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2016 Christmas Fair

The set up is complete and the Fair is ready to open doors at 9am tomorrow. First up the winner of the best table competition will be presented with their prize by Andrew Powell, member for Glasshouse. All the tables looked great and I expect that deciding on a winner was a hard job.

There is a great choice of handcrafts for sale.

Don't forget to purchase a ticket in the raffle for the chance to win the handcrafted bird bath and pots.

Light refreshments will be available to buy and EFTPOS is also available.

Come one, come all, enjoy and find that perfect gift,

Check out the photos below for a sneak peak

Hope to see you there.

MACG Annual Christmas Fair

It is less than 10 weeks to Christmas and to help with gift buying Maleny Arts and Crafts Group will hold its annual Christmas Fair on the 25th, 26th and 27th November. It will be at the Community Centre, Maple Street, Maleny. Opening at 9am each day the fair will close at 4pm on Friday and Saturday and 3pm on Sunday.

Showcased this year will over 40 tables of unique handcrafted items all made by local artisans who are members of Maleny Arts and Crafts Group.

To choose from will be a wide variety of woodcraft, glassware, pottery and sculpture and fine art including paintings. Also either woven, spun or hand dyed silk fashion items.  Fabric creations including quilted and sewn items will be available. For that extra special culinary delight choose from jams, chutneys and preserves.

From something simple as a hand painted plate or cup to a painted masterpiece there is something for everyone.

The Clay workers were nominated to make an item for our Christmas raffle. A lot of thought neede…

MACG 2016 Quilt Show Wrap Up.

The 2016 Maleny Arts and Crafts Group Quilt Show is over. Look out for the next one in 2018. Lots of planning by our committee gave us a very successful quilt show. The raffle sold well with the winner being a local to Maleny and also a member of MACG.

There were over 500 visitors to the Quilt Show over the weekend. The voting for Viewers Choice in the Quilts was close with only 11 votes separating number 1 and number 5. The top five were all different which show the diversity of our visitors over the weekend. 
Viewers’ choice: 1st place:              No 41. Hanabi by Jan Galligan

2nd place:             No 102 A Country Journal by Cathy Hetzel

 3rd place:              No 21 Eva’s Secret Garden by Pam Foale

4th place:              No 1 The Blessing by Judy Aitken

5th place:              No 58 Circle of Roses by Pam Cronk

The merchants, Howard Drapery, Patchwork Angel, House of Shirbori, Maleny Magic Patchwork and Quilts and Bowerbirdy all had a great weekend.
There were 118 quilt…

Maleny Arts and Crafts Biennial Quilt Show

It is not long now until the 2016 Quilt Show. The two years since our last one has flown by but the members have been busy and are looking forward to this year. 

Our raffle quilt which is first prize looks great, very colourful. Made using the Shimmering Triangles pattern from Jenny Bowker and quilted by Swandale Quilting. Raffle tickets are available from the Gallery and from members of MACG. 

Raffle Quilt  Second prize is 25 1 metre lengths of Japanese Fabric donated by Fabric with Panache. Third prize is a Quilt Kit donated by members which includes fabric and pattern. 
The Quilt Show will be held in the Main Pavilion at the Maleny Showgrounds on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th September. It will be open 9am - 4pm on Saturday and 9am - 3pm Sunday. The raffle will be drawn on Sunday afternoon. 

Admission to the Quilt Show will be $5.00. With entry you will receive a token for a complimentary cup of tea or coffee. Cakes, slices and sandwiches will be available for purchase. 

Quilts on displ…

Grants received.

Due to the hard work by our Grants Officer Colleen, Maleny Arts and Crafts have successful recently with two grants. 

With our first grant Maleny Arts and Crafts have been Proudly supported by the Sunshine Coast Council’s Grants Program. The grant received by MACG has enabled us to install a cupboard in which the Fine Artists and Life Drawing Group members are able to store their artist’s equipment.

Our second grant was from the Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation Community Benefit Fund. This enabled MACG to purchase a new glass kiln and a new pottery kiln. Our woodworkers also benefited with a new dust extraction system. New cupboards, chairs and stools were some of the other items.  Andrew Powell, state MP for Glasshouse attended the workshop to present the cheque, 

Quilters Retreat

Members of the Quilting Group recently had a few days away to indulge in sewing, bonding and socialising. Lots of quilts were started, and a few were finished including ones started at last year's retreat.

The ladies stayed at the Alexandra Park Conference Centre in Alexandra Headland and were well looked after. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and morning and afternoon tea were provided. Some ladies took the three night option and some the two night option.
The weather didn't play nice as it rained most of the time. But as we know when the weather is against you the best thing is to be creative.

Winners from the Maleny Agriculture Show

The Maleny Agriculture Show is over for another year. The weather stayed fine all weekend. Many member of Maleny Arts and Crafts Group entered items into different categories for the Show and many won prizes. The workshop was also open for visitors to the show to visit and see what we had on offer.

 Here are some of our winners.

The Gallery also won First Prize in the Window Competition for the Show.