Saturday, 13 October 2007

October 12th Meeting

Breeda O'Sullivan from the Skerries Mills Quilting was the speaker on the night. She brought a large suitcase full of pieces to show. Most of their items were from their recent exhition "Quilting on the Rocks" which was shown at Skerries Mills in Co. Dublin. Their work was excellent and showed a high degree of skill.

The monthly challenge for October was to make something using the A4-sized fabric square of "Bohemian Rhapsody" that everyone was given. The fabric was something that a lot of people initially thought "uugh" as it was completely different than their usual fabric choices. As it turned out the fabric lent itself very well to an wide variety of patchwork layouts!

14 entries were received on the night which was a big increase on the usual amount of entries for the challenge. There was fantastic creativity present on the night, as everyone's pieces were totally different and unique.

Gwen Cottiss was the deserved winner on the night with her hexagon pieced basket of flowers.

Bridget came second with her curved stained-glass effect piece, which was very eye-catching and showed a great range of fabric combinations.

Paula Rafferty entered two pieces for the challenge. Paula liked the fabric some much , she had to go and buy more of it! She made a very detailed foundation pieced circular wall-hanging. Her 2nd piece was made using the klaidoscope method, and really showed the versatility of the fabric choice as it looked like a wide variety of fabrics had been used instead of just one!

Valerie Shortt made a very colourful quilt which used the challenge fabric as the centre of the some of the squares.

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