May Meeting Recap

Thanks to Susan for writing this recap for me in my absence:

There was a good buzz in the air today. Everyone was in good humour.

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Our meeting started with Joanna welcoming everyone in Erin’s absence. We have a new committee and it is hoped that we can find out from members what would be liked in future meetings and that we would talk more about it at June’s meeting.

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Joanna thanked Anne Marie of Kilbora Quilts for joining us at our meeting and wished her well in the future after closing her shop.

We were reminded that those wishing to submit a quilt for the National Exhibition should liaise with Joanna who will make sure they are delivered on time.

Other upcoming exhibitions were also announced including one in Bishopstown Library and Spike Island.

Executive news was given by Joanna as she is now the rep for the branch. The national AGM will take place on the 1st October in Kilkenny.

The librarians have asked that all library books out be returned by June’s meeting so that a stock take can take place over the summer break.

Mary Palmer gave a demo on binding with mitred corners and one strip binding. It was very well received.

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Anne Marie gave a demo on free motion quilting rulers. It is a new way of doing free motion quilting with the aid of specific rulers and a special foot for the machine. This was very interesting and a lot was learned by us all.

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Show and Tell:

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Mary Palmer – Japanese and batik fabrics. Quilt for her daughter

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Joanna Harrington – A charity quilt made by Evelyn Montague

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Frances Mc Carthy – 1720 map of cork unfinished was a workshop given by Ailbhe

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Fionnula Creed – sampler quilt to test the star block for a wedding quilt

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Finishing quilts from before

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Carpenters Wheel

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The bag carrying the quilts was made good number of years previous.  All by Bernie Kelly

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Two Quilts for Crumlin

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Mystery quilt designed by Mary Palmer from a few years back

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And  “Think outside squares” quilt top good for beginners, all by Mary O’Connor

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Jar Quilt by Anne Moloney

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and Anne Moloney’s quilt she did with her daughter.

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Frances McCarthy – Fat quarter quilt from a Canadian themed charm pack

Here’s a slideshow from all of the photographs taken by Susan:

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