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When:

Wed 20 May 2015, 9:00am–4:30pm
Thu 21 May 2015, 9:00am–4:30pm
Fri 22 May 2015, 9:00am–4:30pm
Sat 23 May 2015, 9:00am–4:30pm
Sun 24 May 2015, 9:00am–4:30pm

Where: Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, 21 Mounts Bay Road, Perth CBD, Western Australia

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $16.00
  • Seniors: $15.00
  • Disability Pensioners: $14.00
  • Children (5-16 years): $9.00
  • Family (2A + 2C): $40.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: nicole21

Diversity sets an inspirational standard at Perth Craft & Quilt Fair

With creative pursuits limited only by the imagination, this year’s Perth Craft & Quilt Fair from May 20 to 24, is set to be an inspiring hub of diversity showcasing knitting, paper craft, textile art, vintage fashion, wearable art and a stunning array of quilts, created by Australian and international crafters aged nine to 90! With some of the most captivating and impressive displays, workshops and craft products on offer at Australia’s most popular craft event, visitors will be spoilt for choice.
The exhibition of quilts is second to none, with the best from two highly anticipated national quilt challenges, ‘True Blue’ and the ‘Lest We Forget Quilt Challenge – 100 years, 100 quilts’, together with a stunning display of 140 local works presented by The West Australian Quilters Association Inc. (WAQA).

The ‘True Blue’ challenge features 35 incredible interpretations of the theme ranging from iconic Australian scenes and ‘Blue Heelers’ to shades of blue, images of depression, sporting heroes and political statements relating to the #I’ll Ride with You campaign. Also on display will be 100 captivating and poignant quilts capturing Australia’s involvement in WW1 set to be showcased together as a 7.25 metre mosaic in the inspiring ‘Lest We Forget - 100 Years, 100 Quilts’ exhibit.

The exhibition by WAQA will represent a full spectrum of amateur and professional quilters, including works by 90 year old internationally renowned West Australian, Marjorie Coleman alongside quilts by WA’s most talented youngsters. West Australia’s best home grown talent quilters will reveal fascinating techniques, vivid splashes of colour and innovative design with 140 quilts on show.

A perennial favourite, the ‘Best of Australia’ display will include the best quilts from each of the eight major state quilt shows.

There is also plenty on offer in the increasingly boundary-breaking realm of craft including a quirky and chirpy menagerie of 3D hand-crafted birds created in response to the ‘Make a Birdie Competition’. With crafters invited to produce a bird in any medium, a selection of the clever and colourful finalists will be on show, including the winner which is the mascot for the 2015 Craft & Quilt Fairs.

Two masters of creativity will be revealing how to transform cheap into chic. Vintage style guru, Miss Chrissy will reveal her fashion and styling secrets including how to ‘change chain store clothes to couture’ while paper craft expert, Kerrie Gurney will show visitors in her 30 minute Make ‘N’ Take class how with just $5, an original and handmade any occasion card can be a work of art, utilising techniques such as die cutting, embossing and mixed media.

The Fair will also feature some special guest artists set to share their creative genius, including effervescent, Australian textile artist, Svenja who has been making waves in the art world with her flamboyant and controversial creations (pictured right). Svenja blurs the lines between art and fashion, creating exceptionally striking garments using a quirky fusion of mediums. A selection of her most daring wearable art creations will be on display.

Tickets available at the door or online at 'www.craftevents.com.au'.