Achieve Australia Fabric

Achieve Australia now has two new locations. 

They have wonderful fabrics and all things textile related at very good prices and even better you are helping others when you purchase from them. 

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Charity raffle quilt detail

 

The proceeds of this beautiful quilt, made by EPQ members, will benefit our two charities – Christian Community Aid and Cord Blood Research. Tickets are now on sale from EPQ members and will also be available at our 2015 Biennial Exhibition to be held from May 1-3 at Brush Farm house, Eastwood.2015 EPQ raffle quilt detail

Charity Raffle Quilts Completed

The proceeds of our charity raffle quilts will benefit Cord Blood Research (Inner Wheel Australia) and Christian Community Aid. Tickets are now on sale from any EPQ member and representatives of the charities. Enquiries can be made by the contact page on this website.

2015 EPQ Raffle quilt whole

The Countdown begins!

EPQ 2015 flyerPreparations are well and truly moving ahead for Eastwood Patchwork Quilters 2015 Biennial Exhibition to be held at Brush Farm House, Eastwood from Friday May 1 to Sunday May 5 2015, 10am until 4.30pm daily. Entry is free but donations are encouraged.

This year we are supporting two charities, Cord Blood Research (more information)  and Christian Community Aid (more information).  

5000 Poppies

poppies

This sounds like a great project to become involved in. Come on EPQ members – make some poppies.

Excerpt from the blog 5000 Poppies:

Between 2014 and 2018 Australia will commemorate the Anzac Centenary, marking 100 years since Australia’s involvement in the First World War. And in 2015, there will be a large number of activities commemorating 100 years since the Anzac Gallipoli landing.

From its association with poppies flowering in the spring of 1915 on the battlefields of Belgium, France and Gallipoli, the poppy has become a symbol of both great loss in war and hope for those left behind

As part of the 2015 Anzac Commemoration, the 5000 Poppies project will be “planting” a field of more than 5000 poppies in Fed Square Melbourne as a stunning visual tribute to Australian servicemen and women for more than a century of service in all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations.

We are inviting all crafters to participate in this meaningful and heartfelt project.

You are asked to hand make one or more poppies.  They can be crocheted, knitted, felted or sewn from any materials.  Any shade of red can be used and poppies should be no more than 15 cm in diameter.  There is no entry fee and contributors are asked to provide their own materials.  There is no barrier to involvement and no limit to the amount of poppies that can be submitted.

For more information about how to make the poppies and how to submit, go to the blog here