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!

October recap

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.

CPR Demo with Rebecca and Rob
Rebecca showing us how to do the compressions

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.

Siobhan’s Round Robin
Mary O’Regans Round Robin
Mary Hynes Round Robin

 

Siobhan’s piece from Heidi’s workshop
Finnoulas Minnie Mouse Quilt
Mary
Heidi’s piece
Heidi’s split 9 patch
Cora
Cora’s beautiful log cabin
Mairead’s donated hexi quilt which she finished
Joan’s first Quilt
Joan’s 2nd Quilt!
Moya’s fab Quilt