April 13th Meeting

 

I was delighted with the attendance at our AGM this month as we find that it gets slack when the AGM is mentioned ! We wore our Easter Bonnets for the occasion, no frills upon it!

 

Carol Cave presenting Assumpta Lydon with a Quilt from the wonderful members

That said I would like to thank the Ladies who have come forward to continue to look after our Branch Meetings. I hope you enjoy your time as much as I have the last 3 years and thank you for my Beautiful Quilt.

I was overwhelmed by the Quilt and the positive comments from all and would like to thank all the outgoing Committee members for their support and work that they put in to make our meetings so much fun.

I also roped them into making a Banner for our meetings, you can see behind some of the photos.

We also would like to thank our Library Ladies, Mai and Joan for the work they put in for the last nine years!

Our shop was Patchwork Plus with Moya and our Speaker was Sandra Jansen on her fantastic work so far especially her experiment with the Log Cabin Block.

Thank you to all for a wonderful Show and Tell and all the goodies.

March 9th Meeting

We had a great meeting on Saturday with a first Visit from Quilt,Yarn,Stitch all the way from Tuam! Everyone was delighted with the quality and variety of the shop and thankfully  Roisin is willing to come again .

 

We also got to try out our new toy… hands free microphone, it really worked wonderfully and we are very grateful to Siobhan’s Husband Len Stone for researching the best one for us.

Our Speaker was Tracy Wardle on her experience doing the city and guild and we got to see her wonderful work. We all enjoyed her stories and were in awe of her work as she graciously passed around her pieces. What a Joy!

 

We then had our Show and Tell and everyone turned out the most fabulous pieces as usual.

Ita Doolan had a fabulous Quilt tool to show us in the form of two different size rings with two knobs to hold while quilting, taking the pressure off your hands trying to move the material around as you Quilt.

I would  like to remind everyone that next month is our AGM and encourage members to consider joining the Committee. We need at least 3/4 more people to help keep the Committee running properly.

 

Cora’s fab Quilts

Mairead’s ready for the Celebrations
Mary’s fabulous baby Quilt, back and front

Nora’s lovely dog cushions
Ita showed us her fab Quilt rings

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

 

 

 

Postcard Christmas Challenge

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!