Synchronize calendars – Open Day is coming!

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It’s time to get excited about Open Day!

This year, it’s all about workshops – come along for a tantalizing taste of a range of crafts that are sure to get your creative juices flowing. We’ll also have a huge range of demonstrations on everything from knitting and crochet to spinning, basketry, you name it – if it’s fibrey, chances are it’ll be on show!

We are also pleased to announce the return of our lovely Fashion Parade, our famous morning tea stall and those delicious soups to keep you nice and warm while you’re shopping at our market stands.

We’ve saved the best for last, of course – this is your big opportunity to shop in our amazing Emporium, one of only two days per year when we are open to the public. You’ll find all kinds of wonderful products for spinning, felting, weaving, dyeing and more. Our Emporium staffers have been very busy creating some new and colourful goodies just waiting to be snaffled.

Bookings are required for the workshops and special demos – please see the list below and email opendaybookings@gmail.com to book.

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QSWFA Annual Craft Weekend 2014 at Brookfield

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It’s on again! QSWFA are ready to take enrollments for our 2014 camp! This year we will be getting our craft on at Brookfield (Brookfield Centre – QCCC, 179 Gold Creek Road, Brookfield).

We are very excited to host Biggan Ryd-Dups, from Biggan Design, who will be running a very special workshop for us at camp – she will show us all about steeking, which will hopefully take some of the apprehension out of this technique! This workshop will be free for those attending our camp. It’s a rare opportunity to spend some time with an internationally renowned designer in the relaxed and creative atmosphere of camp, you really don’t want to miss this one!

Stay tuned for more announcements regarding workshops, demonstrations, and other special events we’ll have in store for you at our Brookfield camp. Be sure to give us your email address so you can receive emailed updates about all the exciting things we have planned for this year. For all inquiries, please contact office@qldspinners.org.au.

Can’t wait to see you all there!

WHEN: Open 4pm Friday 11th July, 2014. Close 2pm Sunday,13th July, 2014

WHERE: From the Kenmore Village roundabout go straight through onto Brookfield Rd. Continue on to the Brookfield Showgrounds roundabout, turn right into Gold Creek Rd. About 1.5klm on the right is Brookfield Camp.

COST: $60 for day visitors (includes morning and afternoon teas, lunch and participation in all activities), $175 for the full weekend (all meals are included in the fee).

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Stitches and Craft Show 2014 is almost here!

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It’s almost time for the annual Stitches and Craft Show! As usual, from March 20-23, QSWFA will be there demonstrating and showing off our wonderful crafts for the public to enjoy.

This year, the show has put out an app for your iPhone to help you make the most of your day. You can download Event Mate and have quick access to workshop dates and time, exhibitor information, and more!

Check it out, and see you there!

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The RASQ Toowoomba Royal Show is Coming!

The 2014 RASQ Toowoomba Royal Show is nearly upon us (March 27-29), and this year our very own QSWFA member Marilyn Jensen is a judge!

Please see the show schedule for detailed information on categories and entries.

Entries for the Handicraft section close Friday 28th February, and items must be delivered on Thursday 20th March between 9am – 4 pm only.

The divisions for Handicraft are:

1-Patchwork and Quilting
2-Knitting, Crochet, Lace and Sewing
3-Spinning & Weaving
4-Paper Craft
5-Miscellaneous
6-Junior

Please see the schedule for all the terms and conditions.

Good luck to all who enter!

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Brisbane Square Library Artist Talks – Felicity Clarke

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On Sunday, March 2nd, QSWFA member Felicity Clarke will be speaking at the Brisbane City Council Library, Brisbane Square, in the End Room from 10.30 – 12.

Felicity has been a soft sculpture and mixed media artist for over 15 years, originally making artist bears and animals for collectors and museums around the world, and now creating mixed media art pieces on canvas, art quilts, high relief artwork and 3D pieces for exhibitions, sales and on a commission basis, around Australia and overseas. Her work can been viewed at Bearly There Creations.

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