Sunday, 19 April 2009

April 2009 meeting

Mary Palmer was the guest speaker at the April meeting. She brought a large collection of quilts that showed how her quilting style has changed from when she first started quilting to her more recent creations.

The quilt shown below is one of Mary Palmer's newest quilt.
Gillian Killick brought in 2 antique quilts for show & tell. This quilt was shown on the "Antiques Roadshow" when it was filmed in Dromoland Castle a few years ago. During the filming of the series, the experts got more excited by the back of the quilt - turns out that the yellow flowery fabric used was much older than the rest of the quilt.

Nora O'Connor brought in two bags that she recently made. The colourful bag was made from a Ricky Tims hand-dyed piece of fabric which was really eye-catching. Kate O'Donoghue made this beautiful Star Quilt.

Phil Awylward brought in this wall-hanging that she started making on a quilt tour to Bordeaux last year. Fran O'Donoghue brought in 3 very detailed dolls that she had made. The picture below shows Fran with a ballerina doll that she created.

And here are two more of her dolls...

Fran also made an appliqued teddy bear wall-hanging.
Rachel Banting brought in this denim quilt made from old jeans - some of the squares are even made using pockets from the jeans.The quilt squares were then added to with the addition of buttons and simple stitching.