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)
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.
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.
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.
Eastwood patchwork Quilt Exhibition May 1-3, Brush Farm House Eastwood