Our meeting this month was smaller than usual as who could blame anyone for not wanting to be indoors with the fantastic weather.
Firstly, Congratulations to Sheila Devereux as her Quilt has been picked to represent Ireland at the Festival of Quilts in Bermingham! Well done!
Our shop was Moya with Patchwork Plus and our guest speaker was Artist Mary Murphy from Carrigaline, a lady who can turn her hand to anything! She gave a fantastic presentation about her beginnings and her work to date. We are hoping to have her do a workshop in the future as so many were interested. Watch this space!
We also had Ruth Burke our Executive chair giving a Demonstration on navigating the website and utilizing the information it provides for us as members.
We presented our outgoing representative, Joanna Harrington with a standard Rose. She has been a fantastic representative and Committee member, always ready to help out with anything that should arise with a cool, calm and collected head! And ❤.
Heidi Wischniewski’s workshop for September was filled on the day with a waiting list. I’m pretty sure we might be able to organize another one if Heidi can accommodate us!
Our Summer Challenge is “Wild Atlantic Way” . No restrictions, any size, color,shape!
Our next meeting will be Saturday 15th.
The Limerick Quilt Centre will be our shop and Mary Palmer will be our guest speaker.
Also, those doing the workshop, don’t forget to be gathering your bits and pieces and trimmings for the workshop!
Enjoy your Summer,
Hope to see you in September, Assumpta
Our Next Meeting in September will be the as the church needs the hall on the 15th for a Novena.
We were delighted to have about 18 members of the South Midlands Branch come visit us this month. It was Fantastic to see so many come and a few of the Ladies stayed for Nicki Foley’s workshop after the meeting while the rest went into town shopping. I hope that they enjoyed their day out!
The Sewing Shed with Nicki Foley was our Shop on the day with a fabulous selection as usual.
Our Speaker was Ann O’Rafferty and she was fantastic! Her Appliqué work is second to none and we were all inspired by her work and amount of Quilts she produced on the day.
They treated us with a Fantastic Show and Tell, introduced by Eileen Shortis their Chair. We then had our own and all fantastic as usual.
We had a wonderful day between our Visitors from the Eastern Branch, Limerick Quilt shop and Frances doing a wonderful Demonstration of Mary’s Triangle technique!
As you can see from the photos the Ladies brought an amazing selection for to show us. There was ooh an ahh all round and amazingly passed around for further inspection!
The Ladies also left us with some samples for us to copy and use in our Library.
A big Thank You to all who bought so much food and made the day so enjoyable. Also apologies for my green hat turning up in so many photos! It was the closest meeting to St. Patrick’s Day so I decided to do my bit😂.
We did change the Agenda of our meeting a bit today and had a break after our visitors Show and Tell for Lunch. I think most still made it back in time for the Rugby Match!
We then had our own Show and Tell and a Fantastic display of work displayed as usual.
As most of you know, myself and five other Ladies are heading to Missouri on the 19th and are just bursting with excitement! We will have loads of news and photos hopefully for our next meeting which will be April 14th which is also our AGM. See you there!
Spring has arrived and I cleaned as I painted!! Of course one room done and showed up the next 😀.
We had the pleasure of having Joke Buurmsa as our Speaker on the day and once we sorted our technical difficulties we were in awe and inspired by Joke and her collection of beautiful work. The detail and precision that went into her Quilts was fantastic to see up close.
She also did a fantastic workshop on Sunday which everyone who attended was delighted with. It was her tree canopy appliqué done in free Quilting or more of a pieced Block.
We then had updates from the Executive and the Fantastic Outreach meeting from Joanna.
Our Show and Tell was next and as always, we were delighted with the turnout of work. Our usual raffle and a big thank you to Moya for the shop and all who helped out on the day.
See you at our next meeting which will be Saturday 10th of March at the Sacred Heart Church Hall from 10am until 1pm.
Limerick Quilt Centre will be the shop and we hope to have a visiting Branch also, ( to be confirmed).
Well we went all out for our Christmas Meeting and enjoyed it immensely!
We had Mulled Wine ( non alcoholic of course!), loads of goodies as usual, door prizes and Lucky dip. A big thank you to all that provided the fantastic selection of food! One of these months I must take a picture of the goodies as I’m sure that’s half the reason for such good attendance!!
Patricia O Brien won the mini hamper for her Block of the Month entry. We had to use at least four of the blocks given by Mary Hynes and again a big thank you to her for her time and all her work put into the Demonstrations every Month.
Joanna Harrington did a Demonstration on Drunkards Path this Month and our shop was Patchwork Plus with Moya.
Ann Prendergast did a fantastic Quiz again this year which was won by Frances, Mary, Ann and Catherine, well done Ladies and hopefully we will see the results from the stash of material ye won!
I would like to thank everyone who gave so generously to our Charity tickets for Mary Mount, to the point that Mary Palmer sold all the raffle tickets on the morning. I hope we have a few winners, the draw is taking place at the Cork Craft and Design in Douglas Woollen Mills Thursday 14th at 6.30. All welcome.
I would like to thank all who helped out on the day and indeed the last few months from boiling the kettles, to stacking the chairs after the meeting and all in between! You don’t have to be on the committee to be appreciated and a big Thank you to everyone who turns up on the day as without you coming out and us enjoying your company there would be no meeting! Regards, Assumpta.
Have a wonderful Christmas everyone and all the very best for 2018, May it be a happy and healthy year.
From: Assumpta, Frances, Siobhan, Joanna, Áine and Mary.