Love Desire & Riches – The Fashion of Weddings

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

wedding exhib wedding dresses

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.

Jelly Roll Racing

Recently members enjoyed a Jelly Roll Race. Sewing machines at the ready, all were keen to be finished. jelly go

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.

jelly 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. jelly winner

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!

jelly collage

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.

Sydney Quilters Guild Show – Eastwood Prize Winners

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

 

Mountains of handmade craft at our Exhibition

The quilts are hung, the craft is in . . . time to get into some serious textile fun.

Eastwood Patchwork Quilting members are thrilled to have our Biennial Exhibition opening tomorrow morning and into this weekend, closing Sunday 4pm.

craft stall

All Dressed Up – Ready for a Show

We are all ready to go – Brush Farm House and The Corrective Services Academy are ready for opening for Eastwood Patchwork Quilters Exhibition. It opens tomorrow morning 10am and continues over the weekend with 115 stunning quilts, café and Devonshire Teas, members craft, fabric and quilting shops and more!

brush Farm House

Great Shopping at the EPQ Exhibition

Besides our wonderful member’s craft stall, we will have four quilting/fabric shops visiting our exhibition. They are sure to have an amazing array of temptation to offer all visitors. The shops are Wabi Sabi Designs, Quiltsmith, Kim Bradley Creations, and Cottage Quiltworks.

shops

EPQ 2015 Exhibition

Its on again! Keep May 1 to May 3 2015 Free so that you can make a beeline to the Eastwood Patchwork Quilters Biennial Exhibition. Open 10am till 4.30pm daily. Here are a few pictures from our 2013 Exhibition to whet your appetite.

One of the quits raffled to raise funds for Special Olympics

One of the quits raffled to raise funds for Special Olympics

Louise Smith and her Best of Show quilt - Bonaparte and Bohemia

Louise Smith and her Best of Show quilt – Bonaparte and Bohemia

 

The cafe was busy all day supplying Devonshire teas and home baked goodies

The cafe was busy all day supplying Devonshire teas and home baked goodies

Beautiful Brush Farm House, Eastwood

What a fantastic location for our 2015 Biennial Exhibition by EPQ (Eastwood Patchwork Quilters) members. There will be in excess of 100 quilts on display, coffee shop and Devonshire Teas, craft stall, 4 local quilting shops and more. Why not come along and join us on Friday May 1st to Sunday May 3rd from 10am until 4.30pm.

brush farm house

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