The new year started off with a very well-attended meeting. We even had to set out extra chairs to accommodate everyone!
Our demonstrator Sheila was happy to be folding old books into three-dimensional pieces, and talking about it:
If you would like to be working on your own project and chatting about it at a future meeting, please get in touch…!
Frances reminded us of closing dates for upcoming exhibitions from the IPS. Details came with your latest IPS Newsletter.
Also, the dates for upcoming meetings later in the year are not on the 2nd Saturday, because of hall availability. Please keep an eye on our Upcoming Events page. We also email those members (that have allowed us to) a reminder in advance of each meeting.
Appletree Crafts brought their shop down from Newtownmountkennedy, and it was colourful!
Our speaker this month was Helen O’Shea. Helen is an artist from Cork who uses stitch and plastic waste to make art pieces. She gave a brilliant talk on her journey from training as a chef to the work she now makes. And she was very happy to answer our questions about the way her pieces were made, and what you can and can’t do when using plastic bags instead of fabrics.
If you missed it, or you want to know more about her and her work, check out her website: Helen O’Shea
Show & Tell was started off by Helen, too, showing two quilts she has made:
Followed by members’ quilts:
Next month we are meeting on the 8th of February as usual from 10 am in the hall of the Sacred Heart Church, Western Road, Cork.
In the afternoon we will have a hand applique workshop by Sandra Jansen. Learn different methods for needleturn applique and work on either a Baltimore style or a Hawaiian style block. If you want to join us for the afternoon, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we can send you the details.