The deadline for our show draws nearer 

Today was the first of three days activity towards our 2017 exhibition, it starts this Friday May 5 and runs through to Sunday May 7th. Piles and piles of quilts arrived at Brush Farm House ready for judging. 


Our judges this year are Amanda Daly, Chris Jurd and Kathy Doughty. Thanks so much ladies for giving of your time so generously today. 


And of course, tasty food featured as at any quilting event …. bodes well for our weekend cafe! 


Now we just have the wait until the offical opening for the results of the judging! 

What’s on Tuesday?

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The Tuesday members are always busy having lots of fun with their varied stitching. Here’s a taste of what they have been up to of late.

PicCollage Tuesday (2)

In the picture above you can see Robyn’s stunning applique quilt, Janet’s one block wonder and Louise’s mola patchwork.

 

 

 

 

 

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.

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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!

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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.

New Members Welcome at Eastwood Patchwork Quilters

During Our Quilt Exhibition at Brush Farm, Saturday and Sunday May 1-3, prospective new members are welcome to take advantage of our special offer to join at the Exhibition. Eastwood Patchwork Quilters are offering the chance to join for $100 and have 14 months membership for the price of 12 months. We welcome new members and there are three different time slots to join. Our members are friendly and welcoming to quilters of all skill levels.

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