapevine and parrots, magpies, possums in the gum tree. The mango seed (paisley) pattern is the Indian symbol of the Tree of Life. Hopefully I will have time to do her a new quilt of her own beautiful garden, now that she is over 50! Hand quilted and hand embroidered.
Memories of My Mother
Brenda McFeeters – Quilt made totally by myself from my own design. Motifs are from friends. Ideas came from doilies and handkerchiefs. Machine quilted.
Ken’s Adventure Quilt
Lyn Best – This quilt documents my partner’s adventures and travels; his work in Antarctica; his love of building, motor bikes and camping. It includes badges and T-shirts from everywhere that he has been. It has all been made by me. The quilt started as a significant birthday present as a way to preserve ken’s T-shirts from his two working trips to Antarctica. I collected fabrics to reflect his interests and printed photos from all stages of his life. We added badges which he collected as we travelled in Australia and around the world. this quilt is well used as the grandkids love it and it goes on our motorbike adventures.
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