Our meeting this month was smaller than usual as who could blame anyone for not wanting to be indoors with the fantastic weather.
Firstly, Congratulations to Sheila Devereux as her Quilt has been picked to represent Ireland at the Festival of Quilts in Bermingham! Well done!
Our shop was Moya with Patchwork Plus and our guest speaker was Artist Mary Murphy from Carrigaline, a lady who can turn her hand to anything! She gave a fantastic presentation about her beginnings and her work to date. We are hoping to have her do a workshop in the future as so many were interested. Watch this space!
We also had Ruth Burke our Executive chair giving a Demonstration on navigating the website and utilizing the information it provides for us as members.
We presented our outgoing representative, Joanna Harrington with a standard Rose. She has been a fantastic representative and Committee member, always ready to help out with anything that should arise with a cool, calm and collected head! And ❤.
Heidi Wischniewski’s workshop for September was filled on the day with a waiting list. I’m pretty sure we might be able to organize another one if Heidi can accommodate us!
Our Summer Challenge is “Wild Atlantic Way” . No restrictions, any size, color,shape!
Our next meeting will be Saturday 15th.
The Limerick Quilt Centre will be our shop and Mary Palmer will be our guest speaker.
Also, those doing the workshop, don’t forget to be gathering your bits and pieces and trimmings for the workshop!
Enjoy your Summer,
Hope to see you in September, Assumpta
Our Next Meeting in September will be the as the church needs the hall on the 15th for a Novena.
We were delighted to have about 18 members of the South Midlands Branch come visit us this month. It was Fantastic to see so many come and a few of the Ladies stayed for Nicki Foley’s workshop after the meeting while the rest went into town shopping. I hope that they enjoyed their day out!
The Sewing Shed with Nicki Foley was our Shop on the day with a fabulous selection as usual.
Our Speaker was Ann O’Rafferty and she was fantastic! Her Appliqué work is second to none and we were all inspired by her work and amount of Quilts she produced on the day.
They treated us with a Fantastic Show and Tell, introduced by Eileen Shortis their Chair. We then had our own and all fantastic as usual.
We meet Saturday 9 June, 2018 at Sacred Heart Church, 10am to 1pm (ish)
Speaker: Mary Murphy on Thread and Felt Painting
Shop: Patchwork Plus
Demonstration: Ruth Bourke on the IPS Website
Announcements: The Summer Challenge theme! & the 2018 IPS AGM is being hosted by Mid-west Branch – Suzanne from Limerick will join us to give us a briefing.
As always, bring your latest creations for show & tell, plus something sweet or savoury to share is always welcome.
When: May 12, 2018 10am to 1pm
Where: Sacred Heart Church, Western Road, Cork
Who: Main Speaker Ann O Rafferty with an overview of her work and how she got started. Ann has exhibited her quilts, many featuring marvellous appliqué, within Ireland at national exhibitions and as part of Hands Across the Border.
Shop: The Sewing Shed
Light lunch will be served since there is an afternoon workshop with Nikki Foley, ‘Rag Dolls‘ requirement detailed below:
1/2 yard calico for doll’s body
2 fat quarters for clothing
Scrap fabric for the apron
A ball of wool in a colour that you would like to use for your doll’s hair
Acrylic paint for doll’s shoes and a small soft paintbrush, I will have some with me if you can’t get it.
Ribbon, lace and trims to embellish your rag doll
Normal sewing kit, machine andthreads.
The April meeting was our AGM. Before this there were lovely treats and coffee and we helped Frances to lay out her sparkling quilt blocks that she demoed last month.
There were announcements and the minutes from last year were read and approved. The Treasurer’s report was approved. New members were proposed and approved. There was applause for all the hard work of the committee and the fun time had at our Christmas meeting in December.
Once the AGM finished, we had a wonderful show and tell:
Tracy took the image from her larger quilt and made a miniature of it.