Charity Raffle Quilts Completed

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.

2015 EPQ Raffle quilt whole

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5000 Poppies

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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

What is Special Olympics?

Eastwood Patchwork Quilters have voted Special Olympics as the nominated charity for their 2013 Quilt Exhibition. The following is an excerpt from the Special Olympics Australia website:

Special Olympics is a worldwide movement that inspires people with an intellectual disability to reach their personal best through regular sport and competition.

It is not a single event and it is not just for the elite.

Instead Special Olympics volunteers provide sports opportunities for all people with an intellectual disability regardless of their skills, and they do this every week in communities right across Australia. 

While some Special Olympics athletes strive to win medals, others enjoy the chance to get active, have fun, make friends and be part of a family. Whatever their motivation, we cater for them by providing meaningful sports programs delivered within a supportive environment where people with an intellectual disability are accepted and can feel proud.

People with an intellectual disability are often ridiculed, misunderstood, isolated or simply ignored. Yet, with the understanding and support of Special Olympics they discover the skills that allow them to improve their health, develop self-confidence and bring joy to themselves, their families and their community.

So by buying a ticket in our charity quilt raffle you will be helping the kids and adults from Special Olympics. Tickets can be bought from Eastwood Patchwork Quilters members and at our exhibition.

See our raffle quilt at Craft Depot

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Eastwood Patchwork Quilters 2013 Raffle Quilt at Craft Depot

Both of the Eastwood Patchwork Quilters Raffle Quilts are out and about, first prize is at Craft Depot in Pennant Hills and second prize is at Logan’s Patchwork in Leichardt.

All proceeds go to a very worthy cause – Special Olympics.