2016 IPS National Exhibition

On Sunday, July 17th, I had the pleasure of attending the Irish Patchwork Society National Exhibition, “Evolution.”

What an amazing exhibition!

Signage outside the Limerick School of Art and Design

Two exhibitions were running in the space when I visited.  One was “Distance,” a collection of quilts from Austria, Latvia and Ireland.



Below is a slideshow of all of the quilts in this part of the exhibition:

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Next, I walked through the IPS National Exhibition, “Evolution.”


Below, is a slideshow of all of the quilts involved.

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Congratulations to all those who participated.  I hope you had the chance to see the quilts in person, the photographs did not do the exhibition justice!

Congratulations to all of the Southern Branch members who participated as well!

Congratulations Cathy!

Cathy Davis (left) with her quilt, “Rainbow Rings”
Congratulations are in order for Southern Branch member Cathy Davis, whose quilt was selected to represent Ireland in the Diversity Gallery in the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham this August!

Here are some more detailed photographs of her amazing quilt:


Way to go Cathy!

July 2016 Block of the Month

It’s time to debut the next block in our series!

It’s the Tee Block!


It’s made up of three different units.  A Half Square Triangle unit, a Diamond in a Square unit and Flying Geese units.

What makes this block different, is that the flying geese units are made by using three different fabrics, rather than the traditional two.

In order to help keep you organised, the handout directions include a colouring page to help you make the correct flying geese units and the correct diamond in a square unit.

Download the instructions here.

We’ve also uploaded a video to YouTube to help you learn how to assemble this block.