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!
Quilts in the Barn have released their flyer for the 2014 event. Special guests are Brenda Papadakis (Dear Jane) and Patty Harants (the Wickersham Signature Quilt)
If you are interested, you will need to register quickly for their workshops.
My mother in law visited from the UK 3 years ago and was here for the EPQ quilt show and attended a few meetings on Wednesdays with me. The girls from Wednesday were lovely enough to give Barbara some blocks as a present for her help at the show and as a farewell gift. She has now created two quilts from these blocks and sent me some photos. I thought everyone might enjoy seeing them. Chris C.
For more information and to RSVP please go to the appeal blog
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!
When astronaut Karen Nyberg is launched to the International Space Station, she’ll bring something entirely new to the space frontier: the art of quilting.
“I enjoy sewing and quilting,” she explained during a televised interview from Moscow. “I am bringing some fabric with me, and thread. I’m hoping to create something. I don’t know what yet it will be — that’s part of creativity. It comes with the feeling of the day. So I have the supplies at my hands to create, if I get the opportunity and the creative notion to do so.”
When she’s launched into space on May 28, she’ll be taking four “fat quarters” with her (pieces of fabric that are 18 by 22 inches), along with some needles and thread. But up-cargo limitations and safety issues mean she can’t take a sewing machine, an iron, paints, a rotary cutter or other common tools of quilters.
Read more about Karen here
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.
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.