The deadline for our show draws nearer 

Today was the first of three days activity towards our 2017 exhibition, it starts this Friday May 5 and runs through to Sunday May 7th. Piles and piles of quilts arrived at Brush Farm House ready for judging. 


Our judges this year are Amanda Daly, Chris Jurd and Kathy Doughty. Thanks so much ladies for giving of your time so generously today. 


And of course, tasty food featured as at any quilting event …. bodes well for our weekend cafe! 


Now we just have the wait until the offical opening for the results of the judging! 

MQG entries have opened

  
As we wrote in a previous post, the Modern Quilt Guild Australia Show is being hosted by the Sydney Modern Quilt Guild at the Glebe Town Hall from 25-27 November 2016. 

Entries have opened today and will remain open from now until  11.59pm on Sunday 23rd October. Entries must be made online here and it is a juried show. 

Labours of Love Catalogue is now available in digital format – FREE

hazelhurstMany of our members made the trip to Sutherland Shire for the recent exhibition, Labours of Love, and it was wonderful. The gallery is excellent and we enjoyed a coffee or meal at their café which was also very enjoyable.

If you were not able to purchase a catalogue, or regret that you didn’t – its your lucky day, you can download a 72 page digital catalogue of the exhibition for free. Click on this link to take you to the page to download the catalogue. There is also a virtual tour of the exhibition on the gallery website page for the exhibition here

 

Congratulations Maureen

Scrolling through Instagram recently, I spotted a lot of chat about a great new publication from Express Magazines. the cover caused me some interest as I recognised the quilt as being made by an EPQ member.

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Congratulations to Maureen Teager on being the front cover girl for this new magazine/book Inspired by Vintage Quilts. Maureen’s stunning quilt Tribute to Gilly’s Find is published in beautiful colour and with full instructions.

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You should be able to pick up a copy at your local newsagency or a digital copy online from Zinio.

When is a quilt not a quilt?

When it is wood of course!

wood quilt

This beautiful ‘quilt’ is actually a wood carving by Fraser Smith. He creates the most stunning sculptures of textile items including quilts, coats, other clothing and hats. to see a gallery of Fraser’s work on his website click here

Into Craft recently featured an interview with Fraser Smith and a link to his YouTube clips, to see both click here.

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.

EPQ Exhibition 2013 – What a great success!

Lots of quits, excited quilters, Devonshire teas, craft and supplies shopping, beautiful weather and a beautiful location. What more could we have asked for!

Our 2013 Eastwood patchwork Quilters Exhibition was nothing but a great success. From the moment visitors entered the gate of Brush Farm House in Eastwood, the anticipation built.

Visitors were welcomed by banners and bunting around the perimeter of Brush Farm House

Visitors were welcomed by banners and bunting around the perimeter of Brush Farm House

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The cafe was busy all day supplying Devonshire teas and home baked goodies

The cafe was busy all day supplying Devonshire teas and home baked goodies

Even the trees did not escape the preparations of the day!

Even the trees did not escape the preparations of the day!

One of the quits raffled to raise funds for Special Olympics

One of the quits raffled to raise funds for Special Olympics

 

The clock is ticking . . .

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

Our venue – beautiful Brush Farm House in Eastwood