April Meeting

Please join us for our AGM on Saturday 14 April,

Half of the committee will be continuing for 2018-9, and some new members have already volunteered. We encourage all our members to come to this meeting and if you feel able and ready to consider a 1 or 2 year term on the committee then we would love to nominate you! Please note that you cannot serve more than 2 years at a time unless you are co-opted as Chair for a 3rd year.

Shop: Patchwork Plus

Agenda: to be distributed at the meeting.




March recap

We had a wonderful day between our Visitors from the Eastern Branch, Limerick Quilt shop and Frances doing a wonderful Demonstration of Mary’s Triangle technique!

As you can see from the photos the Ladies brought an amazing selection for to show us. There was ooh an ahh all round and amazingly passed around for further inspection!

We all wanted to inherit Eilís’s Quilt!
Miriam and some of her fantastic work.

Bernadette and some of her fantastic work!
Carols amazing Quilt

The Ladies also left us with some samples for us to copy and use in our Library.

A big Thank You to all who bought so much food and made the day so enjoyable. Also apologies for my green hat turning up in so many photos! It was the closest meeting to St. Patrick’s Day so I decided to do my bit😂.

We did change the Agenda of our meeting a bit today and had a break after our visitors Show and Tell for Lunch. I think most still made it back in time for the Rugby Match!

We then had our own Show and Tell and a Fantastic display of work displayed as usual.

The tea Ladies, Siobhan and Hilary
Trish and her piece from Joke’s workshop
Assumpta and Emma’s Dancing Ribbons!
Loved it so much I did a second one!
Jane’s rag Quilt
Finnoula’s baby Quilt
Catherine and her many of her stash Quilt
Tracy and her beautiful silk project
Ber is hiding behind her cushion!
Ann’s fabulous colorful quilt
Ann showing her Heart ❤
Ann and her split 9 patch, cut on the diagonal
Tina’s baby Quilt
Tina’s pineapple blocks
Sheila’s beautiful miniature paper pieced Picture
Mary’s first Quilt!
Carol with her Joke workshop piece
Carol’s piece for Making Waves

As most of you know, myself and five other Ladies are heading to Missouri on the 19th and are just bursting with excitement! We will have loads of news and photos hopefully for our next meeting which will be April 14th which is also our AGM. See you there!

February recap

So sorry for the delay on February recap.

Spring has arrived and I cleaned as I painted!! Of course one room done and showed up the next 😀.

We had the pleasure of having Joke Buurmsa as our Speaker on the day and once we sorted our technical difficulties we were in awe and inspired by Joke and her collection of beautiful work. The detail and precision that went into her Quilts was fantastic to see up close.

She also did a fantastic workshop on Sunday which everyone who attended was delighted with. It was her tree canopy appliqué done in free Quilting or more of a pieced Block.

We then had updates from the Executive and the Fantastic Outreach meeting from Joanna.

Our Show and Tell was next and as always, we were delighted with the turnout of work. Our usual raffle and a big thank you to Moya for the shop and all who helped out on the day.

See you at our next meeting which will be Saturday 10th of March at the Sacred Heart Church Hall from 10am until 1pm.

Limerick Quilt Centre will be the shop and we hope to have a visiting Branch also, ( to be confirmed).

Joke Buurmsa
Joke giving her talk on her work

Cathy’s beautiful frog quilt
I’m still on Christmas!
Samples of the Drunkards path
Catherine’s Drunkards path

February 2018 Meeting

Join us for our February meeting, Sacred Heart Hall, Western Road, Cork.

Date: 10 February, 2018
Time: 10am – 1pm
Speaker: Joke Buursma
Shop: Patchwork Plus

Date: 11 February, 2018
Time: 10am – 4pm (bring a lunch)
Workshop: Intermediate Applique
Tutor: Joke Buursma
10 places available – book at the January meeting if you haven’t already done so!

Choose from two different quilts about ‘tree canopy’. Both quilts are each 18 inch square.

Tree Canopy 1: This is an abstract idea of a tree canopy. The background is pieced, and on top of it treas are appliqued. One should be able to piece fairly quickly the background, and then fuse/ applique the trees on top of it.

Tree Canopy 2: This is a more realistic impression of a tree canopy. The foliage is made of a large number of pieces of fabric, no  bondaweb, the trees are fused on top of the foliage. If one is familiar with free-motion quilting, then you do just that. If one is not familiar with free-motion quilting, then some netting fabric will be needed, and then it can be quilted using the ‘normal’ foot


January 2018 Meeting recap

It was great to see such a good crowd at our first meeting after the Christmas. No one flooded hopefully!
Our shop was Appletree with Sinead and a wonderful selection of Materials and notions.

Soibhan on the door, Mai and Paddie at the Library and Mairead in the Kitchen! Thanks again Ladies.

We had Ailbhe giving a Demo on the Twister pattern and how to make your own template. Donations for the pattern went to Charity.

We also had  one of our own members, Heidi Wischniewski give a fantastic talk on her Appliqué pictures and her ‘only Quilting 5 Years’ Journey! She was so nervous about doing the talk and I’m sure she will get over the sleepless nights knowing how much everyone enjoyed her talk, funny antidotes and looking at her fabulous work.

In fact we have been asked by so many people to have her do a workshop that we have persuaded her and delighted to announce that there will be a sign up sheet and deposit taken at our June 9th meeting for those interested and the workshop will be after our September meeting.

We had our Show and Tell and delighted there was plenty of people sewing over the Christmas, unlike myself!!

Our next meeting will be on February 10th.
Join us for our meeting, Sacred Heart Hall, Western Road, Cork.

Bring your projects for show and tell, enjoy a tea/ coffee with us and plenty of goodies.

Date: 10th of February.
Time: 10am – 1pm
Speaker: Joke Buursma  and she will be doing a workshop on Sunday the 11th from 10am till 4pm.


A reminder that you can attend two meetings per year as a guest at guest rates, after that we ask you to take out annual membership.

Heidi Wischniewski

Heidi’s two Block Sampler
Sample of Heidi’s Artwork
Marie’s Quilt that her class made for her and Heidi’s Block of her House!
House for Sale!
Finnoula and her baby Quilt
Frances with her fantastic kaleidoscope Quilt
Cora with her Christmas tree Quilt done with Moya
Ber with a bag her neighbor made
Ber with her fabulous Christmas tree Quilt
Stephanie and her hand Quilted quilt!
Ann and her hand pieced and quilted quilt.!! Same pattern as Stephanie
Catherine’s half square Quilt
Kathryn and her Denim stockings
Kathryn’s angel from Pinterest
And Denim Angel!

Please bring your latest projects for show & tell and you are invited to bring something sweet or savoury to share.

December 9th Meeting recap.🎄

Well we went all out for our Christmas Meeting and enjoyed it immensely!

We had Mulled Wine ( non alcoholic of course!), loads of goodies as usual, door prizes and Lucky dip. A big thank you to all that provided the fantastic selection of food! One of these months I must take a picture of the goodies as I’m sure that’s half the reason for such good attendance!!

Patricia O Brien won the mini hamper for her Block of the Month entry. We had to use at least four of the blocks given by Mary Hynes and again a big thank you to her for her time and all her work put into the Demonstrations every Month.

Joanna Harrington did a Demonstration on Drunkards Path this Month and our shop was Patchwork Plus with Moya.

Ann Prendergast did a fantastic Quiz again this year which was won by Frances, Mary, Ann and Catherine, well done Ladies and hopefully we will see the results from the stash of material ye won!

I would like to thank everyone who gave so generously to our Charity tickets for Mary Mount, to the point that Mary Palmer sold all the raffle tickets on the morning. I hope we have a few winners, the draw is taking place at the  Cork Craft and Design in Douglas Woollen Mills Thursday 14th at 6.30. All welcome.

I would like to thank all who helped out on the day and indeed the last few months from boiling the kettles, to stacking the chairs after the meeting and all in between! You don’t have to be on the committee to be appreciated and a big Thank you to everyone who turns up on the day as without you coming out and us enjoying your company there would be no meeting! Regards, Assumpta.

Have a wonderful Christmas everyone and all the very best for 2018, May it be a happy and healthy year.

From: Assumpta, Frances, Siobhan, Joanna, Áine and Mary.

And this is just the back of Cathy’s quilt!
Ann’s Christmas cushion
Mairead with her Christmas magazine rack and toilet roll holder
Frances behind her baby quilt!
Sheila’s stack and wack in Christmas colors
Sheila’s bargello
Just look at those points!!
Mary O’Regan and her Pom Pom Christmas wreath
Mary’s lit up swirl tree
And not so seasonal!
Christmas tree skirt and Cora behind it!
Cora’s place mats
And runners
The Concentration!!
I swear Ann, it was non alcoholic mulled wine!

Patricia’s Block of the Month project
Our very professional MC and quiz master, Ann Prendergast
Jane has Christmas all tied up!
The 3 degrees! (They are hotter than that)
Princess Laya….Mai
Sheila between two messers! Assumpta and Siobhan
Bernie ready for the quiz!
Marie O Leary with her kaleidoscope quilt
Marie’s stack and wack quilt
Moya’s cake mix quilt

Moya’s stars
Baby quilt
Ailbhe with her stack and wack quilt
Tina who won this beautiful top and she finished it off.