The 14th of October meeting was our open meeting which meant that anyone who wanted to call in and see what we do, could come in for free and enjoy the Demonstrations, Chat and the wonderful show and tell!
We also had John O’Donnell from Waterford and he serviced the sewing machines while Ladies browsed the shop which was Patchwork Plus with Moya.
Our Demonstration Ladies were:
Mary Hynes doing the Block of the Month which included a star block and a Presents Block. She had handouts for these and will have a selection of all handouts at our next meeting ( November 18th now as Knitting and Stitching Show the second Saturday). We will be giving a ‘Viewers Choice’ prize in December for at least 4 of the 6 blocks done!
Mary O’Regan did a Demonstration on her Overlocker or Serging. She was showing how to finish off the material edges and her work with the Days for Girls.
We also had Frances McCarthy showing us an Appliqué technique and her Dying work.
We were so lucky to have Penny Barnes with us on the day as she was visiting Nicki Foley in Kerry and doing a workshop in Aghada with Moya. She gave a wonderful talk and show and tell on her Quilting Journey. She donated two books to our Library that has featured her beautiful work! She also showed us the Quilt that the workshop was about and those who had signed up had a wonderful day in Aghada just before Ophelia hit!! I hope everyone got over it safe and sound.
We then had our own show and tell which as always was so interesting and awe inspiring. We finished with our raffle and we would like to thank all that contributed… prizes, helping hand, the Library Ladies and all who brought Goodies!!
Happy Halloween to everyone!
See you on the 18th of November at 10 in the Sacred Heart Church Hall, Victoria Cross.
The Executive are Looking for Quilts for Knitting and Stitching show, anyone interested in doing so please go to:
The National Executive Meeting was held in the Fabulous setting of the Kingsley Hotel on Saturday 7th October 2017 and started promptly at 11am. Ruth Burke was chair and did a fantastic Job as always. There was a good attendance at the meeting and all ran smoothly.
Janice Gunner was our guest speaker and she gave a wonderful talk and show and tell on .. Japan – A Textile Journey. It was such a pleasure to have someone talk about her subject with such passion and make it interesting for everyone else also. What a treat to be able to touch and some of us got to try on kimonos she had with her!
Janice also ran a workshop on the Sunday 8th on ‘Liberating Log Cabin ‘. 12 Ladies attended and had a fantastic time. It was fun and well run by Janice. We hope to see all finished results soon?! Some are making cushion covers and others are hoping to expand to at least lap Quilts! She generously gave us some signed books to raffle also.
Congratulations to Linda Crowley on winning the James Lawlor Trophy for her Binary Challenge for the Second year in a row. Well done to all that entered as it was fantastic to see such difference in color schemes.
We had two fabric shops, Patchwork Plus and Lismore Quilts. John O’Donnell also had an array of Machines on display and took names for his servicing at our open meeting next Saturday 14th of October at the Sacred Heart Church Hall. There are still places and it will be a first come first served basis but I’m sure John will accommodate all.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Ruth and executive committee for being available to us as we went forward organizing the AGM and for all the positive feedback from the other branches. It was certainly due to Erin Case for all her work done before she left and to a fantastic committee on hand and helpers who jumped on board and made everything run smoothly and everyone feel at home.
See you all hopefully at the open meeting Saturday 14th at 10am!
Penny Barnes is our guest speaker, BOM, and other Demos, usual raffle and friendly welcome!
All very Welcome and don’t forget your machines for service .
Hi all, Just a reminder that the National AGM is taking place at the Kingsley Hotel, this Saturday the 7th of October. We hope as many as possible turn out for this meeting as this is where you have a voice and vote.
Join us from 10 am for shops, coffee and chat
AGM 11am – 1pm
Lunch 1pm – 2pm
Speaker: Janice Gunnar 2.30pm – 3.30pm
Membership can be paid for at the door (for those who may have missed renewing membership in September).
Patchwork Plus and Lismore Quilts are the shops and John O Donnell will also be there.
John will have a sign up sheet at his table for the servicing taking place on Saturday 14th at our Branch Open Meeting. Don’t worry if you can’t make the AGM for this as he will accept as many as he can on the day. If you need more than a service, please feel free to bring your machine to John at the AGM and he will return with it the following week to the Sacred Heart Hall.
AGM is free to attend but if you would like Lunch and attend Janice Gunner’s talk it is €30.
There are 3 places left for the workshop on Sunday, please contact one of the committee if you wish to attend as soon as possible.
We opened with a welcome to everyone and a Congratulations to Mary Palmer and Anne Kiely on their win at the Birmingham Festival of Quilts in the two person category and of course Mary herself getting third in the Art category. Fantastic achievement.
Mary Hynes gave a Demo of a Christmas tree Block and will continue until December with a Christmas theme. Snowflakes and stars to come!!
We were delighted to welcome The Four Winds Group to speak on their work on Gee’s Bend Quilts. The Four Winds meet weekly in each other’s houses and have been together for 27 years!
They displayed their interpretation of a range of Gee’s Bend -style quilts. They also showed us the first Quilt they made as a group. We then got to see some of their Round Robin results, it was great to see how different and what fantastic work was produced.
The summer challenge ‘Try a Triangle’ had over 15 entries and the prize was a service of a machine with John O’Donnell. Mary Hynes was given a ticket for her BOM as it was triangle Christmas trees and what do you know….. unlucky no.13 and she won!!
We continued with ‘our normal’ show and tell which was anything but! Fantastic as always Ladies. We have the pictures to prove it!
Big congratulations are extended to Southern Branch member Mary Palmer for her winning quilt ‘Tidings’ in the 2-people category at Festival of Quilts. Mary has worked with Anne Kiely on several pieces in the past, including:
‘Eroded Prospects’ winner of the William Smith O’Brien Perpetual Challenge Cup and Crafts Council of Ireland Purchase Award at the RDS National Crafts Competition 2013
‘Literary Landscape’ winner of the William Smith O’Brien Perpetual Challenge Cup at the RDS National Crafts Competition 2017
Our next meeting is Saturday 9 September, Sacred Heart Church, 10am – 12.30pm.
- Shop: Limerick Quilt Centre
- Speakers: The 4Winds Group
- Wanted: volunteers to help at the AGM in October
- Starting this month: Christmas themed block of the month
- Sign up for workshop in November