Quilt show spectacular
THE GYMPIE Rotary Quilt and Craft Spectacular was a colourful success, drawing a big crowd to the Pavilion despite last weekend's wet weather.
With a showcase of quilts, craft and jewellery, Kathy Kane, a member of the Rotary committee which organised the event, said Saturday was the biggest day for the Spectacular with demonstrations and workshops running all day.
"We thought that the rain would affect it, but it didn't and all the visitors were very happy," she said.
Spectacular co-ordinator Letisha Ison said there was big interest in this year's new workshops of mosaic, cake decorating, silver jewell
ery and particularly wood working, which was a hit with men.
"We try and grow it a little bit each year," Mrs Ison said.
"We've had lots of great feedback from stallholders and patrons, already asking to come back to the next one."
Mrs Ison said people travelling from other towns said they'd rather go to the Gympie Spectacular than the Brisbane and Melbourne quilt and craft shows. The Spectacular raised more than $10,000 for charity.