January ’19 Meeting Recap

We were delighted to welcome Sinead from Appletree Crafts to our January meeting. She brought her shop and gave a talk about the highlights of running a shop. It was clear that she has a great support network of family and customers and in turn offers so much support in so many ways to them. As fabric-ophiles it was interesting to hear that the most successful fabrics in her shop are the ones that all three buyers like – even though “if my Mum had her way, we’d stock every batik”!

Thanks to our young demonstrator who made a paper wreath at the meeting – see her finished item in the show and tell gallery.

 

Show and Tell: (as proof that if Assumpta takes the pic I will post it!)

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December 2018 Meeting Recap

We were delighted that both Santa and Mrs Claus could join us for the festive fun at the December meeting.

Thanks to the many members who brought their Christmas Postcard (congrats to Marie O Leary on winning the hamper), treats to share and a lovely selection of pieces for Show & Tell. Thanks to our quiz master Ann Prendergast for stretching our brains with very punny quilting questions. Well done to Aine’s winning team with 35/36 correct answers!

 

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November Meeting Recap

Ailbhe O Callaghan gave an informative and inspiring overview of making quilts from shirts.

 

Show and Tell:

included: Lesley Rowan’s – completed Allietare Mystery Quilt by Bonnie Hunter

Fionnuala Creed’s button Christmas tree and other Christmas items

Marie Sprott’s gift of a banner, which turned out to have been made by Anne Maloney – which is why you should always label your work!

Mary O’Regan’s scarecrow (from a pattern bought on the Missouri trip) and calming quilt from an Aldi fat-quarter set.

Mary O’Connor’s “when they know you are a quilter at work….”

Sheila Devereux’s framed piece

Sheila Keane’s Houses 100 inches by 100 inches, with patched back

Sandra Jansen – charity quilt for cancer care raffle at UCC
group baby quilt (2 years in the making!), quilt as you go and then stitched by machine at the front, and by hand at the back.
Building Bridges – a piece inspired by a book for a Cork Textile Network exhibition

Tracy Wardle showed her structural table toppers for a charity (Cork Simon) class she’ll be teaching. Contact a member of the committee with a donation and she’ll send you an email copy of the instructions.

Tina Sullivan Hawkes – 3-D stuffed christmas trees

14 members stayed for the afternoon workshop and created their own Santas

 

 

 

Postcard Christmas Challenge

With inspiration from Mid-western branch, this year’s Christmas Challenge is to make a postcard.

Packs with three fabrics and pelmet vilene were distributed at the November meeting – the challenge is to make a postcard using at least some of each of the three fabrics, plus any additional fabric you would like to include.

The Summer 2018 newsletter includes a postcard tutorial from Miriam Gogarty – it can be found here.

Please bring your finished postcard to the December meeting. All entries will go into a draw for a mini-hamper, then pop them in the post!

November Meeting Preview

We meet in November 2018 on the third Saturday: 17 November instead of our normal second Saturday.

Speaker: Southern Branch Member: Ailbhe O Callaghan: “Simple Blocks from Shirts”
Shop: Lismore Quilts
Sewing Machine Service offered by John O Donnell (please let us know if you would like to have your machine serviced – €50 / €55 for computerised machines)

Please feel free to bring an item for show & tell, and as always, something sweet or savoury to share is very welcome.