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!
As of this week, Eastwood Patchwork Quilters has a new meeting place. You will now find us at the West Ryde Anglican Church Hall at our usual meeting times (which you can see in the Membership tab at the top of the page).
New members are always welcome, to be put in touch with a convenor use the Contact Us tab above.
We are very proud to be the recipients of a community grant from Australia Post through their Our Neighbourhood Community Grant programme.
Eastwood Patchwork Quilters supply little quilts to the Social Welfare Department of Sydney maternity hospitals. The quilts are offered to parents of babies who have died, to wrap their baby while they say goodbye. The group completes about 350 quilts per year which are distributed to three hospitals. The hospitals would like more and have suggested they could use twice that number, and other hospitals have requested our support.
Recently a hospital which supports Aboriginal Health in one area has requested the use of indigenous type fabrics be used in some quilts.
The financial grant will be used to purchase bulk supplies of suitable materials to expand the scope of this venture for the next twelve months. At present the group supplies some fabric which is supplemented with donations from members.
The committee anticipates preparing individual quilt kits with all materials included, ready to be distributed to members for construction of the little quilts. A small fabric label will be sewn to the reverse of the quilt noting it is a gift from Eastwood Patchwork Quilters.
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.
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
The second prize quilt can be viewed at Hobbysew, Top Ryde.
Proceeds from the raffle of both quilts will benefit Special Olympics.