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.
Our exhibition will be held at Brush Farm House and Eastwood Corrective Services Academy, Eastwood. Both are located on the same grounds.
*you can drive and park at the venue or in surrounding streets. Entry to the car park is from Lawson Street.
*you can catch a train to Eastwood Station and then catch a 545 bus heading towards Parramatta. It’s a short ride, exit at the sixth stop opposite Eastwood Corrective Services Academy and enter by foot close by.
There are two buildings full of over 100 quilts of all types. Make sure that you visit both. Brush Farm House is the historic house nearest the Lawson Street entrance and Corrective Services is at the other end of the car park nearest the Terry Road entrance.
Besides the amazing array of over 100 member quilts, there is a fabulous craft stall of handmade member crafts and a cafe serving delicious baked treats, light lunches and drinks. These Re booth located at the Brush Farm building.
At the Corrective Services building, there are even more quilts! And as well, we have some fantastic vendors to help you stock up on the essentials in life (ie. Fabric)
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.
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.