2015 Christmas Challenge

At our November meeting, Jane issued our 2015 Christmas Challenge!

Some fabrics were provided, but don’t worry if you weren’t able to attend the meeting!  It will be easy to participate!

Three circles were provided to members cut out of assorted Christmas themed fabrics.  Their diameters were 5 inches, 3 inches and 2 inches.  Didn’t get any fabric from the meeting?  No problem!  Just measure some of the objects around your home to use for a template.


Your challenge is to use at least two different sizes of the circles to create any sort of Christmas themed project.  

Some ideas include a tree skirt, stocking, mug rug, mini quilt, large quilt, ornament and a table centrepiece.

How about a Santa ornament?


I’ve been scouring Pinterest for our branch to create a board to inspire you!

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Find our challenge board here. 

Good Luck!


November Meeting Recap

Though our meeting was smaller than usual, my was it mighty!!

Our shop was Lismore Quilt Company.  It was their first visit to our meeting!

Jane started the meeting with some announcements.  She attended the national AGM in Galway where a new committee was elected, and the motion to start a young people’s IPS was unanimously passed.  We’re excited to see what happens!

Our tenth block for the Block of the Month was debuted, the Inverted Star:


Our Christmas Challenge was announced.  Jane passed out three different sized circles of fabric to members.  Their Christmas Challenge is to include at least two of those circles in your Christmas decoration.  More details will be given in a blog post that will come out later in the week.  

Next was our Show and Tell.

Sara Wilson showed us her Jane Austin Block of the Month that she participated in:


Sheila Keane showed us her Christmas Decoration using the log cabin block and some ribbon:


Cathy Davies showed us her Owls Quilt:


Kitty Whelan showed us some embroidered cards she made:

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After our Show and Tell, we heard from Aine Foley from Lismore Quilts.  She inspired us with some Christmas Projects, including Potholders, a Table Centre:


Door hangings:


Lismore Quilts will be having an open day at their shop on the 28th and 29th on November.  See their site for more details!

Here’s some more photos from our meeting.  Enjoy!

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Letter from the Chair


Dear Members,

November is upon us. I love this time of year; I think it’s ages until Christmas and I have loads of time to finish all of last years projects, make all the promised gifts, and make my own Christmas cards. If the last 20 years are anything to go by, very little of this will get done. But I live in hope!

We are still reeling after the wonderful Open Meeting in October. We had 72 visitors and members. Thank you again to everyone who made this possible.

Our next meeting is on SATURDAY 14th NOVEMBER 2015 at 10am.

Aine Foley  is bringing her shop from Lismore , and will give us a talk and demonstration.

We will have our usual Raffle, Show & Tell and Block of the Month.

The Christmas Challenge this year gives us plenty of chances to use our imagination.

As our meeting clashes with the Knit & Stitch show in Dublin,  we have a very small but enthusiastic committee. We would appreciate any help you can offer to help with tea and setting up etc.

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday to enjoy our usual chat ,inspiration and ideas.

With Best Wishes