October Recap

There was such a buzz at the meeting last Saturday, and what a turn out! It was great to see everyone.

We were joined by Moya Geraghty of Patchwork Plus, whose shop is always a big draw. Moya gave us a fascinating and inspiring talk entitled ” Sure, I haven’t a Notion – Current trends in Patchwork and quilting”

Moya Geraghty, Patchwork Plus

Also with us were Adam and Jack from the Singer Sewing Centre, Waterford, who expertly serviced more sewing machines than I could count in the course of the meeting. Many thanks to them for coming along. If you didn’t make it to the meeting on Saturday and your sewing machine is overdue for some TLC, then check out the website here https://www.sewingmachines.ie/

Adam and Jack from the Singer Sewing Centre, Waterford

And, of course, we had our usual amazing Show and Tell of our members’ work…

Ann Pasley was delighted with her adorable Reindeer mug rug; Assumpta Lydon showed us her completed quilt from Lena Pugachova’s Improv Curves workshop last month; Heidi Wischniewski showed off her Improv Curves quilt, cute (and useful!) trinket trays and a ‘manly’ quilt in autumnal colours; Bernie Kelly brought in a beautifully hand quilted baby quilt panel; Noreen Brazier showed us an I Spy quilt. As an Early Years Education specialist she had added a matching bag of squares, each with a different texture, to match to the jars on the quilt – amazing; Marie Sprott also brought in her completed Improv Curves quilt as well as a quilt she has very kindly made for the local priest; and finally Tracy Wardle showed us her completed quilt made for her Row by Row Block of the Month (course is still available to purchase!), and two Christmas items – a Shoo Fly Christmas tree wall-hanging and a Leaf and Berry table runner – both for upcoming workshops, contact Tracy at twaddle1164@gmail.com for details.

As part of Show and Tell Mary Palmer showed off one of the Quilts for Ukraine that she and lots of our members have been working on in the last while. The next Sewing Day for Quilts for Ukraine is Sunday 20th November. Please note that Mary will also be having two Open Sew Days on Sundays 30th October and 27th November.

All of these sewing days will be held at Knockavilla Community Hall. Contact Mary Palmer here marimu.designs@gmail.com or call +353 87 948 1567 for more details or to get involved.

Mary Palmer with a Quilt for Ukraine

Next meeting is our Open Meeting on Saturday 12th November, same time, same place. This meeting is free to attend, we’ll have a shop, demonstrations of various patchwork techniques, tea/coffee, cake and chat! Why not come along and meet up with like minded thread-heads?

Coming Up: October Meeting

Our October meeting is coming up this Saturday 8th October and it’s a packed schedule!

Venue: Sacred Heart Church Hall

Door opens: 10am

Door fee: members €4, non-members: €8 (you are welcome to attend two meetings as a non-member)

Shop: Patchwork Plus

Speaker: Moya Geraghty. “Sure, I haven’t a Notion!” a talk on what’s trending in quilting at the moment, tips and tricks and gadgets, oh my!

Machine Maintenance Q&A: Bring your questions about how best to look after your sewing machine for the lads from the Singer Sewing Centre to answer

Show and Tell: Please bring your creations to inspire us

Coffee and Tea: Provided. Bring along some sweet treats to share

Library: A small selection from the library will be available for your perusal. Don’t forget to return previous borrowings!

Sewing Machine Services by the Singer Sewing Centre Waterford: We are very fortunate to welcome the lads from the Singer Sewing Centre, Waterford to service members’ machines this Saturday. It’s not too late to add your machine to the list!

* Please note, you must be a fully paid up member to avail of this opportunity. Contact us for details.

Sew While You Wait: While we are waiting for our machines to be serviced, we thought it would be a good idea to do a bit of hand sewing together, so do bring along a project to work on.

It’s renewal time! It’s not too late to renew, if you haven’t already renewed online at https://irishpatchworksociety.wildapricot.org/Join-us.

Please bring along your printed and completed forms to the meeting. Subscription fee is €50 (cash or cheque, if paying at the meeting) Forms will be available at the meeting.

See you on Saturday!