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The Great International Craft Show (GICS)

Series 16: Thursday 13 – Saturday 15 July 2023.

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Christmas Spectacular Exhibition

Opens Monday 19 Oct, at 9.30am AEDT. Enter now, email your image to [email protected]

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    Needlework(Patchwork, Quilting, Embroidery, Fabric, etc)Paper Craft (Scrapbooking, Stamping, Cardmaking, etc)Beading and JewelleryBaking and Cake DecorationHomewaresOthers

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    AMQ Festival

    The Australian Machine Quilting Festival is dedicated to providing inspiration, education and encouragement to all machine quilters that own a longarm, midarm and/or a domestic sewing machine.
    Come & join us in our venture to grow and learn about machine quilting!
    We continue to grow and evolve, but will always have education as a priority along with meeting many new friends and quilters.
    We are looking forward to the AMQ Festival with great anticipation and hope to see both past attendees and new ones as well. We are working very hard to make this an incredible event and encourage quilters of all disciplines to come along, be inspired and embrace all that this fantastic industry has to offer.

    2024 dates to be announced

    Creature Crafts

    We sell a wide range of craft and quilting patterns fabric & notions from primarily Australian & New Zealand designers

    Learn more about Creature Crafts, watch the interview here Up Close and Personal

    Cynthia’s Ark

    Our motto at Cynthia’s Ark is – From Start to Finish. We are here to get you started on your all projects with patterns and fabric for piecing to quilting to finishing your projects. We love to inspire beginners to seasoned creators on trying some new. It’s about finishing projects.

    Check out my blog here

    Learn more about Cynthia’s Ark, watch the interview here Up Close and Personal

    Grace Company

    We are proud to have been part of the amazing quilting community for over 35 years. Our mission is to empower people to connect with their passions, unleash their creativity, and enrich their lives and the lives of others by providing quality experiences and innovative solutions.

    USA – Grace Company 800-264-0644 Visit Here

    Canada – Grace Canda – 844-764-7223 Visit Here

    UK – J&B Sewing – 01633 281555 Visit Here

    Europe – Quilt Profi – 49-6621-2043800 Visit Here

    Australia – Know How Sewing Essentials – 02 4871 3936 Visit Here

    Iron Shield

    Some years ago, pure Teflon type products were released. The ability to transfer heat without friction is a feature ideal for ironing. With these benefits of Teflon in mind, we created the IRON SHIELD.

    By simply fitting the Iron Shield to your iron as per the enclosed instructions, you are faced with a remarkable product. Now you can iron any fabric, yes any fabric without ever burning, sticking or making the garment shiny.

    Whether it’s nylon, pure silk or parachute silk, taffeta or terylene you now iron on maximum temperature without ever damaging the fabric.

    Most clothes baskets are full of T-shirts and sweats with molded rubber or plastic transfers or have printed images. They too can now be ironed without any smuggling or lifting. Throw away your pressing clothes and forget about sorting your ironing. Increase the life and look of your garments. Take away the struggle and the chore! 800,000 people now have their lives back and you too can enjoy your ironing!

    • Fits all Irons
    • Complete fitting instructons enclosed
    • Never Scorch, Stick or Shine
    • Renews Irons Life
    • Australian Owned, Australian Made
    Know How Sewing Essentials

    Know-How Sewing Essentials is a family company, run by husband and wife team, Hans and Roswitha Martini, who are a friendly and helpful couple who will do their utmost to make you, as a valued customer, happy and satisfied with the entire range of products available. Their knowledge and experience will ensure the best service for all your needs.
    Product range include TrueCut by Grace, Grace Frames, Q’nique Quilting Machines, Nolting Longarm and more.

    Learn more about Know How Sewing Essentials, watch the interview here

    Little Desert Quilts

    Patchwork fabrics, Patchwork + quilting products, Creative Grids Rulers, Kaniva Block (a scrapbuster system)

    Learn more about Little Desert Quilts, watch the interview here Up Close and Personal

    Marg Low Designs

    Making the things I love; Everyday items, Sewing Accessories, Christmas Decorations & Quilts.
    Achievable projects suited to all skill levels.
    Patterns, Kits, Fabrics, Felts, Aurifil 12wt Mako threads and more.
    Happy Shopping!

    Michelle’s Patchwork

    Batik Fabric, meterage and Pre-cuts
    Solid Fabrics
    Patterns and More
    Fabric Paints
    Professional Quilting

    Purchase from Michelle’s website, and you will be eligible for FREE DELIVERY. Simply put in the checkout they would like to PICKUP and the postage cost will be wavered (within Australia only)
    Make sure to send through postal address with details

    Learn more about Michelle’s Patchwork, watch the interview here Up Close and Personal

    Pauline’s Quilters World

    Learn more about Pauline’s Quilters World, watch the interview here Up Close and Personal

    Patchwork Ninja

    Konnichiwa, this is Dai the Patchwork Ninja!

    I grew up in a patchwork shop in Japan because my mother, Mama Ninja Mariko, has been running her patchwork shop in Kumamoto for 35 years now. We know the Japanese sewing scene inside and out because we have been exhibiting at major quilt shows such as the famous Tokyo International Quilt Festival for the last 20 years. We have taught over 9700 sewers throughout Australia, Europe and Japan through our hands on workshops.

    Now you can join us online at the Great International Craft Show.



    QuiltNSW proudly presents the QuiltNSW Exhibition 2022 at the Grand Pavilion, Rosehill Gardens Racecourse, Sydney from Friday 15 September to Sunday 17 September 2023 (10am-4pm daily).

    Buy your entry tickets now

    Sew Pieceful

    Sew Pieceful supplies patchwork fabric kits and stitching necessities.

    Something Magical Begins

    Something Magical Begins supplying quilting and patchwork fabrics and classes here in Dunkeld, Victoria

    Sweet Pea Machine Embroidery

    Sweet Pea Machine Embroidery is an embroidery lovers one stop shop! We have thousands of machine embroidery designs perfect for all hoops and embroidery machines, as well as the tools and materials to help bring your creations to life. In the hoop designs include bags, quilts, applique, and more, plus a wide range of Sweet Pea Essentials including fabric, cork, machine embroidery thread, and tools.

    We would like to offer a special exclusive discount on our Sweet Pea Essentials range for everyone at GICS. We are offering a 25% off your entire order – both digital designs and sewing supplies! The code to use is GICS23 and will be valid from the 13 – 15 July 2023.

    We also currently have a sale running for 30% off any of Christmas embroidery designs until 28 July.

    Sweet Pea Machine Embroidery Designs

    Sweet Pea Sew Alongs

    Sweet Pea’s Block of the Week Mystery Quilts

    Sweet Pea’s Mystery Block of the Month 2023 Ethereal Grove Quilt

    The Colourist’s Quilts

    Supplier of in-house designed quilt kits, quilting fabrics, curated quilting fabric packs, in-house designed quilt patterns, finished items and long arm quilting service.

    The Maker’s Stash

    The Maker’s Stash is a humble little shop where you will find everything to do with the gentle craft of English Paper Piecing. I stock a range of paper templates, notions and patterns. I am passionate about this traditional style of hand piecing patchwork and believe that slow stitching soothes the soul.

    Show Special: Shoppers will receive 15% off the total price of their total order. Use coupon code SLOWSTITCHING15

    Learn more about The Maker’s Stash, watch the interview here Up Close and Personal


    We are proud to have been part of the amazing quilting community for over 35 years. Our mission is to empower people to connect with their passions, unleash their creativity, and enrich their lives and the lives of others by providing quality experiences and innovative solutions.

    Check out the Youtube Channel

    USA: Grace Company

    Canada: Grace Canada

    UK: J&B Sewing
    01633 281555

    Europe: Quilt Profi

    Australia: Know-How Sewing Essentials

    2Sew Art Quilt Supplies

    2 Sew – Your one stop shop for everything fabric art!
    Providing Quality Textile Art & Quilt Pattern