Janet Ahrens, Sue Wickham and Jenny Luck get ready for the Quota Craft Fair at Twin Towns.
Janet Ahrens, Sue Wickham and Jenny Luck get ready for the Quota Craft Fair at Twin Towns. Blainey Woodham

Wanted: Crafty people for fair

QUOTA, the first international service organisation for women, will hold its 12th annual Craft Fair this Friday and Saturday at the Tweed Heads Civic Centre.

Demonstrations of crafts including folk art, dolls, tatting, jewellery, patchwork, paper tole, china painting, appliqué, scrapbooking, embroidery, spinning, weaving and woodcraft will be a main feature of the two-day event.

For the first time this year, the fair offers people the opportunity to learn some of the skills involved through a series of workshops held at various stalls throughout the exhibition.

Organising committee member Janet Ahrens said 54 stallholders had signed up for the event and the last person to commit to the fair was Indigenous artist Billy Joe from Koori Art who has joined the fair for the first time.

Organising the event had become easier by the year as about 50% of all exhibitors returned every year and the venue remained the same.

The fair had collected an average of $9,000 to $10,000 over the last few years and organisers expected to meet if not exceed that amount this time.

In the past, Quota had donated the funds it raised to organisations such as the Point Danger Marine Rescue, Tweed Palliative Care, the Rural Fire Brigade and surf life saving clubs.

This year the money will go to youth health education organisation Life Education and a number of Quota projects.

Morning and afternoon tea and lunch will be available at the fair and entry for children under 12 years of age is free, while adults will be charged $5 and school kids $3.

Ms Ahrens said Quota's 18 members were keen to see the club expand and anyone interested in joining could contact her on 07 5524 2198 or her colleague Sue Wickham on 07 5524 2618.



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