Don’t miss the best quilt show in town! It’s on this weekend

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Our charity raffle quilts 

This year we are supporting Allowah Children’s Hospital in Dundas with the raffle of two stunning quilts made by members. The winner gets first choice of the two, second place is the remaining quilt. Tickets are available at the show or from EPQ members 


Bungendore Quilters Annual Exhibition – November 28/29

 

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If you are making the trip south to catch the Braidwood Airing of the Quilts on the weekend, make sure that you leave a little time to check out the Bungendore Quilters Exhibition as well. Its just a short drive across from Braidwood and the exhibition is always worth a look. You can link to their website here

 

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.

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