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.
We were delighted to have about 18 members of the South Midlands Branch come visit us this month. It was Fantastic to see so many come and a few of the Ladies stayed for Nicki Foley’s workshop after the meeting while the rest went into town shopping. I hope that they enjoyed their day out!
The Sewing Shed with Nicki Foley was our Shop on the day with a fabulous selection as usual.
Our Speaker was Ann O’Rafferty and she was fantastic! Her Appliqué work is second to none and we were all inspired by her work and amount of Quilts she produced on the day.
They treated us with a Fantastic Show and Tell, introduced by Eileen Shortis their Chair. We then had our own and all fantastic as usual.
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:
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.