Well, what a start to the year we had! We welcomed so many members back after the Summer break and we were all clearly raring to go. Lots of people renewed their membership – yes, it’s that time of year again! But if you haven’t yet and you’d like to there’s still time. You can join online on the website https://irishpatchworksociety.wildapricot.org or you can bring along your completed form (available to print on the website) and subscription fee of €50 to the next meeting on Saturday 8th October. Contact us if you need more details, we love to see you.
We welcomed the very talented Lena Pugachova who gave us a wonderful Show and Tell of her wide ranging and beautiful work. From traditional to modern, full size to mini and all the colours of the rainbow. We were all transfixed by her inspiring work and we hope to have her back soon. Take a peek at just a small selection of her wonderful work in the gallery below.
It was a pretty difficult act to follow but we then had Show and Tell from the members….
We started with a classic Irish Chain quilt from Assumpta, made as a raffle quilt – tickets anyone? Next was a fabulous EPP quilt from Sheila, hand pieced AND hand quilted. This was followed by a stunning quilt from Michelle, with origami flowers, made for her brother. Clare wowed us all with a beautiful applique row by row quilt in tribute to Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee. Next Joanna showed us a gorgeous blue and white zig zag quilt made for a friend’s grandchild. Then we had an amazing memory quilt from Louise, made from her mother’s friend’s scarves as a special gift. Finally, Heidi delighted us with three pieces – two of which had just returned from their travels in various exhibitions – first an amazing rose quilt, then a piece made for Old Roots New Shoots and finally, a wall-hanging called One Sky.
And the day wasn’t over yet for some lucky campers. After the meeting, Lena ran a fantastic workshop on Improv Curves. All participants were thrilled with the results. Thank you, Lena xxx
Are you impressed by Lena’s designs? She has a new pattern out now in her Etsy Shop, just in time for Halloween…..Spooky!