April Meeting Recap

On April 9, we met for our monthly meeting.


It was a very good meeting, full of lively discussion!

One topic discussed was our Library.  Since it is not an option to store the books at the church, options were discussed to decrease the physical labor for our amazing librarians to bring the library to meetings.  The next committee will focus on making the library the best it can be and an excellent resource for members.  (We’ll be putting a post on the website with the list of the titles we have in the library in the upcoming month.)

Jane gave her Chair’s report, followed by Ann’s Treasurer’s report.

Olive gave an Executive Representative’s report as well.  Highlights of her report included the discussion of plans for the IPS gallery at the Knitting and Stitching Show, the National Exhibition, the National AGM in October, and the creation of a Young IPS website by Paula Rafferty.

Also discussed was the EQA Diversity in Europe Exhibition.  This is an opportunity for our branch to nominate a quilt to be exhibited in the European Quilt Association Diversity in Europe Gallery at the Festival of Quilts 2016.  For more information, there is a short article on page 8 in the latest newsletter.

Our branch is to nominate a quilt by May 31st, so bring your quilt for consideration to our next meeting!

Also during our AGM, we formed a small subcommittee in order to draft a motion for the National AGM happening on October 1, 2016 in Kilkenny.

We also had some new committee members step forward.  Assumpta Lydon, Eileen Mangan and Joanna Harrington will be joining Ann Prendergast, Susan Garde, and Erin Case for the next year.

Following the AGM, Erin gave a presentation on Zippered Patchwork bags:


You can download the the instructions for the bag here.

After that, we had our fantastic Show and Tell!

Susan showed off her Block of the Month Quilt Top:


Stephanie showed off a block she made using Lynne Edwards Sampler Blocks:


Then Fionnuala showed us a baby quilt she made which also included a matching Christmas stocking:


Then Tracy showed us a Kissing Fish quilt:


A baby quilt:


and a pillow cover made from a Mariner’s Compass:


Assumpta showed us a quilt she made using some Tumbler blocks:



Siobhan showed us her quilt:


followed by Joanna’s Log cabin quilt:


and disappearing nine patch:


Mary showed us her quilt made for a motorcycling friend:


Frances showed us a quilt for Effy:


Eilís then showed us a quilt made using inserting 1 inch strips:


and Anne showed us some of her quilts made during workshops:

Here’s some snapshots from the meeting:

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We’ll see you on May 14th for our next meeting!

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