May meeting and AGM

Don’t miss our AGM this month, it has been too long…! We will meet this Saturday, May 14, from 10 AM, in the hall of the Sacred Heart Church, Western Road, Cork.

Members, see your email inbox for details, agenda and plans for this meeting.

And don’t forget to bring your wonderful Show & Tell items!!
Tea and coffee will be available, we’ll have something to go with it of course as well.

Shop: Lismore Quilt Co.

Speaker: To be confirmed

March meeting

Tomorrow, Saturday March 12, we hope to welcome you all at our usual venue, the hall behind the Sacred Heart church, from 10 AM.

Our speaker will be MaryAnn Brown. If you are not familiar with her work, have a look at the Winter 2021 Newsletter (issue 157) where the cover shows work from the pyramid workshop she recently gave at An Grianan. She will be speaking on “My Life in Stitch, a Sewer’s Journey”.

Our shop will be Lismore Quilt Co., who will be bringing the usual lovely selection of fabrics and notions, as well as some new stock.

Since there were only a couple of branch members present online last month, we have decided to not offer a zoom option this month.

Also, we are a bit short on committee (wo)man power this month, so bear with us… and lend a hand if you see that we could use it.

Hope to see you all there, don’t forget to bring loads of projects for our Show & Tell!

February meeting

This Saturday February 12th, we will have our IPS Southern branch meeting. This will be a “hybrid” meeting, so you are welcome to come to the hall at the Sacred Heart Church (our usual venue), or join us online – see your emails for the link.

It looks like we will be able to use the kitchen this time (as well as the toilets!), but please bring your own mug. Alternatively, the coffee shack is at the entrance to the car park.

From 11:00 we will have our speaker, Annie Hogg. She is an enthusiastic speaker with a wide knowledge of inks made from plants and other natural materials. She is sure to inspire any lover of colour (aren’t we all)!

Aine Foley will be bringing her shop, the Lismore Quilt Co.

Bring your items for Show & Tell, too. To make it easier for the committee to remember who showed what, please sign in your show & tell items at the door.

For anyone joining us online, please email your show and tell photos to us in advance of the meeting.

With the new rules in place we will not be checking covid certs, but we recommend you bring a face covering.

January meeting

Happy New Year!

We start this Saturday, 8 January, with our first meeting of the year. We have decided to hold the meeting online-only this time.The meeting will start at 9:30, the link has been emailed to our members.

Mary Palmer will be our speaker:

Last spring and early summer quilters throughout Ireland contributed their time and energy toward making the ‘Home’ project a success. Mary will be sharing the story, patterns, and quilts with you this coming Saturday morning. Come join us!

As usual any Show & Tell photos can be sent to us in advance of the meeting. Remember, if you’re not sending any photos, we’ll have nothing to show…

We hope to see you all on Saturday!

December meeting

This month we are holding our meeting at the Cork International Hotel, located at Cork Airport. The room has a large screen that can connect with our online members, so everyone can be catered for.
Of course, the meeting will be fully compliant with the latest regulations. COVID certs will be checked by hotel staff, and there is a limit to the numbers allowed to attend. Attendees will also be required to sign in at the door for contact tracing and everyone will have to wear a mask unless eating or drinking while sitting down.

To make sure that the meeting goes smoothly, we ask EVERYONE to fill out the form we sent you by email. This helps us to know who will attend in person (first come, first served, there is a limit of 25), who hopes to be there online (we will send you the link on the day), and even who is (unfortunately) not able to come this month.

Here are the details:

– Saturday 11 December, from 9:30 AM at the Cork International Hotel (Cork Airport Hotel)
– Wear your mask/face covering unless eating or drinking while sitting down, and bring your Covid cert!
– Shop: Patchwork Plus
– entry €5 (members), to include a raffle ticket and coffee/tea and biscuits (mince pies)
– Christmas shenanigans (e.g. quiz)
– Show & Tell, you can also send us a photo in advance
– ONLINE: We will send out the link on the morning, shortly after 9. Keep an eye on your email if you are joining us on Zoom!

November meeting

This Saturday, 13 November, we will be hosting our monthly Southern Branch meeting. For the first time since “forever” we have booked the hall and we will be holding our meeting in person!

At the hall we will be checking COVID CERTS, and MASKS will have to be worn except when sitting down with your coffee. Unfortunately the kitchen will be locked, but there is a coffee van outside or you can bring your own flask.You will also be asked to sign in at the entrance with your contact details.
For those who are not comfortable to attend the meeting we will be having a zoom connection, the link will be sent in the coming days. We hope to “beam” our speaker and the Show & Tell via zoom for those at home.

If you want to renew your membership at the meeting, please bring exact fee if possible (cash or cheque, €50 for general membership) and consider filling out the form in advance. Non-members will no longer receive emails after this meeting.

When: Saturday 13 Nov, 10:00 – 12:30 (usual door fees apply)
Where: Sacred Heart church hall, Western Road, Cork
Speaker: Assumpta Lydon
Shop: Patchwork Plus
Show & Tell – bring your quilts!
Raffle

CHALLENGE
Remember the gorgeous fabric we sent out for our summer challenge? Well, summer is truly over by now, so anyone who has made something using their fat quarter is asked to bring their item to the meeting or email your photo to us. We will be drawing a winner from those taking part.

While many are looking forward to meeting in person this Saturday, we are aware that not everyone will be comfortable to leave the safety of home (yet). So we have set up an online meeting as well, see the link in your email.

You will be welcome in the hall from 10.00 AM, the online meeting will start at 10.30 AM. We are hoping to be able to get a connection with the hall at least for the speaker and the Show & Tell.

Any photos for Show & Tell and for the challenge (!!) can be emailed to us in advance of the meeting, we can show them online either at the Zoom meeting or on the website afterwards.Of course you are very welcome to bring your Show & Tell to the hall as well!

June meeting

This coming Saturday, June 12, we will be holding our June branch meeting, starting at 10AM. The link to the meeting has been sent to our members by email.

This will be a “Sit and Chat” meeting, to catch up with each other and have a get-together before we have a break over the summer.

While we will not be having a meeting in the coming months, we hope you will keep sewing. To encourage everyone we are setting you a challenge. Our members will be receiving a small surprise in the post, and we hope that you all will be inspired to make something with it. In the hope that we will be able to see your makes in person, we have set the finish time for this challenge for our November meeting.

As we are almost at the end of our patchwork year, I also would like to say thank you to all the members who have stayed with us and tried to make the best of a year (and more) of meeting online and sharing your quilting with us via photos. You have been brilliant!

We hope to see you all at our meeting this Saturday at 10AM, so grab a drink, find your meeting link email and connect with us!

April meeting

We will have our April meeting this Saturday, the link has been emailed to our members. Check your email inbox…

We are very happy to say we have secured a speaker for our meeting! Judith Hollies is a very experienced quilter, making quilts and smaller items. She often uses repurposed fabrics in her sewing.

We hope that you will all attend, it would be good to have many people showing we appreciate a visitor!!

On another note, we are looking for members to help out in the committee. It isn’t much work and the current committee members are staying, but we could do with some extra pairs of hands! Please seriously consider if it could be your turn to give your support to the branch in this way.

We hope we will see you all there! We start at 10.30, with our speaker scheduled for 11.00.