New South Wales

MAY 28-29
The Port Patchz Sewing Group will be holding their Quilt & Textile Art Exhibition at The Girl Guide Hall, Hollingsworth St, Port Macquarie, NSW. The lucky door prize is a Bernina 215!
Open: 9:30am – 4pm
Entry: $5
Enquiries: Phone Val on 0422 033 429

JUNE 11-12
The Milton Quilters will hold their 13th Fabulous Threads Exhibition at the Ulladulla ExServos Club, Princes Highway, Ulladulla. There will be quilted masterpieces, embroidery, craft stalls, handmade gifts for sale, Japanese fabrics and patchwork fabrics, origami flowers, woodwork and a beautiful handmade quilt for the raffle with proceeds going to Milton-Ulladulla Hospital Auxilliary.
Open: 10am – 4pm
Entry: $5. Children under 12 free
Enquiries: Phone Louise Tierney on (02) 4455 3779

JUNE 17-19
The Bargain Craft Expo will be held at the Whitlam Leisure Centre in Liverpool. There will be many great value craft items on offer from a variety of craft stalls. If you’re a craft lover then get your fix at the Bargain Craft Expo. You won’t want to miss it!
Open: 10am – 4pm
Entry: $5
Enquiries: Phone Jesse Roznicki on 0404 848 581 or email jesse@auscraftnet.com.au

JUNE 24-26
The Campbelltown Group of the Embroiderers’ Guild NSW Inc will hold their exhibition “ECLECTIC” at the Campbelltown Arts Centre, 1 Art Gallery Rd, Campbelltown. There will be a large display of work made by members over the past three years along with a selection of ANZAC Centenary Commemorative Postcards in the style of postcards from the WW1 era.
There will also be a Sashiko Sachet workshop on Saturday the 25th from 10:30am – 12:30pm. The cost is $10, Phone 4645 4100 for bookings.
Open: 10am – 4pm
Entry: Free
For more information, email kristed@bigpond.com

JUNE 26
The Penrith Dolls, Bears, Craft & Collectables Show will take place at Panthers Penrith (Inside the Club), Mulgoa Road, Penrith, NSW. Don’t miss out on the doll & bear competition.
Open: 10am – 4pm.
Enquiries: Phone Gail on 0407 498 021, email Gail at gaillad@optusnet.com.au, phone Lily on (02) 4739 5696 or Val on 9602 2242

JULY 15-17
The Port Macquarie Timeless Quilters Inc will hold their biennial quilt show at the Port Macquarie Panthers Club, 1 Bay St, Port Macquarie, NSW. There will be a wonderful display of work created by members, and the opportunity to participate in a raffle with a magnificent quilt as first prize. A range of quality craft goods will also be available, alongside interesting craft workshops allowing participants to gain or improve their creative skills. Funds raised will be donated to the Neo-Natal Unit at the Port Macquarie Base Hospital.
Open: Friday 10am – 4pm, Saturday 10am – 4pm and Sunday 10am – 3pm.
Entry: $5
Enquiries: Phone Lee McGlashan on 0402 437 604, email lee@reglee.com.au or email Sue Richardson at sooricho@gmail.com

JULY 16
Sew-A-Softie Day is an annual celebration of the age-old skill of sewing. Trixi Symonds encourages adults and children of all ages to turn off their computers, put down their smart phones and experience the joy and fulfilment of creating a unique object with their own hands. Sew-A-Softie day is not a single, official event – rather, an opportunity for friends, families, school and social groups to get together and enjoy the process of making something. Trixi asks for bloggers, sewers, magazines, parents and school groups to help promote the event through their networks by posting simple softie tutorials, running free softie making classes or by teaching family, friends or neighbours who have never sewn the simple joys of hand sewing through the creation of softies. Don’t forget to upload your details to the Sew-A-Softie Day Facebook page. For more information email Trixi at trixi@colouredbuttons.com 

AUGUST 5-7
The Mad Quilters Gathering will be held at the Penrith Panthers Exhibition Marquee where you will see a wide range of top quality exhibition stalls where you can buy the latest stock and grab some excellent bargains. Enjoy the beautiful quilts on display and visit all your favourite exhibitors. The exhibitor with the winning quilt will receive the ‘People’s Choice award’ and be awarded with a full page advertisement in Australian Patchwork & Quilting. A fun day out for all lovers of patchwork and quilting!
Open: 10am – 4:30pm
Entry: $10. Multi Day pass $18.
Committed husbands and children under 14 free.
Enquiries: Phone Jesse Roznicki on 0404 848 581 or email jesse@auscraftnet.com.au

AUGUST 6-7
The Camden Country Quilter’s Guild Exhibition will be held at AH & I Hall, Argyle St, Camden, NSW.
Open: 9:30am – 4pm
Entry: $6
Enquiries: Phone Chris on 0413 762 028

AUGUST 12-14
The Hunters Hill quilt show will be held at Hunters Hill Town Hall, Alexandra St, Hunters Hill, NSW. Browse the diverse range of members’ quilts on display and enjoy the showcase of baby quilts made especially for the Grace Centre for Newborn Care at Westmead Children’s Hospital.
Open: 10am – 4pm
Entry: $6
Enquiries: Phone Iris on 9953 5097

AUGUST 20-21
The Cherrybrook Quilters’ Inc will be holding their Quilt Show Winter Weather Quilt Together at Cherrybrook Uniting Church, 134 New Line Road, Cherrybrook NSW. There will be a great array of fabulous quilts and fine needlework on display. Members have also created a spectacular raffle quilt. Morning and afternoon teas and lunch will be available for purchase.
Open: Saturday and Sunday 10am – 4pm
Entry: $5
Enquiries: Email info@cherrybrookquilters.org.au 

AUGUST 27-28
The CareWays annual Dapto Art and Craft Show will be held at the Dapto Ribbonwood Centre, 93-109 Princes Hwy, Dapto, NSW 2530. There will be stunning displays on quilts, a variety of unique hand crafted goods for sale, cafe, BBQ, entertainment and plenty to keep the kids busy including free jumping castle, arts and crafts, fairy floss and much more!
Open: 9am – 4pm
Entry: Gold coin.
Enquiries: Phone Joanne on (02) 4262 1918 or email JoanneR@careways.org.au

SEPTEMBER 2-4
The Gem and Bead Show will be held at the Harvey Lowe Pavilion at the Castle Hill Showgrounds. All things gem and bead with a spiritual twist await you. See all of the lovely gems and beads on offer or take a Swarovski crystals or beading workshop. It’s all here!
Open: 10am – 4pm
Entry: $5
Enquiries: Phone Jesse Roznicki on 0404 848 581 or email jesse@auscraftnet.com.au

SEPTEMBER 2-4
The Goonellabah Quilters will hold their Spring Quilt Show at the Lismore Workers Club, Keen Street, Lismore. Every four years the group exhibits their quilts. Their show will cover all aspects of member’s techniques and will showcase their ways of working with fabrics, patchwork and quilting, as well as an exciting display of fibre arts projects.
Open: Friday and Saturday 9:30am – 6pm Sunday 9:30am – 4:30pm
Entry: Gold Coin Donation
Enquiries: Phone Cecily on (02) 6625 1026, Janet on (02) 6624 3326 or Marilyn on (02) 6629 8119.

SEPTEMBER 3-4
A Quilt and Craft Exhibition will be held at the Jugiong Memorial Hall, Riverside Drive, Jugiong, NSW. There will be a light luncheon available. All proceeds will go to the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute and Cootamundra and Harden (Can Assist)
Open: 9am – 4pm
Entry: $5
Enquiries: Phone Janelle on 0411 593 981

SEPTEMBER 24-25
The Illawarra Quilters Inc will hold their biennial quilt exhibition at the Dapto Ribbonwood Centre, 93-109 Princes Hwy, Dapto, NSW. There will be a display of members’ work, traders, demonstrations, handmade gift boutique, refreshments, a quilt raffle and pincushion challenge with all proceeds going to the local branch of the Leukaemia Foundation.
Open: 9:30am – 4:30pm
Entry: $6, children under 12 free
Enquiries: Phone Gillian Budden 0401 496 113

OCTOBER 28-30
The Paper Crafts festival will be held at the Penrith Panthers Exhibition Marquee. Be treated to a wide range of Paper-making, Card-making, Stamps, Tools, Ribbons, Stickers, Artists, Chipboard, Ink-pads, Craft Software and more! Don’t miss out on the latest paper trends and excellent bargains!
Open: 10am – 4:30pm
Entry: $10. Committed husbands and kids under 14 free.
Enquiries: Phone Jesse Roznicki on 0404 848 581 or email jesse@auscraftnet.com.au

NOVEMBER 11-13
The Children’s Medical Research Institute – Gerringong Committee will be holding their 26th annual quilt show at Gerringong Town Hall, Fern St, Gerringong, NSW.
Open: 9am – 5pm, Sunday 9am – 3pm
Entry: $5
Enquiries: Email Rhonda Bailey at rbailey1@outlook.com or visit their Facebook page, Gerringong Children’s Medical Research Institute.

NOVEMBER 28-29
The 10th Annual Bungendore Quilt Exhibition will be held in the Bungendore War Memorial Hall, 56 Gibraltar St, Bungendore, NSW. The exhibition will feature works by members of and a textile exhibit by local artisans. There will be a Viewer’s Choice Award, Annual Challenge, raffle, a sales table and Quilt Block Hunt for the children.
Open: Saturday 9am – 7pm, Sunday 10am – 4pm.
Entry: Adults $2. Under 15 years free.
Enquiries: Phone Jane on 0423 220 205 or visit www.bungendorequilters.com.au.