Events, Workshops & Courses

Please note some courses and workshops shown here are for the exclusive benefit of QBG members.


Introductory Course: November 2017 – Fully Subscribed

At BVAC Wellers Hill

Course cost $180

Please use application form and payment details here

Learn the basic and essential skills of bookbinding by making a handmade casebound book at our 2 day weekend course.

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Equipment you will use              Book you will make

You will learn and practice simple techniques of bookbinding so that you can make  book, with it’s cover, from decorative  materials. These techniques will help you restore books, create artist books, bind simple sheets, rebind paperbacks and create beautiful volumes in your own style. In two days with the teaching and assistance of tutors you will learn the basics of making a book. You can then apply these skills to book restoration, book arts, rebinding treasured volumes, binding family histories, magazines, photo albums, poetry and self published books. Course fees : include tuition, materials, notes, some tools and our instructional DVD. & 1 year membership for non members. Course venue: BVAC


Wed 11 October – 7.00 pm – General Meeting followed by: Square-backed Books – Demonstration and Hands-on Workshop

No evening meeting in November – Open Day instead – please see notice below.

Northern Suburbs Meetings:

Meeting at Burpengary on the 2nd Saturday of the month:

Next meetings:

Sat 14 Oct – no meeting but Market Day with Bookbinding demonstration

Sat 11 Nov – 1 – 4pm

Artisan Guild Workshop
Cnr Maitland and Old Bay Roads



Open Days:

These are a wonderful opportunity for members to access the QBG shop, equipment and senior member’s expertise.

Sat 26 November – 9am – 12:30pm – BVAC Arts Hub  (140 Weller Rd, Tarragindi)

QBG 40th Anniversary Dinner:

Sat 9 December – Norman Park Bowls Club – Special Guest Speaker: Professor Roly Sussex. Tickets $40 each.