Toowoomba Dolls, Bear and Winter Craft Show going strong
THOUGHT to be up to 50-years-old, Toowoomba's Doll, Bear and Winter Craft Show has been given an upbeat makeover for 2018.
In danger of extinction after last year's show, the event has been taken on by the ladies behind Country Heart Events who also run the Fairies and Flower Fantasy during the Carnival of Flowers and Country Heart Christmas in December as part of their wish to "give back to the community" and to raise money for Toowoomba Hospice .
Bear maker Barb Nimmo and fellow craft enthusiast Deb Dieckmann, whose love is textiles and beads, put together the Winter is Coming-themed show at St Paul's Lutheran Church Hall last weekend.
Favourites like the doll and bear competition was given an upgrade and judged this year by the visitors.
Competition sections included cloth, wooden, bears, reborn and art dolls as well as porcelain.
Vickie Wilkinson took out the public choice doll of the show with her "Girl in Pink" and Wendy Skein won first prize in the inaugural wearable art event called "Dress a Doll for Hope" which scored $500 in prizemoney sponsored by GPS on Curzon and Country Heart Events.