Congratulations Maureen

Scrolling through Instagram recently, I spotted a lot of chat about a great new publication from Express Magazines. the cover caused me some interest as I recognised the quilt as being made by an EPQ member.

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Congratulations to Maureen Teager on being the front cover girl for this new magazine/book Inspired by Vintage Quilts. Maureen’s stunning quilt Tribute to Gilly’s Find is published in beautiful colour and with full instructions.

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You should be able to pick up a copy at your local newsagency or a digital copy online from Zinio.

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Beautiful quilts

My mother in law visited from the UK 3 years ago and was here for the EPQ quilt show and attended a few meetings on Wednesdays with me.  The girls from Wednesday were lovely enough to give Barbara some blocks as a present for her help at the show and as a farewell gift. She has now created two quilts from these blocks and sent me some photos.  I thought everyone might enjoy seeing them. Chris C. Barbara Cassidy_EPQ block quilt_2013_1 Barbara Cassidy_EPQ block quilt_2013_3

EPQ receives Australia Post Our Neighbourhood Community Grant

We are very proud to be the recipients of a community grant from Australia Post through their Our Neighbourhood Community Grant programme.

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Eastwood Patchwork Quilters supply little quilts to the Social Welfare Department of Sydney maternity hospitals. The quilts are offered to parents of babies who have died, to wrap their baby while they say goodbye. The group completes about 350 quilts per year which are distributed to three hospitals. The hospitals would like more and have suggested they could use twice that number, and other hospitals have requested our support.

Recently a hospital which supports Aboriginal Health in one area has requested the use of indigenous type fabrics be used in some quilts.

The financial grant will be used to purchase bulk supplies of suitable materials to expand the scope of this venture for the next twelve months. At present the group supplies some fabric which is supplemented with donations from members.

The committee anticipates preparing individual quilt kits with all materials included, ready to be distributed to members for construction of the little quilts. A small fabric label will be sewn to the reverse of the quilt noting it is a gift from Eastwood Patchwork Quilters.

Best of Show

Eastwood Patchwork Quilters is proud to introduce the Best of Show  winner of the 2013 Biennial Exhibition – Louise Smith.

Louise is a long term member of EPQ and attends the Tuesday meeting almost without fail. Her enthusiasm and expertise is demonstrated in the outstanding quilt that she produced.

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

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

Louise also won the Traditional Predominantly Hand Quilted and Best Hand Quilting awards for this quilt.

EPQ Exhibition 2013 – What a great success!

Lots of quits, excited quilters, Devonshire teas, craft and supplies shopping, beautiful weather and a beautiful location. What more could we have asked for!

Our 2013 Eastwood patchwork Quilters Exhibition was nothing but a great success. From the moment visitors entered the gate of Brush Farm House in Eastwood, the anticipation built.

Visitors were welcomed by banners and bunting around the perimeter of Brush Farm House

Visitors were welcomed by banners and bunting around the perimeter of Brush Farm House

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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

Even the trees did not escape the preparations of the day!

Even the trees did not escape the preparations of the day!

One of the quits raffled to raise funds for Special Olympics

One of the quits raffled to raise funds for Special Olympics

 

A Taste of Patchwork

For the first time this year, Eastwood patchwork Quilters will be holding a series of workshops titled A Taste of Patchwork.

The workshops will be held daily, at 2pm, at our exhibition and all are welcome to join. Of course, numbers are limited so if you are interested, speak to one of the EPQ members upon arrival.

There is no cost for the workshops, and all materials and tuition will be provided by EPQ members. A simple patchwork block will be completed using hand stitching techniques.

In addition to the Taste of Patchwork workshops at the exhibition, Eastwood Patchwork Quilters will be holding Beginner Workshops at their meeting hall later in May if sufficient interest is expressed by the public at the exhibition.

So don’t miss out, make sure you take up this brand new opportunity at the Eastwood Patchwork Quilters Exhibition on May 3, 4 and 5.Welcome

 

Eastwood Patchwork Quilters Raffle Quilts

Here are the absolutely stunning raffle quilts that Eastwood Patchwork Quilters. Funds raised from the sale of raffle tickets will go to Special Olympics. Tickets are available from various shop locations and from all members, and of course at our exhibition to be held on the weekend of 3,4,5 May at Brush Farm House in Lawson Street, Eastwood.

EPQ first prize raffle quilt

EPQ first prize raffle quilt

Raffle quilt centre detail

Raffle quilt centre detail