Thanks to Susan for writing this recap for me in my absence:
There was a good buzz in the air today. Everyone was in good humour.
Our meeting started with Joanna welcoming everyone in Erin’s absence. We have a new committee and it is hoped that we can find out from members what would be liked in future meetings and that we would talk more about it at June’s meeting.
Joanna thanked Anne Marie of Kilbora Quilts for joining us at our meeting and wished her well in the future after closing her shop.
We were reminded that those wishing to submit a quilt for the National Exhibition should liaise with Joanna who will make sure they are delivered on time.
Other upcoming exhibitions were also announced including one in Bishopstown Library and Spike Island.
Executive news was given by Joanna as she is now the rep for the branch. The national AGM will take place on the 1st October in Kilkenny.
The librarians have asked that all library books out be returned by June’s meeting so that a stock take can take place over the summer break.
Mary Palmer gave a demo on binding with mitred corners and one strip binding. It was very well received.
Anne Marie gave a demo on free motion quilting rulers. It is a new way of doing free motion quilting with the aid of specific rulers and a special foot for the machine. This was very interesting and a lot was learned by us all.
Show and Tell:
Mary Palmer – Japanese and batik fabrics. Quilt for her daughter
Joanna Harrington – A charity quilt made by Evelyn Montague
Frances Mc Carthy – 1720 map of cork unfinished was a workshop given by Ailbhe
Fionnula Creed – sampler quilt to test the star block for a wedding quilt
Finishing quilts from before
The bag carrying the quilts was made good number of years previous. All by Bernie Kelly
Two Quilts for Crumlin
Mystery quilt designed by Mary Palmer from a few years back
And “Think outside squares” quilt top good for beginners, all by Mary O’Connor
Jar Quilt by Anne Moloney
and Anne Moloney’s quilt she did with her daughter.
Frances McCarthy – Fat quarter quilt from a Canadian themed charm pack
Here’s a slideshow from all of the photographs taken by Susan:
With the May 31st deadline coming up, the committee is working on arranging a delivery of our branch’s quilts. This way, you don’t have to worry about the Post misplacing your precious package.
If you have a quilt ready for submittal, feel free to bring it to this Saturday’s meeting! Don’t worry if you still have some steps to go. Joanna will be announcing more details this Saturday at our meeting. The deadline for having your quilt in the delivery will be May 25th.
Here’s another block tutorial for you! How to create a Nine Patch Block:
It’s time for this week’s Back to Basic Video, and it is about how to assemble a simple Four Patch block!
For those members unable to attend our Saturday meeting, we’ve posted the slideshow presentation on YouTube!
Enjoy! Let us know if you have any questions!
Well, our 2015 Block of the Month project has come to a close!
At our February Meeting, we debuted the finished quilt:
We’ve uploaded all of the directions for each block to our Block of the Month page here.
Here’s a recording of the presentation given at our meeting.
Any suggestions for our next Block of the Month? Please email them to me!
To begin, Happy Valentines Day!
We had a great meeting today! Moya from Patchwork Plus was our shop for the meeting. Jane started off with a few announcements which included a request for members to join the committee in April, as only two members are continuing on.
Mary O’Conner briefly spoke about Quilts for Crumlin, hoping to reintroduce it as a charity our branch can focus on. Quilts for Crumlin gives quilts to seriously ill children aged 0-17in hopes to provide comfort to them during a challenging time. Ms. O’Conner challenges our members to create any sized quilt and show and donate it at our June meeting.
Erin then debuted the Block of the Month Quilt:
It features sashing, diamond cornerstones, and two borders! Watch our blog in the next week for the directions to complete your Block of the Month quilt!
Arlene Shawcross then did her presentation, “Stitch to Enrich” which featured these beautiful works from various artists:
Thank you Arlene for your amazing presentation!
We then had an inspiring show and tell!
Enjoy some snapshots from the meeting:
Our next meeting is March 12, 2016! We hope to see you there!