OUR PLACE: Artisans Lesley Mason and Dawn Meyer discus the Make A Placemate challenge in conjunction with Craftfest 2018.
OUR PLACE: Artisans Lesley Mason and Dawn Meyer discus the Make A Placemate challenge in conjunction with Craftfest 2018. contributed

Craftfest's challenge to be placed in care packages

CRAFTFEST'S popular challenge this year was to Make A Placemat which will go into the Christmas care packages sent to troops overseas.

The event which is organised by the Maryborough Artisans has found success with the community challenges.

Artisan Desleigh Baynes said they had amazing success of the Christmas Stocking Challenge last year.

"There were more than 300 entries which were donated for inclusion in the packs and we will be working with Tam Geritz again to fill the packs ready to be sent to service personnel overseas," she said.

"It is a real boost for those troops to receive a care pack full of good ol' Aussie treats, knowing we are thinking of them back here."

To enter the challenge weight must be taken into consideration and it has been suggested that placemats be made with a plain coloured reverse side so that it can used as a souvenir of Christmas 2018 and signed by their mates. Also, placemats need to be gender neutral, as there is no way of knowing if a male or female will receive the package.

More rules and suggestions can be found on the entry form available at Wide Bay Gallery, Adelaide Street, Maryborough, Morgan's Sewing and Embroidery Centre, Melory Place, Torquay Road, Hervey Bay, by email craftfest@ live.com.au or facebook. com/Maryborough HeritageCraftFest.

Craftfest will be held from November 1-3 in the Maryborough City Hall. There will also be a collection bin for donations to care packs.



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