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

An interesting workshop in April

hat workshopA Hat making Workshop


Pam de Groot

In the  Hat  workshop we will create a hat using the resist method.

This is the main method used to create pocket items such as bags, clothing and sculpture.

Participants will create their own template in the shape of their hat.  


  • Byo Lunch, morning tea provided.
  • Hat block if you have one. Don’t worry if you don’t.
  • Medium piece of bubble wrap approx  700mmx1m.
  • Thin plastic 2x bubble size, old sheet (may get torn up)
  • 300g wool tops(sliver). Varying colours, have more of one colour, this will be your base. (This is more than you will need but it gives you choice.) I will have some you can purchase on the day if you like. You can email me for suppliers  as well.
  • Soap of choice, small ice cream container
  • Selection of fibres to add in. ie silk top, mohair, silk hankies, spun wool, silk fabric, muslin etc.

      I will have some fibres you can purchase on the day if you need.

  • Bring a couple of old towels
  • Paper and pencils, tape measure, permanent texta


Sunday April 7th 9.30am-5.00pm


  • $85 per day, per person plus any materials.(silk fabric and any extra fibres)


  • 7 Charles St Lawson
  • Ph 47591618  or 0410 094653 email