Recently members enjoyed a Jelly Roll Race. Sewing machines at the ready, all were keen to be finished.
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.
The proceeds of our charity raffle quilts will benefit Cord Blood Research (Inner Wheel Australia) and Christian Community Aid. Tickets are now on sale from any EPQ member and representatives of the charities. Enquiries can be made by the contact page on this website.
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.
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.
You should be able to pick up a copy at your local newsagency or a digital copy online from Zinio.