Ancient Crafts

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ANCIENT CRAFTS

RARE TRADES

EXPO

1 - 2 JULY, 2023 Gympie Showgrounds

 

 

QUILT & CRAFT SPECTACULAR, 1 – 2 JULY 2023

IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE ANCIENT CRAFTS, RARE TRADES EXPO and CRAFT BEER OPEN DOOR
– ALL INCLUDED IN ONE ENTRY FEE.

The Rotary Club of Gympie has, for many years, been proudly presenting it’s prestigious biennial Quilt & Craft Spectacular, an increasingly significant and impactful regional event. Now attracting 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 – the event is considered one of the biggest in South East Queensland.The next Quilt & Craft Spectacular will be held over one huge weekend in 1 – 2 July, 2023 in conjunction with the Ancient Crafts, Rare Trades Expo and the Craft Beer Open Door.  

 

IN THE PAVILION, ON THE UPPER LEVEL (lift available, wheelchair friendly)

The Rotary Club of Gympie pride itself on presenting a prestigious show, with a plethora of traditional and contemporary quilts, patchworks and art quilts, on display throughout the entire upper floor of the Pavilion as well as exceptional craft exhibits. It’s a lovely wander through, with plenty of audible gasps of admiration! At times, enjoy the soft tones of an orchestra or harpist to add to the ambience.

The three conference rooms on this level provide spaces to showcase the works of selected artisans and collective creative crafts.

IN THE CREATIVE PIPELINE FOR 2023 HIGHLIGHTS:

  • renowned South Australian quilter/ designer/ author Michele Hill, Rajah and multi-award winner, will showcase over 20 her collection stunning William Morris-inspired works, entitled “Keeping the Genius of Morris Alive” Meet Michele at the event! Click on this link to read more about William Morris and Michele Hill Michele Hill
  • a collection of diverse works by fibre and texture artists: basketry of all descriptions, using recycled materials; sculptural and unique multi media pieces; fabric manipulation –  where imagination and creativity knows no boundaries!
  • handstitching, vintage and unique works
  • an Expo of over 45 heritage artisans – Ancient Craft, Rare Trades Expo

 

IN THE PAVILION, FILLING THE LOWER LEVEL

Over 45 market stalls offering a huge range of wonderful wares – delight in the inspirational, the innovative, the quirky… you are sure to find a treasure to stimulate your creative juices! There’s fabrics, machines, notions, buttons, threads, wools, kits and patterns and advice galore, along with artisans selling their handcrafted creations: ceramics, rag dolls, candle wicking and all manner of hand stitched goodies. Click on the link to see the 2021 line-up of marketeers: Markets 2021

Check details and highlights on the link below:

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Below is a pictorial overview of the 2021 Quilt & Craft Spectacular: