For the first time this year, Eastwood patchwork Quilters will be holding a series of workshops titled A Taste of Patchwork.
The workshops will be held daily, at 2pm, at our exhibition and all are welcome to join. Of course, numbers are limited so if you are interested, speak to one of the EPQ members upon arrival.
There is no cost for the workshops, and all materials and tuition will be provided by EPQ members. A simple patchwork block will be completed using hand stitching techniques.
In addition to the Taste of Patchwork workshops at the exhibition, Eastwood Patchwork Quilters will be holding Beginner Workshops at their meeting hall later in May if sufficient interest is expressed by the public at the exhibition.
So don’t miss out, make sure you take up this brand new opportunity at the Eastwood Patchwork Quilters Exhibition on May 3, 4 and 5.
This year Eastwood Patchwork Quilters is supporting Special Olympics by raffling two exquisite quilts, designed and made by members. Special Olympics has a significance to our group as at least 2 of our members have relatives involved in the association.
One young man who has achieved success in Special Olympics is Harry Langford. He is the son of one of our members and has grown up into a great young sportsman.
My name is Harry Langford. I have been involved with Special Olympics since I was 13.
Special Olympics is a not for profit organisation that provides sporting activities for children and adults with an Intellectual Disability.
Being part of this has given me the opportunity to play sport every week, keep fit and make great friends.
I speak at Corporate events to tell people how exciting it is to be part of Special Olympics. I am Assistant Coach on a Sunday with the Upper North Shore group.
I have played Soccer and Basketball. I have represented NSW in Golf, Cricket and Softball. In 2011 I represented Australia at the World Games in Athens in Softball and we came home with a Bronze medal. There were over 7,500 Athletes from around the World at this event.
My family and friends have been so proud of my achievements through this Organisation.
I have met my beautiful girlfriend Lauren through Special Olympics – she plays softball too.
I have had the opportunity to do so much more than I ever thought possible – I have had the chance to be the best person I can be………
Special Olympics has given me this opportunity.
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Here are the absolutely stunning raffle quilts that Eastwood Patchwork Quilters. Funds raised from the sale of raffle tickets will go to Special Olympics. Tickets are available from various shop locations and from all members, and of course at our exhibition to be held on the weekend of 3,4,5 May at Brush Farm House in Lawson Street, Eastwood.
Time is passing quickly, the exhibition draws nearer. Here’s some information to jog your memory.
The Eastwood Patchwork Quilters exhibition venue is Brush Farm House at Eastwood, once home to Gregory Blaxland the explorer. Coincidentally, the week after our exhibition is the 200th anniversary of Blaxland, Wentworth and Lawson departing on their expedition that eventuated in the first European crossing of the Blue Mountains…………….what a great event to work with our beautiful quilts.
Eastwood Patchwork Quilters has nearly 100 members, our group has been operating continuously for over 25 years and we are proud to still have some original members. This is our 13th biennial exhibition and our 2011 event was a huge success with 140 quilts on display, plus displays of baby quilts and bags. With our raffle and donations we were able to donate $8000 to Achieve Australia.
This year Eastwood Patchwork Quilters is supporting the Special Olympics – an organisation that inspires people with intellectual disability to reach their personal best through regular sport and competition.
Our venue – beautiful Brush Farm House in Eastwood
The raffle quilts are looking beautiful and have been displayed in various locations about the city. Currently they are located closer to home- the first prize can be seen at Material Obsession in Rosebery Street Drummoyne. You can link to Kathy’s blog here
Second prize raffle quilt at Hobbysew, Top Ryde
The second prize quilt can be viewed at Hobbysew, Top Ryde.
Proceeds from the raffle of both quilts will benefit Special Olympics.
15 June – 22 September 2013 | Queensland Art Gallery (QAG) | Brisbane Only | Ticketed
10.00am — 5.00pm Monday to Friday
9.00am — 5.00pm Saturday and Sunday
9.00am — 5.00pm Public Holidays
Tickets and Packages on sale March
Quilts are evocative symbols of our collective past — stimulating our earliest memories of security and comfort and awakening the senses through touch and smell. They resonate with historical references, revealing the social and cultural significance of what has often been simply perceived as ‘women’s work’.
‘Quilts 1700–1945’ explores the personal and social histories embedded in both highly decorative and homemade bed covers that reveal the maker’s complex engagement with the wider world. Exploring over 200 years of British quiltmaking, every quilt has a hidden history, an unspoken story concealed within its layers. The exhibition features works from the V&A’s collection and loans from selected UK museums, as well as one of the world’s most important textiles, Rajah Quilt1841, from the National Gallery of Australia.
This information was sourced from the website for the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) www.qagoma.qld.gov.au/exhibitions
Wednesday night members have taken on the (insert word ENORMOUS) task of making enough bunting to stretch around the perimeter fence of Brush Farm House at Eastwood where the Eastwood Patchwork Quilters 2013 Biennial Quilt Exhibition will be held.
Wednesday night members busy working
The dates for the exhibition are Friday 3rd May – Sunday 5th May 2013 10am-4.30pm at Brush Farm House, Lawson St, Eastwood NSW
I am not sure if the ladies realised the enormity of the task until it was begun! The members of the 3 groups contributed rectangles of fabrics, cut to a specified size.
The sets for each banner section selected and then busily stitched to ties.