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

The Countdown begins!

EPQ 2015 flyerPreparations are well and truly moving ahead for Eastwood Patchwork Quilters 2015 Biennial Exhibition to be held at Brush Farm House, Eastwood from Friday May 1 to Sunday May 5 2015, 10am until 4.30pm daily. Entry is free but donations are encouraged.

This year we are supporting two charities, Cord Blood Research (more information)  and Christian Community Aid (more information).  

News on Sydney Craft and Quilt Fair

The Sydney Craft and Quilt Fair is on this year July 9-13 at a new venue, Sydney Exhibition Centre at Glebe Island.

Some quilters have been asking about the new venue and how it will work. Here’s the latest from Expertise Events:

News on Darling Harbour Redevelopment

In 2014 Expertise Events will be moving their events previously held at Darling Harbour to the NEW Sydney Expo site at Glebe Island whilst the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre is redeveloped over the next three years.

The specially designed temporary venue at Glebe Island will allow us to create a whole new opportunity to deliver our events in a brand new premium harbourside setting!

There is some great news for visitors; who will have the option of free public transport from various city locations, loads more parking onsite and it will be cheaper!

Fast facts:

  • The new venue is just 5.6km from the existing Darling Harbour centre.
  • Only 5.8km from Central Station or a short 7 minute taxi ride from George Street.
  • Ferry and River Cat services drop off at the centre door.
  • Buses will operate from set transport hubs around the city: Central, Town Hall, Circular Quay and Darling Harbour.
  • There will be an array of restaurants and pop-up cafes on site.

Upcoming Craft and Quilt Fairs

Some dates to add to your diary, for more information go to Expertise Events

The Creative Textile Show in Canberra on May2-4 is a new one this year and is a welcome replacement for the textile art show that was previously in Brisbane. An easy drive to Canberra from Sydney!

photo(4)

photo(5)

Best of Show

Eastwood Patchwork Quilters is proud to introduce the Best of Show  winner of the 2013 Biennial Exhibition – Louise Smith.

Louise is a long term member of EPQ and attends the Tuesday meeting almost without fail. Her enthusiasm and expertise is demonstrated in the outstanding quilt that she produced.

Louise Smith and her Best of Show quilt - Bonaparte and Bohemia

Louise Smith and her Best of Show quilt – Bonaparte and Bohemia

Louise also won the Traditional Predominantly Hand Quilted and Best Hand Quilting awards for this quilt.

A Taste of Patchwork

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.Welcome