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.
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.
We are all ready to go – Brush Farm House and The Corrective Services Academy are ready for opening for Eastwood Patchwork Quilters Exhibition. It opens tomorrow morning 10am and continues over the weekend with 115 stunning quilts, café and Devonshire Teas, members craft, fabric and quilting shops and more!
Besides our wonderful member’s craft stall, we will have four quilting/fabric shops visiting our exhibition. They are sure to have an amazing array of temptation to offer all visitors. The shops are Wabi Sabi Designs, Quiltsmith, Kim Bradley Creations, and Cottage Quiltworks.
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
Louise Smith and her Best of Show quilt – Bonaparte and Bohemia
The cafe was busy all day supplying Devonshire teas and home baked goodies
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.