FRI 7th, SAT 8th, SUN 9th June 2024!
Hosted by the Ipswich Woodcrafts Club

Click here for registration form and return with payment.

Come Live & learn        

Experience Woodturning at its best!

The Ipswich Woodcrafts club is thrilled to announce that we will host the annual Q-Turn in 2024. Our aim is to enhance the upcoming event even further.

Mark your calendars for a three-day weekend, commencing at 10 am on Friday and concluding with Sunday lunch. It promises a weekend of camaraderie, sharing the joys of woodturning, and woodworking in general. This marks the 23rd Q-Turn event.

All meals, from Friday lunch to Sunday lunch, are inclusive, and accommodation will be provided in a bunkhouse style. Separate rooms are available for couples.

Whether you’re a woodturner, woodworker, or enthusiast from other disciplines, all are welcome. Please bring your tools, portable lathe, screen if possible, and your favorite piece of timber and project. If you don’t have specific equipment, don’t worry, as there will be extras available, and individuals are willing to share.

Learners from all backgrounds are warmly welcomed, and mentors will be available throughout the entire weekend.

Kindly note that we have accommodations booked for 75 people, so act promptly if you wish to attend. Building on the success of the new venue, where everyone enjoyed excellent food and comfortable beds, we anticipate record attendance this year. Secure your spot early to avoid disappointment. Also, remember that all bedding is now provided, allowing more room for wood.



Get ready for an unforgettable weekend at The Outlook Conference & Training Facility in the charming town of Boonah, just an hour’s drive from Brisbane! For only $260, dive into an absolute blast covering the entire weekend. Revel in 7 delicious meals, delightful morning and afternoon teas, and enjoy motel-like accommodations for a stylish and comfortable stay. Our high standard of catering adds a touch of culinary magic to the whole experience. Trust us, this isn’t your average weekend – it’s a joyous celebration of good times and great company at The Outlook!


Immerse yourself in the ultimate comfort with unit blocks that sleep up to 20 people in single and king single beds. With 2 beds to a room, enjoy provided linen, multiple bathrooms, fully equipped kitchens with fridge and freezer, TV, and a conference room if needed. Complete with an outdoor deck and BBQ, these fully air-conditioned units are your home away from home.

Commercial Kitchen

Indulge in the convenience of a modern commercial kitchen equipped with a servery, fridges, freezers, commercial ovens and stoves, cutlery and crockery, and table linen. Perfect for groups of all sizes, our excellent catering facilities will elevate your culinary experience.


Our event catering menus offer variety, flexibility, and a delicious range of fresh, local produce. Changing seasonally, they provide a selection of fresh, healthy choices to tantalize your taste buds throughout the weekend.


Gather in an enclosed dining area accommodating up to 75 people. The weekend package includes 7 meals and morning teas, ensuring a delightful dining experience throughout your stay.


Engage in a variety of activities with a full-sized indoor basketball court featuring numerous power outlets, great lighting, and adjacent toilets. With more than enough room for wood crafting and wood turning activities, the possibilities for fun and creativity are endless.

Huge activity area
Air conditioned bedrooms
Unit 3 – accommodates 20
Unit 4 – Wheelchair friendly

Purpose of the Weekend

Prepare for a weekend filled with camaraderie and the shared joys of woodturning and woodworking at The Outlook! As we celebrate the 20th consecutive Q-Turn event, our goal is to foster a sense of mateship while indulging in the creativity that comes with these crafts.

Wood Turning Challenge

Get ready for a thrilling challenge! Each attendee will receive a similar piece of wood to transform into a unique piece of art over the weekend. The challenge winner will be determined through a lively vote count, adding an extra layer of excitement to the event.

Wood Turning Workshop

Engage in a hands-on learning experience with our wood turning workshop. Led by experienced turners, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the craft with provided lathes and turning chisels. Suitable wood will be readily available, ensuring a fulfilling and educational experience.

Other Woodcrafters Welcome

Calling all woodcraft enthusiasts! Whether you’re into scrollsawing, carving, or pyrography, you’re more than welcome to join the festivities. The weekend isn’t just for woodturners – it’s a celebration of various woodworking disciplines.


We’ve got you covered with essential equipment at The Ipswich Woodcrafts Club:

  • Bandsaw
  • Grinder
  • Spare lathes

While we provide some tools, please bring your own lathe, scrollsaw, burner, chisels, hand tools, and power tools to make the most of the weekend. Wood will be available on-site for purchase, or feel free to bring your own for a truly personalized touch to your creations. The stage is set for a weekend of creativity, learning, and shared passion for woodcrafting at The Outlook!

Click here for registration form and return with payment.

Paper registration form can be downloaded here

Contact the club for questions.