Last year I visited this event in the rural town of Warwick by myself and vowed to return again in 2018. A memo was left on my calendar so as not to miss the date. My enjoyment this year was enhanced by the company of my good friend Jocelyn, who was equally impressed with Warwick's community spirit and creativity. Having taken an excessive amount of photos last year I was determined to only snap a few this year. That determination petered out very quickly as the exhibits were sensational.
This year's theme was "Dulcet" and I was again amazed at how this theme was so creatively expressed through knitting, crocheting and use of other materials. Being a weekday, there was little entertainment and the footpaths were not crowded, allowing a leisurely stroll over 5 hours to view all exhibits.
The City Hall and main street.
A warmly wrapped Thomas Joseph Byrnes, the member for Warwick 1896 - 1898.
Street bollards and columns were beautifully decorated.
Many shops and shop windows were decorated without entering the competition.
After 15 years many entries are no longer made just by locals.
"The Nutcracker Ballet" - Kirsten Clarke, Mudgeeraba, Qld.
"Save the Koalas" by Appin Crochet Community, NSW.
The local Art Gallery again created a stunning display of incredible detail.
"Cats Rule" by Margaret Armstrong.
" ........... I can think of nothing more relaxing and therapeutic than to be carried away with the "Dulcet" sounds of a cat's contented purring."
School groups participated.
Warwick Community Kindergarten -" There's nothing purer than the unharnessed creativity of a young soul bursting with enthusiasm."
Bird Song - Inglewood Aged Care.
Do you take the time to stop and listen?
Have you ever really heard?
The beautiful musical songs, Of our many Australian birds.
At the first light of day,
Or late in the afternoon,
You may hear the whistles, carols and trills.
Sounds glorious to the ear, such dulcet tunes. [D. Yates]
The Groovy Grannies "created a display to generate a feeling of harmony with nature."
Oak Tree Retirement Village - "Our Postbox of Yesteryear".
Apologies, but I have no information on this lovely Humpty Dumpty creation.
One of my favourites. "A trip down Memory Lane" by TMR Border District Social Club.
"We took a trip down memory lane and stepped back into our childhood with the sweet, soothing scents of the lolly shop.'
Many individuals created "A Smell of 65 Roses"
A fun Christmas display by a fun group of Warwick women.
Finally my winner. - "Birds and bees,
Flowers and a tree." by Warwick's Digger Garden Group.
I hope you have enjoyed this insight into Warwick's Jumpers and Jazz Festival. It is most definitely worth adding to your calendar if you live in SE Queensland. It is already bookmarked for me for 2019.
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