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Brisbane Craft and Quilt Fair

When:

Wed 17 Oct 2012, 9:00am–5:00pm
Thu 18 Oct 2012, 9:00am–5:00pm
Fri 19 Oct 2012, 9:00am–5:00pm
Sat 20 Oct 2012, 9:00am–5:00pm
Sun 21 Oct 2012, 9:00am–5:00pm
Mon 22 Oct 2012, 9:00am–5:00pm

Where: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Cnr Merivale and Glenelg Streets, Brisbane

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

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Listed by: nicole21

The biggest craft event in the Southern Hemisphere returns to Brisbane!

This year Brisbanites will once again be treated to Australia’s most popular craft event.

The event is renowned for its world class displays, daily classes and workshops as well as inspiration and expertise from the Fair’s special guests.

The five day event will feature a spectacular mix of works including the annual 2012 Queensland Quilt Show boasting hundreds of exceptional quilts presented by the Queensland Quilters Inc. There will also be a selection of finalists’ entries from the 2012 AP&Q AQC Challenge where artists were invited to create a quilt inspired by the theme ‘What the World Needs Now’ – resulting in a highly eclectic range of interpretations.

The Brisbane Craft and Quilt Fair will also showcase a host of diverse crafts including a selection of wearable artworks, with artists interpreting the theme ‘The Fairest of Them All'.

Visitors will also be treated to the remarkable works by Australian artist, Cheryl Bridgart who has swapped paint brush for sewing machine to create exceptional artworks on paper. Cheryl is internationally recognised and uses freestyle techniques to create remarkable “thread artworks”. They are not actually painted, photographed or embellished by computer, but rather created using only a sewing machine and her hands. Each creation can take up to 500 hours to create and has to be seen to be believed (artworks pictured).

Additionally, visitors will have a unique opportunity to buy up big from specialty retailers gathered from all over Australia with the latest supplies for crafty folks ranging from fabrics and buttons to beautifully embellished papers and tools.

In all, the Brisbane Craft and Quilt Fair is an unparalleled opportunity to see inspirational displays, meet experts, attend workshops and classes and see, try and buy the best in crafts from stamping, scrapbooking, knitting, embroidery to sewing, quilt making, jewellery-making and more.

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