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Peter & Delveen Wakefield
Avalon Homestead

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381 Julimar Road, Toodyay WA 6566
PO Box 845, Toodyay WA 6566

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We often have things going on at Avalon so we'll let you know about the latest news as it's happening! With so many special events going on in Toodyay, make sure you book early so you can come along and join in the fun.

Check the Toodyay Visitors' Centre's website for dates and ideas to make your stay memorable.




QUILTS @ AVALON - Saturday 10th April 2010

Quilts @ Avalon, a fund raiser for the Toodyay Bushfire Appeal was held on 10th April, 2010.  Displaying over 100 quilts around the homestead and throughout the guestrooms inside the homestead.  Also inside a display of handmade Teddies and handmade Cloth Dolls. The event exceeded our expectations with over 700 people attending.

Demonstrations by locals

  • Pyrography (wood burning art) by Spencer James,
  • Pottery by Paula Greenway of Earth Sculptures,
  • Weaving by Chris Poliniak,
  • Spinning by several members of the Toodyay Spinners.

Pink Raffle

1st prize Single Quilt, Donated by Shirley Miles D66 Jean
2nd prize Single Quilt, Donated by Stitchin Sisters C14 Barb
3rd price Knitting Package, Donated by Knitting Inspirations E50 Fran
4th prize Knitting Package donated by Knitting Inspirations D60 Ann & Ron

Blue Raffle

1st prize Quilt, Cushion and Sheet Set donated by Blackboy Hills Quilters C8 Elaine
2nd prize Gift Voucher donated by Bar Bar a Black Sheep C4 Lesley
3rd price Gift Basket B72
4th prize Garden Fairy donated by Earth Sculptures C50 Trish

The winner of the "QUILTS - peoples choice award" was LIZ HUMPHREYS, (Blackboy Hills Quilters) the quilt was called SCENES OF FARM "SANDSPRINGS"
Prize Donated by Handcrafter House, Midland

The winner of the ''DOLLS AND TEDDIES - peoples choice award" was MARION YOUNG, (Western Doll Makers) Foxhunting" by Suzette Rugulo, which Marion calls "Foxy Loxy"
Prize Donated by Teddy Tree, Mt Hawthorn.

Door Prize, Accommodation Package, donated by Avalon Homestead won by Val York.

Silent Auctions – Baby Quilt – highest bid $85, Antique Quilt – highest bid $260.

Proceeds raised from the one day event was over $3000.

Many thanks to the sponsors Handcrafters House, Teddy Tree and Bar Bar a Black Sheep.  Thanks also to the people who provided the displays, the many volunteers, and the people who provided the raffle prizes and quilts for the silent auctions.

This was an inaugural event for Avalon, which we hope to hold biennially as a fundraiser for other charities.

Check out our photo gallery for photos of the big event!

TOODYAY FIRE – 29th December, 2009

Luck was with us at Avalon the day of the Toodyay Fires.  The fire passed by approx 1km south of Avalon homestead, and the wind took the fire in an eastern direction.  Hence not causing any impact on our business.

Many thanks to all the lovely people who enquired about our wellbeing.  And the many donations from some of regular guests to help those who were fire effected.

Renovations Complete
January 2010

“Business as Usual at Avalon”

Our guest rooms received a make over so next time you visit, you'll see more changes. We’ve painted the guest rooms and bathrooms, and created a feature "headboard" for the beds, plus the entire Homestead's carpet has been replaced.

Babies Babies Babies
January 2010

Love is in the air at Avalon with our pet goat just having given birth to twin baby boys. Our little chihuahua Ella had 3 puppies (2 boys and a girl). All are healthy and happy and she is an excellent mother so far. Best of all, we have been grandparents since March 2009 when our son, Ashley and Jesse became proud parents of their beautiful baby girl, Imigine Ella Anna Wakefield.