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Geltwood crafters in for a treat

Geltwood crafters in for a treat

16 March 2017

The Millicent Geltwood Craft Festival, opening on Friday 24 March, provides 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. 

The festival is jam packed with workshops and events.  Following are details of just some of the workshops on offer:

  • Creative Raw Edge Collage 25 & 26 March - Learn to look at fabrics and colour in totally new ways to create images to suit your textile works or quilts. 

  • Create a “Tuffet” 1  & 2 April – Have you ever wondered what  tuffet is? According to the dictionary a tuffet is a small low seat or footstool in this class you will complete an 18” round tuffet.

  • Scrappy, Mystery, Quilt Top in a Day 1 & 2 April – Join in for a fun day, use up your stash and go home with a completed quilt top.

Committee spokesperson Kathy Patten was particularly proud to announce this year’s charity of choice. “As a community event, the Festival committee aims to assist a charity each year through Quilts for a Cause.  This year the charity is ‘Cure for Brain Cancer’” Mrs Patten said. 

“The Foundation will receive quilts to use how they see fit, often for fundraising.  If anyone has any quilts to donate to the cause please contact the Committee” she added.

All quilts donated will be on display throughout the Festival at the Millicent Visitor Information Centre.

Whilst the focus of the Geltwood Festival is on quilting and crafts there are many other exciting events held throughout the week. These include:

  • Murder at the Museum 25 March – Come along to a night tour at the Millicent Museum and solve the “Murder”

  • Market and Family Day 26 March – 10am – 2pm art, craft, food and clothing stalls, entertainment, steam truck and lots more.

  • Artist in Residence – Marg Hage, Textile Artist will be in Millicent Public Library throughout the Festival

  • Sit, Knit and Stitch 29 March – Bring along any of your unfinished or new projects and come along and join a group to finish your work while enjoying a chat.

This years festival also features a tropical themed Mayoral Cabaret which will be held on Saturday 1 April at the Millicent and Civic and Art Centre. Kicking off at 7.30pm, Adelaide cover band, Jungle Jooce will be playing Music from 70s and 80s through to today till late. Tickets are on sale at the Millicent office of Council and table bookings are encouraged.

For more information including dates, times and venues of events please download an event brochure from www.geltwoodfestival.com  


For further information please contact:

Tamara North, Tourism Events Co-ordinator
Email:                      tln@wattlerange.sa.gov.au
Telephone:              (08) 8735 8029


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