Debra, a stay-at-home mum of three, loves experiencing and sharing all that Brisbane has to offer; especially southside secrets.
Suitcase rummages, free craft workshops and inspiring talks
The Queensland Art Gallery will host a series of Sunday Stitch-Up sessions, held in conjunction with Quilts 1700–1945; an exhibition of quilts, textiles and decorative arts from the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
Image courtesy of Suitcase Rummage
For four Sundays only, visitors to the Queensland Art Gallery will be able pick up a bargain at the Suitcase Rummage, take part in a free workshop and enjoy contemporary crafting talks with local designers and professionals. Held in the Sculpture Courtyard at QAG, the dates are as follows: June 16, July 21, August 18 and September 22.
Each Sunday from noon until 4pm, Brisbane's popular Suitcase Rummage mini-market will be on hand selling a selection of second-hand, vintage and handmade items; from fashion and accessories to bric-a-brac and books – basically anything that will fit inside a suitcase.
Queensland University of Technology's Stitchery Collective will be running free, hands-on workshops from noon until 2pm. No bookings are required for these all ages workshops focusing on embroidery and vintage fabrics. All materials are supplied.
At 2pm, join local designers and professionals as their share their insights on subjects such as Etsy, sustainable fashion and crafting a handmade business. Guest speakers include Kathleen Horton, Head of Discipline, Fashion at QUT and Tess Curran, Deputy Editor of Peppermint magazine.
Unknown female convicts on board the Rajah / The Rajah quilt 1841 / Gift of Les Hollings and the Australian Textiles Fund 1989 / Collection: National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Creative and crafty folks won't want to miss Quilts 1700–1945, which includes the rare Rajah quilt. On loan from the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra, the Rajah was hand sewn by women on board the convict ship HMS Rajah during their transportation to Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania) in 1841. Tickets to the exhibition cost $15 per adult while children under twelve are free. Click here for more information.