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WELCOME Dear Craft Fair Friends, Our 21st Craft & Quilt Fair is a landmark event – the first public exhibition to be held at the Sydney Exhibition Centre @ Glebe Island. Glebe Island is not actually an island – it is a peninsula and accessible by car, taxi, FREE ferry or FREE bus service. We recommend you take the ferry – it’s a beautiful way to start a great day out! If you’ve been to the event before at Darling Harbour, the new venue is only a short bus or ferry ride from there. These public transport services are FREE and will operate on the fair-opening days. If you want to drive, there is more parking available than ever before, and it is all dedicated to visitors of the fair. For fees and details, turn to page 8. Along with a new venue, there are a number of new attractions this year to entertain you: fantastic textile art, a handmade room set from one of Australia’s leading suppliers of soft furnishing fabric, a spotlight on something different – shell craft and some wonderful handmade vintage fashion tips. Come along and see gorgeous craft in this wonderful new location. See you there,
Plus, the first visitors to arrive can collect a FREE copy of The Australian Women’s Weekly, a gift to you from our generous sponsor.
People are making poppies for a commemoration of Anzac Day 2015. For more information on how to be part of what will be an amazing handmade field of poppies, turn to page 43.
Experience a day at the fair... “I am so excited to be joining the Craft & Quilt Fair team in 2014! Craft is a great way to make unique things for your home and family. It’s a wonderful way to express yourself. Make sure you join me at the Craft & Quilt Fairs. Some things you just make time for!”
Shelley Craft, 2014 Craft & Quilt Fair Ambassador
Meet Shelley at the fair on Wednesday morning
ABOUT THE FAIR CONTENTS SPOTLIGHT ON THE FAIR 8 Welcome to our new home! 37 You could win! FEATURES 10 Guest Artist Meredith Scott 12 Sydney Quilt Show 2014 14 Living Colour! 15 AQC Challenge 17 Cavalcade of Fashion 18 Fashion Secrets 21 The Australian Women’s Weekly live 22 Wow! Living Spaces 25 Meet blogger Molli Sparkles 35 Who’s Hot 38 Young Designers 39 Textile Art display PRODUCTS 26 What’s hot, what’s new 40 Handy Gadgets 62 Gift Shop 65 Shopping Vouchers LEARN 42 Free Workshops 43 Masterclasses 45 Nifty Notions 46 Christmas in July 49 Sew & Go 51 Make & Take classes 53 Easy Art Projects 54 Decorative art classes and sale 57 Pop Up classes 61 Sewing room fun
TIPS TO HELP PLAN YOUR DAY ■■
Pass-out stamps are available at the door for re-entry on the same day. Cloakroom charge is $2 per item. Leave your coats, bags, umbrellas and heavy shopping! We recommend leaving trolley bags here too, as people can trip over them in a crowd. Food and drinks will be available at the venue cafes. The venue is accessible by wheelchairs and prams. Respect copyright: Craft designers make their living from the sale of their ideas and designs. Make sure you buy a pattern rather than copying their display. Photography at the fair: Please ask permission before taking photographs. Expertise Events strongly supports the protection of intellectual property rights and copyright law, and unauthorised photography is prohibited.
New patterns from Cameron James Designs, Stand F58
The Craft Fair Friend is published by the organisers of the Craft & Quilt Fair ABN 43 003 932 492 PO Box 6053 Frenchs Forest, NSW 2086 AUSTRALIA © Copyright 2014
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SEE IT AT THE FAIR! Meet famous tv personality
SHELLEY CRAFT on Wednesday morning
Meredith Scottâ€™s shell art and classes!
PICK UP TEXTILE ART TIPS
from the experts
Be inspired by
CREATIVELY CRAFTED LIVING SPACES 4
IT’S THE BIGGEST!
18 FASHION Page
with Miss Chrissy
37 YOU COULD WIN Page
a lucky door prize!
57 LEARN a new skill in Pop Up classes
in one place for all things craft
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AT A GLANCE Wednesday to Sunday July 9 – 13, 2014 Open 9am to 5pm daily
Great new locatio n!
Sydney Exhibition Centre @ Glebe Island 41 James Craig Road, Rozelle NSW 2039
TICKETS: Single Day Tickets: purchase at the door (CASH ONLY) or buy online NOW at www.craftevents.com.au ■■ Adults $18 ■■ Age & Disability Pensioners $16 ■■ Seniors Card Holders $16 ■■ Children 5 to 16 years $9 under 5 years FREE ■■ Family – 2 adults & 2 children $42 Group tickets*: (minimum 10 tickets pre-purchased) Book online, download a booking form from www.craftevents.com.au or contact us. ■■ Adults $15 ■■ Children 5 to 16 years $8 ■■ This offer is not valid for door sales
Multi-day passes* Visit www.craftevents.com.au
2 day pass $32 3 day pass $48 ■■ 4 in 1 Multi Ticket (1x4 days, 2x2 days, 4x1 day) $60 ■■ VIP 2-Day Pass – Includes two-day ticket, 20% discount at Gift Shop on purchases over $20, surprise gift valued at $10, cloaking for one item per day $40 ■■ ■■
*Bulk bookings: order and pay before Friday, July 4, 2014. ID may be required for fair entry; passes not transferable. No refunds available.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: General info and tickets: 02 9452 7575 Email: email@example.com Fax: 02 9975 3707 Website: www.craftevents.com.au
Make this gorgeous bag for just $20, see page 51.
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COMING WITH FRIENDS BOOK TICKETS IN BULK AND SAVE When you book 10 tickets or more, the tickets are just $15 per adult and $8 per child. OTHER BENEFITS INCLUDE: ■■ FREE bus parking onsite for groups visiting the fair ■■ Free bag for every adult group member with compliments of Pfaff. Collect them at the Help Desk. ■■ No queuing to buy tickets at the fair ■■ Flexibility to come any day of the fair ■■ You can even buy a few tickets each to use over 2 or 3 days ■■ Buy 20 adult tickets – get one free ■■ No credit card or booking fees
VALUED AT $7 with compliments of
when you come as a group of 10 or more* *Valid for adult group tickets only
Tickets must be purchased by Friday, July 4, 2014. Offer not valid for door sales. ORGANISE A CRAFT EVENT GROUP TRIP TODAY! Jump online at www.craftevents.com.au to make your booking or contact our friendly craft team today on 02 9452 7575 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
GETTING TO THE FAIR IS EASY, WITH FREE FERRY AND BUS SERVICES EVERY DAY OF THE FAIR!
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BE ONE OF THE FIRST TO SEE THE NEW CENTRE! The Craft & Quilt Fair has a new home at Sydney Exhibition Centre @ Glebe Island, Rozelle while the Darling Harbour venue is rebuilt. The good news is Glebe Island is not an island! Glebe Island is completely attached to the rest of Sydney and it’s really easy to get to using free transport from Sydney’s Central Station, Circular Quay and Darling Harbour. The centre is a new, light-filled, wheelchair accessible, air-conditioned building that is the same size as the Darling Harbour venue. The fair is easy to get to...wherever you’re coming from, you’ll have options. Travel to the fair is as easy as 1, 2, 3: 1. FREE FERRY from Circular Quay 30mins; from Darling Harbour 10mins 2. FREE BUS from Central Station 20mins or FREE BUS from Darling Harbour 5mins 3. TAXI from Central Station 15mins – $16 to $22 Free ferry service departing daily from:
“It’s so easy to get to!”
Darling Harbour, Convention Centre Jetty, in front of Harbourside Shopping Centre First ferry departs Darling Harbour at 7.20am Last ferry departs the Exhibition Centre at 6pm ■■ Ferry departs every 20 minutes; travel time is about 10 minutes. ■■ ■■
Circular Quay, Jetty 6 First ferry departs Circular Quay at 8.30am ■■ Last ferry departs the Exhibition Centre at 5.30pm ■■ Ferry departs every hour; travel time is about 30 minutes. ■■
Catching a ferry is the perfect way to start – and finish – the day!
OUR NEW HOME! Free bus service departing daily from: Central Station, Country Trains bus terminal, Bay 13 on Eddy Ave ■■ ■■
First bus departs Central Station at 9am Last bus departs the Exhibition Centre at 6pm Bus departs every 30 minutes; travel time is about 25 minutes.
= Bus stop at Central Station
Murray Street bus stop, near the Maritime Museum, Darling Harbour – opposite Pyrmont Bridge Hotel ■■
First bus departs Murray Street at 9am
Last bus departs Glebe Island at 6pm
Bus departs every 30 minutes; travel time is about 15 minutes.
= Bus stop at Darling Harbour
A FREE courtesy bus service from the inner west is being finalised and will be confirmed two weeks before the event. You will receive a map and transport times two weeks before the fair.
And if you’re driving in.....
The centre is next to the Anzac Bridge
Parking: Paid parking is available at the venue. Entry and exit is via James Craig Road. A drop off point is located outside Hall 3 of the centre. Car park rates at Sydney Exhibition Centre @ Glebe Island, Rozelle: Entry before 12noon: $35 (full day rate) Entry after 12noon: $20 (half day rate)
“visit www.craftevents.com.au for the latest updates”
You can Park & Ride and take advantage of one of the FREEspecial event bus or ferry services available. Discounted car park rates will be available at the Harbourside car park at Darling Harbour – 100 Murray St, Pyrmont – at $15 per day. Simply take your car parking ticket to the Help Desk at the fair and exchange it for a discounted one. Group Buses: Plus FREE bus parking onsite for groups visiting the fair!
REMEMBER: If you have been to the fair in Darling Harbour, the new centre is only a FREE ferry or bus ride away! Details are correct at time of printing but are subject to change. Visitors should check prices and details prior to travelling.
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BEACH SHACK CHIC MEET OUR GUEST ARTIST MEREDITH SCOTT AT THE FAIR! Through the ages shells were used to decorate a wide range of surfaces from mosaic floors, exterior walls, the interiors of shell houses, clay pots, picture frames and the lids of wooden boxes. Shell craft is currently enjoying a revival and you can see a beautiful shell art necklace and make at the fair! Meredith Scott creates stunning, contemporary mosaics and jewellery using a vibrant mixture of glass, shells, recycled and found objects. She has designed a variety of sculptures, art and jewellery that were inspired by her natural surroundings from local beaches and waterways. Some of her work has been selected to feature in an exhibition at Sydney’s Parliament House. Meredith says, “Since my interest in mosaics I have been using many found objects including shells. I suppose I first liked collecting shells as a child as I used to comb the beaches on our family holidays on the south coast. I would make shell necklaces and construct sand castles and pictures and decorate them with scattered shells like every other kid. I still love to comb my local beach”. Meredith only collects empty shells with no living animals in them and also uses discarded oyster shells from restaurants. She buys Paua shell from a company in New Zealand which uses the discarded shell and operates under strict guidelines from the fisheries department. Other shells used are from cultivated farming usually from developing countries such as Philippines and Indonesia where shallow water shells come from. Local people can make a living on collecting shells and the shell industry has also opened a new market for them. See Meredith’s work displayed at the fair and learn a new technique with beautiful materials in her hands-on classes.
“YOU CAN’T GET MUCH MORE EXOTIC THAN A MIRROR OR A VASE COVERED IN SHELLS” Join a shell art class with Meredith Meredith will be conducting hands-on Shell Art workshops using mother of pearl shell as a base with varied paua shell pieces and speciality tiles added. Just bring your imagination and get started! Daily one hour classes are at: 11am, 2pm and 3.30pm Cost: $35 includes kit* Meredith will be taking bookings at her display stand. Book early for these popular classes – numbers are limited! *kits vary slightly and will include oval or round base with a variety of tiles and paua shell. Gift box, chain and clip included.
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SYDNEY QUILT SHOW See nearly 400 magnificent quilts, beautifully presented in a grand display across 19 categories – only at the fair. Plus there’s a wide variety of exhibitions to tantalise your patchwork and quilting tastebuds at the Sydney Quilt Show including: ■■
The Jelly Roll Races are back by popular demand on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Watch teams competing to see who can assemble a quilt top in the shortest time! Can one of the teams beat the 2013 record of 20 minutes, 58 seconds? See more than 60 quilts from the 2013 Guild Challenge – Hexagon Hype. Watch demonstrations by the Guild members on various hand and machine techniques used in quilt making each morning and afternoon from Thursday to Sunday. Kidskills is a free activity aimed at introducing children to the delights of colour, fabric and block designs and is being conducted at 10am and 1pm on Saturday and Sunday only. The Quilters’ Guild of NSW Inc Quilt Show Awards Ceremony takes place in the exhibition area at 11am, Wednesday July 9.
BEST OF AUSTRALIA DON’T MISS THE BEST OF AUSTRALIA DISPLAY WITH EACH STATE’S 2013 BEST OF SHOW PIECES Best of Australia state winners are: ■■ ■■
WA: Papa by Jocelyne Leath NSW: Rings and Roses by Janet Treen (Winner: Best of Australia) VIC: Fiore Della Vita by Pamela Brockwell QLD: On the Wing by Pam Hill ACT: Earth, Air and a Memory of Water by Jenny Bowker TAS: Cornelian by Helen Stubbings
On the Wing by Pam Hill, Qld
SA: 16th Century Fantasy by Michele Hill NT: When I’m Feeling Blue... I Quilt by Chris Knights SEE AUSTRALIA’S BIGGEST QUILT SHOW - ONLY AT THE FAIR!
Sponsored by Earth, Air and a Memory of Water by Jenny Bowker, ACT
SUPER RAFFLE 2014 Buy a $2 ticket in The Quilters’ Guild of NSW Inc quilt raffle for your chance to win one of seven prizes, including: 1st Prize: Opal Glow 2014 Raffle Quilt valued at $2,100 (pictured left) 2nd Prize: Bernette Oxford Sewing Machine valued at $699 3rd Prize: Gütermann Sewing Threads Collector’s Box valued at $300 4th Prize: Craft Lamp valued at $200 5th Prize: Fabric Pack valued at $200 Tickets available at the quilt show. Winners will be drawn 4pm Sunday July 13, 2014 at the fair. July 9 – 13, 2014 13
CELEBRATING LIFE ACROSS THE SPECTRUM CURATOR: BRENDA GAEL SMITH Living Colour! is a travelling textile art exhibition of 32 vibrant, contemporary textile works, curated by Brenda Gael Smith. Each explores the title theme in banner format. The exhibition is much anticipated â€“ so come and see these vivid interpretations of living colour in the Sydney Quilt Show area at the fair. Brenda will also be conducting floor talks at 1.30pm every day at the fair.
Clockwise from top: Jenny Bacon; Roxanne Murphy; Neroli Henderson; Robyn Eves; Dianne Firth; Susan Mathews; Linden Lancaster; Suzanne Gummow.
AQC CHALLENGE TEN OUT OF TEN See the 2014 finalists’ work for the renowned AQC Challenge. Based on this year’s theme ‘TEN’, you will find the interpretations diverse, personal and inspiring. Entries were received from every state in Australia as well as New Zealand and Canada. See them up close and personal at the fair!
Entrants in the Challenge competed for cash prizes totalling $5,500!
Clockwise from top: What’s Your Score? by Sue Broadway; A Thousand Joys by Marina Holland; Tram Route No 10 by Sue de Vanny; 10 Together Equals Teamwork by Alison Withers; 10 Green Bottles by Helen Godden; Ten Shoes for Five People by Lucy Carroll.
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The stuff dreams are made on
Come & visit the Brother stand to see our amazing offers to inspire creativity & make your crafty dreams come true!
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Offers only available at Craft and Quilt Sydney 2014 and while stocks last
WEDDING FASHIONS CAVALCADE OF FASHION Come and be entranced by a century of wedding fashions from the Cavalcade of History and Fashion’s collection of original gowns: from the bustled 1880s to the lavishness of the Edwardian bride; from the freedom of the 1920s and the figure hugging silhouette of the 1930s, through to the daring and extravagance of wedding gowns from the ‘60, ‘70s and ‘80s. Wedding gowns in this century truly reflect the social and fashion history of each of these decades. Come and take a journey back in time with these original gowns, learn about wedding customs through the century, catch a glimpse of the lives of some of the women who wore them, and learn about beading techniques for contemporary wedding gowns.
Hear the Stories Behind the Gowns: Floortalks daily at 11.30am and 2.30pm
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FASHION SECRETS FREE TIPS AND TIMELESS ADVICE
with Miss Chrissy
Miss Chrissy Keepence of The Lindy Charm School for Girls is passionate about fashion. She is on a mission to empower women to embrace styles that complement their own natural beauty. Her daily demonstrations will remind us how simple ways with craft and sewing can transform an outfit using the ‘Make Do and Mend’ mindset of yesteryear. Join her for some fun, informative tips with a little fashion history woven in! THESE FREE 30 MINUTE DEMONSTRATIONS RUN DAILY AT THE SHOW 10am Stitch Me Pretty Presentation/Demonstration with mannequin and models. Miss Chrissy takes you through a ‘Make Do and Mend’ presentation and demonstration. With her wealth of knowledge on early 20th century style, you will learn how simple crafty ways can embellish and style a very plain outfit and turn it into a fabulous chic new outfit using this mentality from yesteryear. 12noon Truly, Madly, Stylish Presentation/Demonstration with mannequin and models. Miss Chrissy takes you through a ‘Show and Tell’ format where she reveals clever ways women of the past ‘made do and mended’ to keep up with the Jones’. These are tips we can use today to change the mindset with our disposable, often short-lived fashion trends. 2pm Up Close and Personal with Miss Chrissy. Learn about The Lindy Charm School for Girls – what they do, how they came about and how important their message is for ladies and gentlemen today, particularly when it comes to grooming, manners, etiquette, charm and poise. Also learn about the importance of undergarments and the nip-and-tucking required for off-the-rack purchases today.
MASTERCLASS WITH MISS CHRISSY MASTERCLASSES
FANCY A LITTLE OLD-SCHOOL GLAMOUR? IF YOU HAVE EVER DREAMED OF HAVING THAT CLASSIC, VINTAGE LOOK BUT NEVER KNEW HOW TO ACHIEVE IT, THIS WORKSHOP IS FOR YOU!
Let Miss Chrissy show you her make-up techniques and tricks to create the perfect pin-up look – and pick up lots of great tips to use every day. Plus see how you can style your hair to create a special ‘do’ influenced by a variety of eras – and learn what styles suit your look. Walk away with the knowledge of how to achieve that primped, preened and ready for your ‘Cecil B DeMille close-up’ in no time! Time: 3pm to 4pm daily Location: Workshop 1 Cost: $25 Friday and Saturday ‘night out’ special! Have a hair do created just for you in a great ‘vintage’ style by Miss Chrissy. You’ll look smashing for a special evening out on the town! Time: 4pm Friday and Saturday only Location: Workshop 1 Cost: $35 To book email email@example.com or call 0409 727 888
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Come to the fair and enjoy special presentations each day by our supporter, The Australian Womenâ€™s Weekly. Visit www.craftevents.com.au for the latest updates.
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WOW! LIVING SPACES TURN HUMDRUM LIVING SPACES INTO WOW INTERIORS WITH CREATIVE PATCHWORK, CURTAINS AND WALLPAPER IDEAS Chrissie Jeffrey, owner of No Chintz is displaying some fresh, easy options to fab up any room in your home. You may think ‘swingin’ 60s’ when you hear the words ‘patchwork’ and ‘wallpaper’, but this display will change how you view these treatments forever! As fabric designer and home crafts guru Chrissie Jeffrey reveals, the modern twists on these retro DIYs has incredible wow factor, and will have you clambering for your fabric remnants and roller in no time. Chrissie has seen a lot of trends come and go. But these styles, she says, are keepers. “The new spin on patchworks and wallpapers are incredibly exciting,” explains Chrissie. “They’re simple projects that even inexperienced sewers and decorators can easily master, are cost effective, visually interesting and can totally transform a room.” See how some of these creative yet achievable design ideas come together at the fair.
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MEET MOLLI SPARKLES â€ŚBLOGGER, QUILTER, LEADER OF THE GLITTERATI AND SPILLER OF TRUTH TEA Find out what all that means and prepare to be surprised: this talented young man has only been sewing for around two years but has already won a Best In Show! Molli Sparkles is an American-bred, Sydney-based quiltmaker and blogger whose website MolliSparkles.com attracts an international audience of thousands each day. His enthusiasm for colour, design and telling it like it is, has seen this star rise quickly through social media in the quilting community. With a background in fine arts and writing, he is now bringing his shining brand to a new audience through designing, teaching, and public speaking. Molli loves speaking and writing about the true value of quilting, the importance of online communities, and his quilt, Sparkleworks, recently won Best In Show at Australia's First Modern Quilt Show!
MOLLI SPARKLES FLOOR TALKS 11am: Molli Sparkles & The Glitterati - Come find out the origins of Molli Sparkles, what it means to be a part of the Glitterati, and how he uses his blog and other social media to shake up the quilting community. 2pm: Sparkling Advice for New Bloggers - Molli discusses his top tips for new bloggers, including suggestions on photography, design, and the written word. Everything is better with a little glitter on top!
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WHAT’S HOT 1
VETTY CREATIONS STAND C86
Yvette Stanton’s latest whitework book, ‘Sardinian Knotted Embroidery: Whitework from Teulada’, Explore the technique of Punt’e Nú, with 11 beautiful projects with clear step-by-step instructions and diagrams.
MARGARET’S FABRICS STAND F11
Reversible shoulder tie tunic pattern is rotary cut and can be a summer dress, pinafore or a top. Easy to make - no buttonholes, zips or tricky bits!
MARGARET’S FABRICS STAND F11
Star Struck is Monica Poole’s latest quilt-as-you-go design. Straight sketchy appliqué and wonky pieced stars create this fun vibrant quilt that is easy to make. MARGARET’S FABRICS STAND F11
The Happy Block Keeper is perfect for storing your quilting blocks and great for transporting them to class. Has inside pockets for medium cutting mat, ruler and sewing equipment.
CRAFT CUBBY & CREATIVE APPLIQUE STAND F52
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DAYLIGHTMAN STAND C01
The LED light pad is perfect for crafters. It’s lightweight and stays cool for hours. KIMOYES STAND E16
Stunning silk babies’ booties designed by Fuzz Illustration of San Francisco – kits and patterns based on vintage Japanese kimono fabrics.
7 SCISSORMAN STAND C01
The Perfect Point scissors are ideal for all crafts. They’re sharp, reliable and well priced!
8 PUNCH WITH JUDY STAND F02
Expand your creativity with fabric by using the Terial Magic – a fabulous stabilising spray.
PICKLEMOUSE CORNER STAND E70 Funky new season flannels – choose from many different patterns and kits – there’s something for everybody!
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STUDIO MIO STAND E11
This pop-out purse is easy to make and comes in 3 sizes, has two internal pockets and a frame that opens wide. Kit includes a lace zipper.
THE QUILT BASKET STAND J64
Check out the large ‘Bold & Beautiful’ quilt, one of Dianne’s latest Dashing Designs. Kits are available for $220. PFAFF STAND B80
Imagine a sewing machine compact enough to whisk away to a sewing class or fit in your book shelf. The PFAFF passport™ 2.0 sewing machine has Pfaff’s exclusive IDT – Integrated Dual Feed and is specially designed for small spaces, such as classes, retreats or any sewing journey.
NO CHINTZ TEXTILES AND SOFT FURNISHINGS STAND B07
No Chintz are the trim specialists who source ribbons from all over the world and design their own unique range of pom pom trims, cut fringes and braids. New to the collection is a beautiful range of cotton and linen tassels in a wide range of colours. CAMERON JAMES DESIGNS STAND F58
The cutest knitting patterns ever! Here are Eddie the Teddy and his friends Apple Bunny and Bramble Bunny.
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CASIO POMRIE STAMP MAKER STAND EZ08
The CASIO Pomrie Stamp Maker is a thermal printer that can ‘print’ out custom stamps, allowing you to design your own stamp from photos or illustrations uploaded to your computer. Once printed to stamp base, apply ink, then stamp away!
BERNINA STAND D22
The Bernina Quilt Frame, in combination with your favourite machine provides the space to make even the most complex quilting projects achievable. PICKLEMOUSE CORNER STAND E70
Beautiful bundles of coordinating fat quarters are just what you need to create the perfect quilt top.
BELISA CASHMERE STAND D51
Knit a ring shawl with one 50gm ball of Belisa Cashmere. Free pattern included.
BROTHER AUSTRALIA STAND C22
ScanNCut is the world’s first home and hobby cutting machine with a built-in scanner. Cut fabric for sewing, quilting and appliqué. No PC required!
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AUSTRALIAN COUNTRY QUILTS – PHOTO FABRIC STAND E52
Print photos on fabric easily – just as you would on paper! It’s safe and washable, making it perfect for memory quilts. See demonstrations at the stand.
BLOC_LOC RULERS STAND D86
Create unique Dresden Plates blocks with attitude using new grooved wedge rulers, Bloomin’ Cogwheels. The two-ruler set allows you to subcut strip-sets with no waste or paper while building units with interlocking seams. Each blade ruler has eight grooves and are available in 4 or 5 blades per quarter circle.
KRAZY KREATIONS STAND B91
If your passion is quilting, scrap booking, knitting, beading or any other craft, a new collection of novelty plastic buttons has just arrived! The Christmas collection has tons of variety, and there are lots of different packs to suit your assorted embellishing needs. Just $5 a pack. PATCHWORK MARIKO JAPAN STAND C66 Gorgeous new Crocs bag kit, pattern, fabric and frame. The frame opening is extra wide, like a croc’s mouth!
THE BAY WINDOW & HEATHER’S DESIGNS STAND E67 By Air, By Rail, By Sea Quilt Kit. Patterns and kits available.
WHAT’S NEW 26 THE BAY WINDOW & HEATHER’S DESIGNS STAND E67
The Owl and The Pussycat quilt kit patterns and kits available.
CRAFT QUEEN STAND E34
Trims, handmade ribbon and ric rac in fabulous new colours for all sorts of projects!
THE BAY WINDOW & HEATHER’S DESIGNS STAND E67
African Silhouettes quilt kit – patterns and fabric packs available.
WILLMARK SUPPLIES STAND C34
Crochet Basket using ‘Grande’ cotton yarn. 100% cotton yarns in an array of colours and bulk sizes for crocheting and knitting rugs, bags, cushions and more! Kits and patterns available.
LOGAN’S PATCHWORK FABRICS STAND F22
New book, Shatter and Sew! introduces the Shattered Image technique in a clear, logical sequence with a wealth of illustrations and photographs. Join a Masterclass to learn more.
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MATERIAL OBSESSION STAND J75
See Kathy Doughty’s new book, ‘Adding Layers’ and designer Wendy Williams’ book ‘Wild Blooms & Colourful Creatures’
MY LITTLE BEAD SHOP STAND D09
Make your own earrings with a handy tool that makes hooks in seconds, and see demonstrations too.
TINKERING TOOLS STAND F56
These gorgeous scissor lanyards are all handmade with Japanese Matsmo beads and crystals – you will never lose your scissors!
SEWING BUDDIES AUSTRALIA STAND F69
Sew AdjusTable is the only sewing extension table that adjusts to any brand, make or model of sewing machine, overlocker or embroidery machine.
SEWING BUDDIES AUSTRALIA STAND F69
EcoluxLighting, LED Lighting strip for your sewing machine lets you see more, sew more! Compact, powerful and a two year unconditional guarantee!
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KASZAZZ STAND C76
See the Ezy Press Die Cutting Machine – it’s got to be the easiest roller die cutting machine on the market! Plus find out about Kaszazz’s fantastic show specials.
BEADS N CRYSTALS STAND E89
At last, the crimping secret is revealed! Turn your crimps into perfect round beads instead of crushed, sharp-edged crimps, with the Magic Crimping Tool.
FLIP LA K STAND C71
Flip-n Big Storm...great new template kit based on Storm at Sea.
FABRICS 4 U 2 STAND D19
Exciting new toy kits now available. These are super easy to sew patterns for stitchers of any age. Kits start from just $25.
CAMERON JAMES DESIGNS STAND F58
Check out Gunter the Dachshund - so much fun for any dog lover! Knit him a coat in any colour or knit him extra long to make a draft stopper. Available as a pattern or as a kit.
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QUEEN OF TEA COSIES LOANI IS BACK WITH A NEW BOOK! It turns out everyone loves a tea cosy. It makes a perfect gift, no one has to wear it and it reminds us of our grandmothers. PLUS it’s very Australian. Loani Prior has even more fun and creative tea cosies in her new book Pretty Funny Tea Cosies & other beautiful knitted things because “ideas come from everywhere, like Lady Gaga, Art Deco lamps, tribal masks, a coral reef, even Melbourne Cup Day”, she says. The ‘other things’ in the book include knitted trinkets and embellishments.
“I reckon a designer needs two qualities above all else, and that is the gall to think you can do anything, and a strong inner critic to recognise when you aren’t quite there yet.” See Loani’s latest knitted objets d’art on display at the fair, where she will also be signing copies of her new book. You’ll find her near Can Do Books, Stand B03.
Photo credits: Mark Crocker
WHO’S HOT MEET THESE SPECIAL GUESTS AT THE FAIR! Carol Veillon is the editor of Quiltmania magazine, a French magazine entirely dedicated to quilt lovers and a source of inspiration to quilters worldwide. Carol will be at the Quiltmania Stand, J70, at the fair.
Yvette Stanton is an established author and teacher and will be at the Vetty Creations stand every day, Stand C86. Yvette will have her latest whitework book, ‘Sardinian Knotted Embroidery: Whitework from Teulada’ featuring the technique of Punt ‘e Nù, to sign at the fair. And she is always happy to demonstrate stitches to visitors! Meet Janna Thomas and her husband Paul from Bloc_Loc Rulers, Colorado, and learn how these unique rulers can help you square up patchwork units in 90% less time, with increased safety and accuracy by locking on to the seam allowance. At Stand D86.
Sandra Chandler from Texas, USA is the inventor of the Curve Master Presser Foot, which allows quilters to easily stitch curves and achieve designs with ease. She will be demonstrating her techniques and product at Punch with Judy, Stand F02.
Helen Godden is a visual artist and a national and international award winning quilt artist with no hard and fast rules and no quilt police! See her demonstrating at HandiQuilter, Stand B87.
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To enter, complete the competition form you receive when you buy your ticket and put it in the box at the fair. The winners will be drawn at the end of the last day of the event and notified by phone and email the following week. For full terms and conditions of entry and prize details visit www.craftevents.com.au. Authorised under NSW Permit No. LTPS/14/03960 *Value of Horn prize will vary, depending on product chosen. Accessories not included.
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YOUNG DESIGNERS SEE TEXSTYLE WORKS Be inspired by this selection of pieces from the 2013 Texstyle exhibition. These major textile projects from NSW HSC students of Textiles & Design represent some of the best in HSC student design talent â€“ and are an inspiration to any craft lover. See them at the fair. Sponsored by
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LOVE THAT TEXTILE ART! WATCH CREATIVE TEXTILE ART DEMONSTRATED LIVE AT THE FAIR BY THIS GROUP OF TALENTED TEXTILE LOVERS The Australian Textile Arts and Surface Design Association’s members (ATASDA) work with screen printing, dyeing, fabric painting, playing with meltables, felt-making and absolutely anything to do with fibre, yarn and fabric! Textile art techniques can be very simple but effective and beautifully decorative, and they’re sure to whet your appetite for fibre-fun. Visit the website for a timetable closer to the event: www.craftevents.com.au and follow the links to Craft & Quilt Fair, Sydney.
The group promotes the textile arts to the public and educates on mainstream, diverse and often obscure textile subjects. Their membership includes renowned artists and teachers whose works are renowned.
Watch LIVE demonstrations at the fair!
Printing, fibre work and wearable art are just some of the areas of interest in the ATASDA group.
HANDY GADGETS HERE IS A SNEAK PEEK AT WHAT YOU’LL FIND AT THE FAIR:
1 Clips for English Paper Piecing – these little spring loaded clips will save your hands from gripping fabric and paper while you baste your fabric to the paper. Find them at Stand C82. 2 The Thread Tamer is a multi-task thread stand that holds spools for couching, cording, vertical and perpendicular drawing. See it at Stand E48. 3 Scissor sharpener will save your scissors and give them a new lease on life! This handy file gives your favourite scissors a clean, sharp edge, at Stand C01. 4 New Sew Steady Quilter’s Wish table with over 500 sq inches of workspace includes a table grid, circles sewing kit, compartment drawer and a free travel bag. Check it out at Stand F02. 5 This scissors pouch is both cute and functional – double the safety and avoid losing protective cap. Free with any embroidery scissors purchased from Stand E37. 6 Special fusible web appliqué embroidery needles – the needle shaft is triangular which makes piercing through the layers of fabric and fusible web much easier, at Stand C82.
USEFUL TOOLS LOTS OF NEW CRAFT GADGETS AND GIZMOS TO MAKE TRICKY TASKS EASY!
7 ‘No More Sewing Glue’ is a washable adhesive that permanently bonds fabric and embellishments to fabric. Great for bag making and hemming pants or skirts. Holds through repeated washings or dry cleaning, at Stand E11. 8 Handy – and gorgeous! – 3-piece Rotary Cutting Set consisting of 45mm rotary cutter, 3in x 8in rule and 6in x 18in cutting mat, at Stand C71. 9 Make a perfect wire loop or wrapped loop in any size in a just a couple of seconds with this looping plier, at Stand D09. 10 The machine embroidery scissor is specially designed to go over an embroidery hoop and the raised finger holes keep hands clear of the surface. At Stand F56. 11 This little tool makes pretty ribbon bows – perfect for hairclips and adding that special finish to gift wrapping, at Stand E34.
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FREE WORKSHOPS LEARN SOMETHING NEW AT FREE WORKSHOPS AT THE FAIR! Seminar-style workshops are one of the most popular activities at the fair. There are more than 25 workshops to enjoy – from colour workshops, patchwork, Japanese embroidery, machine quilting and sewing to hand-dyeing, bag making, dress pattern drafting, printing images onto fabric, the latest news on craft gadgets and tools and more.
Logan’s Patchwork Fabrics
WonderFil Specialty Threads
Starr Laces & Ribbons Margaret’s Fabrics Bebe Bold – Japanese Textiles
The class program runs daily at the fair. For the latest updates, visit www.craftevents.com.au. You will receive a personal invitation to the fair – with class details – closer to the event.
Back by popular demand! Learn from the masters in special one-hour presentations in Workshop 1 at the fair. For just $5, you’ll pick up the latest tips and techniques from these skilled professionals. Masterclasses are for everyone – at any level of experience. Masterclasses include: Dressmaking – Pattern Making and Designing – the easy way with Sonja Bezuidenhout of Lutterloh Patterns. Learn how to design your very own little black dress! Shattered Images – quiltmaking with Margaret Kirkby of Logan’s Patchwork Fabrics Flip-n Tips with Yan Pring of Flip la K – a fun patchwork class that is sure to inspire! Class times will be available closer to the event, simply visit www.craftevents.com.au for the latest updates.
SPECIAL DISPLAY 5000 POPPIES: A TRIBUTE OF RESPECT AND REMEMBRANCE The poppy has become a symbol of both great loss in war as well as a sign of support and hope for those left behind. The 5000 Poppies project is a crafting community tribute by Melbourne duo Lynn Berry and Margaret Knight. It is in honour of Australian servicemen and women and their families for their service and sacrifice in all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations over the last 100 years. The original target was to gather 5000 poppies to create a field of poppies in Federation Square in Melbourne on Anzac Day 2015 for the Anzac Centenary Commemoration. This number is now 25,000 and anyone can contribute. Poppies can be crocheted, knitted, felted or sewn from any materials. Any shade of red can be used and poppies should be no more than 15cm in diameter. There is no limit to the amount of poppies that can be submitted by anyone and there is no entry fee, just provide your own materials. Patterns are available on the blog: 5000poppies.wordpress.com Bring along your crafted poppies to the Knitters Guild NSW stand at the fair!
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PICK UP GREAT TIPS FROM Judy Hall will run daily demonstrations at the fair. Learn about new products and how to use them to boost your creativity. It’s free! 9.30am Tools of the trade and how to care for them – Use the right tool for the right job at hand. Great tools for the sewing room are important and so is caring for them. 10am English paper piecing and needleturn applique – Perfect your techniques with new ideas and products – and see how much they will help you with your next project. 10.30am Transfers and marking dark fabrics – Find out how to apply a design to dark fabric with these tips for hand embroidery and quilting. 11am Quilt labels – Ready-made or make your own? Discover many ways to make them including on a Silhouette Cameo and your computer. 11.30am Terial Magic Spray – A no-fray fabric starch which replaces stabilizers and fusibles for quilters, embroiderers and papercrafters. Simply spray, then air-dry and iron. It’s also water soluble! 12.30pm Circles and hearts – These are two of the most popular shapes presently being used. See how easy it is to make perfect shapes easily. 1pm The best kept secrets of patchwork – Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced quilter, you can perfect your patchwork piecing with these great tips and tricks. 1.30pm Pins and hand sewing needles – Why can’t we just buy one box of pins and one packet of needles to suit every sewing need? Learn why there are so many pins and needles for various uses. Plus learn how to thread them – the easy way. 2pm Threads and sewing machine needles – Which one to use and when and why so many different threads? It’s important to understand how threads and needles work hand-in-hand. 2.30pm Hexagons and half hexagons – Understanding hexagons and associated shapes. Learn new techniques that are not time consuming. 3pm So, you want to be a quilter but you don’t wish to make large quilts? Learn how to resize designs using commercial patterns and get some great ideas for smaller projects for your home, to wear or just for fun. Judy Hall travels overseas in search of new ideas. Her business, Punch with Judy, stocks a vast array of products. Visit Nifty Notions – opposite Punch with Judy Stand F02. For more nifty notions, visit www.intocraft.com
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CHRISTMAS IN JULY IT’S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS! Enjoy the magic of Christmas – in July, and start preparing for the real event in December! Catch these free 30-minute demonstrations each day, no bookings required. Find them in the Christmas in July area at the fair. There are some wonderful Christmas crafts to enjoy at the fair. It’s a winter wonderland of craft, from patchwork to stitching to card making and more.
FREE each day at the fair! Be inspired and make a gift for you or a friend in plenty of time for Christmas! Duration: 30 minutes unless indicated otherwise 10am Gorgeous Patchwork Projects, Pam Davis, Picklemouse Corner, Stand E70. Discover how to strip piece a simple Christmas project with ease and speed. You’ll be inspired to make something for your home and to give as a gift! 10.30am Create a sweet Christmas basket from paper and snowflakes too! Sandra Bravin, Kaszazz, Stand C76.See expert Sandra Bravin demonstrate how easy it is to make two little paper crafted treasures. All you need is paper and scissors, a piece of twine and some glue for the snowflake. The basket makes a great teachers gift and is easily made by kids as well as adults. 11am Christmas Craft, Susan Wilmot, Close To My Heart, Stand E42. Pick up ideas to add more pizzazz to your Christmas craft - learn how at the press of a button! See exclusive Cricut Bundles with matching My Acrylix® Stamps, Exclusive 42 colour palette and matching papers, inks, watercolour pencils and pens! 11.30am Quick and Easy Christmas Cards, Dina Boyling, Catchy Crafts, Stand E03. Learn some quick ways of using dies, punches and stickers to make quick Christmas cards that are easy to make and have the WOW factor! 12noon Simple Christmas Hangings, Karen Love, Fabrics 4 U 2, Stand D19. Come along and be inspired for Christmas. A variety of kits and patterns to choose from, plus there’s a free gift with every Christmas kit purchased at the fair!
CELEBRATE IN STYLE! 12.30pm Make a Variety of Christmas Craft Using Novelty Buttons, Deb Deans-Smith and Tahlee, Krazy Kreations, Stand B91. See how Krazy Kreations’ large collection of buttons can be used in so many imaginative ways for Christmas. Their designs range from felt appliqué and stitcheries to button tree decorations and Christmas balls decorated with buttons. They can be easily used by kids, beginners and experienced crafters.
1pm Corded Christmas Stocking, Barrie Ashton, WonderFil Specialty Threads, Canada, Stand E48. See how to create a corded Christmas stocking – it’s easier than you think!
1.30pm Sashiko Christmas Stars, Jane MacDonald, BeBe Bold – Japanese Textiles, Stand F01. See how easy it is to make Christmas Sashiko Star decorations. 2pm Christmas Craft Clipart, Kathleen Stone, Australian Country Quilts – Photo Fabric, Stand E52. Make hundreds of exciting new Christmas gifts to amaze your family and friends with fun and festive Christmas clip art to print on fabric or paper.
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PEOPLE’S CHOICE CATEGORIES: BEST CRAFT RETAILER – SMALL AND LARGE* BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE* BEST PRODUCT OR SERVICE Visit craftindustryawards.com.au for the complete list of industry categories. *Exhibitors booked into any 2014 Expertise Events craft event are automatically nominated in these two categories only.
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GET HANDS-ON LEARN SOMETHING NEW IN DAILY CLASSES AT THE FAIR For the small cost of a kit, you will receive expert instruction and make something new to take home! Classes are being finalised now – here’s a glimpse of just some of the daily classes you can take at the fair. Studio Mio classes Make a Pencil Case or Fabric Card Case – with no sewing! Indigo Niche Sashiko Designs classes Learn to Stitch a Celtic Sashiko Christmas Tree!
No Chintz classes Make Your Own Lampshade! Craft Queen classes Creative Card Making! Patchwork Mariko Japan classes Sew a Japanese Magic Spiral Pouch! Learn to Crochet with Belisa Cashmere! Blue Willow Cottage classes Learn Dorset Feather Stitchery!
Studio Mio Indigo Niche Sashiko Design
Craft Queen No Chintz Patchwork Mariko Japan
Blue Willow Cottage
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EASY ART PROJECTS Release your inner artist at Izzii Art Studio classes. Visit the Izzii stand, E92, at the fair for live demonstrations on napkin art and ink art. Classes run daily.
9.30am and 3.15pm daily – Introduction to Napkin Art and Magic Foil Use napkin art and foil to make a mini canvas or turn it into a drinks coaster. Suitable for all levels (aged 16 and over), including beginners. Class cost $6.
10.45am daily – Starter Pack Designer Gift Cards . Create five stunning greetings cards in this brand new class. The technique class is a great introduction to mixed media using napkin art, dimensional paste and metallic foils. All materials supplied including a stencil. Suitable for all levels (aged 16 and over), including beginners. Class cost $15. 12.15pm daily – Dimensional Designer Journal Take napkin art to the next level. Cover a plain journal using liquid patchwork and paper napkins. Learn how putting Izzii multi-media mediums under the napkins can give a stunning 3D effect. This is a fun class suitable for all levels (aged 16 and over), including beginners. Class cost $29.
1.45pm daily – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle with Napkin Art Explore the possibilities of ‘Liquid Patchwork’ medium along with paper napkins. Transform a plain environmentally friendly jute carry bag into a work of original art. This is a great class suitable for beginners (aged 16 and over) Class cost $29.
Bookings can be made at www.izzii.com.au or on the day at the Izzii Art Studio, Stand E92. Places are limited – bookings essential. All classes run subject to minimum numbers.
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DECORATIVE ART BEAUTIFUL HAND-PAINTED PIECES TO SEE, BUY AND MAKE AT THE FAIR The Folk & Decorative Artists’ Association will be demonstrating the art of decorative painting at the fair. Meet the artists, see their work, buy something special or join a fun one hour Paint ‘n Take class! Classes run daily.
PAINT N TAKE CLASSES 11AM TO 12NOON – Floral Mini Photo Album Experience Level: Beginner (16 years and older) Cost: $16 This smart, compact, 16cm square mini photo album is great for all those special memories of travels, friends or grandkids. It is reusable, multi-purpose and suitable for scrapbooking memories and projects such as photo album, portfolio and menus. Learn simple painting techniques using Jo Sonja acrylics, mediums and stencils, to enhance the album with a bright and captivating floral design.
1PM TO 2PM – Rooster Magnetic Board Experience Level: Beginner (16 years and older) Cost: $8 Create a simple mini magnetic chalkboard for your fridge with magnetic sheeting, black gesso and acrylic paints! Learn basic painting techniques and paint this colourful, flamboyant rooster. Jo Sonja paints and mediums offer versatility limited only by your imagination. They are water-based, easy to use and cleanup, are long lasting and economical. No experience required.
Find the Decorative Artists display and sale near the entrance to the Sydney Quilt Show
DISPLAY AND SALE ‘DAISY A DAY’ – DECORATE A CANVAS COMPETITION Use your crafty skills to help support Ovarian Cancer Australia provide support and research and you could win! Decorate a canvas with one daisy or lots, using any crafty technique and you’ll be helping to raise funds for Ovarian Cancer Australia. Any medium or combination may be used – just be creative. Try patchwork, embroidery, painting, mosaics or papercraft – anything crafty or artistic. Voting will be by ‘People’s Choice’ as fair visitors vote for their favourite daisy canvas with a gold coin donation. The entry with the highest number of votes will win a cash prize of $250. Entry fee is $10 plus postage - this includes your canvas [10” square]. To enter, simply contact Lorraine at FDAA on (02) 9982 9521 to have your canvas posted to you. Entries close Tuesday July 8, 2014 and winners will be announced at the conclusion of the Craft & Quilt Fair. Ovarian Cancer Australia’s vision is to save lives and ensure that no woman with ovarian cancer walks alone. The Ovarian Cancer Australia ‘flower’, inspired by the daisy, symbolises their vision, their purpose and their values.
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CATCH THE ACTION THE HUMAN KNITTING MACHINE! Macknit Inc, The NSW Machine Knitters Association, is creating a Human Knitting Machine at the Craft & Quilt Fair. Using real people, the ‘machine’ will show the mechanical principles that a machine uses to turn yarn into fabric. The action will take place twice daily and there will be an opportunity for visitors to the fair to jump in and be part of the fun. Have fun and ‘have a go’ at the fair!
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BEADING Join Gail from My Little Bead Shop in one of the following classes at Stand D09 and learn new tips and techniques in beaded jewellery. Program runs daily and is suitable for all skill levels.
10am, 12.30pm and 3pm Classic Crystal Bracelet. Learn some handy professional finishing techniques while you work with double loop bead tips and wire guardians to finish your projects. Choose from a range of colours. Class cost: $15
11.30am Flower Pond Bracelet. Learn valuable tips on opening and closing jump rings so that they close perfectly every time. You will use E600 industrial strength glue in this class. Class cost: $12
2pm Wire Wrapped Crystal Drop Earrings. Learn how to master wrapping your bead in wire using the latest looping pliers. Earrings are available as pierced or clip-ons with a great colour selection. Class cost: $12
All classes run for approximately 30 minutes. Cost includes all materials required to make your project. Book at My Little Bead Shop, Stand D09 at the fair.
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CARDMAKING Join Karen from Arnold’s Scrapbook and Craft Supplies in these fun classes and learn while you make one of these gorgeous cards. Program runs daily at the fair: You will make and complete a different card in each class using Heartfelt Creations stamps, dies and paper pads. All materials are included to finish the card. A draw will take place at the end of each day for a class participant to win a free packet of stamps! Class times:
Class duration: Approximately 30 – 40 minutes Cost: $10 each Visit Arnold’s Scrapbook and Craft Supplies, Stand D74 to book your spot.
JEWELLERY Become a resin queen in 45 minutes! Let Lori or Sophie from Beads N Crystals share their passion for resin as they teach you to make your pendants. Make and take two pendants – one using dye and one clear over Japanese rice papers using different shaped bezels to suit your personality. Class times: 10am, 11am, 12noon, 1pm and 2pm Class duration: 45 minutes Cost: $18 3pm Ice Resin Workshop: Explore the art of two part resin in our 1.5 hour – rush-free! – class. You will learn mixing, pouring, dyeing/colour and sanding when you make your various pendants, brooches, bracelets and bangles from bezels and moulds. You can use your own pictures, charms and diamontes if desired. Class duration: 1.5 hours Cost: $35 – includes everything!
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LET’S PARTY! Get ready to party with Mod Podge – choose from two great classes and create something special with the expert ‘I’m A Craftaholic’ team using Mod Podge products! Mod Podge is not just for scrapbooking but for sewers and quilters too. Classes run daily at the fair. 10am and 2pm Fabric Picture Frame Decorate a picture frame with Mod Melts embellishments and Mod Podge Fabric solution. You’ll take home a unique frame for a special photo. Class duration 45 minutes. Cost $20.
12.30pm Lanterns and Coasters Decorate a paper lantern and create fun confetti coasters with the original Mod Podge. Class duration 45 minutes. Cost $20.
Class costs cover all materials. Book at I’m a Craftaholic, Stand D65. July 9 – 13, 2014 59
MIXED MEDIA Join Cecile Whatman from Unique Stitching at Stand C23 and learn all about dyeing and mixed-media materials in these fun hands-on workshops. Program runs daily at the fair: 10am Leather look Journal or Visual Diary cover Mix Kraft tex, Transfer Artist Paper (TAP), Angelina fibre, spray inks and paint to make a great cover. Piece may also be stretched over a canvas or added to another project. Class cost $25. 11.30am Dyeing Designs Screen print and stencil patterns onto a fat quarter of cotton fabric with the amazing Color Magnet. Then dip in some Procion dyes and watch the magic happen as the pattern is highlighted into a dominant shade! Take your fabric home and stitch it into your next textile project. Each piece will make a fabulous cushion or feature fabric. Class cost $13.50. 1.30pm Sheer Leaves Start with a piece of white fabric then paint it with inks and fabric paints. Add some foil to make a truly sensational background fabric then add some sheer leaves to make the whole piece sing! A lot of techniques and media are covered in this class and participants are guaranteed to walk away inspired to create textile art. Class cost $25. 3pm Nuno Felting Make a small nuno felted piece with scrim, wool and silk top and novelty yarns. When complete, you can stitch the felt into a gorgeous, funky cuff to wear or give away. Class cost: $20.
Class costs cover all materials required plus the use of class equipment, paints, inks and other tools. Book at the Unique Stitching stand at C23 on the day or online at www. uniquestitching.com.au
GET CRAFTY Join Susan and the Close To My Heart team in these fun classes at Stand E42 and make something special to take home. Classes run daily at the fair. 11am and 1pm Base and Bling Jewellery Learn how to make a beautiful charm necklace in just 90 seconds! Add a beautiful presentation card and you have the perfect gift! Charms and necklace kit cost $15. Book at Stand E42. 9am – 5pm FREE Cardmaking Drop in for a ‘show me how’ session, make and take card using My Acrylix Stamps, Exclusive Cricut shapes and coordinating card stock. These Make & Takes will run all day at Stand E42. Cost: Free to fair visitors!
SEWING ROOM FUN CREATE A STYLISH BANGLE BAG AND TEST DRIVE THE BROTHER INNOV-ÍS 410, DESIGNED TO FULFIL ALL YOUR SEWING, QUILTING AND CRAFTING NEEDS. Plus, discover how the new Brother ScanNCut machine can become the perfect addition to your creative sewing world. Techniques include blanket-stitch appliqué, decorative stitching and dimensional fabric play. Two 1.5 hour classes daily: 10:30am – 12noon and 1:30pm – 3pm Class cost: $5 Book at Brother, Stand C22 as seating for this class is limited!
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GIFT SHOP GRAB A SOUVENIR FOR YOURSELF OR A GIFT FOR A CRAFTY FRIEND! THERE ARE LOTS TO CHOOSE FROM!
Crafty bags - $7 each
Keep Calm and Keep Creating Mug $10
Craft Makes Me Happy Lanyard $3
‘Keep Calm and Keep Creating’ bag – $15, Lanyard $3
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Favourite Things neck wallet - $9
SEE THE FULL RANGE OF MERCHANDISE AT THE FAIR. THE GIFT SHOP IS LOCATED AT THE FAIR ENTRANCE. SEE THE HELP DESK
Crafty badges - $3 each
Multi-tools $15 each Collapsible drink bottle $7
Handy folding umbrella - $10
Craft Princess Lanyard $3, mug $10, neck wallet $7
Retro T-Shirts $15 each, Aprons $15 each July 9 – 13, 2014 63
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PUT THE DATE IN YOUR DIARY NOW! AUSTRALIA’S NO. 1 QUILTING EVENT Register online now to receive email updates on delegate class information. PLUS • a Unique collection of quilts on show • Talented local and international tutors • AQC Challenge 2015
APRIL 16 – 19, 2015 Thursday to Sunday, Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton Gardens, Melbourne
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 Offer Present this voucher to Scissorman to receive a set of 7 tungsten alloy steel replacement 45mm rotary cutter blades for only $19.95 per set. Limit of 3 sets per customer (while stocks last). Scissorman.com.au Stand C01
Perfect Point Scissors Present this voucher to Scissorman to receive a set of 4 Perfect Point 3.25 or 4 inch needle point scissors with sheath for only $10. Limit of 3 sets per customer (while stocks last). Scissorman.com.au Stand C01
Harryâ€™s Happy Hour Between 9am and 10am daily. Buy one packet of five cards and receive the second pack of the same value FREE! Limit of 4 per customer. Stand C10
Half Price Naturalight Lamps Present this voucher to Daylightman to receive a 27 watt Naturalight Floor Standing Lamp plus a 13 watt Naturalight folding portable lamp together for only $99.95. Limit of 3 sets per customer (while stocks last). Daylightman.com.au Stand C01
Bonus LED Folding Lamp Present this voucher to Daylightman to receive a FREE 30 LED Rechargeable Folding Desk Lamp worth $29.95 with any purchase of an A4 or A3 size LED Tracing Light Pad (while stocks last). Daylightman.com.au Stand C01 July 9 â€“ 13, 2014 65
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. Scissorman.com.au REDEEMABLE AT THE SYDNEY CRAFT & QUILT FAIR WEDNESDAY TO SUNDAY JULY 9 – 13, 2014 STAND C01
Scissorman.com.au REDEEMABLE AT THE SYDNEY CRAFT & QUILT FAIR WEDNESDAY TO SUNDAY JULY 9 – 13, 2014 STAND C01
Harry’s Happy Hour REDEEMABLE AT THE SYDNEY CRAFT & QUILT FAIR WEDNESDAY TO SUNDAY JULY 9 – 13, 2014 STAND C10
Daylightman.com.au REDEEMABLE AT THE SYDNEY CRAFT & QUILT FAIR WEDNESDAY TO SUNDAY JULY 9 – 13, 2014 STAND C01
Daylightman.com.au REDEEMABLE AT THE SYDNEY CRAFT & QUILT FAIR WEDNESDAY TO SUNDAY JULY 9 – 13, 2014 STAND C01
THE NEW EVENT MATE MOBILE WEB APP
NOW THE CRAFT & QUILT FAIR IS AT YOUR FINGERTIPS!
� Easy to find event information � Class timetables and workshop information
� Easy navigation – with ‘search’ function and popular links HOW TO INSTALL YOUR APP ON YOUR IPHONE:
Any new informa is autom ti atically a on dded, so you w ill never need to update app, eve the r!
STEP 1: Go to the craftevents.com.au website and click the Craft & Quilt Fair logo STEP 2: Click the link to download the app to your home screen and start planning for a great day out! HOW TO INSTALL YOUR APP ON YOUR ANDROID PHONE: STEP 1: Go to the craftevents.com. au website and click the Craft & Quilt Fair logo STEP 2: Click the bookmarks icon or access bookmarks in your browser settings STEP 3: Click ADD/EDIT bookmark (site information should autofill) and select SAVE or ADD BOOKMARK STEP 4: Return to your saved bookmarks and press and hold the Craft & Quilt Fair icon. When menu appears, select ADD SHORTCUT TO HOME screen. STEP 5: Close then look for icon on your home screen.
TAKE THE CRAFT & QUILT FAIR WITH YOU WHEREVER YOU GO!
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exciting new venue! Some things you time for Some things you just make just make time for
BE ONE OF THE FIRST TO SEE THE NEW CENTRE!
See new and exclusive displays • meet special guest artists • learn new skills • shop with the best craft suppliers • join new workshops • get expert advice
Sydney july 9 – 13, 2014
Wednesday to Sunday, 9am - 5pm Sydney Exhibition Centre @ Glebe Island
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