Friday, September 21, 2012

Brisbane Craft and Quilt Fair :: TICKET GIVEAWAY!!!



This year Brisbanites will once again be treated to Australia’s most popular craft event, the Craft & Quilt Fair when it returns to the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre from October 17th to 21st, 2012. 

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 & 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 & 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 and the best new's is we have 10 double passes to give-away to the fair! Simply tell us in 25 words or less what display, workshop or retailer you are most looking forward to visiting at the show (don't forget to leave an email address so we can contact the winners). The give away is open till Monday 1st October and winners will be notified by Oct 2nd.



22 comments:

Anonymous said...

Tickets would be great!!! I was just reading my brochure the other day and planning all the cool stuff I want to check out and which class I will do!!!
Mandy

Robyn Wood said...

My first stop is always the gorgeous and inspiring stand run by Jane Davenport - Institute of Cute! Robyn (purplesalt55 at gmail.com)

Elle and Lou said...

Mum and I love Berninas. Hers is over 50 years old! I'd love to take my Mum to the Sew & Go Bernina stand. elleandlou{at}gmail{dot} com

Sandrine said...

Oh I would absolutely love to win a ticket!
So hard to pick a favourite stall, I love browsing through all, but Dairing always amaze me!

Joolz said...

I would love to visit the wearable art display for some inspiration!

Bree said...

I always like looking at the quilt challenge quilts. One day I'll enter :)

Pat from Jenianpat'sBeadhive said...

Beads, look at those glorious bead suppliers. I'm in heaven. I'm dreaming of bead heaven in Brisbane. Don't make me choose only one!

Pat - Jeniandpat'sBeadhive.
jeniandpat@msn.com

Afrikitten said...

For me it's all about BEADS!Big, tiny, sparkly, matte, round or flat - I want to play with them all!

myclectic said...

I'm going anyway. I go every year. Saving on the entry price will buy me 2awesome LED clip on lights for BiTM from the Lightman. I bought 2 last year and HIGHLY recommend them.

Anita
Buttonbeadsa@y7mail.com

Em Splendid said...

Couldn't make it last year, but have bought awesome sewing stuff from Punch with Judy before, so will be making a bee line for her!

Sonja Pohlman said...

I have never been to this event and I just saw the brochure - amazing. The cake decorating looks just brilliant and the silicone moulds would be a top spot! <3

Bel said...

I would love to check out all the cake Decorating stalls too, always good for a bit of inspiration and to help the bug strike again ;)
Bel x

Find Hers Keep Hers said...

Cakes around town with Chief Dominic would be great, he was a guest on The Mather Stewart Show so his products have to be good.
Carol.

laura sutcliffe said...

I havent been since starting up my own bussiness but would love to go and check out the fabrics and beads and be inspired and challenged at the same time

laura sutcliffe said...

sorry my email is lauramaisutcliffe@hotmail.com

Megs Drinkwater said...

To win this prize
would be a lovely surprise,
So many workshops!
What to do
With a double pass,
I could take a friend too!

My Dolly and Me said...

What a delightful day, first stop would be Funky Friends Factory and would try to fit in the Tunsian Crochet workshop as well.maree@mydollyandme.com.au

Anonymous said...

I'm new to Brisbane and I'd be excited to see all the stores in particular something on crochet. What better way to begin my new life in brissy than at the craft and quilt fair lisaskippyschofield@gmail.com

In Pink Ink said...

Since my signature range stems from making paper flowers I can’t wait to be inspired and learn new floral techniques at the Flower Power Workshop.

inpinkink@gmail.com

Peta Kimball said...

I'd love to win tickets and visit the cake decorating stalls. there are some amazing techniques on display

marian said...

I have never been to the Fair before even though I do sew. My friend I would take has just started sewing so any sewing displays we will be watching!!! marian@galloper.com.au

Anonymous said...

I would love tickets for my friend and I. We are avid crafters and a chance to visit the "big smoke" to get a taste of the crafts and goodies we could purchase and see and try would be just too great to finish off a year that could have been better...... Thank you. Dalry. dalrys@bigpond.com