Life on the land celebrated in Landline’s 30th birthday quilt.

Landline is celebrating 30 years on ABC TV and we want you to help us mark the occasion.

We’re making a commemorative quilt from squares created by you.

The theme is Life on the Land, which could mean animals, vehicles, landscapes — whatever regional and rural life means to you.

Use your favourite fibre, yarn, and thread, and create something you’re happy to hand over permanently.

Here are the creative specifications:

  • Finished size 15 cm x 15 cm square (max 2 cm thick) with finished edges (binding).
  • Feature any techniques, ie knitting, crochet, patchwork, felting, embroidery, applique, weaving, dyeing, spinning, lacemaking.
  • Use any colours you like.
  • Feel free to use texture and embellishment.

Please send your completed piece to:

ABC Landline, GPO Box 9994, Brisbane 4001.

Please include your name, address, phone number and email with your submission.

Squares must be received no later than April 30, 2021.

Follow Landline’s Facebook and Twitter accounts see the final product.

Annual Cook Up 2021

Friday 15 January – Monday 18 January.

Lots of activities from our Book & Paper Group including an exploding box card, french link stitch binding, botanical printing, shadow box, discovering paper jewellery, sun printing and making a fold out book.

This activity is for MEMBERS ONLY.

You must register to attend due to latest COVID restrictions.

Face masks are mandatory.

The Emporium

Our member’s Emporium is full of goodies! Pop in this week to stock up for the holidays! Fleece, yarn, silk, Treetops wool top, hand-dyed wool top, dyes for all fibres, fabrics, yarn, we have it all! Including hardware for your spinning wheel or loom.

Opening hours:

Tues to Fri 10 am to 1 pm

We close for the holidays from Saturday 19 December until Tuesday 12 January.

Stash Bash

You can BUY!

Take advantage of our spring clean and grab a huge bargain at QSWFA’s annual Stash Bash marketplace.

Tools and equipment at run out prices including spinning wheels and weaving looms. Craft supplies will be available for purchase at a bargain including yarn, wool, fabric, sewing & knitting supplies, magazines, books, beads, scrapbook supplies, stamps, display items etc.

You can SELL!

Do you need to spring clean or de-clutter? Then sell YOUR extra crafting supplies at the QSWFA stash bash.

Click here for details.

Open Day

What a wonderful day!

Corinda State High School came to visit with their alpacas and lambs.

Lots of amazing work for sale in our members’ shop.

We had lots of lovely traders selling amazing products.

The fashion parade was full of fabulous items.

Sunday 11 October 9 am – 3 pm

Buy the best of handmade, beautifully crafted works in wool, cotton, silk, and paper.

Market Stalls  +  Fashion Parade  +  Food +  Demonstrations

Since 1969 Spinners and Weavers have been throwing open the doors to showcase the best of fibre arts.

We are proud to display, exhibit, and demonstrate the breadth of our member’s skills in spinning, weaving, felting, knitting, crocheting, dyeing, paper arts, bookmaking, and basket making.  

All from our dedicated premises at Fibrecraft House, home of the Emporium, our shop full of fibre goodies, tools, and equipment.

Queensland Quarantine Quilt on ABC news….. nationally!

Jenny Woodward from ABC Queensland News posted on her Facebook page:

It has been such a delight to be involved in the Queensland Quarantine Quilt. The project was brainchild of ABC Brisbane Breakfast presenters Craig Zonca and Loretta Ryan.

The challenge was to design and make a 15 x 15cm quilt square in any medium, that represented your life in lockdown in 2020.

The squares were collected and then arranged and sewn onto a backing sheet by the amazing members of the Queensland Spinners Weavers and Fibre Artists Association. A mammoth effort completed by a dedicated team.

The Quilt was on display the ABC at Southbank Brisbane and will then go to the State Library of Queensland to be treasured forever.

Queensland Quarantine Quilt

Take part in the ABC Radio Brisbane’s ‘Queensland Quarantine Quilt’ project.

Make a piece to depict a snapshot of your time in quarantine. What made you happy? What gave you joy? Use your brightest, boldest fibre, yarn, and thread, dig through your stash and find some treasure!

The theme is Quarantine Time Capsule.

CREATIVE SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Feature joyful and cheerful motifs that represent your time in quarantine.
  • Finished size 15 cm x 15 cm square (max 2 cm thick) with finished edges.
  • In your favourite natural fibres.
  • Feature your favourite techniques, eg. knitting, crochet, patchwork, felting, embroidery, applique, weaving, dyeing, spinning, lacemaking.
  • Make it multicoloured – in BRIGHT BOLD HAPPY colours.
  • Use your favourite TEXTURES and DETAILS – go WILD! Use embellishment, colour, detail, multi-media textile! Show off your many skills. 

Please send your completed piece with submission form to:

ABC Radio Brisbane, Queensland Quarantine Quilt, GPO 9994, Brisbane 4001.

Entries MUST be received by 5 pm Friday 5 June 2020.

QSWFA will assemble the wall hanging quilt, attaching each square to a suitably firm, secure backing with quilt-hanging equipment.

Stay tuned to ABC Radio Brisbane Breakfast with Craig and Loretta on 612AM for progress updates and check out our socials:

Thank you so much!!!

Easter Egg hunt

Every year on Easter Sunday morning we do an Easter Egg hunt in the lounge room. (Even though my boys are 22 & 25 yo and past this little kids game, they still love the family and competitive race to find the most).

This year a bit different since we can’t all be together in the living room on Sunday. I made these crocheted eggs. Not the same as a “hunt” but still feeling the family love.

Crochet Egg Pattern

ch = chain    dc = double crochet    ss= slip stitch    sts = stitches    tr = treble    tog= together

Make a magic loop (slip ring)

Round 1: 2ch, 7dc into ring, pull to close ring, ss in top ch of 2ch.   (8)

Round 2: 3ch, tr in chain below, 2tr in each of the 7sts, ss in top of 3ch.   (16)

Round 3: 3ch, 2tr in the next st, [1tr in next st, 2tr in next st] 7 times, ss in top of 3ch   (24)

Round 4-6: 3ch, 1tr in each of the next 23sts, ss in top of 3ch (24)

Round 7: 3ch, 2tr  tog in next 2 sts, [1tr in next st, 2tr  tog in next 2 sts] 7 times, ss in top of 3ch   (16)

Push in some stuffing until full

Round 8: 3ch, 1tr  in next 1 st, 2tr  tog in next 2sts, [1tr in next 2sts, 2tr tog in next 2 sts] 3 times, ss in top of 3ch   (12)

Round 9: 3ch, 2tr tog in next 2 sts, [1tr in next st, 2tr tog in next 2 sts] 3 times, ss in top of 3ch   (8)

Push in more stuffing to fill the cavity. Fasten off, leaving a tail long enough to make gather sts through last round. Pull tail until closed and tie off. Pass remaining tail through the cavity and out, trim.