Tuesday, 28 September 2010

September 10th 2010 meeting

The first meeting of the year was very busy with our summer challenge showing that lots of us were busy stitching while we enjoyed the break!

This month we had a great collection of fabulous entries and the winner was Rita Kelly.

Rebecca demonstrated a spider web scrap quilt.

As well as all the usual attractions, Moya from Patchwork Plus brought us her usual, extensive collection of fabrics and other exciting things.

This quilt top will be the October workshop.

Tracey Watson demonstrated a sample of the potential that the quilt designing
software ‘EQ6’ has to offer. The program offers quite dazzling opportunities to the computer-minded quilter and Tracey certainly bought it to life.

We will be getting together to design the items that we will make with the ‘High Planes’ painted panels from Colorado. We will be looking for groups that are prepared to organize their own small ‘quilting bees’ (or Stitch and Bitch sessions!!!) We need to have at least the pieces for the American’s completed before Christmas – so please do volunteer to host a group.

September was the time for membership, renewals and we were busy at the door taking forms and payment – please do remember to get your membership in to Lynda Broderick as soon as possible.

Friday, 10 September 2010

Rose Little offering classes in Limerick

Rose Little is offering two evening classes this autumn, 'Design for quilting and embroidery' at Villiers School, starting 23 September and 'Surface decoration and embellishment for patchwork and quilting' at Limerick School of Art and Design, Clare Street Campus, starting 21 September. They are both aimed at quilters attracted by the challenge of creative design rather than projects from a book. The Villiers class covers creative design, including colour, line, texture and cultural influence together with basic quilting and embroidery techniques. The LSAD class includes printing, dyeing, bleaching, resist techniques and transfer of digital images onto fabric. More information is available at http://www.lit.ie > LIFELONG LEARNING.

Rose was Chairperson of the Mid-Western Branch of the IPS from 1988 to 1990.

She has a City and Guilds in Embroidery (Part 1), a Postgraduate Diploma in Textiles and an MA in Art Practice.

If you would like to know more about these classes, or have any queries, please contact Rose at roseslittle@gmail.com,or 086 1909737

Sunday, 5 September 2010

Irish Patchwork Society National Exhibition 2010

Reminder: The National Exhibition is taking place in the Cork Insitute of Technology until the 11th September.
It's a lovely exhibition and well worth a visit!

Friday, 3 September 2010

Limerick Show

Many thanks to all those who helped at the show.