September Meeting Preview

Please note that the September 2018 Meeting is one week later than usual, on 15 September 10 am to 1pm. This meeting will be followed by a 1/2 day workshop with Heidi Wischniewski.

Annual membership of the IPS is now €50, please bring your sub and a completed membership form to this meeting (or October if you know you can’t make this month). Forms can be found here.

We are delighted to have Mary Palmer as our speaker, hot on the heels of her latest win at the Festival of Quilts.

Limerick Quilt Centre will be joining us.

Entries to the Summer Challenge – theme: Wild Atlantic Way – will be entered into a draw to win a sewing machine service at the October Meeting with John O Donnell of Singer Sewing Centre. Sign up in September if you’d like your machine serviced at the October Meeting.

Don’t forget your show and tell, we can’t wait to see what you’ve created in the summer! As always, something to share is very welcome.

 

June 2018 Meeting Preview

We meet Saturday 9 June, 2018 at Sacred Heart Church, 10am to 1pm (ish)

Speaker: Mary Murphy on Thread and Felt Painting
Shop: Patchwork Plus
Demonstration: Ruth Bourke on the IPS Website
Announcements: The Summer Challenge theme! & the 2018 IPS AGM is being hosted by Mid-west Branch – Suzanne from Limerick will join us to give us a briefing.

As always, bring your latest creations for show & tell, plus something sweet or savoury to share is always welcome.

May Meeting Preview

When: May 12, 2018 10am to 1pm
Where: Sacred Heart Church, Western Road, Cork
Who: Main Speaker Ann O Rafferty with an overview of her work and how she got started. Ann has exhibited her quilts, many featuring marvellous appliqué, within Ireland at national exhibitions and as part of Hands Across the Border.
Shop: The Sewing Shed

Light lunch will be served since there is an afternoon workshop with Nikki Foley, ‘Rag Dolls‘ requirement detailed below:

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1/2 yard calico for doll’s body
2 fat quarters for clothing
Scrap fabric for the apron
A ball of wool in a colour that you would like to use for your doll’s hair
Acrylic paint for doll’s shoes and a small soft paintbrush, I will have some with me if you can’t get it.
Ribbon, lace and trims to embellish your rag doll
Normal sewing kit, machine andthreads.
Stuffing

February 2018 Meeting

Join us for our February meeting, Sacred Heart Hall, Western Road, Cork.

Date: 10 February, 2018
Time: 10am – 1pm
Speaker: Joke Buursma
Shop: Patchwork Plus

Date: 11 February, 2018
Time: 10am – 4pm (bring a lunch)
Workshop: Intermediate Applique
Tutor: Joke Buursma
10 places available – book at the January meeting if you haven’t already done so!

Choose from two different quilts about ‘tree canopy’. Both quilts are each 18 inch square.

Tree Canopy 1: This is an abstract idea of a tree canopy. The background is pieced, and on top of it treas are appliqued. One should be able to piece fairly quickly the background, and then fuse/ applique the trees on top of it.

Tree Canopy 2: This is a more realistic impression of a tree canopy. The foliage is made of a large number of pieces of fabric, no  bondaweb, the trees are fused on top of the foliage. If one is familiar with free-motion quilting, then you do just that. If one is not familiar with free-motion quilting, then some netting fabric will be needed, and then it can be quilted using the ‘normal’ foot