all about quilting

Festival of Braidwood


car show

There will be something for everyone - in the planning:

  • The Outdoor Airing of the Quilts - Wallace Street shopfronts, verandahs etc; various indoor displays will be marked on the map (including inclement weather indoor alternative displays)
  • Braidwood Central School - Boutique Quilts & Crafts Market - book your space for selling your quilt or craft now!
  • Braidwood National Theatre - variety of quilt and textile arts displays and demonstrations, trading tables, fabric sales and raffle quilt; book your space now!
  • St Andrews Anglican Church - quilt display  - more info
  • St Bede’s Grounds - Auto show with vintage cars, bikes, tractors, steam engines
  • Braidwood Regional Art Group Gallery - a display of a range of handmade Cosplay costumes, meet the makers - more info
  • Braidwood Festival's Pop-up Gallery - more info
  • Braidwood Ceramic Artists' SPRING STUDIO SALE - more info
  • fyREGALLERY - Australian print-maker, Sharron Okines exhibition of KITCHENALIA
  • Wheatfield Gallery, Mill Pond Farm - exhibition of original Vintage Movie Posters from 1930 to 1980 inc. Mick Jagger Ned Kelly, first Star Wars and more
  • Garlic Fiesta - taste the famous Braidwood Garlic - more info
  • Open Studio - Silken Tent - demonstration and sales, more info
  • Beading workshops by Fiona Hammond of Chiatanyadesigns
  • Ryrie Park - Traditional Markets
  • Police Paddock - Pony rides by Saddlecamp for 2 - 12 years olds 10am - 2pm
  • Carriage rides - by Roscommon

and much much more;

Visit again - program details are being updated progressively as and when finalised

Maps and shuttle buses will be available


All about the Quilt Event


airing of the quilt

The Airing of the Quilts

26 - 27 November 2016

Be part of The Airing of the Quilts - enter your work

Enter your work to be displayed for the whole world to see! No limit to how many quilts you can enter and no entry fees!


Viewer's choice will attract a

  • a first prize of $300 and
  • a second prize of $200,

sponsored by the Braidwood Heritage Society.

Boutique Quilts & Crafts Market

Come and sell your quilts, crafts or handmade gifts at the special Boutique Quilt Market on 26 - 27 November and, of course, come and browse and buy a quilt at the Market.

Textile and other allied crafts with demonstrations and items for sale

Come and have your demonstration, stall or workshop at the National Theatre on 26 & 27 November 2016.


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What do we do?

  • We organise the annual Braidwood Quilt Event and the famous Airing of the Quilts
  • We hold the Braidwood Quilters mid-year Country Luncheon (see above)
  • We plan monthly community quilt workshops
  • We get together every Wednesday for sewing, fun and goss
  • Our members support worthy projects
  • We travel quilts to support other quilting organisations
  • We initiate and participate in “fusion events” which cross over into other areas of the arts

Become a Member


If you

  • like friendship and creativity,
  • enjoy the company of like minded people,
  • appreciate support from your peers and happy to support others,
  • would like to learn or further your skills and techniques or
  • would be happy to mentor others,
  • love rich fabrics and love creating timeless quilts,

then Braidwood Quilters is the right group for you.


Become a Member

Buy a raffle ticket

Your chance to win this beautiful Quilt

raffle detail 400

Available at the Braidwood Bendigo Bank.
Drawn 27 November 2016 3pm
National Theatre


Coming Events:

1 November 2016 - Registration and entry in the Airing of the Quilts close (see Terms and Conditions)

1 November 2016 - Reservation - stalls, demos, workshop close

26 November 2016 - Airing of the Quilts

26 & 27 November - Braidwood Boutique Quilts & Crafts Market, Braidwood Central School

26 & 27 November - All about quilts & crafts at the National Theatre

26 & 27 November - Festival of Braidwood (see details on home page)


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The Braidwood Quilt Event is sponsored by the Braidwood Community Bank