Friday, May 14, 2010

...and the winner is ...

Congratulations to Diane Robinson - friend of MACG member Lynn May (pictured) - on purchasing the winning ticket in our Autumn raffle.
This magnificent queen sized Pizazz quilt and accessories was put together by the talented members of the Quilters Group.
Congratulations to everyone concerned - and thanks to all our members who sold tickets.

Monday, May 10, 2010

MACG Autumn Fair

Over the Labour Day May long weekend MACG put on their annual Autumn Arts and Crafts Fair at the Maleny Community Centre. The theme for this year’s event was all about Pink and Butterflies, and the various groups within MACG let their imaginations fly creating exciting wares all in brilliant colours and different styles. Thanks to the team of hard working members who set-up the displays - under the baton of President Sara Faddy - the hall looked magnificent with tables groaning under the weight of quality homewares and gift items for sale including pottery, paintings, sewn items, preserves, quilting and woodwork.

MACG also had a raffle running and the prize this year – just in time for the winter chills – was a queen sized quilt and bed accessories in bright Pizazz colours. The prize was made by members of the Quilting Group. The raffle was drawn at noon on the final day of the Fair and the winning ticket was held in the name of Diane Robinson - congratulations.
Celia selling tickets for the raffle

Kati and Heather at the cash n wrap

Jolly cash and wrappers

and more scenes in the Hall

The MACG Woodies at the Wood Expo

The Woodies excelled with record sales

Even though the number of visitors over the weekend was down on previous years, the Fair was a huge success with shoppers obviously delighted to be purchasing locally handcrafted wares.

The next MACG event will be the Quilt Show and Fine Arts Exhibition planned for the weekend of 25/26 September.

Sunday, May 9, 2010


Maleny Arts and Crafts Group inc

the MACG workshops within the Maleny Showgrounds

The Maleny Arts and Crafts Group has been running for 33 years and the group was officially incorporated in 1991.

The objects of the association are to encourage and promote arts and crafts within the Maleny and surrounding districts, and to provide facilities and tuition for our members to practice and market their various crafts.

Currently there are over 200 financial members.

The groups that have established under the MACG banner are …
· Quilting …
Meets Monday mornings and Thursday afternoon
· Fine Art …
Meets 1st 2nd 4th and 5th Tuesdays of each month in the morning
· Life Drawing Group
Meets selected Wednesday nights
· Textile Painting …
Meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month in the morning
. Sewing …
Meets Wednesday in the morning
· Embroidery …
Meets on the 2nd & 4th Wednesday of each month in the morning
· Porcelain Painting …
Meets every Wednesday in the afternoon and on the 2nd Saturday
· Pottery and Clayworking …
Meets every Thursday in the morning
· Decorative Art …
Meets every Thursday in the afternoon
· Wood Crafting …
Meets on the 1st & 3rd Friday of each month in the morning
· Machine Knitting …
Meets every 2nd & 4th Friday in the morning
· Spinning and Weaving …
Meets every Friday in the afternoon

Each group has an elected coordinator who is available to speak with interested new members.
All groups meet at the Arts and Crafts Workshop within the Maleny Show Grounds and all groups are ‘self-help’ - however they all have a number of members who possess above average skills to assist new members, and from time to time, most groups conduct classes and workshops with specialists from external sources.

Gallery …
The MACG Gallery is located in Maple Street opposite the Maleny Community Centre and is open 9am to 4pm seven days.
Members who wish to exhibit their work for sale in the Gallery are invited to submit their hand crafted items to be quality assessed by the Gallery Committee.
A commission of 25% is payable to MACG on all sales.

Fairs …
The art and craft Fairs are an important event for the group and are held at the Maleny Community Centre twice yearly on the 1st weekend in May and the last weekend in November.
Members selling their work at the Fairs are expected to assist in the running of the event and a commission of 25% on items sold is payable to MACG.

Workshop …
MACG runs a fully equipped art and craft centre located within the Maleny Showgrounds.
Members are invited to use the work space on days when their interest group meets.
There is a $3. levy payable per session – this covers running costs of the centre.

Newsletter …
A informative newsletter is posted to all financial members each month. Contributions to the newsletter are always welcome.

Maleny Arts and Crafts Group inc is administered by an elected Management Committee made up of office bearers and conveners from each of the member groups. The Management Committee meetings are held monthly and General Meetings are held quarterly.

Maleny Arts and Crafts Group inc.
PO Box 561 MALENY Qld 4552
telephone enquiries - 07 5494 2882
email -