AGM Meeting update

The National Executive Meeting was held in the Fabulous setting of the Kingsley Hotel on Saturday 7th October 2017 and started promptly at 11am. Ruth Burke was chair and did a fantastic Job as always. There was a good attendance at the meeting and all ran smoothly.

Janice Gunner was our guest speaker and she gave a wonderful talk and show and tell on .. Japan – A Textile Journey. It was such a pleasure to have someone talk about her subject with such passion and make it interesting for everyone else also. What a treat to be able to touch and some of us got to try on kimonos she had with her!

Janice also ran a workshop on the Sunday 8th on ‘Liberating Log Cabin ‘. 12 Ladies attended and had a fantastic time. It was fun and well run by Janice. We hope to see all finished results soon?! Some are making cushion covers and others are hoping to expand to at least lap Quilts! She generously gave us some signed books to raffle also.

Congratulations to Linda Crowley on winning the James Lawlor Trophy for her Binary Challenge for the Second year in a row. Well done to all that entered as it was fantastic to see such difference in color schemes.

We had two fabric shops, Patchwork Plus and Lismore Quilts. John O’Donnell also had an array of Machines on display and took names for his servicing at our open meeting next Saturday 14th of October at the Sacred Heart Church Hall. There are still places and it will be a first come first served basis but I’m sure John will accommodate all.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Ruth and executive committee for being available to us as we went forward organizing the AGM and for all the positive feedback from the other branches. It was certainly due to Erin Case for all her work done before she left and to a fantastic committee on hand and helpers who jumped on board and made everything run smoothly and everyone feel at home.

See you all hopefully at the open meeting Saturday 14th at 10am!

Penny Barnes is our guest speaker, BOM, and other Demos, usual raffle and friendly welcome!

All very Welcome and don’t forget your machines for service .

 

AGM Reminder

Hi all, Just a reminder that the National AGM is taking place at the Kingsley Hotel, this Saturday the 7th of October. We hope as many as possible turn out for this meeting as this is where you have a voice and vote.

Join us from 10 am for shops, coffee and chat
AGM 11am – 1pm
Lunch 1pm – 2pm
Speaker: Janice Gunnar 2.30pm – 3.30pm

Membership can be paid for at the door (for those who may have missed renewing membership in September).

Patchwork Plus and Lismore Quilts are the shops and John O Donnell will also be there.

John will have a sign up sheet at his table for the servicing taking place on Saturday 14th at our Branch Open Meeting. Don’t worry if you can’t make the AGM for this as he will accept as many as he can on the day. If you need more than a service, please feel free to bring your machine to John at the AGM and he will return with it the following week to the Sacred Heart Hall.

AGM is free to attend but if you would like Lunch and attend Janice Gunner’s talk it is €30.

There are 3 places left for the workshop on Sunday, please contact one of the committee if you wish to attend as soon as possible.

Sept 2017 Meeting Recap

We opened with a welcome to everyone and a Congratulations to Mary Palmer and Anne Kiely on their win at the Birmingham Festival of Quilts in the two person category and of course Mary herself getting third in the Art category. Fantastic achievement.

Mary Hynes gave a Demo of a Christmas tree Block and will continue until December with a Christmas theme. Snowflakes and stars to come!!

We were delighted to welcome The Four Winds Group to speak on their work on Gee’s Bend Quilts. The Four Winds meet weekly in each other’s houses and have been together for 27 years!

They displayed their interpretation of a range of Gee’s Bend -style quilts. They also showed us the first Quilt they made as a group. We then got to see some of their Round Robin results, it was great to see how different and what fantastic work was produced.

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The summer challenge ‘Try a Triangle’ had over 15 entries and the prize was a service of a machine with John O’Donnell. Mary Hynes was given a ticket for her BOM as it was triangle Christmas trees and what do you know….. unlucky no.13 and she won!!

We continued with ‘our normal’ show and tell which was anything but! Fantastic as always Ladies. We have the pictures to prove it!

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Congrats to Festival of Quilts Success

Big congratulations are extended to Southern Branch member Mary Palmer for her winning quilt ‘Tidings’ in the 2-people category at Festival of Quilts. Mary has worked with Anne Kiely on several pieces in the past, including:

‘Eroded Prospects’ winner of the William Smith O’Brien Perpetual Challenge Cup and Crafts Council of Ireland Purchase Award at the RDS National Crafts Competition 2013

‘Literary Landscape’ winner of the William Smith O’Brien Perpetual Challenge Cup at the RDS National Crafts Competition 2017

 

September Meeting

Our next meeting is Saturday 9 September, Sacred Heart Church, 10am – 12.30pm.

Please remember your summer challenge, your annual renewal (€40 – please try to join at a branch meeting, it makes sorting out newsletters much easier!) and something for show & tell.

  • Shop: Limerick Quilt Centre
  • Speakers: The 4Winds Group
  • Wanted:  volunteers to help at the AGM in October
  • Starting this month: Christmas themed block of the month
  • Sign up for workshop in November

June Meeting Recap

IPS Southern Branch met on 10 June, with main speaker Tina Sullivan Hawkes on “A Quilter’s Journey,” Patchwork Plus shop in attendance and a great show and tell from our members.  Assumpta opened with a moment of remembrance for Kate O Kelly, who died 4 May 2017. Kate attended our meetings with her mother Hilary and we ask you keep the family in your thoughts.

Erin, our previous chair, presented the last part of the 2016 -2017 block of the month  – how to put it all together! Find the instructions here.

Completed Block of the Month

Tina willingly shared her quilting story, from “only wanting to ‘collect’ nice fabric!” to running quilting groups in Knockavilla and at Colaiste Choilm.

Gallery of Tina’s Quilts:

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She shared this top tip: “When working with flannel – wash on the rinse cycle and tumble dry before use – this will deal with any shrinkage.”

Show and Tell: 11 members brought work to show:

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Reminder: September meeting is 9 September 10:00 – 13:00 at Sacred Heart, bring your membership renewal money, your summer challenge and show and tell.

Summer Challenge 2017: Try a Triangle

At the June branch meeting the Summer Challenge was announced.

TRY A TRIANGLE

no size limit, no colour or fabric limitations, enter anything that you’d describe as “a triangle quilt”

prize: all entrants will be put in a draw for a sewing machine service at the October Meeting – so bring in whatever you make!

Check out this pinterest board for ideas, but if you think it is a triangle quilt, then so do we!