Members' Quilt Show - Bendigo

The Appliqué Guild of Australia - Members' Quilt Show 2023 proudly in partnership with CraftAlive will be held at The Prince of Wales Showgrounds, Holmes Road, North Bendigo from 15th – 18th June 2023.

CraftAlive will be hosting classes covering all sorts of crafts, feature artists and make & take classes.

TAG members are entitled to a discounted entry fee and were emailed a code they can enter when ordering their ticket online. If you volunteer for White Glove duty you will be given free entry.

To register your quilt for the Quilt Display complete the Quilt Display Application form and read the Conditions of Entry. Complete and forward the form to The Applique Guild of Australia at the address on the form. Applications close on the 31st May 2023.

Please pay the $5 quilt entry fee (per quilt) via Direct Deposit:

  • BSB:   633-000
  • Account No:   146672456
  • Account name:   The Applique Guild of Australia Inc.
  • Reference:   Bendigo + Your full name

You may also pay by cheque or cash directly to any TAG Committee Member.

Quilt Guardians (White Glove Duty)

The quilt display relies on member volunteers to look after the quilts which are on display and to field questions from the viewers. These volunteers are known as Quilt Guardians who will undertake White Glove Duty. These volunteers are the only ones that can touch the quilts. We need your help to be one of our guardians. Complete the Quilt Guardian online form or use the Quilt Guardian printable form and send it to the Guild.

You ask "Why can no one else can touch the quilts"? Well, they are so tactile. Why would anyone want to do that? Lots try. People want to talk about the design and construction and point out special features, with fingers really, really close to the quilt. And some people want to see what’s on the back.

About Bendigo

Bendigo is a city in Victoria, located in Bendigo Valley near the geographical centre of the state and approximately 150kms from Melbourne. Bendigo is Australia’s 19th largest city, 4th largest inland city and 4th most populated in Victoria. It covers an area of approximately 300 kms and over 100,991 population and residents are known as Bendigonians.

Gold was discovered in 1851 in Bendigo Creek and transformed the area from ‘sheep station’ into one of Victoria’s Colonial Australian largest boom-towns. The goldrush brought migrants from both Europe and China. The wealth created by this rush is reflected today in the city's Victorian Architectural Heritage. From 1853 – 1891 it was officially called Sandhurst. From the 1930’s it became a manufacturing and regional services centre. Bendigo has become one of the fastest growing regional centres in Victoria.

The iconic Shamrock Hotel was established in 1854 and rebuilt 1897.

Shamrock Hotel est 1854 and rebuilt 1897

Dai Gum Loong is thought to be the longest Golden Dragon in the world, measuring 125 metres long and has more than 7,000 handmade scales.

Every year, Dai Gum Loong weaves through the streets of Bendigo at the Gala Parade during the Bendigo Easter Festival. On other days, you can see him at Golden Dragon Museum

Tourism Tram – apart from Melbourne,  Bendigo is one of the few cities that has maintained their trams but has them only as a tourist tram. One of the tourist attractions that the tourist trams frequent is the Deborah mine.

Culture and Events – there are many facilities available.

  • The Bendigo Art Gallery – which hosts many international events.
  • The Capital Theatre (formerly Masonic Lodge) – holds many performing arts & musicians.
  • Ulumburra Theatre opened in April 2015 which was originally the Bendigo /Sandhurst gaol.

There are many more events for one to enjoy whilst in Bendigo.

Accommodation – There is a range of accommodation options available in Bendigo.

For more information visit the Bendigo Tourism website