Quilt and Craft Expo – Albion Park

Albion Park Quilt show 28-29 march


There will be  Quilt & Craft Display at Albion Park to raise funds for Water For Wells in Zimbabwe.
All are invited to come along to see quilts, photography, woodwork, artwork, candles, knitting and scrap booking, and much more, on the final weekend of March 2014.
Venue : Centenary Hall, Tongarra Rd, Albion Park
Dates & Times : Friday 28 March 10am – 8pm
                           Saturday 29 March 10am – 4pm

Entry : $5 per person


News on Sydney Craft and Quilt Fair

The Sydney Craft and Quilt Fair is on this year July 9-13 at a new venue, Sydney Exhibition Centre at Glebe Island.

Some quilters have been asking about the new venue and how it will work. Here’s the latest from Expertise Events:

News on Darling Harbour Redevelopment

In 2014 Expertise Events will be moving their events previously held at Darling Harbour to the NEW Sydney Expo site at Glebe Island whilst the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre is redeveloped over the next three years.

The specially designed temporary venue at Glebe Island will allow us to create a whole new opportunity to deliver our events in a brand new premium harbourside setting!

There is some great news for visitors; who will have the option of free public transport from various city locations, loads more parking onsite and it will be cheaper!

Fast facts:

  • The new venue is just 5.6km from the existing Darling Harbour centre.
  • Only 5.8km from Central Station or a short 7 minute taxi ride from George Street.
  • Ferry and River Cat services drop off at the centre door.
  • Buses will operate from set transport hubs around the city: Central, Town Hall, Circular Quay and Darling Harbour.
  • There will be an array of restaurants and pop-up cafes on site.

Upcoming Craft and Quilt Fairs

Some dates to add to your diary, for more information go to Expertise Events

The Creative Textile Show in Canberra on May2-4 is a new one this year and is a welcome replacement for the textile art show that was previously in Brisbane. An easy drive to Canberra from Sydney!



Miss Phryne Fisher

For those of you who love Miss Phryne from the ABC TV show,  Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, and her stunning costumes you won’t want to miss this exhibition coming to Parramatta Old Government House from the first of next month for three months. How lucky we are to be able to view this exhibition so close to home.

Tickets must be bought on line and are for timed entry, walk-ins will only be admitted if there is space, here is the link 


5000 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

Creative Textile Show

This is a brand new show added to the round of craft shows presented by Expertise Events.

A textile art show of this type has been eagerly awaited since the demise of the Brisbane Textile Art Show. The good news for us is that the venue is even closer.

Creative Textile Show,  May 2-4 2014

National Convention Centre


Click here to access the website

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.