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

 

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Special Olympics Raffle

This year Eastwood Patchwork Quilters is supporting Special Olympics by raffling two exquisite quilts, designed and made by members. Special Olympics has a significance to our group as at least 2 of our members have relatives involved in the association.

Harry Langford

Harry Langford

One young man who has achieved success in Special Olympics is Harry Langford. He is the son of one of our members and has grown up into a great young sportsman.

My name is Harry Langford.  I have been involved with Special Olympics since I was 13.

Special Olympics is a not for profit organisation that provides sporting activities for children and adults with an Intellectual Disability.

Being part of this has given me the opportunity to play sport every week, keep fit and make great friends.

 

 I speak at Corporate events to tell people how exciting it is to be part of Special Olympics.  I am Assistant Coach on a Sunday with the Upper North Shore group.

 

 I have played Soccer and Basketball.  I have represented NSW in Golf, Cricket and Softball.  In 2011 I represented Australia at the World Games in Athens in Softball and we came home with a Bronze medal.  There were over 7,500 Athletes from around the World at this event.

 

 My family and friends have been so proud of my achievements through this Organisation.

 

 I have met my beautiful girlfriend Lauren through Special Olympics – she plays softball too.

 

 I have had the opportunity to do so much more than I ever thought possible – I have had the chance to be the best person I can be………

 

 Special Olympics has given me this opportunity.

Harry Langford in Greece with Special Olympics

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Eastwood Patchwork Quilters Raffle Quilts

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.

EPQ first prize raffle quilt

EPQ first prize raffle quilt

Raffle quilt centre detail

Raffle quilt centre detail

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

Eastwood Quilters Exhibition

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Eastwood Patchwork Quilters Exhibition Flyer

Here is the flyer for the Eastwood patchwork Quilters 2013 Exhibition – you will find them at your local patchwork and quilting shop, group and EPQ members

See our raffle quilt at Craft Depot

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Eastwood Patchwork Quilters 2013 Raffle Quilt at Craft Depot

Both of the Eastwood Patchwork Quilters Raffle Quilts are out and about, first prize is at Craft Depot in Pennant Hills and second prize is at Logan’s Patchwork in Leichardt.

All proceeds go to a very worthy cause – Special Olympics.