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June 19 – 23, 2019

Wednesday to Sunday 9am to 4.30pm daily

• Meet Meredith Woolnough • Sydney Quilt Show • Learn new crafts • Five days of crafty fun!

Welcome to 5 days of

Dear Craft Fair Friends,

The big one is on its way to Darling Harbour and we’re excited – after all it is the biggest craft and quilt event in the Southern Hemisphere! And we have some very special things for you…

We are thrilled to present precious boro works from Amuse Museum in Asakusa Tokyo, exhibited for the first time outside Japan. Boro is the term used to describe Japanese textiles that have been patched and stitched, usually with sashiko stitching or simple running stitches.

We welcome guest artists Meredith Woolnough and Naomi Huntsman. Meredith is a textile artist whose medium of choice is machine embroidery. Her elegant embroidered traceries capture the beauty and fragility of nature. Naomi is a Brisbane-based designer with a passion for providing an alternative to fast fashion and consumption. She will be kind of N demonstrating sewing techniques IN SP IR AT IO and teaching rag rugmaking. In our Studio we present some unique classes with inspirational experts – beeswax wraps with Kirsty Mootz, resin jewellery and polymer clay earrings with Nadine Sharpe, weaving with Natalie Miller, brush lettering with Alena Tsarkova, watercolour with Meredith Woolnough and screen printing with Kitty Cardwell – you’ll need to book quickly as places are limited!


Meet guest artist Meredith Woolnough


Enjoy the 2019 Sydney Quilt Show by QuiltNSW


Learn embroidery from the experts

If you’re into papercraft, take a look at the finalists of two challenges from the recent Scrapbook Papercraft & Art Expo.

The 2019 Sydney Quilt Show presented by QuiltNSW will be a visual feast with more than 400 unique quilts in the exhibition. QuiltNSW will have an activity area, so come and see what they do and how they do it. Whatever craft you’re into, it’s your kind of show! See you there!

On the cover (from top): Bear by Cameron James from Rosscraft Creations; (main) embroidery by Meredith Woolnough; base of page (L-R) work by Nadine Sharpe, Alena Tsarkova, Nadine Sharpe and Naomi Huntsman


inspiration, classes, shopping!


Meet guest artist Naomi Huntsman


Take home projects for gifts or just for you!


Learn something new in studio classes


Try your hand at beautiful brush lettering


Shop for unique & fabulous supplies at the fair


Discover mixed media and join a class

JUNE 19 – 23, 2019


Bus & Coach trips to the fair Make a day of it!

Book your seat on a bus or coach trip to the fair – it’s easier than driving and you’ll meet new friends! Contact the companies below to secure your seat today. Check online for more groups as they join!

Connect Coaches from the Central Coast

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Phone: 02 4325 4053 Email: Web: Day of Trip: Wednesday June 19

itravel Forster from Taree & Nabiac

Contact: Allana, Jade, Lynne & Belinda: Phone: 02 6555 5700 Email: Web: Day of Trip: Saturday June 22

Port Bus Charters, Tours & Rentals

Contact: Trish McGrady: Phone: 02 6583 8774 Email: Web: Day of Trip: Thursday June 20 and Friday June 21 Pickup Points: Kempsey, Wauchope, Port Macquarie, Kew, Nabiac and in-between.

Crafty Frog (from ACT)

Contact: Hilde Phone: 02 6296 6240 Email: Web: Day of Trip: Friday June 21 Pickup Points: Kambah and Northside Craft Fair Friend Vol. 20 Issue 3 is published by the organisers of your favourite craft events – Craft & Quilt Fair, The Stitches & Craft Show, Australasian Quilt Convention and the Scrapbook Papercraft & Art Expo. Information in our preview magazine is provided by exhibitors. Expertise Events is not responsible for incorrect information or product names. Updates to the program will be made on the website closer to the event.


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At a glance...

June 19 to 23, 2019

Wednesday to Sunday 9am to 4.30pm daily

ICC Sydney, Exhibition Centre, Halls 5 & 6 (level 4) 14 Darling Drive, Darling Harbour, Sydney NSW 2009

Daily Admission Tickets: • Adults: at the door $23; online $22*

• Seniors Card holders: at the door $20; online $19*

• Age & Disability Pensioners: at the door $18; online $17*

• Children: from 5 - 16 years (under 5 years free) at the door $10; online $9* • Family: (2 adults & 2 children) – at the door $52; online $50*

NOTE: Seniors Card Holders, Students, Age & Disability Pensioners and Companion Card Holders please ensure you bring a valid concession card to the fair.

Multi-day tickets: 2 Day Pass – at the door $42; online $40* 3 Day Pass – at the door $60; online $54* 4 Day Pass – at the door $76; online $72* 5 Day Pass – at the door $105; online $94* Expertise Events Pty Ltd ABN 43 003 932 492 PO Box 6053 Frenchs Forest NSW 2086 AUSTRALIA © Copyright 2019 Information is correct at time of printing.

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For more information: General info and tickets: 02 9452 7575 Email: Fax: 02 9975 3707 Website:

GROUP TICKETS: Buy just 10 or more Adult Group tickets online in bulk and save money. Group Adult tickets $18* each. This offer is not valid for door sales. Available for online pre-purchase only. Offer ends Friday June 14, 2019. This offer is not valid for door sales. SCHOOL GROUP TICKETS: Buy just 10 or more Teachers & Student Group tickets online in bulk and save! Teachers & Students tickets $8* each. This offer is not valid for door sales. Available for online prepurchase only. Offer ends Friday June 14, 2019. *Online payment via Visa or Mastercard only. Merchant fee of 1% will be charged at time of payment. BUY TICKETS: Buy tickets online now to avoid the ticket queue at the show! Visit Please note: All tickets are non-refundable.

JUNE 19 – 23, 2019


Meet Meredith Woolnough Machine embroidery is the medium of choice for visual artist Meredith Woolnough. Best known for her nature inspired embroideries, Meredith’s work is held in public, private and corporate collections worldwide. Meredith’s elegant embroidered traceries capture the beauty and fragility of nature in knotted embroidery threads. The work explores the sculptural possibilities of a unique drawing technique that utilises a domestic sewing machine and a base fabric that dissolves in water. Through a delicate system of tiny stitches Meredith creates intricate and complex openwork compositions that are then carefully pinned in shadowboxes like preserved specimens.


Embroidery Artist Meredith holds a degree in Fine Arts from the University of New South Wales, a Masters of Teaching from the University of Sydney, and a Bachelor of Natural History Illustration from the University of Newcastle. She is also the author of the book Organic Embroidery published in 2018 by Schiffer. Meet Meredith at the fair where she will conduct a watercolour class in our Studio on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

JUNE 19 – 23, 2019


Guest artist Naomi Huntsman

Learn about dressmaking with Naomi Naomi is a Brisbane-based designer who spends much time in her West End Studio designing and making for her creative business, The Sewloist. Having worked in fashion for many years, Naomi has become a passionate advocate for sustainable practice within the clothing and textiles industry. She loves encouraging people’s self-expression through creativity and is a big believer in making personal connections to our garments and belongings to value them more. Come to the fair and meet Naomi, and learn to make rag rugs in her workshop. She’ll also be demonstrating sewing techniques to encourage people to learn dressmaking. Naomi created The Sewloist with intention to connect with people, foster community and to provide an alternative to fast fashion and fast consumption.

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Having collected MANY beautiful fabrics over the years from independent sellers, The Sewloist exclusively incorporates remnant and vintage fabrics into all designs. 8

Make a Rag Rug with Naomi

Join Naomi to learn the technique of making Rag Rugs from up-cycled fabric and remnants. Using only a safety pin and strips of fabric, you will make the beginnings of a Rag Rug. A selection of fabrics will be provided, however you are encouraged to bring your own lightweight woven cottons that can be torn into strips. The process will take more than the allocated two hours; you will finish your Rag Rug at home. Workshop Includes: Tuition plus a selection of fabrics and tools to work with during the two-hour workshop, and the beginnings of your rag rug. Times: 10.30am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 3.30pm daily Skill level: Suits all levels Class cost: $50 Students bring: Just yourself Book at: Naomi’s stand at the fair JUNE 19 – 23, 2019


Boro: a rare exhibition from For the first time, selected boro pieces from the Amuse Museum will be exhibited outside Japan. We are lucky to have been able to secure a display of these precious works at Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra Craft & Quilt Fairs in 2019. In recent years boro is becoming known around the world, as textile admirers appreciate the beauty of clothing and homeware pieces that have been patched and stitched over and over to strengthen the fabric and extend the life of the piece so that nothing is wasted. Originally boro – which can be defined as ‘rags’ – came about through necessity but the artistic beauty is now recognised and antique boro pieces are sought after collectibles and the technique is popular among contemporary craftspeople. The Amuse Museum in Japan has an outstanding exhibition of work collected by Mr Chuzaburo Tanaka, an ethnologist and author born in Aomori prefecture in 1933. Mr Tanaka was a private collector of more than 30,000 pieces of rare and culturally significant items of folk art, antiques and clothes. The high quality of his collection has received praise from the public figures such as Shuji Terayama and Akira Kurosawa, who used some of the pieces from Mr Tanaka’s collection in their films and books. Among Mr Tanaka’s collection, some boro pieces have been used in a household through several generations. The Amuse Museum closed for renovations in March 2019 so only during this period the boro works can travel abroad, and will return to Japan to be exhibited at Tokyo Olympics in August 2020.

Above: Examples of pieces that you can touch and try on at the fair


Don’t miss this rare chance to see these unique boro works. There will also be a selection of pieces that can be touched and tried on by visitors to the fair. Meet the President of the Amuse Museum, Mr Kiyoshi Tatsumi at the fair.

the Amuse Museum in Japan

Thank you to East Meets West for their assistance

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JUNE 19 – 23, 2019


Magnificent quilts on display

Sydney Quilt Show 2019

Sydney Quilt Show, the annual member’s exhibition of Quilt NSW, is presented in conjunction with the Craft & Quilt Fair with the support of Expertise Events, Bernina Australia and other generous sponsors. The show is the largest quilt show in the southern hemisphere, and well worth a visit for anyone who enjoys seeing magnificent quilts – these are the latest members’ works. The exhibition will comprise more than 400 member quilts, judged by category showcasing all aspects of patchwork and quiltmaking. Winners announced and prizes awarded at 1pm, Wednesday June 19. Highlights include special exhibits from Brenda Gael Smith and Catherine Butterworth with daily floor talks at 11am and 12noon respectively

Visit the QuiltNSW Activity Centre – a hands-on quiltmaking area for everyone, all ages, making quilts for charity. You’ll also see the QuiltNSW Suitcase Challenge kind of W exhibition Running Away Q UI LT SH O with the Amish, the Member group display area and QuiltNSW Member Hoop Display.

Enjoy a display of quilts by Brenda Gael Smith

You can buy tickets in the quilt raffle for a chance to win a Chuck Nohara design made by Maree Blanchard and Lorena Uriarte, and quilted by Kat Jones.

Catherine Butterworth’s quilts will be featured in the Sydney Quilt Show


in Sydney!

Best of Australia See the Best of Show quilts from Australia’s state guild shows and the 2019 National Quilt Award winner! The nation’s best quilts will be on display in one place and the range of winners’ works includes traditional styles and unique original art quilts. Visit the display and choose your favourite! Join National Quilt Award winner Julie Adamson for a floor talk about her quilt, The Apprentice, on Wednesday at 2.30pm, and Thursday and Friday at 1pm.

Best of Australia 2018 state winners are: Blurring the Edges by Beth and Trevor Reid, ACT; A Purple Sensation by Tracey Bareli, WA; The Collective Language of Trees by Cindy Watkins, Tas; The Caswell Challenge by Judith Stacey, SA; Feathered 5iever by Lyn Crump, Qld (left); After the Last Sky by Jenny Bowker, NSW; The Apprentice by Julie Adamson, Vic (above); Red River Star by Nicole Morelli, NT. Sponsored by

JUNE 19 – 23, 2019


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AQC 2019 Challenge: What delightful images does ‘Magic’ conjure up for you? Each year Expertise Events invites quilters to enter a challenge which is judged then displayed at the Australasian Quilt Convention. The 2019 AQC Challenge theme is ‘Magic’ and the wonderful designs created by talented quilters and textile artists are a sight to enjoy. See the delightful and surprising interpretations by the winner, runner up and other finalists at the fair. Sponsored by

From top: Unconditional Magic (detail) by Jeannie Henry; Women’s Magic (detail) by Alison Withers


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Right: Espresso Martini by Philippa Thomas Below: Me in the Past by Julia Anna

Self-Portrait – a mini textile art challenge

Unlike a selfie, a self-portrait is intended as an exploration of your face, body and personality. See the creations by quilters and textile artists from far and wide who met this special challenge with creativity and gusto.

Sponsored by

JUNE 19 – 23, 2019


Beautiful Embroidery See the premiere of two magnificent embroidery displays by members of the Embroiderers’ Guild NSW.

With The Idea of A Sampler (right), members were invited to use the characteristics of an historical sampler and contemporise it.

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The other installation is themed Ways of Seeing: Colour, Pattern & Texture, featuring contemporary works with many varied stitching techniques, colour palettes, patterns and textures.

Learn from the experts

If you’ve always wished you could learn simple embroidery stitches, or pick up new techniques, visit the Embroiderers’ Guild of NSW’s Open Stitching Studio. Studio stitchers would love to have a chat and share with you how to work the stitches you have chosen from the samples on the interactive table. There will be hessian squares and big yarns to use for your embroidery. You may take these away with you. This experience is free, but do book in a time when you arrive at the fair. 16

Some Enchanted Evening Step back in time with The Cavalcade of History and Fashion to relive Hollywood glamour and the romantic gowns of the 1950s ballroom. Imagine floating around the dance floor in full floor length gowns of taffeta, lace, satin and tulle net over voluminous petticoats. Bodices were strapless, halter neck or with short sleeves with tiny waists and accented with draping and cascading bows. The colours were rich and jewel like, the look was glamorous and sophisticated and very much influenced by Christian Dior’s ‘New Look’. You can see these beautiful creations and more at the fair.

JUNE 19 – 23, 2019


Join us on our temples and textiles tour to India October 21 to November 1, 2019 11 nights/12 days

Highlights will include the majestic splendour of the Taj Mahal, visits to specialist crafts museums, a Punjabi farm visit, lunch with a local family, craft workshops, and shopping in the bazaars of Amritsar and Jaipur. Great value Visiting India is an experience of a lifetime! – $


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including airfares!


Departure from anywhere in Australia is possible, and Nationwide can also arrange travel from New Zealand.

*$5,550 per person, twin share including all airfares. Single supplement available

Contact Nationwide Travel to register your interest: or call (+61) 2 9418 0011

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4 1. Lola Lovegrove, Stand H04. Morag the Highland Coo is new and exclusive for winter 2019, just one of many kits available. 2. Close To My Heart, Stand B16. New floral thin cuts and Cricut cartridges make floral wall art projects quick and easy! Stop by and see a demonstration. 3. Husqvarna Viking, Stand F06. The new Designer Brilliance 80 is intuitive, capable, and designed for those with big, bright ideas. 4. Hatched and Patched, Stand F20. ‘Where We Love Is Home’ is Anni Downs’ latest pattern and BOM quilt, plus see Anni’s other quirky designs and her new fabric range. 5. Punch with Judy, Stand A13. Get organised with Pizzazz – a group of colourful sewing organizers to keep your workplace tidy. JUNE 19 – 23, 2019


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6. Rosscraft Creations, Stand B26. New hand-knitted easy designs by NZ designer Cameron James. See the full range of patterns and kits. 7. Vetty Creations, Stand D06. Embroidered whitework tin top kits, in a range of designs. Suitable for beginners. 8. Patchwork Ninja, Stand B19. Ninja ring needle grabbers are like a thimble – it grabs your needle, cuts thread, makes sewing layers easy, no more sore hands or using pliers! 9. Patchwork Ninja, Stand B19. New All You Can See Sewing Carry Bag – travel with your UFOs and sewing tools in a style everyone admires. 10. Sewing Buddies Australia, Stand B08. Dark Be Gone LED sewing machine light, 2-year guarantee, transferable between machines, 27 year globe life! 20

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11. Baby Lock, Stand B11. See the new Creative Station, in two sizes, both with electric height adjustment, self-healing cutting mat, optional ironing mat & storage drawer. 12. Margaret’s Fabrics, Stand A45. New, fun, easy Australian appliqué patterns that can be hand or machine stitched. 13. Preciouz Piecez, Stand G17. Caged beads (wire wrapped beads) are versatile elements that add a bit of whimsy to bracelets, necklaces or earrings. 14. L’uccello, Stand H02. New fabric range Joyeux Voyage is a charming collection of prints recreated from antique fabrics and ephemera. 15. Just Patchwork, Stand C11. Village Life is a new design by Gai Taylor, with 100% wool felt, embellished then appliquéd. More patterns and kits available. JUNE 19 – 23, 2019


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16. L’uccello, Stand H02. See a beautiful new collection of vintage fabric packs and vintage feed sack fabrics. 17. Pfaff, Stand F07. It’s here! Discover the depth and harness the artful ability of the exciting Pfaff quilt expression™ 720 sewing machine. 18. Studio Mio, Stand C55. Boston Bag is a spacious bag for weekends away! It has two internal pockets and uses extra large wire frames for easy access. Available as a kit or pattern in two sizes. 19. Yarn Glorious Yarn, Stand A16. New 21-colour slouch hat kit! 20. Brother, Stand C28. See your stitches before you sew with Brother’s new Luminaire Innov-is XP1. 27 x 40cm embroidery area. 13inches needle to arm. 22

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21. Whispers of the Valley Fabrics, Stand H32. Fat quarter packages: 10 $50 your choice, 20 $99 pre-packed, plus giveaway… spend $100 and receive a free gift! 22. Studio Mio, Stand C55. Special Show Bag with the multi-plier starter set, all you need to install rivets, eyelets & snap buttons. Try it out. 23. Sewing Buddies, Stand B08. Grip Its are the perfect free motion quilting tool and eliminate stress on the hands and body – no more gloves, cramped fingers or sweaty hands. 24. Flip la K, Stand A22. Make Flying Geese blocks the easy way with exciting, new templates in five sizes. 25. Stampin’ Up, Stand H53. See what’s new in stamping, cardmaking and papercraft. JUNE 19 – 23, 2019


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28 30 31 26. Fabric Care Company, Stand C25. Avoid fusible webbing or glue on the face of your iron with the easy clean Iron Guard. Now available for mini and standard irons, 100% non-stick at the highest heat setting for all fabrics. 27. Heirloom Fibrecraft, Stand A37. New Eucalyptus fabric prints. 28. Material Obsession, Stand H15. Kathy Doughty has released her new book, Organic Applique. 29. BeBe Bold, Stand A25. Quality yarn-dyed 10-piece fabric bundles in assorted colours will complement any project including boro, quilts and home furnishings. 30. Bernina, Stand C12. The Bernina 770 is a high end sewing and quilting machine that handles large quilts with ease and is also embroidery capable. 31. Etelage Beads & Charms, Stand A23. Beautiful earring and other jewellery-making kits, beads and charms. JUNE 19 – 23, 2019


Touring NSW in June & July!

Forbes Services Memorial Club – 21 June Wagga Civic Theatre – 22 June Griffith Regional Theatre – 28 June Albury Entertainment Centre – June 29 26

Lismore Town Hall – 19 July Saraton Theatre, Grafton – 20 July South West Rocks Country Club – 21 July Tickets from the venue or go to

Special guests at the fair Rachaeldaisy

Rachaeldaisy is known for her amazingly bold, colourful and eye-popping quilts that also contain her amazing 3D elements such as folded and gathered fabric techniques, yoyo puffs, prairie points and more. All these elements combined allow her to create beautifully unique textured work. See Rachaeldaisy and her amazing quilts on display at Bernina, Stand C12. Left: Pine Star by Rachaeldaisy

Natalie May

Natalie May is passionate about papercraft and is lucky to have made it her full-time occupation. She loves to create in all styles and this keeps her inspired. Natalie is a versatile artist, who loves to teach and share her passion for creating scrapbooking layouts, cards, mixed media layouts, paper-based layouts, art journals and abstract canvas art. Natalie teaches around Australia and New Zealand and is an ambassador for Lindy’s Stamp Gang and Gel Press. She loves everything ink and colour based, and designs for Paper Rose and StencilGirl and is an Intermediate Certified Copic Designer. Come and see Natalie at the fair demonstrating at Paper Rose, Stand A01 and conducting Make & Takes. JUNE 19 – 23, 2019


Studio Classes

Wednesday June 19, 9.30am to 11am, 11.30am to 1pm, 1.30pm to 3pm

Make Your Own Beeswax Wraps with Kirsty Mootz Learn the techniques to make and maintain your own beeswax wraps. You will leave with two medium size wraps and the confidence and knowledge to easily create more at home. You are welcome to bring your own fabric or use what is supplied. Materials include: Two pre-cut medium size cotton pieces, one small block of wax. Skill Level: All levels. Students bring: You may bring your own fabric if you prefer. Duration: 1.5 hours Class Cost: $55 kind of C L A SS

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Join us for these one-off classes by expert guest tutors. Book your place now as places are limited. Only available to visitors to the fair.

Thursday June 20, 10am to 4pm

Tapestry Weaving with Natalie Miller You will learn how to warp up a timber loom then create a wonderful weaving from hand-dyed wools, roving and raffia with different weaving techniques.


Natalie is known for her brightly-coloured woven artworks. She created the world’s biggest macramé chandelier installed into Pacific Place in Hong Kong for Chinese New Year, and has worked on several commercial collaborations as well as creating on the set of the movie Trolls 2, set to be released in 2020.

Materials include: A colourful range of handpicked and handdyed yarns, your own timber weaving loom, timber rod, roll of tapestry cotton warp and a canvas carry bag to take your work home Skill Level: No experience necessary Students bring: Your creativity! Duration: 6 hours Class Cost: $270 Book at:

JUNE 19 – 23, 2019


Be inspired and have some crafty fun! Friday June 21, 9.30am to 12.30pm

Resin Jewellery with Nadine Sharpe This workshop focuses on casting resin jewellery in pre-made one-part moulds. Students will learn the art of resin casting using fast curing resin, choosing from an extensive range of Own Sweet Time’s silicone moulds to cast two bangles and two rings. Basic casting techniques are covered in the first cast, and more creative techniques covered in the second cast, within the limitations of fast curing resin. Hand sanding and finishing techniques are covered, giving students the ability to beautifully finish their pieces. Materials include: BQueen fast curing resin and all you need to make two bangles and two rings. Notes are provided.

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Skill Level: Beginners Students bring: Just yourself! Duration: 3 hours Class Cost: $115 Book at:


Friday June 21, 1.30pm to 4pm

Polymer Clay with Nadine Sharpe

Create your own on-trend polymer clay earrings. You will learn a number of simple techniques with a focus on surface design techniques to create polymer clay slabs. This includes using colour to decorate the slab, as well as other mediums, such as metallic powders and acrylic paint. We will explore the use of texture sheets, stencils and silk screens. This workshop will give you a great foundation to go on and create more fun polymer clay jewellery or other items such as buttons at home. Materials include: All materials provided: polymer clay, embellishments, use of tools and equipment and findings to assemble your earrings. Notes on the class. Skill Level: Suitable for beginners and those who have used polymer clay before. Students bring: Nothing to bring. Nadine will package the earrings and students will take home to bake. Duration: 2.5 hours Class Cost: $90 Book at:


Saturday June 22, 9.30am to 12noon

Introduction to Brush Lettering with Alena Tsarkova In this fun workshop, learn the careful and calculated skill of brush lettering and how to perfectly wield the pressure of a brush pen to form artistic words under the detailed guidance of Alena from YaMogu. You’ll cover lower and upper case letters, and deconstruct letters into individual strokes to master them. Once you’re comfortable with the basics, your words and calligraphy will flow naturally and expertly. Materials include: All you need including 10 brush markers, workbook with workshop content, pencil, paper to practice on, with a personalised paper bag to take home and continue your brush lettering adventures. Skill Level: All levels Students bring: Just yourself! Duration: 2.5 hours Class Cost: $105 Book at:

Saturday June 22, 1pm to 4pm

Rainbow Leaves: Watercolour with Meredith Woolnough Explore the wonderful world of watercolour painting in this botanically focused class. You will begin by learning how to mix the full rainbow of colours (plus neutrals; browns, greys and black) from only three primary colours. Then, working with your freshly made colour palette, you will learn to paint rich and realistic leaf paintings by building up many layers of transparent colours. This class teaches you to observe nature and plan a painting from the ground up. Materials include: 300gsm watercolour paper, watercolour paints (professional grade), paint palette and a range of botanical reference material plus pencils and brushes* for use in class. Skill Level: All levels Students bring: *Basic synthetic brushes will be provided in class but feel free to bring your own watercolour brushes if you prefer to work with them. Duration: 3 hours Class Cost: $90 Book at: JUNE 19 – 23, 2019


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Sunday June 23, 9.30am to 12.30pm

Screen Printing using Stencils with Kitty Cardwell An introduction to screen printing and the different methods available, followed by a demo on how to print. You will be shown how you can turn a design idea into a stencil, then cut it out and print your own design onto a tea towel or tote bag. Learn how to continue the print process at home and where to buy materials. Materials include: A silk screen, squeegees and inks for use in class, stencil paper, apron, design inspiration – pre-printed stencils and a blank tea towel or tote bag to print on. Skill Level: No previous experience required Students bring: Nothing Duration: 3 hours Class Cost: $60 Book at:

Sunday June 23, 1pm to 4pm

Rainbow Leaves: Watercolour with Meredith Woolnough See Saturday’s 1pm-4pm class for details (page 31)

JUNE 19 – 23, 2019


Free daily workshops – Learn from the experts

10am ★ ♥ Aurifil is Not ‘Just’ Thread! Carol Nicholls, Sewn and Quilted, Stand G19. Learn the different Aurifil thread weights available and their versatility, what needle size is best for each, for both hand and machine piecing.

 10.30am ★ ♥ Boro and Sashiko. Sue Howie, Indigo Niche - Sashiko Designs, Stand A02. Be inspired with new Sashiko and Boro Designs – see what can be achieved with Sashiko by adding other techniques and combining panels and what you need to get started, with many exclusive Sashiko panels and designs available.  11am ★ ♥ Quilting with Templates. Judy Hall, Punch with Judy, Stand A13. See new products from Westalee Design to create stunning quilting designs using a ruler foot on your domestic sewing machine, including the new Jewels template range.  11.30am ♥ How to Make your own

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Fashion Handbags. Monica Poole, Margaret’s Fabrics, Stand A45. Get all the essential tips and advice on fabrics, hardware, straps and closures to make professional looking handbags and be inspired by Monica’s trunk show of beautiful and practical designs, including the new Adventurer bag.

 12noon ♥ Pre-stencilled Sashiko Panels. Jane

MacDonald, BeBe Bold, Stand A25. Join Jane to see what can be made from these prestencilled panels (left) – exclusive to BeBe Bold – for runners, bags, placemats and more.

 12.30pm ♥ Flower Power. Gai Taylor, Just Patchwork, Stand

C11. Wool felt appliqué is the buzz word on everyone’s lips. Flowers are a fundamental feature of many projects, and Gai will demonstrate techniques to construct the flower elements plus new and old stitches used in creating wool felt shapes. A free starter pattern will be provided in the class.

 1pm ★ ♥ What’s New at Flip la K. Brenda Burgess, Flip la K, Stand A22. Explore the possibilities in making machine-stitchable hexagons, triangles, diamonds and kites – all with one tool. Plus new Flying Geese blocks, without foundation piecing!  1.30pm ♥ Quilt As You Go, easy, fun, quick and fully machine sewn.

Monica Poole, Margaret’s Fabrics, Stand A45. Get great tips and advice on technique, batting, simple tools, scrap quilt ideas and the different ways to configure your quilt. You’ll also see an inspiring trunk show of QAYG quilts. Monica will also show you her new book, The Quilt As You Go Planner that takes the hard work out of designing your own quilts.


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Retailers are here to pass on great tips and the latest techniques in these FREE Workshops, open to all fair visitors. Program runs daily. No bookings required. Workshops run for 30 minutes unless indicated.

 10am ★ ♥ Hot New Product Suites from Stampin’ Up!®

The Stampin’ Up team, Stand H53. Your creativity is calling. Let us inspire you with the newest items on offer!

 10.30am ★ ♥ Organic Applique. Kathy Doughty, Material Obsession, Stand H15. Get in touch with your creative side with some easy applique techniques!  11am ★ ♥ Quilting with your Embroidery Machine. Julie Hall, Stitch-A-Ma-Jig Designs, Stand C03. Learn how to create perfect edge to edge continuous quilting with your embroidery machine. Any machine, any hoop size! Each participant will receive discounts and special offers for use during the fair.  11.30am ♥ From Table Runners to Quilts. Heather Bartsch,

Barossa Quilt & Craft Cottage, Stand H14. Come and see how easy it is to go from table runners to quilts using the magic binding ruler.

 12noon ★ ♥ New Tools for Better Stitching. Julie Hall, Stitch-A-Ma-Jig Designs, Stand C03. See the latest tools for patchworkers and machine embroiderers. Get tips and tricks to make stitching easier and more fun. Each participant will receive discounts and special offers for use during the fair.  12.30pm ★ ♥ Piece and Quilt with Lightweight Threads. Jennifer Moore, Wonderfil Specialty Threads, Stand G30. Discover crisper lines, sharper corners and less bulk when piecing – see and feel the difference that lightweight threads can make.  1pm ♥ Traditional Bags of Japan Made Modern. Alison Yamazaki,

Wabi-Sabi Designs, Stand D12. Japan has an extraordinary wrapping and carrying culture with beautiful and ingenious bags for every purpose. Clever construction methods and unique shapes delight the modern user. In this session, we look at range of original, vintage and antique examples from Japan - and how the contemporary crafter can recreate and adopt them. Free traditional wallet pattern giveaway!

 2pm ★ ♥ See and Touch What’s New at with Debra Van Der Meulen, Stand C06. Be inspired...learn hints and tips to make your beautiful hand-made cards with a professional finish with our latest products. JUNE 19 – 23, 2019


Craft – the new yoga!

It’s well known that our mental, physical and emotional health are all connected, but how can craft improve our general well-being? Craft can have surprising health and wellness benefits, from simple relaxation achieved by the rhythm of stitching or crochet, through to reconciliation of emotional conflicts as a result of art therapy. Crafters have reported that creative pursuits have helped in the management of addictions, to reduce anxiety and to calm negative behaviour. The rhythm of knitting and the mathematics required keep the mind focused on the moment rather than letting anxiety take over.

Repetition involved in many crafts is soothing and conducive to a state of ‘flow’ – engagement where other worries and stresses are forgotten for at least a while.

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Social wellness comes from being connected to people in your community and craft groups can provide that community as well as the friendships and shared interests that help people thrive.

The American Academy of Neurology reports in a recent study that craft can help protect the brain, stimulating new neurons to maintain cognitive 36

health in middle and old age resulting in improved memory. Knitting is being recommended as a pain management technique by health practitioners. At the end of World War 1, this diversional therapy was used to treat soldiers suffering from what we now know as post-traumatic stress syndrome, and has now resurfaced today with psychologists prescribing knitting for pain management and colouring-in as a relaxation technique. Mindfulness – benefits for our mental health can be induced more easily with repetitive simple tasks such as knitting. A meditative activity keeps the hands busy and the mind focused, which dissipates anxiety and facilitates calm. Zentangle takes craft activity to a new meditative level, and people who paint or stitch also report a feeling of calm. Enhanced self-esteem can come from making something. For children, craft can also provide a non-tech, non-screen activity to detox from the digital world. Doing craft encourages kids to pay attention to detail, to control impulses and to express themselves and helps in the development of fine-motor skills. However holistic health requires more than physical and mental wellbeing. Social, spiritual and emotional aspects are also part of wellness and craft can address these needs. Social wellness comes from being connected to people in your community and craft groups can

provide that community as well as the friendships and shared interests that help people thrive. Guilds, men’s sheds and craft friendship groups encourage social connections. Spiritual health involves having a sense of purpose that can come from creating and belonging to a group is even better. Many quilt groups have programs to donate finished works to people in need. Aussie Hero Quilts has had a positive influence on the lives of hundreds of our Defence Force personnel. Angel Gowns helps fill a void for families affected by the loss of a baby. Many groups fundraise to help charities too. Connectedness to tradition and to previous generations can also come from doing craft. Craft can also promote emotional wellness. It can be a form of creative expression, and even to work through feelings of trauma or loss. Making commemorative works such as memory quilts, painting, journaling, scrapbooking, lettering or textile art can all be used to journey through a

difficult period. Just the activity of making can provide a much-needed clearer head space. Intellectual wellness can come from lifelong learning and craft can provide opportunities for exchange of knowledge, learning from each other and teaching others. People who do craft report mental health benefits such as reduced stress and less anxiety. At the fair, we’ll promote the wellness benefits of craft through our new Craft Wellness Wheel, educating people about the powerful role craft can play in our general health and well-being.

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2019 Calendar – Save the dates! June to December JUNE:

Brisbane Stitches & Craft

June 6 – 9 Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, South Bank

Scrapbook Papercraft & Art Expo

June 6 – 9 Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, South Bank

Sydney Craft & Quilt Fair

June 19 – 23 ICC Sydney, Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour

JULY: Melbourne Craft & Quilt Fair

July 25 – 28 Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, South Wharf

AUGUST: Canberra Craft & Quilt Fair


August 15 – 18 Exhibition Park In Canberra, Mitchell

Hamilton NZ, Craft & Quilt Fair

September 5 – 8 Claudelands Events Centre , Hamilton NZ

Newcastle Stitches & Craft

September 26 – 29 Newcastle Entertainment Centre, Broadmeadow

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Brisbane Craft & Quilt Fair

October 16 – 20 Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, South Bank Dates are correct at time of printing. Check the website in case of late changes

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Free Demos

Look out for fast, free demonstrations by various exhibitors around the fair – here’s a glimpse of what you’ll find!

Danni from Eppliflex English Paper Piecing Templates at Stand C42 will show how to sew Clamshells quickly and easily with her new Clamshell guide. Plus discover how to take the fuss out of fussycutting!

Every day at 1pm, designer and educator Christine Smalley will share her skills and knowledge of jewellery design and demonstrate making chandelier earrings with brass filigrees, tassels and Czech glass beads. Learn how easy it is to create statement earrings in a flash – at Etelage Beads & Charms, Stand A23. At, Stand C06, Debra will show you how to get the most from your dies and stencils and the beautiful cards that can be created. And Janene will create beautiful works of art by colouring peel off stickers with Sakura Glaze and Gelly Roll Pens.

Ivy from Preciouz Piecez, Stand G17 will demonstrate how to create caged beads and add extra interest to your jewellery-making projects, to add a little whimsy to bracelets, necklaces or earrings.

At BeBe Bold, Stand A25, Jane will be demonstrating the simple techniques of hitomezashi – one stitch sashiko.

Diamond Art Dezigns, Stand C17, will be demonstrating diamond painting – a relatively new art form which breaks images down into patterns, similar to cross stitch. Small, glossy acrylic tiles are then applied to the canvas to make the pattern, see what it’s all about. At Izzii Napkin Art, Stand A49, discover how you can incorporate paper napkins into creative memories, quilting and embroidery. Learn how a paper napkin can be used on fabric and even become washable.

At Punch with Judy, Stand A13, Jenny will demonstrate how easy it is to quilt with Westalee templates, including the new Jewels range for quilting on a domestic sewing machine. Judy will demonstrate the ergonomically designed range of Martelli Products – rotary cutters, rulers and electric adjustable table. Try the amazing Grip Its for free-motion quilting – At Sewing Buddies Australia, Stand B08.

Learn more about machine sewing and quilting from the experts at Bernina, Stand C12, with different sessions daily: Wednesday 10.30am: Ruler work with the Q 24 2pm: Designing your quilt with Q-Matic Thursday 10:30am: Stitch in the ditch with rulers on the Q 24 2pm: Bread and butter quilting E2E on Q-Matic Friday 10:30am: Quick quilts using your leftovers with quilt as you go with Q 24 2pm: Couching with Q-Matic

Saturday 10.30am: Binding on the Q 24 2pm: Making a design fit into a wonky block with Q-Matic Sunday 10:30am: Ruler work with the Q 24 2pm: Designing your quilt with Q-Matic JUNE 19 – 23, 2019


The NEW HQ FortĂŠ features a variety of convenient tools as well as 24 inches of throat space! Come and visit our stand to test drive a Handi Quilter machine today! (02) 4337 3737

Bring your dreams to life with the new Brilliance 75Q sewing machine. Visit our stand to ďŹ nd out how!

All Things Textile ATASDA is a national non-profit organisation that was formed to support and showcase Australian Textile Artists and Surface Designers. Their objective is to promote, foster, develop and advance textiles and the fibre arts. See work on show made by the many talented ATASDA members, who will be on hand demonstrating felting, machine embroidery, slow stitching, quilting and other textiles-related skills.

Scrapbook Papercraft & Art Challenge displays Left: Smell the Roses by Patricia Vella

See the imaginative and inspiring results of two layout and card papercraft challenges from the recent Scrapbook Papercraft & Art Expo in Brisbane. The layout challenge themes were ‘Australia’, ‘Family’ and ‘In the Garden’ and the A5 Card Challenge theme was ‘Anything but Flat!’ Winners shared a $650 prize pool.

Left: Bloom and Grow by Anne McLaughlin

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JUNE 19 – 23, 2019


Sew fast like a Ninja!

Join Dai the Patchwork Ninja in fun, free 30 minute demonstrations at Stand B19. Classes run daily. No booking required.

9.45am & 3.45pm Sew Fast Like a Ninja: Master Seven Sewing Hacks with Ninja Sewing Tool Kit! How many UFOs (Un-finished-objects) do you have in your drawer? Master how to use our cutting edge Ninja Sewing Tools and finish your projects one after another and feel fantastic! 10.30am Super Sticky Ninja Web Origami Smartphone Case. Turn a piece of your favourite Japanese material into a solid, heavyduty phone and card case with super strong Ninja web and buttons. kind of C L A SS

11.15am Stained Glass Quilting with Bias Tape. See how to stitch a stainedglass quilt easily and quickly using Ninja iron-on bias tape and a twin needle!

12noon Be a Weaving Queen. Don’t like sewing much? Learn to weave an amazing bag step-by step without sewing! 42

12.45pm Jaw Dropping Backpack. See how to stitch your backpack step-bystep using three Ninja sewing tools.

1.30pm All You Can See Sewing Carry-Bag Step by Step. See how to construct this bag and there’ll be no room for mistakes! Halve your stress using Ninja sewing tools, learn great tips, including how to handle vinyl materials used for the inner pockets so you see all tools inside the bag. 2.15pm Sew Precisely Like a Machine with Ninja Laser Light System. Not sure where your stitching goes on your sewing machine? See how you can sew like a machine, and halve your sewing time. Laser light makes your half-square triangles, stitch in the ditch and applique easy! 3pm Ninja Buttons with Double Sashiko Wallet. How are Ninja buttons different? You can attach them without pliers – all you need to do is just finger-press and click… it’s done. Plus learn how to make an intricate Sashiko wallet, step-by-step.

Pauline’s VIP Quilt Room

Join Pauline Rogers in the VIP Quilt Room and learn her secrets in these FREE daily sessions at Stand E40.

10.30am Take the Scary Out of Free Motion Quilting Unlock the freedom of being able to freemotion quilt on your domestic sewing machine. Learn how to have even stitches and create wonderful designs. No more pinning layers. No more uneven stitches. No more sore shoulders or back. After this session you will be running home to get into quilting. 11.30am Quilt-As-You-Go Learn to make stunning quilts using Pauline’s essential secrets; add some amazing pizazz to your quilts. Quilt your blocks first! Who said we should quilt last? Learn to transform any sashed quilt pattern into quilt-as-you-go, anyone can quilt a block. 12.30pm Precision Quilt Wonders Having trouble cutting, sewing and achieving accurate points? See how to overcome these challenges. Lots of great tips and titbits will be shared. Like simple cutting tips, perfect triangles and blocks turning out the size they should with perfect points. 1.30pm Pieced Blocks and How to Complete Unquilted Quilt Tops Add some amazing pizazz to your pieced quilts using Pauline’s amazing sashing techniques. Find simple, effective ways to finish your unquilted quilt tops with ease using your domestic sewing machine and Pauline’s unique Quilt-As-You-Go technique. Turn those ugly ducklings into beautiful swans. JUNE 19 – 23, 2019


Make and Take Classes

★ New Make & Take Class ♥ Perfect for beginners

Get expert instruction for the small cost of a kit in these one-hour sessions!

 10am ♥ Boro Coasters. Jane MacDonald,

BeBe Bold. Learn the utilitarian, simple and enjoyable techniques from Japan’s past and make three coasters. Kit includes choice of light or dark colour way, sashiko needles, interfacing and threads. Kit cost $18. Book at Stand A25.

 11am ★ The Best Yarn for the Job. Prudence Mapstone. Discover why yarn construction is such an important factor in creating perfect crochet stitches every time. Once you understand what to look for to best suit your way of working, choose your kit and see how easily you can master even the trickiest techniques. Kit cost $35. Book at Stand A33.  12noon ★ ♥ Fabric Covered Needle Keeper. Carol Nicholls, Sewn and Quilted. Make a beautiful fabric covered needle keeper and learn all the tricks to achieving a professional finish – perfect idea for yourself or gifts for friends. Choice of fabrics. Suitable for all levels and no sewing involved! Kit cost $25. Book at Stand G19.

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 1pm ★ ♥ Kogin Hair Button. Jane MacDonald, BeBe Bold. Learn kogin embroidery while making a sweet hair tie as a gift for someone special or simply for you. Kit cost $12.50. Book at Stand A25.

 2pm ★ ♥ Add a Touch of Embroidery! Veronique, Sewn and Quilted. Explore a whole new world of ideas to embellish and enhance your fabrics. You’ll make a pincushion and learn some embroidery stitches. Suitable for all levels. Kit cost $25. Book at Stand G19. 44

Have fun creating and learning new techniques!  11am ★ Japanese Hoshi Origami Stars. Pam Russell & Rhonda Langhorne, Wabi-Sabi Designs. Enjoy learning to make these fun folded stars using beautiful Japanese fabrics. The only sewing is attaching the cord. Kit includes fabric and cord for two stars, plus full photo instructions. Kit cost $20. Book at Stand D12  12noon ★ ♥ Spiral Ropemaking. Ivy Tan, Preciouz Piecez. Spiral ropes can be made with many different types of beads. Once you get the basics it’s easy to change the type and size of beads you use. Kit cost $25, two colours to choose from. Book at Stand G17.  1pm ★ ♥ All Occasions Cards, Close To My Heart team. Create six delightful cards and a shaker box. Choose from two themes – elegant and lovely or whimsical and fun! Bring scissors and adhesive to the workshop. Adhesives bundle available to purchase at the stand. Kit cost $25. Book at Stand B16.  2pm ♥ Shibori Indigo Dyed Scarf.

Shuji Yamazaki, Wabi-Sabi Designs. Make a shibori indigo-dyed linen scarf using our vat of natural Japanese indigo dye. Silk or cotton scarves also available. Kit cost $50. Book at Stand D12.

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Make and Take Classes continued...  10am ★ ♥ Trim Techniques. Catherine Kelly, Hatters Millinery Supplies. Wednesday, Friday and Sunday: Make a stunning cockade-style trim using Petersham ribbon to add to a hat or use as a cute Christmas decoration. Learn about other techniques with these lovely ribbons. Thursday and Saturday: Make a nagoire feather butterfly in this fun, frivolous class and see a demonstration of techniques to manipulate and use nagoire feathers as a millinery trim or fashion accessory. Kit cost for either class $30. Book at Stand G33.

 11am ★ ♥ Bird Ballad Creations. The Stampin’ Up!® team. Make three gorgeous projects with the elegant Bird Ballad Suite – a gift tag and two cards with matching envelopes. All items are pre-cut and embellishments and all materials are supplied. You will also receive a bonus coordinating scrapbook page recipe. Kit cost $30. Book at Stand H53.  12noon ★ ♥ Boro Table Mat. Sue Howie, Indigo Niche – Sashiko Designs. Learn the beautiful relaxing technique of Boro – make a Boro table mat using stunning fabrics. Kit cost $25. Book at Stand A02.  1pm ♥ Tunisian Crochet

Washers. Lola Lovegrove. Learn the tricks and skills to make gorgeous face washers using Tunisian crochet. Made with a non-pilling soft microfibre yarn which is good for even sensitive skin. Kit includes two balls of yarn with a choice of colours, KnitPro Tunisian hook and written instructions for two designs. Kit cost $30. Book at Stand H04.

 2pm ★ ♥ From Tag to Card. Ellenor Wadsworth, Kaszazz. How to develop your card one step at a time, one colour at a time. Complete three cards in class using an old age technique of blending colours to produce an effective background to make individual card fronts. Kit cost $25. Book at Stand F38. JUNE 19 – 23, 2019


Free! All-day make and takes Make a gatefold card or gift tag with Close To My Heart, Stand B16! Choose between Little Aussies or Floral Delivery stamp ranges, then learn how to add colour with our Exclusive Inks, Shimmer Brushes and blenders!

Choose between a gift tag or a card with gorgeous new products from Stampin’ Up!®, Stand H53.

At Kaszazz, Stand G38, make a card using our latest Australian stamps and the Black Ice technique – it’s a different card each day. kind of


Visit the Learning Hub

Visit the Brother area, watch the demos then drive the machines! Session times: 11am: Westalee Designs Ruler quilting plus free motion 12noon: Luminaire XP1 See the projector in action 12.30pm: Scan N Cut DX Getting started and new features 1pm: Accessory feet See how specialised feet make sewing easier 1.30pm: Scan N Cut DX Foiling and rhinestones 2pm: Luminaire XP1 See the projector in action 2.30pm: Scan N Cut DX T-shirt designs and wall decals 3pm: Luminaire XP1 Q&A

No bookings taken, if you require seating please arrive 10 minutes early at Stand C28.


Mixed Media Classes Get hands on in mixed media classes at Zyneri, Stand B31, choose from scrapbooking, cardmaking, quilting, DIY home decor, cake decorating and more! All day classes, no booking required. Just choose your class and grab a seat. Stencils are so versatile! Use various mediums with stencils such as gel, Art Alchemy waxes, Finnabair light paste, embossing pastes & powder, glitter, sprays, inks, foil, gesso, paints. They can also be used for fabric painting and transferring embroidery and quilt designs. Class cost $10 Silicone moulds are for more than cake decorating. Learn how paperclay, porcelain clay, hot glue, pastes and other mediums can create unique embellishments for your next craft project – and colour them with various techniques and paints. Class cost $10 Upcycled Altered Art: Alter a ribbon spool, or other objects using paperclay, laces and embellishments. Choose an item at the stand or bring one of your own, eg, an old shoe, bottle or can. Class cost $15

Make beautiful flowers using paperclay and various cutters and veiners for your next craft project. Class cost $10

Mixed Media techniques: Alter a pre-made mixed media tag using old embellishments with gesso, Impasto paints and Finnabair Art Alchemy Waxes. Class cost $5

Art journal cover: Create a mixed media art journal cover on a piece of cardstock or chipboard. Class cost $10

Mixed media panel: Use a 20mm x 30mm mdf board to create a beautiful layout using stencils with mediums, paperclay embellishments, ribbons, laces, buttons, flowers and more with Finnabair products including paints, waxes, powders, gel, sprays and more. Class cost $20 JUNE 19 – 23, 2019


Visit the Gift Shop

Take home a souvenir for yourself or buy a gift for a craft-loving friend! ! NEW

Limited Stock! Vintage mugs (various designs) $5 each

! NEW $9 mug

$15 bag

Novelty USB – stores 4GB – only $16

Multitool $15 White & grey tote $12

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Drawstring bag $5 l Show Specia ! $6 2 for

Crafty pouches $9 each

Slimline Magnifying Reading Glasses Keep a pair in your handbag and you’ll never be without your specs! +1.5, +2.0, +2.5 +3.0 in black, pink or purple carry case $9.99

Extra slim for your wallet or phone case in +1.5, +2.0, and +2.5 $6.99 Bag holders 3 for just $1

Car stickers $5 each 50

Tote bag $15

Say Goodbye to Mistakes and Frustration! Create a Quilt like a Masterpiece in Record Time!

Free Pop-up Classes at Stand B19

See the timetable at page 42

Patchwork Ninja Say “I love Ninja” and get a free gift!

Shopping Vouchers

Cut out these vouchers and bring them with you to the fair for GREAT savings! The vouchers must be presented at the time of purchase.

45mm Replacement Blade Present this voucher to receive a set of 7 tungsten alloy steel replacement 45mm cutter blades for only $19.95 per set. Limit 3 per customer (while stocks last).

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Best Ever Needle Threader Present this voucher to receive our most effective automatic needle threader made in Japan for only $24.95. Ask for a demo! (Limit of 3 per customer).

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Sharp Scissors Forever Present this voucher to receive two Multi-Sharpeners for $29.95. Regular price $29.95 each! You can sharpen scissors, knives, secateurs and more. Come and see the easy demonstration (while stocks last).

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You could win a Textured Treasures Tour of India & Dubai

Enter the Lucky Door Prize competition at the fair and you could win one of three fantastic prizes! d ze value Major pri 0 0 ,3 6 at $

More than $8,340 in prizes to win!

All visitors to the fair are eligible to enter our Lucky Door Prize competition and this year someone will win a 15-day tour for one adult to India and Dubai plus two fabulous workshops during the tour with renowned mixed media artist Finnabair!

Valued at more than $6,000, this trip of a Tour with Finnabair lifetime will include one return economy flight from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane, 14 nights’ accommodation, food and transfers. Tour commences in India on February 3, 2020 for seven nights then a flight to Dubai from February 10, 2020 and leaving Dubai for Australia on February 17, 2020 for a total of 15 breathtaking days. Sponsored by

Horn Outback MKII beech sewing cabinet valued at $1,250

This compact cabinet is on castors and includes lots of storage for your sewing machine, books, threads, accessories and more! The cabinet will be delivered fully assembled.


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Brother ScanNCutDX SDX1200 valued at $799

The newest and most advanced cutting machine Brother has to offer. Equipped with new Blade Sensor Technology, it detects the thickness of the material, handles card, fabric, leather, selfadhesive vinyl, felt and foam.

To enter, visit the competition area at the fair and fill out the entry form. Visitors to the 2019 Perth, Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and Brisbane Craft & Quilt Fairs and Brisbane and Newcastle Stitches & Craft Shows and the Scrapbook Papercraft & Art Expo who enter the Lucky Door Prize competition will go into the draw to win the major Textured Treasures Tour of India and Dubai prize which will be drawn on 29/10/19. The winners of the second and third prizes will be drawn at the end of the last day of the Sydney Craft & Quilt Fair and notified the following week. For full terms and conditions of entry and prize details visit Online ticket buyers will be automatically entered into the draw. For more information please contact Expertise Events on 02 9452 7575 or email NSW Permit no. LTPS/19/34795

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Plan your day with this handy class timetable! Class Time

Guest Artist Naomi Huntsman

9.30am book at stand 10am

Workshop 1 Free sessions

Aurifil is Not 'Just' Thread! Sewn & Quilted

Workshop 2 Free sessions

Studio Studio Studio Classes Classes Classes Wednesday Thursday Friday

Studio Classes Saturday

Hot New Product Suites from Stampin' UpÂŽ

9.30am to 11am Make 10am Your Own to 4pm Beeswax Tapestry Wraps with Weaving Kirsty with Mootz Natalie Miller

9.30am to 9.30am to 12noon 12.30pm Screen Intro to Printing Brush with Lettering with Alena Stencils Tsarkova with Kitty Cardwell

10.30am Rag Rug Boro and Organic class Sashiko Indigo Applique Niche - Sashiko Material Designs Obsession 11am Quilting with Quilting with Templates your Embroidery Punch with Judy Machine Stitch-aMa-Jig Julie Hall Designs 11.30am


Make Your From Table Own Fashion Runners to Quilts Barossa Quilt Handbags and Craft Margaret's Cottage Fabrics Pre-stencilled New Tools for Sashiko Panels Better Stitching BeBe Bold Stitch-a- Ma-Jig Julie Hall Designs


Flower Power Piece and Quilt Just with Lightweight Patchwork Threads WonderFil Specialty Threads


What's New at Traditional Bags Flip la K of Japan Made Modern WabiSabi Designs

1.30pm Rag Rug Plan your own class Quilt As You Go Quilt Margaret's Fabrics 2pm

Creative Fashion Accessories

9.30am to 12.30pm Resin Jewellery with Nadine Sharpe

11.30am to 1pm Make Your Own Beeswax Wraps with Kirsty Mootz

1.30pm to 3pm Make Your Own Beeswax See and Touch Wraps with What's New Kirsty Mootz

1.30pm to 4pm Polymer Clay with Nadine Sharpe

1pm to 4pm Rainbow Leaves: Breaking Down Botanics in Watercolour with Meredith Woolnough

2.30pm 3pm 3.30pm

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1pm to 4pm Rainbow Leaves: Breaking Down Botanics in Watercolour with Meredith Woolnough

Classes run daily at the fair unless indicated Floortalks

Zyneri Pauline’s Mixed Patchwork Ninja VIP Quilt Media all Live Stand B19 Room Stand E40 day classes Free sessions Free sessions Stand B31

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Class Time

9.30am no booking Book classes at the stand required 9.45am-10.15am Master Seven Stencil Boro Trim 10am techniques Sewing Hacks Coasters Techniques with Ninja Sewing BeBe Bold $10 Hatters Tool Kit $18 Book at Millinery Stand A25 Supplies $30 Book at Silicone 10.30am-11am Take the Stand G33 10.30am Scary out of moulds Super Sticky Ninja Web Origami $10 Free-motion Smartphone Case Quilting 11am Brenda Upcycled The Best Japanese Bird Ballad 11am altered art Gael Smith at Yarn for Hoshi Creations $15 Sydney Quilt Origami Stampin’ Up 11.15am-11.45am the Job Prudence Stars Wabi- $30 Book at Show – daily Stained-Glass Mapstone Sabi Designs Stand H53 Quilting with Make Quilt-As-You11.30am $35 Book at $20 Book at Bias Tape beautiful Go 11.30am Stand A33 Stand D12 flowers Cavalcade $10 12noon Catherine Butterworth at Sydney Quilt Show – daily

FabricSpiral Boro Table 12noon Covered Ropemaking Mat Preciouz Indigo Needle Piecez $25 Niche Keeper Book at Sashiko Sewn & Art Precision Designs 12.30pm Quilted $25 Stand G17 journal cover $25 Book at Quilt Book at 12.45pm-1.15pm Stand G19 Stand A02 $10 Wonders Jaw-Dropping Mixed media Kogin Hair All Occasions Tunisian 1pm Backpack panel Cards Crochet Button $20 BeBe Bold Close To Washers $12.50 Book My Heart Lola at Stand A25 $25 Book at Lovegrove 1.30pm-2pm 1pm Julie Pieced Blocks Stand B16 $30 Book at 1.30pm All You Can See & How to Adamson at Stand H04 Sewing Carry-Bag Sydney Complete Step by Step Quilt Show – Unquilted Thurs & Fri only Quilt Tops

2.30pm Cavalcade; 2.30pm Julie Adamson at Sydney Quilt Show Wed only

Mixed 12noon-12.30pm media tag Be a Weaving Queen $5

Add a Touch of 2.15pm-2.45pm Embroidery! Sew Precisely like Sewn & Quilted $25 a Machine Book at Stand G19

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Shibori From Tag 2pm Indigo Dyed to Card Kaszazz $25 Scarf Book at Wabi-Sabi Stand F38 2.30pm Designs $50 Book at Stand D12

3pm-3.30pm Ninja Buttons with Double Sashiko Wallet


3.45pm-4.15pm Master Seven Sewing Hacks with Ninja Sewing Tool Kit






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