Thursday, 17 June 2010

June 11th 2010 Meeting

The last meeting of the year went out with a bang – or should I say – a party!

As well as all the usual attractions of the shop, library and challenge (more later) there was an amazing feast laid on by members. Lots of people bought friends so there was a very big crowd in attendance.

The challenge was ‘picnic accessories’ and this was won by Rebecca Palmer with her picnic basket although there were very few entires – MORE PLEASE FOR SEPTEMBER!

The Milford Hospice Quilt was on display and many thanks to everyone who has helped in donating the blocks and time in bringing together this gift. The quilt will now be displayed at the Hospice whilst raffle tickets are sold. This will bring valuable funds to the hospice and some lucky person will own this treasure. Linda has done a wonderful job of organising this quilt. Thank you.

Three ladies from Cork Anne Moloney, Ailbhe O’Callaghan and Frances Gamble came along with an enormous array of quilts, ranging from antique, through ‘first quilts’ and into the realms of award winning ones – all were beautiful. There humour and enthusiasm were certainly catching.

The detail on the label and back of this round robin star quilt was amazing.

Apologies that there are not more of these photos I have had some problems uploading them.

The fabric squares for the September challenge were handed out with a simple brief to complete a small square block or cushion cover, embellish as you like.

The demonstration for the night by Meg and ‘Ruth’ was a simple flower rosette and this proved hugely popular, with many people having a go on the night.

Thursday, 3 June 2010

"Tread Softly" Crafts Council of Ireland Textile Competition Details

Tread Softly - an exhibition of textile work by members of the Crafts Council of Ireland. This exhibition will be on show at the Knitting & Stitching Show RDS, Dublin 28th to 31st October 2010.

The exhibition is open to all registered members, associate and full, of the Crafts Council of Ireland. All original work must have been made in the past 2 years, and cannot have won a major prize.

The theme for the exhibition is the poem by Yeats, entrants may interpret the poem as they wish.

Had I the Heavens' embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with the golden and silver light,
The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and half-light,
I would spread the cloths under your feet
But I, being poor, have only my dreams:
I have spread my dreams beneath your feet;
Tread Softly because you tread on my dreams.....

William Butler Yeats

4th August - Entry Date for Images
22nd August - Submission of work

Further details on this competition will be available next week