Brisbane Craft & Quilt Fair 2015

Brisbane Craft & Quilt Fair 2015

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Posted 2015-09-04 by Selina Shaplandfollow

Wed 07 Oct 2015 - Sun 11 Oct 2015

The Brisbane Craft & Quilt Fair is on again and will be celebrating its 21st birthday!



The 2015 Brisbane Craft & Quilt Fair will bring you the latest trends in adult colouring-in, textile and wearable art, embroidery, knitting, paper craft, vintage fashion and quilting.

This year's quilt exhibition challenge themes include: 'True Blue' and the 'Lest We Forget Quilt Challenge – 100 years, 100 quilts'.


The 'True Blue' challenge will feature 35 interpretations of the theme. Come along and discover the 35 interpretations of the True Blue theme, including:
  • Australian scenes
  • Blue Heelers to shades of blue,
  • images of depression
  • sporting heroes
  • plus seven quilts by Queensland entrants.

  • Queensland artist, Jeannie Henry's 'True Blue Jacko the Kookaburra' quilt was awarded the prestigious first prize at the 2015 Australasian Quilt Convention for her striking and intricate lifelike artwork. This quilt captures the beloved Australian Kookaburra's brilliant blue, lustrous feathers and lovable charm. So make sure you get along to have a look at this stunning work.



    There will also be 100 quilts on display, capturing the theme of 'Lest We Forget - 100 Years, 100 Quilts'. This display will include work by 15 Queensland artists.

    Highlights of the Brisbane Craft & Quilt Fair also includes:
  • The annual Queensland Quilt Show presented by Queensland Quilters Inc. features a collection of magnificent entries across eight categories and is representative of a full spectrum of ages, from beginners, to advanced, both amateur and professional. This year's challenge quilts section was themed, 'Blue and White/Cream' providing an endless source of inspiration.
  • The Australian Textile Arts and Surface Design Association (ATASDA) will celebrate their 10th Anniversary with a display of interpretations of the challenge 'Just Ten'. * Wearable art, with an 'Art U Wear' exhibition based on the theme, 'Iconic Australia'.
  • Queensland's vintage style guru, Miss Chrissy from The Lindy Charm School For Girls will share her 'Make Do and Mend' styling tips and tricks and fuse these with the modern fashionista world to create new takes on old looks.
  • Soft sculptured birds in the 'Make a Birdie' exhibit will inspire you to spread your creative wings with something handmade.
  • A display of vintage and new Japanese boro textiles with items from Jane MacDonald from BeBeBold: Japanese Textiles & Craft and Shuji Yamazaki of Wabi-Sabi Designs showcasing the beauty of aged textiles and how this technique can be used in new work.



  • Stock up on the latest creative supplies, tools and gadgets
    There will be craft supplies, tools and gadgets to purchase at the tables. This will be a year filled to the brim and bursting at the seams with specialty and online retailers from all over Australia. So stock up!

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    !date 07/10/2015 -- 11/10/2015
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