Queensland

MAY 27-29
The Henzell St Quilters will hold their biennial show at the Redcliffe Showgrounds, Brisbane. This group has been running for more than 30 years and has made and donated hundreds of quilts to various charities and hospitals. Their main source of funds enabling them to make these items comes from their quilt shows and annual raffles. There will be a number of trader’s stalls and raffles at the show. Head on down and show your support.
Open: Friday & Saturday 9am – 4pm, Sunday 9am – 2:30pm.
Entry: $5 (including morning or afternoon tea)
Enquiries: Email The Committee at henzellquilters30@gmail.com

JUNE 4-JULY 15
The Kenniff Country Quilters will be holding their Annual Quilt Show at The Mitchell On Maranoa Gallery in Mitchell, Qld. The Viewer’s Choice Award will be given to the maker of a completed article of patchwork or quilting using 75% of a provided fat quarter, no more than a metre in size.
Open: Monday- Friday 9am – 5pm and Saturday 9am – 12pm (closed between the hours of 12pm – 1pm for lunch).
Entry: Free
Enquiries: Phone Mrs Patricia Kenafake on (07) 4623 1254 or email kenmyall@skymesh.com.au

JUNE 11-12
The Spa Quilters from the Guild of Daylesford Inc will hold their quilt show on the Queen’s Birthday weekend at the School Hall, Daylesford Primary School, Vincent St, Daylesford, Vic. There will be a beautiful Garden Challenge display, raffle, member’s boutique and a quilt shop.
Open: Saturday 10am–5pm and Sunday 10am–4pm.
Entry: $5
Enquiries: Phone Janet Blain on (03) 5345 6396 or Denise Longmire on (03) 5348 3365

JUNE 18-19
The Sunbury Stitchers & Quilters will hold their Quilt Show “Fifty Shades of Red” at the Memorial Hall, Stawel St, Sunbury, Vic. Come along and enjoy the Fifty Shades of Red Challenge quilts as well as other members creations. Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be available for purchase and there will be raffles and door prizes to be won. The Charity Quilt will be raffled with all proceeds going to the local Sunbury C.F.A.
Open: Saturday 9am – 4pm and Sunday 10am – 3pm
Entry: $7 entry. $5 for seniors.
Enquiries: Phone Evelyn on (04) 4914 2485

JULY 1-10
The Strictly Quilts exhibition will be held at St Bernard’s School Hall, Williams Rd, Wangaratta, Vic. There will be a combined display of Quilts from the quilters of the Rural City of Wangaratta.
Open: 10am – 5pm
Entry: $3 plus raffles
Enquiries: Phone Frances Salathiel on (03) 5721 2598

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 

JULY 16- 17
The Schoolhouse Quilters’ biennial quilt show will be held at the Brookfield showground hall, Brookfield Rd, Brookfield, Qld. The show will feature a quilt display, challenge quilts, sales room and a raffle quilt with all proceeds donated to the Old Women’s Historical Association Miegunyah House Museum. Refreshments will be available throughout the day.
Open: 10am – 4pm
Entry: $5
Enquiries: Phone Convenor Pat on 3379 1318

JULY 18-19
The 16th biennial quilt exhibition of the Jems Quilt Sitters Circle will be held in Brookfield Hall, 550 Brookfield Rd, Brookfield, Qld. Quilts will be on display from the groups 2014 and 2015 challenges to showcase the diversity of the group. Recent quilts created by members will also be on display. There will be quilts and crafts for sale at the Sales Boutique and light refreshments will be available in the Tea Room. On Sunday from 1-4pm there will be live entertainment with a performance by a jazz band called Stitched Up Jazz
Open: Saturday – Sunday 10am – 4pm
Entry: Adults $6. Children $2. Under 5 years free.
Enquiries: Phone Sue Winship on 0417 763 105. 

SEPTEMBER 10-11
The Samford Patchworkers will hold their biennial Quilt Show at the Samford Community Hall, School Road, Samford QLD. There will be a display of quilts including a section of Japanese inspired quilts, wall hangings and antique kimonos. There will also be an amazing sales table featuring a variety of handmade crafts and quilts for sale. Wheelchair access, good parking and buses welcome. All proceeds will be donated to charity. Morning and afternoon tea included.
Open: 9am – 4pm
Entry: $6
Enquiries: Phone Lorraine on 0411 120 498 or Kerry on 0408 737 684

SEMPTEMBER 24-25
The Maleny Arts and Crafts Group will hold their Biennial Quilt Show at the Main Pavilion, Maleny Showgrounds, Maleny- Stanley River Road, Maleny. There will be a presentation of traditional and modern quilts and you will have the chance to win a queen size quilt made by members using The Shimmering Triangles Pattern by Jenny Bowker.
Open: 9am – 4pm
Entry $5. Complementary tea or coffee.
Enquiries: Visit malenyartsandcrafts.blogspot.com.au or visit The Maleny Arts and Crafts Group on Facebook

OCTOBER 1-14
The Highland Quilters Patchwork Display will be held at the house behind the National Bank, Grigg St, Ravenshoe, Qld, as part of the Torimba Festival. There will be various quilts, patchwork and other craft items on display and for sale.
Open: 10am – 3pm
Entry: Free
Enquiries: Phone Roxie Bewick on 0428 972 330 or email bewick@activ8.net.au

OCTOBER 22
The Robin’s Roses, previously known as Project Linus, make quilts for seriously ill children in hospital and people undergoing chemotherapy. You can support their fund-raising activities and donate materials at their quilt open day in the Jean Beattie Hall at the Cooinda Aged Care Home, Cooinda St, Gympie, Qld. See the latest quilts that will be delivered to the Lady Cliento Children’s Hospital and chemotherapy ward. There will also be handmade crafts, gift stalls, lucky door prizes and a quilt raffle. Help the group help those in need.
Open: 9:30am- 3:30pm
Entry: $5
Enquiries: Phone Gail Whittaker on 0412781209 or Rita Perissinotto on (07) 5483 8972

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