January Recap

There was a fabulous buzz at the meeting on Saturday. We were delighted to welcome a number of new members and some visitors – great to meet you all! We welcomed the lovely Sinéad from Appletree Crafts with their wonderful shop and we were all like bees around a honey pot! It was wonderful to see her again – first time since BC (Before Covid!)

We had a fantastic Show and Tell, as always…

  1. Ann Pasley showed off her first ever quilt, a lovely brick style design in soft blues and greens. She also brought in her Wonky Christmas Tree quilt, inspired by Áine Foley’s demonstration back in our December meeting.
  2. Assumpta Lydon showed an incredible plaid quilt top and a 7’s and L’s top
  3. Hilary O’Kelly’s baby quilt was a real charmer
  4. Cora Quinlan brought along an array of bags, a fabulous Christmas scrap quilt and a quilt made using a Twelve Days of Christmas panel (inspired by our Christmas sing song, perhaps?)
  5. Cathy Davies showed us her amazing stars quilt for which she made all her own templates before hand piecing it! Take a look at the pieced backing too.
  6. Frances McCarthy brought in her completed quilt made using a Massachusetts Cross and Crown design. She used up some indigo dyed fabrics made at a workshop many moons ago.
  7. Anne also brought in a charming baby quilt to show us.
  8. Finally, Heidi Wischniewski showed us her current work in progreess, an incredibly detailed, asian-inspired appliqué quilt.

After the meeting Sinéad led a group of us in a tremendously enjoyable workshop on layered mini landscapes. Everyone left with a piece to finish at home. Here are the works in progress.

Hope to see you at our next meeting on Saturday 11th February when our shop will be Patchwork Plus. Usual time, usual place. See you there.

Coming up: January Meeting

Happy New Year, all and welcome to 2023! Our next Branch meeting is coming up this weekend…


Date: Saturday 14th January

Venue: Sacred Heart Church Hall

Door opens: 10am

Door fee for members: €4

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

Shop: Apple Tree Crafts

Speaker: The girls from Apple Tree Crafts will be giving us a talk

Show and Tell: Please bring your creations to inspire us

Raffle: Only €5 a strip

Coffee and Tea: Provided. Please 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!

Afternoon Workshop: After the meeting, Appletree Crafts will lead a workshop on Mini Landscapes. There are still a few spots left if you would like to join in, contact us via the email for details. Full payment (or the balance if you paid your deposit at the last meeting) should be paid on the day. 

Please note Participants MUST be full members of the IPS due to insurance requirements.

See you on Saturday!