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2016 Geltwood Festival and Tall Timbers

9 February 2016

Geltwood Festival Workshops

The Annual Millicent Geltwood Festival is to take place on 1 April to the 10 April, providing an ideal opportunity for people from across the country to meet, and express their creativity.

The centrepiece of the festival is the quilting displays where hundreds of intricate pieces are exhibited throughout the township of Millicent. In addition, those wishing to learn the art of quilting or further their skills can participate in the many workshops on offer during the festival. 

Some of which include:

Quilting Wool felt applique by Wendy Williams Her designs are colourful and fun ranging from homewares, quilts, clothing, and bags
Quilting  May Morris Mini Sampler by Michele Hill Hand and Machine applique with some hand embroidery
Drawing Pencil and Charcoal Drawing by Merryn Marshall Beginning classes and advanced classes
Quilting Learn to Quilt by Karen Duncan Don’t know where to begin, then join a fun class and learn the basics of quilting
Quilting  Discover Zentangle by Lee Vause Step out of your comfort zone and learn all about Zentangle
Weaving  Beginning Weaving by Bev Bills Learn the fundamentals of weaving


Being a community event, the Geltwood Festival Committee aims to assist a charity each year through the competition: Quilts for a Cause.  This year the charity of choice the Childhood Cancer Research Foundation.  The Foundation will receive quilts to use how they see fit (often for fundraising).  The quilts are on displayed during the Geltwood Festival.

Whilst the focus of the Geltwood Festival is on quilting there are many other events held throughout the week that will appeal to a wide audience. These include:

Market Day 3 April Art, craft, food and clothing stalls, entertainment, vintage car show, free kids activities and treasure hunt
Tall Timbers Exhibition         1 April to 29 April                       An exhibition showcasing works from locally grown wood and featuring functional and decorative pieces in the Millicent Visitor Information Centre
Night at the Museum  9 April Ever wondered what the Museum is like at night? Join the tour and see the Museum in another perspective

This is just a selection of the events that make up the Geltwood Festival.  For more information including dates, times and venues please download an event brochure from www.geltwoodfestival.com

Tall Timbers

The annual Tall Timbers event is again running simultaneously with Geltwood Festival.  Tall Timbers celebrates the creation of works from local timber.  Drawing their inspiration from the region’s abundant resources, our local wood workers proudly display their pieces alongside national competitors. 

This year Millicent Lions Club with the help of Wattle Range Council have expanded the event to open it up to different woodworkers throughout the region.  Millicent Lions Club members, Leon Miles and John Trafford, are excited to showcase the woodwork of the region.

There are now five Tall Timbers competition categories:

  • Furniture

  • Sculpture

  • Wood Turning

  • Artist’s Choice

  • Open Choice - Senior High School Students only

Entries are open until 25 March with entry forms available at Millicent Information Centre or online at www.wattlerange.sa.gov.au/talltimbers

Be sure to visit the exhibition at the Millicent Visitor Information Centre and vote for your favourite entry.



For further information please contact:

Tamara North, Tourism and Events Officer
Email:                      tamara.north@wattlerange.sa.gov.au
Telephone:              (08) 8735 8029       


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