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!
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
With inspiration from Mid-western branch, this year’s Christmas Challenge is to make a postcard.
Packs with three fabrics and pelmet vilene were distributed at the November meeting – the challenge is to make a postcard using at least some of each of the three fabrics, plus any additional fabric you would like to include.
The Summer 2018 newsletter includes a postcard tutorial from Miriam Gogarty – it can be found here.
Please bring your finished postcard to the December meeting. All entries will go into a draw for a mini-hamper, then pop them in the post!
Hi all, sorry about September recap failure! Technology is wonderful when we all know how to use it. It was a great meeting for those that missed it! Thanks again to everyone who who helped out with membership, Door and Raffle.
October 13th, Open Meeting.
We had a great turnout for our Open meeting and we had Patchwork Plus as our shop and Moya had a marvelous selection of Christmas fabrics, YES, I said it! Christmas!, have to start now for presents to be finished.!
We had Tina Sullivan Hawkes doing a Demonstration on Christmas paper pieced Brooch, Panels and a three layers stand alone Christmas tree when stuffed!
We also had Rebecca Farr and Rob Hyde showing us CPR. It was a refresher for some or if you were like me, a great Lesson in what to do in an emergency.
We then had the Pin Pals give a Show and Tell of our Secret Round Robin which we started last September (2017) and just had finished in late August 2018!
After that our Branch Show and Tell, Fantastic as always Ladies.
Our meeting this month was smaller than usual as who could blame anyone for not wanting to be indoors with the fantastic weather.
Firstly, Congratulations to Sheila Devereux as her Quilt has been picked to represent Ireland at the Festival of Quilts in Bermingham! Well done!
Our shop was Moya with Patchwork Plus and our guest speaker was Artist Mary Murphy from Carrigaline, a lady who can turn her hand to anything! She gave a fantastic presentation about her beginnings and her work to date. We are hoping to have her do a workshop in the future as so many were interested. Watch this space!
We also had Ruth Burke our Executive chair giving a Demonstration on navigating the website and utilizing the information it provides for us as members.
We presented our outgoing representative, Joanna Harrington with a standard Rose. She has been a fantastic representative and Committee member, always ready to help out with anything that should arise with a cool, calm and collected head! And ❤.
Heidi Wischniewski’s workshop for September was filled on the day with a waiting list. I’m pretty sure we might be able to organize another one if Heidi can accommodate us!
Our Summer Challenge is “Wild Atlantic Way” . No restrictions, any size, color,shape!
Our next meeting will be Saturday 15th.
The Limerick Quilt Centre will be our shop and Mary Palmer will be our guest speaker.
Also, those doing the workshop, don’t forget to be gathering your bits and pieces and trimmings for the workshop!
Enjoy your Summer,
Hope to see you in September, Assumpta
Our Next Meeting in September will be the as the church needs the hall on the 15th for a Novena.