February 2018 Meeting

Join us for our February meeting, Sacred Heart Hall, Western Road, Cork.

Date: 10 February, 2018
Time: 10am – 1pm
Speaker: Joke Buursma
Shop: Patchwork Plus

Date: 11 February, 2018
Time: 10am – 4pm (bring a lunch)
Workshop: Intermediate Applique
Tutor: Joke Buursma
10 places available – book at the January meeting if you haven’t already done so!

Choose from two different quilts about ‘tree canopy’. Both quilts are each 18 inch square.

Tree Canopy 1: This is an abstract idea of a tree canopy. The background is pieced, and on top of it treas are appliqued. One should be able to piece fairly quickly the background, and then fuse/ applique the trees on top of it.

Tree Canopy 2: This is a more realistic impression of a tree canopy. The foliage is made of a large number of pieces of fabric, no  bondaweb, the trees are fused on top of the foliage. If one is familiar with free-motion quilting, then you do just that. If one is not familiar with free-motion quilting, then some netting fabric will be needed, and then it can be quilted using the ‘normal’ foot

 

January 2018 Meeting recap

It was great to see such a good crowd at our first meeting after the Christmas. No one flooded hopefully!
Our shop was Appletree with Sinead and a wonderful selection of Materials and notions.

Soibhan on the door, Mai and Paddie at the Library and Mairead in the Kitchen! Thanks again Ladies.

We had Ailbhe giving a Demo on the Twister pattern and how to make your own template. Donations for the pattern went to Charity.

We also had  one of our own members, Heidi Wischniewski give a fantastic talk on her Appliqué pictures and her ‘only Quilting 5 Years’ Journey! She was so nervous about doing the talk and I’m sure she will get over the sleepless nights knowing how much everyone enjoyed her talk, funny antidotes and looking at her fabulous work.

In fact we have been asked by so many people to have her do a workshop that we have persuaded her and delighted to announce that there will be a sign up sheet and deposit taken at our June 9th meeting for those interested and the workshop will be after our September meeting.

We had our Show and Tell and delighted there was plenty of people sewing over the Christmas, unlike myself!!

Our next meeting will be on February 10th.
Join us for our meeting, Sacred Heart Hall, Western Road, Cork.

Bring your projects for show and tell, enjoy a tea/ coffee with us and plenty of goodies.

Date: 10th of February.
Time: 10am – 1pm
Speaker: Joke Buursma  and she will be doing a workshop on Sunday the 11th from 10am till 4pm.

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A reminder that you can attend two meetings per year as a guest at guest rates, after that we ask you to take out annual membership.

Heidi Wischniewski

Heidi’s two Block Sampler
Sample of Heidi’s Artwork
Marie’s Quilt that her class made for her and Heidi’s Block of her House!
House for Sale!
Finnoula and her baby Quilt
Frances with her fantastic kaleidoscope Quilt
Cora with her Christmas tree Quilt done with Moya
Ber with a bag her neighbor made
Ber with her fabulous Christmas tree Quilt
Stephanie and her hand Quilted quilt!
Ann and her hand pieced and quilted quilt.!! Same pattern as Stephanie
Catherine’s half square Quilt
Kathryn and her Denim stockings
Kathryn’s angel from Pinterest
And Denim Angel!

Please bring your latest projects for show & tell and you are invited to bring something sweet or savoury to share.

Sept 2017 Meeting Recap

We opened with a welcome to everyone and a Congratulations to Mary Palmer and Anne Kiely on their win at the Birmingham Festival of Quilts in the two person category and of course Mary herself getting third in the Art category. Fantastic achievement.

Mary Hynes gave a Demo of a Christmas tree Block and will continue until December with a Christmas theme. Snowflakes and stars to come!!

We were delighted to welcome The Four Winds Group to speak on their work on Gee’s Bend Quilts. The Four Winds meet weekly in each other’s houses and have been together for 27 years!

They displayed their interpretation of a range of Gee’s Bend -style quilts. They also showed us the first Quilt they made as a group. We then got to see some of their Round Robin results, it was great to see how different and what fantastic work was produced.

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The summer challenge ‘Try a Triangle’ had over 15 entries and the prize was a service of a machine with John O’Donnell. Mary Hynes was given a ticket for her BOM as it was triangle Christmas trees and what do you know….. unlucky no.13 and she won!!

We continued with ‘our normal’ show and tell which was anything but! Fantastic as always Ladies. We have the pictures to prove it!

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Congrats to Festival of Quilts Success

Big congratulations are extended to Southern Branch member Mary Palmer for her winning quilt ‘Tidings’ in the 2-people category at Festival of Quilts. Mary has worked with Anne Kiely on several pieces in the past, including:

‘Eroded Prospects’ winner of the William Smith O’Brien Perpetual Challenge Cup and Crafts Council of Ireland Purchase Award at the RDS National Crafts Competition 2013

‘Literary Landscape’ winner of the William Smith O’Brien Perpetual Challenge Cup at the RDS National Crafts Competition 2017

 

September Meeting

Our next meeting is Saturday 9 September, Sacred Heart Church, 10am – 12.30pm.

Please remember your summer challenge, your annual renewal (€40 – please try to join at a branch meeting, it makes sorting out newsletters much easier!) and something for show & tell.

  • Shop: Limerick Quilt Centre
  • Speakers: The 4Winds Group
  • Wanted:  volunteers to help at the AGM in October
  • Starting this month: Christmas themed block of the month
  • Sign up for workshop in November

June Meeting Recap

IPS Southern Branch met on 10 June, with main speaker Tina Sullivan Hawkes on “A Quilter’s Journey,” Patchwork Plus shop in attendance and a great show and tell from our members.  Assumpta opened with a moment of remembrance for Kate O Kelly, who died 4 May 2017. Kate attended our meetings with her mother Hilary and we ask you keep the family in your thoughts.

Erin, our previous chair, presented the last part of the 2016 -2017 block of the month  – how to put it all together! Find the instructions here.

Completed Block of the Month

Tina willingly shared her quilting story, from “only wanting to ‘collect’ nice fabric!” to running quilting groups in Knockavilla and at Colaiste Choilm.

Gallery of Tina’s Quilts:

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She shared this top tip: “When working with flannel – wash on the rinse cycle and tumble dry before use – this will deal with any shrinkage.”

Show and Tell: 11 members brought work to show:

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Reminder: September meeting is 9 September 10:00 – 13:00 at Sacred Heart, bring your membership renewal money, your summer challenge and show and tell.