NEW VENUE: Pauline Freed (left) from The Country Quilt Co. and Faye Flor are preparing for the home show held at the Workshops Rail Museum.
NEW VENUE: Pauline Freed (left) from The Country Quilt Co. and Faye Flor are preparing for the home show held at the Workshops Rail Museum. Inga Williams

Home show set to be a huge hit

WITH a new location and 90 exhibitors, next weekend's Ipswich Home Show promises much more than hints and tips on how to get your place looking beaut.

Organiser Faye Flor said preparations for the show were going well at The Workshops Rail Museum, where visitors will be able to check out the latest products and pick up some great renovation hints and tips.

"Granny flats are the big thing at the moment and we will have an exhibitor there with a miniature display and all the information you need to build your own granny flat," Ms Flor said.

"It's a great way to provide a place for the in-laws or make some extra income from your property."

Proving there's more to this year's Home Show, visitors will also be treated to displays and demonstrations from the Queensland Fire and Rescue Service and St John's Anglican College.

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In a special treat for the kids, firefighters will be bringing "Little Squirt" the fire engine along for joy rides.

On a serious note, firefighters will also be talking about winter fire safety.

The Koala Protection society will be bringing some cute and cuddly marsupials down for a snuggle, while St John's will be bringing its talented big band and choir to entertain home makers.

"We are expecting the new venue to attract a lot of curiosity," Ms Flor said.

"There is even a massive quilt display this year, with heaps of quilts up for sale."

The Home Show is being held 9am-5pm, July 16-17 at The Workshops Rail Museum.

Entry is $5 and free for children under 14 and pensioners on Saturday.



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