November Meeting Recap

Ailbhe O Callaghan gave an informative and inspiring overview of making quilts from shirts.

 

Show and Tell:

included: Lesley Rowan’s – completed Allietare Mystery Quilt by Bonnie Hunter

Fionnuala Creed’s button Christmas tree and other Christmas items

Marie Sprott’s gift of a banner, which turned out to have been made by Anne Maloney – which is why you should always label your work!

Mary O’Regan’s scarecrow (from a pattern bought on the Missouri trip) and calming quilt from an Aldi fat-quarter set.

Mary O’Connor’s “when they know you are a quilter at work….”

Sheila Devereux’s framed piece

Sheila Keane’s Houses 100 inches by 100 inches, with patched back

Sandra Jansen – charity quilt for cancer care raffle at UCC
group baby quilt (2 years in the making!), quilt as you go and then stitched by machine at the front, and by hand at the back.
Building Bridges – a piece inspired by a book for a Cork Textile Network exhibition

Tracy Wardle showed her structural table toppers for a charity (Cork Simon) class she’ll be teaching. Contact a member of the committee with a donation and she’ll send you an email copy of the instructions.

Tina Sullivan Hawkes – 3-D stuffed christmas trees

14 members stayed for the afternoon workshop and created their own Santas

 

 

 

Postcard Christmas Challenge

With inspiration from Mid-western branch, this year’s Christmas Challenge is to make a postcard.

Packs with three fabrics and pelmet vilene were distributed at the November meeting – the challenge is to make a postcard using at least some of each of the three fabrics, plus any additional fabric you would like to include.

The Summer 2018 newsletter includes a postcard tutorial from Miriam Gogarty – it can be found here.

Please bring your finished postcard to the December meeting. All entries will go into a draw for a mini-hamper, then pop them in the post!

November Meeting Preview

We meet in November 2018 on the third Saturday: 17 November instead of our normal second Saturday.

Speaker: Southern Branch Member: Ailbhe O Callaghan: “Simple Blocks from Shirts”
Shop: Lismore Quilts
Sewing Machine Service offered by John O Donnell (please let us know if you would like to have your machine serviced – €50 / €55 for computerised machines)

Please feel free to bring an item for show & tell, and as always, something sweet or savoury to share is very welcome.

 

October recap

Hi all, sorry about September recap failure! Technology is wonderful when we all know how to use it. It was a great meeting for those that missed it! Thanks again to everyone who who helped out with membership, Door and Raffle.

October 13th, Open Meeting.

We had a great turnout for our Open meeting and we had Patchwork Plus as our shop and Moya had a marvelous selection of Christmas fabrics, YES, I said it! Christmas!, have to start now for presents to be finished.!

We had Tina Sullivan Hawkes doing a Demonstration on Christmas  paper pieced Brooch, Panels and a three layers stand alone Christmas tree when stuffed!

We also had Rebecca Farr and Rob Hyde showing us CPR. It was a refresher for some or if you were like me, a great Lesson in what to do in an emergency.

CPR Demo with Rebecca and Rob
Rebecca showing us how to do the compressions

We then had the Pin Pals give a Show and Tell of our Secret Round Robin which we started last September (2017) and just had finished in late August 2018!

After that our Branch Show and Tell, Fantastic as always Ladies.

Siobhan’s Round Robin
Mary O’Regans Round Robin
Mary Hynes Round Robin

 

Siobhan’s piece from Heidi’s workshop
Finnoulas Minnie Mouse Quilt
Mary
Heidi’s piece
Heidi’s split 9 patch
Cora
Cora’s beautiful log cabin
Mairead’s donated hexi quilt which she finished
Joan’s first Quilt
Joan’s 2nd Quilt!
Moya’s fab Quilt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September Meeting Preview

Please note that the September 2018 Meeting is one week later than usual, on 15 September 10 am to 1pm. This meeting will be followed by a 1/2 day workshop with Heidi Wischniewski.

Annual membership of the IPS is now €50, please bring your sub and a completed membership form to this meeting (or October if you know you can’t make this month). Forms can be found here.

We are delighted to have Mary Palmer as our speaker, hot on the heels of her latest win at the Festival of Quilts.

Limerick Quilt Centre will be joining us.

Entries to the Summer Challenge – theme: Wild Atlantic Way – will be entered into a draw to win a sewing machine service at the October Meeting with John O Donnell of Singer Sewing Centre. Sign up in September if you’d like your machine serviced at the October Meeting.

Don’t forget your show and tell, we can’t wait to see what you’ve created in the summer! As always, something to share is very welcome.