Friday, 30 April 2010

National Exhibition 2010 "Q FOR QUILTS"


The IPS, Southern Branch invites all IPS members to submit quilts for the
National Exhibition

10am-4pm daily, 4th-11th September 2010,
CIT, Bishopstown, Cork

The title of the exhibition is
Q is for Quilts

* To encourage the widest entry there will be no size restriction but no kits or glass/picture frames will be allowed.
* The work must have been completed in the last two years.
* Every effort will be made to display all entered quilts but if restricted by space we reserve the right to make appropriate hanging decisions.
* By entering your quilt you agree to have it photographed for publicity and the catalogue.
* From the time we receive your quilt it is covered by IPS insurance.
* The usual 10 cm. sleeve is required.
Entry form to Southern Branch by 29th June
Quilt delivered by 6th August
Address – IPS-Southern Branch, C/O Gamble, Coolfree, The Orchard, Farranlea Park, Model Farm Road, Cork.

Entry forms will be available in the Summer Issue of the Newsletter, on the IPS website and

Western Branch Exhibition

The Western Branch exhibition will run from 1st to 31st May, 2010 at the Galway City Museum. Although the poster attached says it is open daily, the Museum have since advised that for May they are open from Tuesday to Saturday 10am - 5pm.

The Mayor will officially open the exhibition at 6.30pm on Tuesday 4th May and of course all IPS members nationwide are invited! See the attached invitation for details.

For more information on Western Branch activities see

Thursday, 29 April 2010

Limerick Show

Limerick Show will be with us in August and our IPS group will be having an area to display quilts, bags, pillows and everything beautiful. This display will be seperate from any competition that is judged at the show.

We would like to know what you will be displaying with our stand?

We are looking for volunteers to ensure that no one person is inflicted with a large amount of work. Please think about making yourself available to set-up, man a few hours at the show and take down the display.

This is a great opportunity to advertise our group and skills. At the May meeting we will be asking for your support.

May meeting and Villiers Day

A reminder that the Villiers sewing day is on the 9th May. The IPS meeting is on the second Friday of the month which this month will be the 14th May. An unusual time-tabling but hope that everyone will come along to help complete the Milford Hospice Quilt.

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Children's Workshop

I think these pictures speak for themselves.

Many thanks to all the people that helped organise, thread needles, brought machines, thread, fabric, skills and the children that made this such a delightful afternoon.

Congratulations to the kids who made such fabulous pictures and cushions. Great sewing, we look forwrds to seeing your skills in the future.

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Last Chance to register your quilts for the Festival of Quilts Show

The deadline for entering quilts into one of the competitions at the Festival of Quilts is coming up fast.

Remember you have to register your intention to take part by the end of this month (30th April)!!

Once you've registered the organisers will send you an Entry Form specific to the categories you choose) in May.

Click here to go to the relevant page on the Festival of Quilts website where you can download full rules and regulations along with the registration form:

Step 1: Register by completing the entry form. Do this before the 30th April. Registering doesnt commit you to entering, but it provides the organisers with an idea of the category you may enter. The fee for EQA members is €9. The fee is payable per entrant, not per quilt - it costs the same regardless of how many quilts you enter (only 1 quilt can be entered per category though).

Step 2: Entry forms. Once you register the organisers will send you an entry form in May, which will have detailed information plus an entry form for each category you wish to enter. Send this form back by the 28th May.

Step 3: Submit your work. The entry forms etc. will have detailed information on where & how to send your quilts, but quilts must be at the designated collection points by Friday 30th July.