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

 

Sept 2017 Meeting Recap

We opened with a welcome to everyone and a Congratulations to Mary Palmer and Anne Kiely on their win at the Birmingham Festival of Quilts in the two person category and of course Mary herself getting third in the Art category. Fantastic achievement.

Mary Hynes gave a Demo of a Christmas tree Block and will continue until December with a Christmas theme. Snowflakes and stars to come!!

We were delighted to welcome The Four Winds Group to speak on their work on Gee’s Bend Quilts. The Four Winds meet weekly in each other’s houses and have been together for 27 years!

They displayed their interpretation of a range of Gee’s Bend -style quilts. They also showed us the first Quilt they made as a group. We then got to see some of their Round Robin results, it was great to see how different and what fantastic work was produced.

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The summer challenge ‘Try a Triangle’ had over 15 entries and the prize was a service of a machine with John O’Donnell. Mary Hynes was given a ticket for her BOM as it was triangle Christmas trees and what do you know….. unlucky no.13 and she won!!

We continued with ‘our normal’ show and tell which was anything but! Fantastic as always Ladies. We have the pictures to prove it!

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June Meeting Recap

IPS Southern Branch met on 10 June, with main speaker Tina Sullivan Hawkes on “A Quilter’s Journey,” Patchwork Plus shop in attendance and a great show and tell from our members.  Assumpta opened with a moment of remembrance for Kate O Kelly, who died 4 May 2017. Kate attended our meetings with her mother Hilary and we ask you keep the family in your thoughts.

Erin, our previous chair, presented the last part of the 2016 -2017 block of the month  – how to put it all together! Find the instructions here.

Completed Block of the Month

Tina willingly shared her quilting story, from “only wanting to ‘collect’ nice fabric!” to running quilting groups in Knockavilla and at Colaiste Choilm.

Gallery of Tina’s Quilts:

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She shared this top tip: “When working with flannel – wash on the rinse cycle and tumble dry before use – this will deal with any shrinkage.”

Show and Tell: 11 members brought work to show:

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Reminder: September meeting is 9 September 10:00 – 13:00 at Sacred Heart, bring your membership renewal money, your summer challenge and show and tell.

May Meeting Recap

IPS Southern Branch met on 13 May, with main speaker Moya Geraghty on “Big Prints and how to use them,” the Sewing Shed shop in attendance and a great show and tell from our members. Erin, our outgoing chair, presented the latest block of the month and was in turn presented with a quilt made by members of Southern Branch in gratitude for her work for the branch during her time in Cork. 40 shades of green to take back to the USA!

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She likes it!

 

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Can you find the 9-patch you made?

Hazel Armstrong brought a display of the items she makes for “Days for Girls” – a day in June is being organised, come to sew, or donate the makings. Contact Mary O Regan for more information (see separate post about this).

Announcements:

2 June, 2017: Deadline for River of Dreams show. Any baby quilts shown can then be donated for Henry Bear Quilts. Further details and entry form here.

17 & 18 June, 2017: Lismore Quilts – Quilts in the Cathedral (more information here)

Month of June, 2017: Exhibition of Current “and Older” Patchwork Quilts by Christine M. Sawyer in Fermoy Library

On Big Prints:

  • Let the big print tell you what colours to use – and use the print for the centre  or the border
  • Slash and lattice the big print
  • Combine with small prints in a disappearing nine-patch

Gallery of Big Print Quilts:

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Show and Tell: 7 members brought work to show

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Reminder: June meeting is 10 June, 10:00 – 13:00 at Sacred Heart,