Community Quilts

Just a reminder that Saturday is the Committee meeting where you can drop your quilts off for our Community Exhibition in Cobh.

We meet at the Clayton Hotel Silver Springs from 11:00 to 13:00:

If you can’t make it to the committee meeting, be sure to connect with a Committee member to submit your quilt!

We usually meet in the restaurant area to the right of reception.

Joanna and I met on Tuesday to work on the Branch Community quilt made from nine patches you submitted:

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Don’t worry, we fixed the error in the top left!

We can’t wait for you to see it finished!

Remember, your final FIRM deadline for quilt submittal is the 20th of February!

Cork Exhibition Opportunity

 

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A call for quilts!

The committee has been working hard over the past few months planning the Cork Exhibition, Community.  It’s an opportunity for Southern Branch members to show their work at a non-juried show at the Sirius Arts Centre in Cobh.

Important dates for the Show:

  • Quilts must be received by the 20th of February
  • Hanging of quilts happens on the 27th of February.  All quilts received will be hung, as space allows.
  • Show runs from 2 March to the 26th of March.

Opening Reception for the show is happening 2nd March at 18:30.  Cork County Mayor, Seamus McGrath will be in attendance.

You can find the entry form here.  A €5 entry fee is required to cover the cost of hanging rails.

Show Rules Include:

  1. Quilts can be made to a maximum of 80 inches wide.
  2. The quilt must have a 4 inch (10 cm) hanging sleeve, with sufficient fullness to accommodate the hanging rod.
  3. Please ensure that your quilt is labelled on the back at the bottom edge with the following information: Name of the Quilt, name of the quilter.
  4. By entering your quilt, you agree to having it photographed for publicity purposes.
  5. Quilts must include an entry form with €5 entry fee.

Feel free to enter any quilt you’ve made.  We’d love to help you show your best work!

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You can also participate by making nine-patch block that will go into the “Community” Quilt.  Blocks made must be 6 1/2 inches, with a blue centre.  Deadline for nine patches will be our next meeting on February 11!  Quilt will debut at the Exhibition.  Find more information, including a video tutorial here.

 

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at corkips@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

Hands Across the Border 2017

The Irish Patchwork Society 

and The Northern Ireland Patchwork Guild present:

“Hands Across the Border 2017”

“Aurora”

Southern venue to be confirmed

Northern venue is Island Arts Centre, Lisburn, June 2017

Exhibition Rules and Conditions;

All Irish Patchwork Society and Northern Ireland Patchwork Guild Members are eligible to enter

  1. The quilt must consist of a minimum of two layers, although any technique may be       used.
  2. Size: quilts can be made to a maximum of 1 metre square.
  3. The quilt has a free choice of edging treatments.
  4. No glass fronted, framed, mounted quilts or quilts made from kits will be allowed.
  5. The work should have been completed in the last two years.
  6. The quilt must have a 10 cm (4 inch) hanging sleeve, (with sufficient fullness to accommodate the hanging rod).
  7. Please ensure that your quilt is labelled on the back at the bottom edge with the following information:  Name of the Quilt, Name of Quilter, Postal Address.
  8. The quilt should not have been exhibited prior to submission to this exhibition.
  9. Quilts made by more than one person at any stage of construction should identify all of those involved.
  10. Quilts are not for sale during the exhibition.
  11. The decision on which quilts may be hung rests with the exhibition centres, whose decision will be final.
  12. The quilts are covered by the IPS insurance once the quilt is received by the hosting branch.
  13. By entering your quilt you agree to have it photographed for publicity purposes and the catalogue of the exhibition.
  14. Each quilt must have its own bag labelled with the name of the quilt, the name of the maker and your branch / guild.
  15. Quilts will be released at the end of the exhibition period and not before that time.
  16. Deadline for quilts to be received is Saturday 4th March 2017. No late entries will be accepted due to cataloguing and photographing of quilts.

Find the entry form here.

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