Summer Challenge 2016

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As we’re about a month to go before our September meeting, I thought we’d do a bit of a check in on the Summer Challenge.

You’ll remember that this year’s theme is:

Revolutionary

We’ve left this open to interpretation for our members.  This means you can create a quilt using circles, drawing inspiration from the 1916 Rising, or even using a patchwork technique you’ve never done before.  We’re looking forward to seeing what you create!

Feel free to make anything you’d like–a bag, a quilt or a mug rug.  There’s no limit but your imagination.

Like last year, we’ve decided that this year’s prize for the challenge is a sewing machine service to be performed during our October meeting by John O’Donnell.

I’ve set up a Pinterest board with some images to spark your inspiration.  Find it here.

 

Summer Challenge Update

How are you doing with your summer challenge?  I’m brainstorming my layout and trying to figure out how to paper piece my name so it’s about 4 inches across.

Have you seen the latest issue of Love Patchwork and Quilting?

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They’ve got a pass holder project that you could easily use as a holder for a name tag!

Let us know how you’re doing in the comments.  Be sure to check out our Pinterest page for more inspiration!

June Meeting Recap

Well, we’ve had our last meeting for the summer!  I hope everyone had an amazing time at the meeting.  Wasn’t Irene MacWilliam’s talk such an inspiration?

We started the meeting announcing the Summer Challenge:  Nametags!  We’d love to be welcoming to new members and to be able to know everyone’s names!

Be sure to check out our Pinterest page for inspiration for your nametag.  Click on the photo to take you to the board.

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We also passed out a special “Southern Branch of the Irish Patchwork Society” tag to include on your nametag.  If you weren’t able to get to the meeting and would like to participate, please send an email to corkips AT gmail DOT com.  From there, Erin will give you an address to send a self addressed stamped envelope so you can be sent a tag.

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The Block of the Month was announced as well, the X-Plus Block!

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We’ll be continuing this project over the summer, posting the instructions here on the blog.  Be on the lookout in the beginning of July and August.

Irene MacWilliam also gave a retrospective on her work, and brought along samples to share.  Here’s a slideshow of some of the works she brought along to show:

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Our Show and Tell was also inspiring!  Just look at all these projects!

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Our next meeting will be September 12th, but keep watching the blog.  We’ve got a lot of content planned to give you your patchwork fix!  Have a great Summer!

May 9th Social Meeting

Well, it was our second to last meeting before the summer break, and we chose to use this meeting more as a social meeting, with an extended show and tell!  And what a show and Tell it was!

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Some links for projects/tools/techniques discussed during Show and Tell:

One Hour Basket
Falling Charms
Missouri Star Quilt Company
Jaybird Quilts
Sidekick Ruler

Please comment below if there’s a link that was missed!

Anne Marie Hobbs from the Kilbora Quilt Shop was our shop and speaker.  She showed some amazing examples of her work!  Find her on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.

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What an amazing meeting!  I hope you enjoyed it as much as everyone else did!

Our next meeting is June 13, 2015– the last meeting before the summer break.  We’ll be announcing our summer challenge, and it will be our Irene MacWilliam weekend!