At our exhibition this weekend we have four great vendors with an amazing array of goodies to tempt us. Appleyard Cottage, Fabric Garden and Mercier are all based in Sydney and bring us a fabulous selection of fabrics and accessories. Wabi Sabi Design Australia are visiting us from Canberra and have the most unbelievable of Japanese fabrics and garments.
We are excitedly counting down the sleeps until our exhibition- it starts this Friday May 3rd and runs through until Sunday 5th May 10am until 4.30pm daily. You can follow us here and on Instagram @eastwoodpatchworkquilters
Here’s a bunch of members doing last minute checks on some of the quilts entered.
Coming up soon is what promises to be a wonderful exhibition of rarely seen wedding gowns and accessories. The pieces featured in the exhibition are rarely seen and are linked to well known film, television and literature. The gowns span 200 years in time and 50 will be shown. The exhibition runs from July 10 to November 1, 2015. Opening times are Tuesday 10-4pm, with last entrance at 3.30pm.
The event is to be held at Old Government House in Parramatta Park, Parramatta and tickets can be booked online for $16 for adults and $13pp for groups of 10 or more. Your ticket is valid all day, and there are about 20 steps to the first floor areas of the exhibition. To access the exhibition website, click here
High tea can be had at the adjoining Lachlan’s Restaurant ($44pp) and café items range from $4.40 to $18. Click here to read a review and see some luscious pictures.
For almost an hour, barely a sound except the racing machine motors, was heard!
One by one, the competitors finished and laid the quilts on the floor of the hall.
The results looked like a giant jewel coloured carpet and all were very happy with the result. Especially happy was Louise who finished in approx. 45 minutes; we hope that she didn’t eat all her prizes at the one time, a packet of jam (jelly) roll sponge cakes and a bag of jelly babies.
The resulting quilts were much admired and we all remarked on the speed and variety of the quilts made. It was declared a great success by all and lots of fun was had!
If you want to have your own jelly roll race, or just find out how to make the quilt you just need one jelly roll, a few spare hours and the instructions which you can find on this great YouTube clip
Jelly Roll Race 2 is a bit different, it shows how to add the squares and jelly roll race 3 inserts triangles.
We are so excited to have some Eastwood quilters amongst the winners at the 2015 Sydney Quilt Show
First Prize – Amateur traditional hand quilted – Jill Williams
Second Prize – Small or Wall Quilt – Tricia Bowdler
Second Prize Red & White Contemporary/Art and Excellence in Domestic Machine Quilting – Pam Russell
Judges Commendation – Red and White Commercially Quilted – Diane Moody
The full list of winners is on the quilters Guild of NSW website