Suddenly it is September, and there is an autumnal feel to the day… How did that happen so suddenly?!
After a lovely summer with (for me) not all that much sewing, we are looking forward to evenings with a quilt again!
The recent news on the upcoming lifting of restrictions is promising for in-person meetings, so we may be organising “real” meetings soon. Unfortunately, that time has not come quite yet so the committee has had to decide to have our monthly meeting online again. I suppose we all have to have a little more patience.
We are meeting this Saturday 11 September using Zoom. Members will have been sent the link by email, contact us if you are a member and you haven’t received it.
9.30 AM – start of the meeting and a short branch update.
10 AM – SPEAKER: Suzanne Pass will give us a talk on her recent visit to the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham. Expect lots of quilt photos to inspire!!
Afterwards – SHOW & TELL – send us your photos in advance so we can share what you’ve been up to!
On February 11 we met for our most recent meeting.
We started the meeting with announcements. These included:
Our upcoming exhibition, “Community” important information:
Final date of quilt submissions is February 20th. Connect with one of the committee members to submit your quilt.
The committee is having a meeting on February 18th at the Clayton Hotel Silver Springs from 11 am until 1 pm. You can drop your quilt off here as well.
Be sure to have a hanging sleeve, quilt label and filled out submission form. You can download the form here.
Opening reception is at the Sirius Arts Centre in Cobh on the 2nd of March at 6:30 pm.
“Fun” Modern Quilters Ireland second exhibition at St.Patricks Hospital, Dublin May 2nd to June 23rd.
Courthouse Gallery in Ennistymon, Co. Clare.
An exhibition that will be held this summer by Tracy Watson and Joke Buursma. 12th May and 23rd June. Gallery website is theCourthouseGallery.com for details of opening times
Hands across the Border “ Aurora”
Official Opening Tuesday 16th May 2017 in CHQ Custom House Quarter, IFSC, Custom House Quay, Dublin Northside, Dublin. Exhibition will run until the 26 th May. Northern venue is Island Arts Centre, Lisburn, June 2017
The Spike Quilters Exhibition in Thurles Source Library centre from Tuesday May 2nd toTue May 30th. Library hours. (9.30 to5 pm week days and10 to 5pm Sat. Closes 1pm to 2pm for Lunch.
Third Irish Quilters’ Showcase Exhibition
May-June 2017 The Mitchel Hall, Spike Island
The Kniting and Stitching show 2017
Simmonscourt, RDS, Dublin 9-12th November
Upcoming Exhibition Opportunities:
Hands Across the Border – theme is Aurora due 31st March, maximum 1m square
EQA annual challenge for exhibition at the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham – theme is Inspired by New York Beauty, also due end of march, 30th March, 25cm x 35cm in Landscape format
EQA Diversity in Europe – no theme but showcasing the best example of quilt making, due 30th April, size is minimum 1m x 1m to a maximum of 2.5m x 2.5m
Open European Quilt Championships – theme is Illuminate due 31st May. 20″ x 40″ portrait format
After the announcements, our block of the month was debuted, the Eight Pointed Star.
After the block of the month, we had the pleasure of having Emer Fahy present a talk on colour theory.
On January 14th we met for the first meeting of the New Year.
We started the meeting with thanks to Apple Tree Crafts for being our shop for the meeting and to Frances for giving us a demonstration on quilt labels.
After that, a few announcements were given. These included:
Entry forms for the following exhibitions have been added to the website under the “Downloads” tab: Hands Across the Border, EQA Challenge, “Inspired by New York Beauty,” and Open European Quilt Championships, “Illuminate.”
The IPS gallery at the Knitting and Stitching show will be similar this year, with galleries of the following themes, Traditional, Modern, Young Quilters and Art quilts. The submission process will change slightly, with one email to submit photographs. More information from Executive to come.
Cork Branch Exhibition “Community” Entry forms are currently available. You can find them on the downloads tab or at our February meeting. FIRM DEADLINE for submitting quilts is February 20th. A separate blog post on this is to come.
Nine Patches for Community Quilt are due at our February meeting.
After the success of our Mug Rug swap, we decided to host another swap in February. We’re challenging members to make pincushions to swap. Feel free to make any sort of pincushion you desire to swap. We’d like to make this a blind swap, so please bring your pincushion in an opaque bag. If you’re looking for inspiration, check out our Pinterest site!
We also announced our March speaker and workshop. Ruth Bourke will be presenting the talk “Trends in Online Quilting” and the Ticker Tape Quilt Workshop:
After the announcements, the Block of the Month was presented, the Greek Cross.
Then Tomomi McElwee presented a talk of her history of work:
Below is a slideshow of her amazing quilts:
Next was our Show and Tell:
After our meeting, we then had our Patchwork Bag workshop:
All in all, it was a fantastic meeting! See you at our next meeting, on February 11!
What an amazing turnout we had at our November 19th meeting!
We had the opportunity to host two shops at this meeting, Lismore Quilts and Sew Crafty Fabrics! Our members enjoyed all the shopping available.
We also invited the members of the Mid-Western Branch of the IPS to join us at our meeting.
We had two demonstrations going on, Slow Stitching:
and disappearing Nine Patch:
We started out the meeting with announcements. These included an announcement from member, Bernie Kelly:
A Christmas Market will be held in the hall of the Presentation Secondary School, Ballyphehane on Sunday 4th December. This is a great opportunity for crafters to sell their wares in advance of the Christmas rush!
Tables for vendors are available priced at €25.00 each. All proceeds go to school fundraising.
On September 10th, our branch met for the first meeting after the summer break!
We began with announcements. They included:
Congratulations to Cathy Davis for representing Ireland in the Diversity Exhibition at the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham.
The National AGM is happening October 1st and 2nd. Quilt challenge is “Witches and Castles”
The Knitting and Stitching show is happening October 20-23. If you’re interested in submitting to one of the IPS Galleries, check out our blog post here.
We’re going to have a Branch Exhibition in March! Theme is “Community.” More information to come.
We also announced the programming for the Branch that the committee has been planning over the summer. These include:
Open Sew afternoon after the October open meeting! Bring your current work in project and a lunch!
November’s meeting is going to be a joint branch meeting! We’ll also have two shops attending the meeting as well! We’ve also booked the hall for an open sew afternoon.
Tomomi McElwee will be giving a talk and workshop in January, more information to come as we get closer.
Ruth Bourke will be giving a talk and workshop in March, more information to come as we get closer.
We also had the pleasure to host the Chair of the National Committee, Kelly Fogarty at our meeting.
Susan then debuted the September Block of the Month, the Coffin Star:
Maeve Meany from Limerick Quilt Centre then gave a demonstration on constructing a Christmas tree block:
We also had an amazing Show and Tell. Just look at these quilts!
Tracy Wardle was also the winner of the Summer Challenge! Sadly, I don’t have a proper photograph. If a member has one and is willing to share, please send it along to our email address, email@example.com.
Our next meeting is October 8th, and is our traditional open meeting. See you there!
I hope you’ve had a wonderful summer! I’ve participated in many activities from taking the boys to the seaside, viewing a few exhibitions, and sewing, sewing sewing!
On September 10th, we’ll be returning to the Sacred Heart Church on Western Road for our first meeting of the year! We’ll begin at 10 am with some social time, and begin our programming at 10:30.
Limerick Quilt Centre will be our shop for the meeting. They’re asking our members that if they have any suggestions for items to bring. Please message them if you’d like to request something specific.
Show and Tell – Be sure to bing the projects you’ve been working on over the summer!
Photography for submitting to the Knitting and Stitching show gallery
As September is the beginning of our ‘year,’ be sure to bring a completed membership form and dues of €40 to this meeting. Downloading the form and filling it out beforehand will streamline the process. DOWNLOAD THE MEMBERSHIP FORM HERE.
Tea and coffee will be supplied, we look forward to seeing what cakes and other refreshments you can provide.
The committee has been working hard over the summer planning for the upcoming year. We’re looking forward to announcing it all at the meeting!
Greetings everyone! I hope you’ve enjoyed the beautiful weather we’ve been having! The boys and I have made multiple trips to the park, played in the backyard pool and while they nap to recover from the day, I’ve been busy working on sewing projects! I should have a completed quilt to show at our Show and Tell this meeting.
I hope you’re ready for a jam packed meeting! We’ve got a lot planned for the last meeting before the summer break.
On June 11, 2016 we’ll be meeting at the Sacred Heart Church on Western Road, starting at 10 am.
Patchwork Plus is the shop for the meeting.
— At the meeting, we’ll be announcing the Summer Challenge! We’ve decided on a prize and hope you find it as valuable as we do!
— We’ll also be holding a brainstorming session. The committee is hoping you’ll be coming armed with ideas for the programming you’d like to see in the upcoming year. We’ll be taking these ideas and incorporating them in our planning for the year over the summer.
— The first block of the Block of the Month will debut. Photocopies of the instructions will be made available at the meeting, with the directions posted to the website 3 months later.
— Ruth Bourke will be our speaker for the meeting. She’s planning on talking about the Modern Quilting movement.
— We will have our usual raffle.
— Don’t forget to bring something to Show and Tell! We love seeing your work!
— There will also be Tea and Coffee, and any refreshments you are kind enough to bring.
— For the members who’ve signed up, don’t forget about our workshop, “Traditional Blocks Made Modern” after the meeting. You should have received a supply list on what you need to bring and some cutting instructions if you wish to pre cut your fabrics.
— For any members who have outstanding library books, please be sure to bring them in! We’re planning on going through the library this summer!
Hope to see you on Saturday! Please email us if you have any comments or concerns!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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!