September Meeting Preview

Please note that the September 2018 Meeting is one week later than usual, on 15 September 10 am to 1pm. This meeting will be followed by a 1/2 day workshop with Heidi Wischniewski.

Annual membership of the IPS is now €50, please bring your sub and a completed membership form to this meeting (or October if you know you can’t make this month). Forms can be found here.

We are delighted to have Mary Palmer as our speaker, hot on the heels of her latest win at the Festival of Quilts.

Limerick Quilt Centre will be joining us.

Entries to the Summer Challenge – theme: Wild Atlantic Way – will be entered into a draw to win a sewing machine service at the October Meeting with John O Donnell of Singer Sewing Centre. Sign up in September if you’d like your machine serviced at the October Meeting.

Don’t forget your show and tell, we can’t wait to see what you’ve created in the summer! As always, something to share is very welcome.

 

June 2018 Meeting Preview

We meet Saturday 9 June, 2018 at Sacred Heart Church, 10am to 1pm (ish)

Speaker: Mary Murphy on Thread and Felt Painting
Shop: Patchwork Plus
Demonstration: Ruth Bourke on the IPS Website
Announcements: The Summer Challenge theme! & the 2018 IPS AGM is being hosted by Mid-west Branch – Suzanne from Limerick will join us to give us a briefing.

As always, bring your latest creations for show & tell, plus something sweet or savoury to share is always welcome.

May Meeting Preview

When: May 12, 2018 10am to 1pm
Where: Sacred Heart Church, Western Road, Cork
Who: Main Speaker Ann O Rafferty with an overview of her work and how she got started. Ann has exhibited her quilts, many featuring marvellous appliqué, within Ireland at national exhibitions and as part of Hands Across the Border.
Shop: The Sewing Shed

Light lunch will be served since there is an afternoon workshop with Nikki Foley, ‘Rag Dolls‘ requirement detailed below:

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1/2 yard calico for doll’s body
2 fat quarters for clothing
Scrap fabric for the apron
A ball of wool in a colour that you would like to use for your doll’s hair
Acrylic paint for doll’s shoes and a small soft paintbrush, I will have some with me if you can’t get it.
Ribbon, lace and trims to embellish your rag doll
Normal sewing kit, machine andthreads.
Stuffing

April Meeting

Please join us for our AGM on Saturday 14 April,

Half of the committee will be continuing for 2018-9, and some new members have already volunteered. We encourage all our members to come to this meeting and if you feel able and ready to consider a 1 or 2 year term on the committee then we would love to nominate you! Please note that you cannot serve more than 2 years at a time unless you are co-opted as Chair for a 3rd year.

Shop: Patchwork Plus

Agenda: to be distributed at the meeting.

 

 

 

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.