Exhibition Opening this Thursday, May 26th

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You are invited to the opening of two Textile Exhibitions in The Mitchel Hall on Spike Island on Thursday the 26th of May 2016.

 “Devil in a Dress” is by Kevin Dinan and “Freedom “ the 2nd Irish Quilters’ Showcase exhibition features quilters from all over Ireland. 

A boat will leave from Kennedy Pier, Cobh at 1pm and return at 3pm.

Spike Island will be closed the week starting the 30th of May and will reopen on the 6th of June. 

The exhibitions will run until the 13th of June.

Please rsvp Paula (087 7699200  astrocatty@yahoo.co.uk) so that we will know numbers for the boat.

May Letter from the Chair

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Greetings everyone!  I hope May is finding you well.  On behalf of the new committee, I’d love to say we’re very excited about the upcoming year!  As I’m currently on holidays, Joanna will be taking over the duties of running our next meeting.

On May 14, 2016 we’ll be meeting at the Sacred Heart Church on Western Road, starting at 10 am.  

Kilbora Quilt Shoppe will be the shop for the meeting.  Anne Marie is planning on bringing a ton of deals for you to take advantage of as the shop has closed.

Anne Marie Hobbs will also be giving a talk.

Mary Palmer will be demonstrating binding, and there will be a hands on opportunity for members to try their hand at binding!

We will have our usual raffle.

Don’t forget to bring something to Show and Tell!  We love seeing your work!

Be sure to bring a quilt for consideration for the EQA Diversity exhibition at the Festival of Quilts.  Check out our blog for more information.  The committee will be deciding on the quilt to represent our branch on May 28th.  If you’re unable to attend the meeting, but would still like to put forth a quilt, please submit a good photograph to corkips@gmail.com

There will also be Tea and Coffee, and any refreshments you are kind enough to bring.

The sign up sheet for our June workshop will be available as well.  There’s only 6 spots available for Ruth Bourke’s “Traditional Blocks Made Modern.”  Be sure to sign up before you miss out on this awesome class!  We’re running a blog series on Ruth, and her class.  Be sure to follow it!

Don’t forget about the deadline for the National Exhibition, May 31st!  Find the rules and entry form on our website.  Let’s make sure the Southern Branch is well represented!

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to email me at the branch’s email or via Facebook.  I’m always accessible!

–Erin

 

Diversity in Europe Quilt Exhibition Opportunity

Do you want a chance to exhibit a fantastic quilt of yours at the Festival of Quilts in 2016?  The Irish Patchwork Society will be putting a quilt forward for the Diversity in Europe EQA Quilt Gallery at the Festival of Quilts.

This gallery will showcase the work of artists from 17 countries.  Because only one quilt will be representing Ireland, this will be quite the honour!

The process of choosing a quilt is this:  Each branch will nominate a quilt to represent the branch and submit it to the Executive Committee for consideration.

Do you have a quilt you’d like to nominate?  If so, bring it to our meeting on May 14th to show it for consideration, or if you’re unable to attend the meeting, send a good quality photograph to our email address at corkips@gmail.com.  See the rules below for guidelines for submission.

The quilt to represent our branch will be chosen by the committee at the committee meeting on May 28th.  

RULES:

— Size of Quilt:

  • Maximum height 2.5 m, maximum width 2.5 m
  • Minimum height 1 m, minimum width 1 m
  • Maximum perimeter (all the way around the quilt) 9 meters
  • Minimum perimeter (all the way around the quilt) 4 meters

— All quilts must have a 10 cm (4 inch) having sleeve with extra fullness to accommodate the rod) sewn 1 cm below the top of the quilt and stopping 2 cm at each side

— All quilts must include the following information at the bottom of the quilt, either on a fabric label securely attached to the back of the quilt or written directly on the back of the quilt – owner’s name, and full postal address (including country), Name of the quilt.

— All quilts must have a quilt maker’s statement.

For more information, see the article in the Winter Newsletter on page 8.

IPS National Exhibition

From July 12 to the 22nd, the Midwestern Branch is hosting the National Exhibition at the Limerick School of Art and Design in Limerick City.

This year’s theme is “Evolution”

Have you been working on your entry?  Be sure to follow the following rules:

  1.  The quilt must consist of a minimum of two layers, although any technique may be used.
  2. Size:  Quilts can be made to a maximum of 1.25 meters (approx. 50 inches) on any one side.
  3. The quilt has a free choice of edging treatments.
  4. No glass fronted, framed, mounted quilts or quilts made from kits will be allowed.
  5. The work should have been completed in the last two years.
  6. The quilt must have a 10 cm (4 inch) hanging sleeve, (with sufficient fullness to accommodate the hanging rod).
  7. Please ensure that your quilt has a stitched fabric label on the back at the bottom edge with the following information: Name of the Quilt, Name of Quilter, Postal Address, Telephone number
  8. The quilt should not have been exhibited prior to submission to this exhibition.
  9. Quilts made by more than one person at any stage of the construction should identify all of those involved.
  10. Quilts are not for sale during the exhibition.
  11. All IPS members are eligible to enter and there is a €10 entry fee per quilt to defray the costs of holding the exhibition.
  12. This is a juried exhibition.  The judging panel’s decision will be final.
  13. The quilts are covered by the IPS insurance once the quilt is received by the hosting branch.
  14. By entering your quilt, you agree to have it photographed for publicity purposes and the catalogue of the exhibition.
  15. Each quilt must have its own bag labelled with both the name of the quilt, the name of the maker and your branch.
  16. Quilts will be released at the end of the exhibition period and not before that time.
  17. Deadline for quilts to be received is the 31st of May 2016.  No late entries will be accepted due to cataloguing and photographing of quilts.

 

Do you need an entry form?

Download the entry form here!

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We’re looking forward to seeing the exhibition!  I’ve been hard at work on mine!