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.

Summer Challenge 2017: Try a Triangle

At the June branch meeting the Summer Challenge was announced.

TRY A TRIANGLE

no size limit, no colour or fabric limitations, enter anything that you’d describe as “a triangle quilt”

prize: all entrants will be put in a draw for a sewing machine service at the October Meeting – so bring in whatever you make!

Check out this pinterest board for ideas, but if you think it is a triangle quilt, then so do we!

May Meeting Recap

IPS Southern Branch met on 13 May, with main speaker Moya Geraghty on “Big Prints and how to use them,” the Sewing Shed shop in attendance and a great show and tell from our members. Erin, our outgoing chair, presented the latest block of the month and was in turn presented with a quilt made by members of Southern Branch in gratitude for her work for the branch during her time in Cork. 40 shades of green to take back to the USA!

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She likes it!

 

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Can you find the 9-patch you made?

Hazel Armstrong brought a display of the items she makes for “Days for Girls” – a day in June is being organised, come to sew, or donate the makings. Contact Mary O Regan for more information (see separate post about this).

Announcements:

2 June, 2017: Deadline for River of Dreams show. Any baby quilts shown can then be donated for Henry Bear Quilts. Further details and entry form here.

17 & 18 June, 2017: Lismore Quilts – Quilts in the Cathedral (more information here)

Month of June, 2017: Exhibition of Current “and Older” Patchwork Quilts by Christine M. Sawyer in Fermoy Library

On Big Prints:

  • Let the big print tell you what colours to use – and use the print for the centre  or the border
  • Slash and lattice the big print
  • Combine with small prints in a disappearing nine-patch

Gallery of Big Print Quilts:

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Show and Tell: 7 members brought work to show

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Reminder: June meeting is 10 June, 10:00 – 13:00 at Sacred Heart,

Days for Girls – Want to help?

We are having a Days for Girls kit making day Monday 26 June 2017 @ Bishopstown GAA hall, 10am to 4pm – bring your own lunch.

Let us know what you feel you might like to do to help… Overlocking, machine sewing, tracing, cutting out, ironing, donating items, chatting!!!

Queries?: Please contact: Mary O Regan (mary “at” redsockproductions.com 0876682641), or Mary Palmer (marimu.designs “at” gmail.com) or Assumpta Lydon (skipper.assumpta “at” gmail.com)

Email – corkireland “at” daysforgirls.org

Donations Required

  • Kam Snap DK-93 Presser with size 20 dies and snaps. Table top press.
  • Girls/ladies briefs – small sizes. Girls size 25 ½ inch up to ladies 12. Dark cotton. Bikini style ok – no thongs or boy style. We can dye light colours.
  • Hotel size soaps
  • Face Cloths – dark colours
  • Ziplock 1 gallon size Freezer Bags – (26.8cm x 27.3cm)
  • Polyester machine threads – not cotton (breaks down in the Sun’s UV rays!) Medium/ Dark colours
  • Overlocker threads Medium/dark colours
  • Drawstring – grosgrain or cotton twill – (1/2” to 5/8” i.e 13mm to 16mm width) Lengths of 40”

FABRICS – ALL FABRICS NEED TO BE PRE-WASHED

  • No Print with a face/eyes
  • No Insects or snakes (butterflies okay)
  • No Camouflage / Guns / Hunting
  • No Cartoon / TV / Pop Culture / National Flags / Words / Girly Glam
  • No solid saffron (Buddhists robes) – yellow in patterns is okay.
  • No light colored fabrics that easily show stain
  • Flannel – patterned/dark coloured (stain hiding) for liners. We are badly stuck for flannels – we can use scraps that are minimum 9 inch square.
  • Bright Cottons for Bags
  • Colourful/Dark cotton for Shields

What we need to make 50 kits

  • 27 Yards 100% Cotton
  • 44 yards Flannel
  • 2 yards PUL (editor’s note: Polyurethane laminate – I had to look it up!)
  • 110 Yards drawstring
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  • 50 Face cloths
  • 50 Hotel size soaps
  • 50 Snaps/poppers
  • 100 1 gallon Ziplock Bags

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