Jane and Olivia started the meeting with a few announcements. These included:
- Send any information for your sewing groups around Cork to Erin at the branch’s email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) Be sure to include location, times, and a contact person’s email.
- National newsletter should be sent out next week, which will include National Exhibition details.
- Executive representative is needed for the branch.
Responsibilities for executive representative include :
Attend the Executive Committee meetings which take place on the first Saturday of each month in the Asisling Hotel Dublin (opposite Heuston Station)
Take part in discussions on National and Branch issues
Report back to local Branch Committee
The Executive Rep does not have any additional responsibilities on the Executive Committee. These are fulfilled by the elected members of the Committee so the duties of the rep are relatively very light.
Any further information can be supplied by Olivia on 0868248917
Erin then did a presentation on Cathedral Window Pincushions
Download the Pincushion instructions here.
Erin will be posting the slideshow presentation to YouTube in the next few days for members unable to attend the meeting.
We then had an awesome Show and Tell!
Assumpta showed off her Block of the Month Quilt:
As did Siobhon:
Cora then showed us several quilts:
Susan showed us a quilt she made for a friend:
Tina showed off her batik quilt:
and Carol showed off a quilt she made of button down shirts:
Finally Fionnuala showed us three of her quilts:
Great work, ladies! So inspiring!
Next, Sandra Jansen (find her blog here) gave us a talk on her work with improvisational piecing. Here’s a slideshow of her work:
All in all, a great meeting!
We’ll be announcing the workshop/speaker we’ve booked for June in the next few days! Be on the lookout on the blog!
Here’s a short video of all of the photographs taken today: