16-18 August 2019


9.00am – 4.00pm


Fred Moule Centre Cairns Showgrounds


Severin St, Cairns, Queensland, 4627


Adult Online Special $12
($13-15 at the door)

Multi-day Online Special $17
($18-20 at the door)

Children (14 and under) $0


CraftAlive  is in  Cairns for 3 big days!

Featuring both local and interstate craft experts, the show is packed full of the latest craft supplies, kits and equipment.

CraftAlive  is a hands-on event. A chance to learn from world class specialists with interactive classes on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Amy Kallissa – Amy Morgan

Come and hang out with Amy and get your stitch on!

Amy will teach you her no-stress, no-tricky-stitches way of creating gorgeous, clever and personalised creations.

Her classes include everything you need, frivolity and stitching puns – you’ll leave with a real sense of achievement and a whole new outlook on hand stitching!

Sew Quirky – Mandy Murray

Mandy is extremely passionate about inspiring others to sew and create amazing handmade items!

Her aim is to inspire the young and young at heart, with unique designs that are achievable and interesting for a variety of different skill levels.

Mandy’s popular classes encapsulate everyone, showcasing clever appliqué techniques, modern materials and her own unique style, you’ll be sure to be inspired!

Fangirl Stitches – Roslyn Core

A long time ago, in a galaxy (well, small town) far, far away in central Queensland, a 13 year-old girl learnt how to cross-stitch. She quickly became obsessed, “borrowing” her mother’s stitching supplies to create gifts for friends and family.

A few years later, this same girl discovered the world of science-fiction and fantasy: Doctor Who, Discworld, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars. A new obsession had begun…

She started designing her own patterns when she struggled to find sci-fi projects she wanted to stitch: larger designs, kitch designs, designs that came together quickly yet still looked impressive. Then other people started saying they’d like to stich her patterns too, and thus Fangirl Stitches was born!

Photo Credit: April Born Photography


This dream machine, Bernina B475QE could be all yours! 

Thanks to Bernina Australia, all you need to do is put your name in the draw to win this amazing prize!

The Bernina B475QE winner will be drawn from all entries of all events throughout 2019, after the last 2019 CraftAlive event has closed.


Imagine taking your brand new Bernette 33 Sewing Machine home with you from the show!

Thanks to Bernina Australia, all you need to do is put your name in the draw at the show, to win!

The Bernette 33 Sewing Machine winner will be drawn from all entrants received throughout the show, late afternoon on the final day of the event.


Quilters Companion or Homespun could be delivered to your door for a whole year! 

Be sure to enter your name into the draw at the show to win an annual magazine subscription from Universal Magazines! There’s one drawn at every show!

The Universal Magazine Subscription will be drawn from all entrants received throughout the show, late afternoon on the final day of the event.


Thanks to Universal Magazines, CraftAlive will be giving away copies of Homespun and Quilters Companion magazines to the first 100 people through the doors each day!

Need a break from the action? Visit the CraftAlive café to re-fuel.  

Located within the event. Serving hot and cold food including soup, sandwiches, toasties, cakes and more. Hot coffee, tea and soft drinks.