See you at the Expo!

When Nature’s Edge Buderim resident Jennifer Gowing decided to float the idea of an arts and crafts expo to raise funds for the social club committee, she had no idea she would discover so many talented people living at the over 50’s lifestyle village.


“I asked people in the village who were clever and arty to contact me and it’s amazing what I came up with in such a short time,” says Jennifer.


“We have an amazing, talented group of people here and I am sure there are still some that are hidden. There are 25 exhibitors at the Arts & Crafts Expo and all but two are from Nature’s Edge,” she says.


The social club has been blown away by the many talents they have discovered amongst their neighbours.


There is an art group that creates amazing work. They range from people who are amateurs to people who are very skilled.


The quilting group donates a lot of their quilts to charities and hospitals and have done some amazing things such as making toys out of quilting fabric.


Other talented exhibitors include woodworkers, artists, jewellery-makers, milliners and much more.  One of the exhibitors has over 300 exquisite hand-painted eggs!


There are also some beautiful pieces of furniture for sale by the woodworking group, stunning hand-painted silk scarves by one of the talented residents, a second hand book store and potted herbs and flowers.


This will be the first time the Art & Crafts Expo has been held at Nature’s Edge Buderim and is set to be a great family day out, with something for everyone, as well as delicious food stalls organised by the social club.


The social club will be running a café with home-made sandwiches, scones and slices for sale as well as complimentary tea and coffee on the beautiful rainforest deck.


Hourly lucky door prizes and a huge raffle will be held, with over 30 prizes. It’s a nice day out without having to spend too much money and a great way to pick up some unique, affordable Christmas gifts.


The Inaugural Arts & Crafts Expo is on at Nature’s Edge Buderim this Saturday, 12 October from 10am to 2pm.


Most of the stalls are cash only. However, there will be an eftpos machine available for purchases over $50.


See you there!





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