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Festival Program 2019


We're all set for another great festival in 2019. We're currently working on full details, but some events in planning are listed below.


Lead In Events

  • Australia Wide Six - Art Quilt Exhibition - Bainz Gallery | Ozquilt Network | 1 June 2019 – 30 June 2019
  • Wangaratta Contemporary Textile Award – Gallery1 Wangaratta Art Gallery | Wangaratta Art Gallery | 1 June 2019 – 11 August 2019


Festival Events In Current Planning


Stitchy Central (Main Festival Venue)

Gallery 2, Wangaratta Art Gallery, 56 Ovens Street, Wangaratta 03 5722 0865
6-14 July 10am-4pm daily
Entry: Gold Coin Donation

The central place for all your Stitched Up Festival information with maps and the latest news of stitchy happenings around the town and further afield. Featuring:

  • Stitching Through Time – A Celebration of 20 Years – a non-juried, non-judged community textile exhibition, vote for your favourite in the People’s Choice Award with the winning entry receiving cash prizes
  • 20 Year Anniversary tribute including slide show and works by the Stitched Up 1999 organisers
  • Demonstrations by local craftspeople
  • Festival Opening Saturday July 6, 11 am, Free Event, all welcome


2017 Wangaratta Contemporary Textile Award

Wangaratta Art Gallery, 56 Ovens Street, Wangaratta 03 5722 0865
1 June – 11 August

Stay tuned for more information


Textiles in the Foyer

WPAC Foyer (next to Wangaratta Art Gallery)
Cnr Ovens & Ford Streets, Wangaratta 035722 0865
Stay tuned for more information


A Sense of Place – Yesterday and Today

Bainz Gallery – Wangaratta Library, 21 Docker St, Wangaratta 0407219564 (Kathy)
1-31 July 9:30am-6pm Mon-Fri, 9:30-1pm Sat - Special weekend hours during festival Sat-Sun July 6-7 and July 13-14 10am-4pm
Around 40 textile artists responded to the Stitched Up challenge - 2019 will be 20 years since the first Wangaratta Stitched Up Textile Festival and this theme gives an opportunity to reflect on our sense of place over time. Created using a variety of textile techniques such as weaving, embroidery, applique and patchwork.


As Time Goes By

Holy Trinity Cathedral, Ovens Street, Wangaratta 03 5721 3719 (Cathedral Office)
03 5721 3065 (Eunice) E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
6– 14 July 9.30am – 4pm daily (except during services)
Entry $5 Children Free
A display of evening gowns from 1880's to the present – some have an interesting tale to tell.


Strictly Quilts

St Bernard’s Primary School Hall, Williams Rd, Wangaratta 0417 158 220 (Frances)
5-14 July 10am-5pm daily
Entry $5 plus Raffle
A display of patchwork and quilting by the quilters of the Rural City of Wangaratta featuring a display by celebrity quilter Susan Campbell of Yackandandah


2019 International Scarf Exchange - Fibre, Food for the Soul

Hosted by Wangaratta Handweavers & Spinners
Purbrick Hall, Holy Trinity Cathedral, Ovens Street, Wangaratta 03 57216327 (Caroline) 03 57270582 (Maureen) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
6-14 July 10am-4pm daily
Entry: Gold Coin Donation
156 wool crafters have created delightful accessories from an exchange parcel of 150gm of natural fibre as part of this 27th annual scarf exchange.
With displays and demonstrations.


Wendy’s Webb – Gallery of Knitting

1 Orkney St, Wangaratta 0417 215 417
8, 9 and 10 July 10am-4pm or by appointment
Entry $5 includes a cuppa and slice. Group bookings welcome
A small unique gallery displaying hand knitted garments. Bridal, baby wear, old and modern knitting. Garments knitted for WW1 and WW11 soldiers. aKNITomy- hand knitted lab dissections of rats, bats, frogs and alien.


Fibres, Yarns & Textiles Through Time: A celebration of 40 years

Gallery 294, Corowa, 294 Honour Ave, Corowa NSW 02 6033 5086
6 - 28 July 10am-4pm daily
Free Entry
This exhibition is a retrospective of textile and fibre techniques learnt, developed and explored over
the past 40 years by fibre artist Margaret Wilmot. Weaving, spinning and felting coming together in
wall hangings, sculptures and wearables.
Opening and meet the artist Saturday 6 July 2pm


Susan Mathews Textile Artist/Printmaker

6-14 July 10am-4pm daily
Wacky Bird Gallery, 37 Edward St, Corowa NSW 0498 021 173 (Susan)
Free Entry
A range of textiles from pieces for the wall to smaller items featuring Susan's distinctive
printing on fabric and free motion machine stitching. See what Susan is working on in the studio too!


Textile Swap Meet Market

13 July 10am-3pm
Free Entry
Uniting Church Hall, Rowan Street, Wangaratta 0418 505 673
An opportunity to buy preloved textile supplies. Surplus fabrics, threads, books, sewing notions and all things textile related will be up for grabs! Individuals or groups can hire a table for $10 to sell any textile items, materials or tools both new and used. Contact Barbara on 0437150684 or Eileen on 0418505673 to register a table for that day.


My Little Patch

Shop 1, Rear 49 Reid St, Wangaratta (Behind Big W) 03 57224991 FB my little patch-Australia
Festival Hours: 9am-5.30pm Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm Sat, 10am–4pm Sun
Quilting and Craft Supplies, Quilt Displays and Workshops. Contact My Little Patch for details.


West End Lotto and Wool

51 Phillipson Street, Wangaratta 0417 215 417
9am–6pm Mon-Thurs, 8.30am–6pm Fri, 8am–1pm Sat
Beautiful knitting yarns, accessories / patterns, exclusive baby and children’s wear. Knitting display


Wangaratta Woollen Mills and Wool Sale

The Mill Shop, Textile Ave, Wangaratta 03 5721 0811
Stay tuned for more information


Stitched Up Makers Market

Memorial Town Hall, Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre, Ovens Street, Wangaratta
July 14 10am-3pm
Gold Coin Donation plus Raffle
The Stitched Up Makers Market is a high quality selective textile craft market which aims to provide textile artists with a high profile opportunity to promote and sell their work, while giving market visitors a chance to purchase beautiful handmade items!


Sew Bright Alpine Quilting

4 Ireland Street, Bright
10am–4pm weekdays, 10am–3pm weekends – closed Tuesdays
Visit Bright’s specialty quilting shop for modern quilting cotton & linen fabric, patterns and art supplies, sewing patchwork classes with Angela Bradbury, stitching days, retreats and workshops with visiting tutors.