February 2022 – recap

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/.

Annie Hogg

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.

February meeting

This Saturday February 12th, we will have our IPS Southern branch meeting. This will be a “hybrid” meeting, so you are welcome to come to the hall at the Sacred Heart Church (our usual venue), or join us online – see your emails for the link.

It looks like we will be able to use the kitchen this time (as well as the toilets!), but please bring your own mug. Alternatively, the coffee shack is at the entrance to the car park.

From 11:00 we will have our speaker, Annie Hogg. She is an enthusiastic speaker with a wide knowledge of inks made from plants and other natural materials. She is sure to inspire any lover of colour (aren’t we all)!

Aine Foley will be bringing her shop, the Lismore Quilt Co.

Bring your items for Show & Tell, too. To make it easier for the committee to remember who showed what, please sign in your show & tell items at the door.

For anyone joining us online, please email your show and tell photos to us in advance of the meeting.

With the new rules in place we will not be checking covid certs, but we recommend you bring a face covering.