September Meeting Recap

Apologies for the lateness of the post, I needed to leave the meeting early to catch a ferry for a holiday, and our internet in France was very slow.

On September 12, we met at the Sacred Heart Church on Western Road for the first meeting of the year.

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Membership dues for the year were due at this meeting, €40 which goes to the executive board.  Due to insurance, you can only attend 2 meetings prior to paying for your membership.  After those two meetings, you won’t be covered by insurance anymore!

We’ve also increased our door fees to €4 for members, and €8 for non-members.  This increase in fees is a result of a motion passed by members at our AGM in April.

Our meeting started out with announcements from our chair, Jane.

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We showed off the eight blocks of the Block of the Month that have been created so far, in two different colorways.

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Then, Erin followed with a recap of the Block of the Month project we’ve been doing since February.  Then, using the projector, showed a step by step tutorial of this month’s block, the Spools block!

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In future meetings we’ll be doing a step by step visual tutorial for the remaining blocks!

Maeve from Limerick Quilt Centre did a demonstration.

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Photo by Susan Garde

Christmas Placemats!

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Sadly, I had to leave before the Show and Tell portion of the meeting.  Please, if you have photos I can use in a slideshow, please send them to our email address, corkips@gmail.com.

Our next meeting is scheduled for October 10 and will be our open meeting!

August Block of the Month

August has finally arrived!

We’ve been hard at work over the last few weeks preparing the materials for the block for you!

Introducing August’s Block, the Half Rectangle Triangle Star!

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You can find the downloadable materials here.

This is our first opportunity to work work templates.  IMPORTANT NOTE:  A small square has been drawn next to the Half Rectangle Triangle (HRT).  When you print out your template, be sure that your square measures 1 inch square!  This will ensure your Half Rectangle Triangles will end up the correct size.  Be sure to cut the bevels of the template.  Cutting the bevels into your half rectangle triangles will make sewing together the triangles easier.

If you’re new to working with Half Rectangle Triangles, do not fear, we’ve created a video tutorial for you!

Be sure to subscribe to our channel to ensure that you’ll be notified of any future uploads.

Be sure to check out our Pinterest page for other tutorials and inspiration!

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Enjoy!  If you have any questions or problems, feel free to message us!  Happy Sewing!

June Block of the Month

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Our June Block of the Month is the X – Plus block!  Using skills we learned in last month’s block, we create the “X” portion of the block.  Perfect for using scraps you have in your scrap bin.  Directions for this block will be uploaded to our site in December.

Check out the scrappy versions on our Pinterest page!

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We’re putting the finishing touches on the directions for July.  Be on the lookout for the instructions for these blocks on July 1st!

What a turnout at today’s meeting!

What a fantastic turnout we had at today’s meeting.

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We started out with announcements and then moved on to Show and Tell.  And the show and tell?  How inspiring are these quilts?

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Well done ladies!  Fantastic work!

We then moved on to the Block of the Month project, debuting our Churn Dash block.

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Due to the fact that our speaker had the flu, several of our members stepped up and provided demonstrations.

There was a tissue packet demo:

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And a Japanese Rice Bag demonstration.

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You can find the handout for the rice bag demo here.

Our next meeting is April 11th.  It will be our AGM and we’ll have Sandra Jansen speaking about Improvisational Piecing.  Start working on your show and tell now!