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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 9th recap

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!

Look her up on: http://www.marymurphy.weebly.com

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

Mary Murphy
Mary Murphy
Ruth Burke explaining the website
Finnoulas tea wall hanging
Finnoulas early
Very early!
Susan Garde
Susan’s been busy!
Jane and her “easy Bargello!”
Sheila with her cross stitch quilt!
Cathy with her fabulous vehicle Quilt
Sandra’s Fantastic self portrait!
Tracy’s beautiful wedding ring quilt
Tina’s lovely quilt
Mary’s hoping for a girl!
Mary’s BOM
Moya’s 3 size block
Sheila’s BOM Quilt
Mary, Assumpta (with Siobhan’s doll too) and Tracy . Nicki Foley’s workshop in May

 

Our Next Meeting in September will be the as the church needs the hall on the 15th for a Novena.

May 12th recap

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.

May Meeting Preview

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:

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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.
Stuffing

April Meeting Recap

The April meeting was our AGM. Before this there were lovely treats and coffee and we helped Frances to lay out her sparkling quilt blocks that she demoed last month.

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There were announcements and the minutes from last year were read and approved. The Treasurer’s report was approved.  New members were proposed and approved. There was applause for all the hard work of the committee and the fun time had at our Christmas meeting in December.

Once the AGM finished, we had a wonderful show and tell:

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Finnoula’s Peter Rabbit quilt
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Sheila’s Tumbling Blocks with stars

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Tracy took the image from her larger quilt and made a miniature of it.IMG_0031

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Stephanie’s bag

 

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Mai and Anne showed quilts made with the same block and very different results!

 

Anne had more quilts to show.

Quilts by Siobhán

And finally, some beauties from Moya

 

April Meeting

Please join us for our AGM on Saturday 14 April,

Half of the committee will be continuing for 2018-9, and some new members have already volunteered. We encourage all our members to come to this meeting and if you feel able and ready to consider a 1 or 2 year term on the committee then we would love to nominate you! Please note that you cannot serve more than 2 years at a time unless you are co-opted as Chair for a 3rd year.

Shop: Patchwork Plus

Agenda: to be distributed at the meeting.