It was great to see so many of you turning out to attend the meeting in person, some of whom we hadn’t seen for years! There were also some people attending online, some of those from other branches… an advantage of online meetings.
Annie Hogg gave a very interesting talk on natural dyes and pigments. She told the stories of plants like woad (blue), weld (yellow), madder (red) and oak galls (black), with an emphasis of their history and their importance and use in an Irish context. Annie has a website https://www.anniehoggstudio.com/, and can be found on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/anniehogg_thewildhedgeinkco/.
Show and Tell had a few gems from Assumpta, Heidi, Ailbhe and Bernie. Thanks to Siobhan for the photos:
Sandra also finished a quilt top recently, but since it was the only “virtual” finish it wasn’t shown during the meeting. Inspired by the fat quarter that was sent for the summer challenge, she found enough coordinating batiks in her stash to make this Jewel Box lap quilt:
Aoife Carr from the North Eastern branch showed the online group a cushion she has made called Spring Bunnies in Love, depicting appliqué bunnies on a strip-pieced background. The free pattern can be found at https://flamingotoes.com/spring-bunnies-love-pillow/, a lovely project for spring or Easter.
Our next meeting is planned for 12 March, as always keep an eye on your email inbox for updates.