April 13th Meeting

 

I was delighted with the attendance at our AGM this month as we find that it gets slack when the AGM is mentioned ! We wore our Easter Bonnets for the occasion, no frills upon it!

 

Carol Cave presenting Assumpta Lydon with a Quilt from the wonderful members

That said I would like to thank the Ladies who have come forward to continue to look after our Branch Meetings. I hope you enjoy your time as much as I have the last 3 years and thank you for my Beautiful Quilt.

I was overwhelmed by the Quilt and the positive comments from all and would like to thank all the outgoing Committee members for their support and work that they put in to make our meetings so much fun.

I also roped them into making a Banner for our meetings, you can see behind some of the photos.

We also would like to thank our Library Ladies, Mai and Joan for the work they put in for the last nine years!

Our shop was Patchwork Plus with Moya and our Speaker was Sandra Jansen on her fantastic work so far especially her experiment with the Log Cabin Block.

Thank you to all for a wonderful Show and Tell and all the goodies.

March 9th Meeting

We had a great meeting on Saturday with a first Visit from Quilt,Yarn,Stitch all the way from Tuam! Everyone was delighted with the quality and variety of the shop and thankfully  Roisin is willing to come again .

 

We also got to try out our new toy… hands free microphone, it really worked wonderfully and we are very grateful to Siobhan’s Husband Len Stone for researching the best one for us.

Our Speaker was Tracy Wardle on her experience doing the city and guild and we got to see her wonderful work. We all enjoyed her stories and were in awe of her work as she graciously passed around her pieces. What a Joy!

 

We then had our Show and Tell and everyone turned out the most fabulous pieces as usual.

Ita Doolan had a fabulous Quilt tool to show us in the form of two different size rings with two knobs to hold while quilting, taking the pressure off your hands trying to move the material around as you Quilt.

I would  like to remind everyone that next month is our AGM and encourage members to consider joining the Committee. We need at least 3/4 more people to help keep the Committee running properly.

 

Cora’s fab Quilts

Mairead’s ready for the Celebrations
Mary’s fabulous baby Quilt, back and front

Nora’s lovely dog cushions
Ita showed us her fab Quilt rings

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.