Calling all knitting enthusiasts, keen quilters and crafty cats: Mark the weekend of June 28 to 30 in your diaries and calendars for "Australia's no. 1" Craft & Quilt Fair in Tasmania!
Be inspired by innovative new ideas and designs, with the Craft & Quilt Fair featuring guests artists and selling thousands of unique craft supplies all under one roof at Australia's biggest craft event.
Tasmania's Craft & Quilt Fair will be open from 10:00 to 16:00 for the weekend at Hobart's Derwent Entertainment Centre.
Some features of the Craft & Quilt Fair include workshops, 'makes & takes', new extended afternoon classes, new pop up classes and a quilt challenge.
Winner at the 2012 World Quilt Competition, Julie Haddrick, will also be at the fair, displaying her amazing work and demonstrating textile art techniques.
Julie's creative skills extend from creating stained glass windows in a home renovation to designing quilts, so you'll be sure to pick up more than a few handy craft tips from her demonstrations.
You can also get a head start on your Christmas decorations, with the fair featuring free 'Christmas in June' demonstrations.
Learn how easy it is to create Christmas Sashiko Star decorations, cards and baubles in these quick 30-minute demonstrations, with some handy tips on how to add the perfect finishing touches to your home for the festive season.
The new 'Make and Take' classes involve you paying a small cost for a project kit, where you'll create a new item for you to take home in a one-hour class.
Some of the crafts you can expect to create are outlined in the Craft Friend publication for this show.
You can purchase your tickets now at the Craft & Quilt Fair website.