October recap

Hi all, sorry about September recap failure! Technology is wonderful when we all know how to use it. It was a great meeting for those that missed it! Thanks again to everyone who who helped out with membership, Door and Raffle.

October 13th, Open Meeting.

We had a great turnout for our Open meeting and we had Patchwork Plus as our shop and Moya had a marvelous selection of Christmas fabrics, YES, I said it! Christmas!, have to start now for presents to be finished.!

We had Tina Sullivan Hawkes doing a Demonstration on Christmas  paper pieced Brooch, Panels and a three layers stand alone Christmas tree when stuffed!

We also had Rebecca Farr and Rob Hyde showing us CPR. It was a refresher for some or if you were like me, a great Lesson in what to do in an emergency.

CPR Demo with Rebecca and Rob
Rebecca showing us how to do the compressions

We then had the Pin Pals give a Show and Tell of our Secret Round Robin which we started last September (2017) and just had finished in late August 2018!

After that our Branch Show and Tell, Fantastic as always Ladies.

Siobhan’s Round Robin
Mary O’Regans Round Robin
Mary Hynes Round Robin

 

Siobhan’s piece from Heidi’s workshop
Finnoulas Minnie Mouse Quilt
Mary
Heidi’s piece
Heidi’s split 9 patch
Cora
Cora’s beautiful log cabin
Mairead’s donated hexi quilt which she finished
Joan’s first Quilt
Joan’s 2nd Quilt!
Moya’s fab Quilt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 9th recap

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!

Look her up on: http://www.marymurphy.weebly.com

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

Mary Murphy
Mary Murphy
Ruth Burke explaining the website
Finnoulas tea wall hanging
Finnoulas early
Very early!
Susan Garde
Susan’s been busy!
Jane and her “easy Bargello!”
Sheila with her cross stitch quilt!
Cathy with her fabulous vehicle Quilt
Sandra’s Fantastic self portrait!
Tracy’s beautiful wedding ring quilt
Tina’s lovely quilt
Mary’s hoping for a girl!
Mary’s BOM
Moya’s 3 size block
Sheila’s BOM Quilt
Mary, Assumpta (with Siobhan’s doll too) and Tracy . Nicki Foley’s workshop in May

 

Our Next Meeting in September will be the as the church needs the hall on the 15th for a Novena.

May 12th recap

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.

March recap

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!

We all wanted to inherit Eilís’s Quilt!
Miriam and some of her fantastic work.

Bernadette and some of her fantastic work!
Carols amazing Quilt

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.

The tea Ladies, Siobhan and Hilary
Trish and her piece from Joke’s workshop
Assumpta and Emma’s Dancing Ribbons!
Loved it so much I did a second one!
Jane’s rag Quilt
Finnoula’s baby Quilt
Catherine and her many of her stash Quilt
Tracy and her beautiful silk project
Ber is hiding behind her cushion!
Ann’s fabulous colorful quilt
Ann showing her Heart ❤
Ann and her split 9 patch, cut on the diagonal
Tina’s baby Quilt
Tina’s pineapple blocks
Sheila’s beautiful miniature paper pieced Picture
Mary’s first Quilt!
Carol with her Joke workshop piece
Carol’s piece for Making Waves

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!

February recap

So sorry for the delay on February recap.

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).

Joke Buurmsa
Joke giving her talk on her work

Cathy’s beautiful frog quilt
I’m still on Christmas!
Samples of the Drunkards path
Catherine’s Drunkards path