Airing of the Quilts
Airing of the Quilts at the Arms of Australia Inn Museum is on the weekend of 11th and 12th of April from 10am to 4pm.
This year marks the seventh Caring Hearts Community Quilters Airing of the Quilts and 11 years as a group. They have made over 1,500 quilts in this time, all going to local hospitals for palliative care and neo-natal wards, Barnardos, Prince of Wales Children Hospital, women’s and youth refuges and local people in need.
After the 2013 October bush-fires in the Blue Mountains, that left hundreds without their homes and possessions, the quilters banded together with friends and many helpers to make quilts for those who had lost everything. They concentrated on the children and supplied quilts to five pre-schools in the Springwood area. Each child that had lost their home received a beautiful hand made comfort quilt.
Within five weeks of the fires, 193 quilts were given away. Some came from quilters in Victoria, Northern Territory, South Australia and four lovely quilts from New Zealand.
For more information call Margaret Collier on 4735 2058
Arms of Australia Inn Museum
Welcome to the Arms of Australia Inn Museum in the Penrith Valley at Emu Plains, NSW, Australia. The inn is administered by the Nepean District Historical Society (NDHS), and is situated at the gateway to the Blue Mountains National Park.
The inn was once a staging post for travellers making the trip from Sydney over the Blue Mountains to Bathurst and the goldfields. Built it two sections, the first in 1826, it is one of the oldest buildings in Penrith, if not the oldest.
Due to its colourful history, the inn provides an interesting venue for local activities, tour groups, special events, school tours and exhibitions. It is also a popular wedding venue. The museum contains thousands of photos and artefacts that were either used or manufactured in the local area.
The Nepean District Historical Society meets at the Inn on the 4th Saturday of each month at 1pm and includes a guest speaker. Visitors are welcome.
The NSW Corps of Marines also call the Arms of Australia Inn Museum home, their members recreate the lives and times of the First Fleet Marines, sailors, convicts, gentlemen of quality and their ladies.