The Perth Craft & Quilt Fair has been held for over 25 years, and I’ve been attending for the last 10 years or so. I look forward to this event every year, although each year it does get smaller and smaller. I was in Melbourne a few years ago at the same time as the Craft Fair, so was able to attend the Victorian version too. It was much more impressive, with many more stalls, more variety and cheap prices on offer. But enough of the comparisons – what did I think of the 2019 Fair? If you’re interested, my review is below, but you can check out my YouTube view to see more of my review and haul.
I was actually pleased it was on a larger scale than last year. That said, the majority of stalls were for sewing and quilting, with little representation for paper crafts. The usual stalls were in attendance, with lots of demos from the major sewing brands like Singer, Janome and Brother.
As well as the usual Quilt exhibition [which I wander around in awe at], there was also the introduction of an Embroidery section! What a lovely surprise, and again in complete awe at the talent on display.
My usual go to stall was absent – The Craft Spot, but in its place was a similar [if not the same that was rebranded?] Catchy Crafts.
I usually set myself a budget of around $100, and maybe I usually go over this slightly – shush, our little secret :), but this year I stuck to budget as there really wasn’t that much on offer. I was delighted though to see lots of Lawn Fawn products on display – this never happens! Needless to say the majority of my budget was splashed on Lawn Fawn, and I managed to get 5 co-ordinating stamp/die sets. If you’d like to take a look at my haul, check out my YouTube video here.