Tasmania

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 

SEPTEMBER 16-18
The Tasmanian Quilting Guild will hold their Quilt Expo at the Hobart showgrounds. There will be 200 quilts on display, a student textiles competition, displays and demos, daily door and raffle prizes and quilt and sewing shops galore!
Open: Friday 10am – 8pm, Saturday 10am – 4pm and Sunday 10am – 3pm
Entry: $5. Children under 12 free.
Enquiries: Phone Karen Stagg on 0409 007 059

OCTOBER 25-NOVEMBER 7
The Devonport Branch of the Embroiderers Guild of Tasmania will be holding their annual exhibition at the Devonport LINC, 21 Oldaker St, Devonport, Tasmania.
Open: Monday to Friday 9:30am – 5:30pm and Saturday 9:30am – 12:30pm
Entry: Free
Enquiries: Phone (03) 6426 1512