February 2019 Meeting Recap

Anne Marie Horan of the Strategic Planning Group set up by the IPS Executive briefed us on proposed changes to the IPS Constitution. These will be voted on at the AGM in June. Contact a member of the local committee if you’d like to review these points.

Our speaker Paula Rafferty joined us from Limerick with a sample of her own and students’ work. The breadth of styles was stunning, and of Paula’s work, the series that built on each other were intriguing.

We got a sneak preview of the Irish pieces of  “World Wide Whispers” –a project taking place in 5 countries, 12 quilts from each, each maker received a photo of the prior month’s quilt as starting point. No photos I’m afraid – these will be on display later this year.

 

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Our members’ show and tell (click on each image for more info):

 

January ’19 Meeting Recap

We were delighted to welcome Sinead from Appletree Crafts to our January meeting. She brought her shop and gave a talk about the highlights of running a shop. It was clear that she has a great support network of family and customers and in turn offers so much support in so many ways to them. As fabric-ophiles it was interesting to hear that the most successful fabrics in her shop are the ones that all three buyers like – even though “if my Mum had her way, we’d stock every batik”!

Thanks to our young demonstrator who made a paper wreath at the meeting – see her finished item in the show and tell gallery.

 

Show and Tell: (as proof that if Assumpta takes the pic I will post it!)

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December 2018 Meeting Recap

We were delighted that both Santa and Mrs Claus could join us for the festive fun at the December meeting.

Thanks to the many members who brought their Christmas Postcard (congrats to Marie O Leary on winning the hamper), treats to share and a lovely selection of pieces for Show & Tell. Thanks to our quiz master Ann Prendergast for stretching our brains with very punny quilting questions. Well done to Aine’s winning team with 35/36 correct answers!

 

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November Meeting Recap

Ailbhe O Callaghan gave an informative and inspiring overview of making quilts from shirts.

 

Show and Tell:

included: Lesley Rowan’s – completed Allietare Mystery Quilt by Bonnie Hunter

Fionnuala Creed’s button Christmas tree and other Christmas items

Marie Sprott’s gift of a banner, which turned out to have been made by Anne Maloney – which is why you should always label your work!

Mary O’Regan’s scarecrow (from a pattern bought on the Missouri trip) and calming quilt from an Aldi fat-quarter set.

Mary O’Connor’s “when they know you are a quilter at work….”

Sheila Devereux’s framed piece

Sheila Keane’s Houses 100 inches by 100 inches, with patched back

Sandra Jansen – charity quilt for cancer care raffle at UCC
group baby quilt (2 years in the making!), quilt as you go and then stitched by machine at the front, and by hand at the back.
Building Bridges – a piece inspired by a book for a Cork Textile Network exhibition

Tracy Wardle showed her structural table toppers for a charity (Cork Simon) class she’ll be teaching. Contact a member of the committee with a donation and she’ll send you an email copy of the instructions.

Tina Sullivan Hawkes – 3-D stuffed christmas trees

14 members stayed for the afternoon workshop and created their own Santas

 

 

 

April Meeting Recap

The April meeting was our AGM. Before this there were lovely treats and coffee and we helped Frances to lay out her sparkling quilt blocks that she demoed last month.

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There were announcements and the minutes from last year were read and approved. The Treasurer’s report was approved.  New members were proposed and approved. There was applause for all the hard work of the committee and the fun time had at our Christmas meeting in December.

Once the AGM finished, we had a wonderful show and tell:

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Finnoula’s Peter Rabbit quilt
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Sheila’s Tumbling Blocks with stars

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Tracy took the image from her larger quilt and made a miniature of it.IMG_0031

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Stephanie’s bag

 

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Mai and Anne showed quilts made with the same block and very different results!

 

Anne had more quilts to show.

Quilts by Siobhán

And finally, some beauties from Moya