Fashion Show at the Festival of Quilts 2016

From Paula Rafferty:
Hi All, I have been asked to put together the fashion show again for the Festival of Quilts.
This year the theme is: Wearable Art and Fabulous Fashion – Clothes can really be anything, but we do want new, not anything that has been seen at previous Festival of Quilt shows.
The show will be sponsored by The McCalls Pattern Company again but will be staged slightly differently than in 2015. We will be more focused on getting the garments on stage to good music, with some simple choreography and each scene will be  backed by screens with details of what is being shown rather than having lengthy commentary.
At this moment, I  need to know whether you are interested and what sort of garment (s) you wish to propose. I am looking to put together a diverse, eclectic mix of classic, high fashion, wow factor and amazing!
I will then need descriptive text and good, high resolution images to go in the colour brochure in due course.
20 April – Confirm that you wish to participate and number/type of garments
30 June – About 50 words of descriptive text and image  – include fabrics, techniques and patterns used
ALSO please advise whether you wish to model the garments yourself, or provide them for us to show. NB If you wish to model them, you will be invited to a rehearsal on the morning of the Fashion Show to practice and get hair and make-up done. If making for our models, we will need garments that are size 10-12.
1st August – garments sent in advance OR (you can of course bring them to the show, please just let me know which).
I look forward to hearing from you – don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any queries, or if you know of anyone else who may be interested.

If any IPS Members are interested would they please contact the IR Paula Rafferty ( 087 7699200 and she will forward interested parties details to the event organisers.

DEADLINE EXTENDED for Showing at River of Dreams Exhibition


The 10th Annual River of Dreams exhibition will run from the 19th of June through the 26th of June and will be held in the Limerick School of Art & Design Gallery.  The deadline for quilts has been moved from Friday May 29th to the 2nd of June to allow for the Bank Holiday.  If you have a quilt you wish to enter in the exhibition, please download the River of Dreams entry form.