Tuesday, 15 February 2011

So – let’s plan WAY ahead this month!!

Only another 24 days until our next meeting! SO what kind of bowl are YOU going to make for the challenge?

Chris and I have our thinking caps on, and we found loads of information on the internet and we thought we would share some with you.



We will be adding new links as we find them - or email me at Rebeccampalmer@hotmail.com and let me know of any bowl instructions you find.

Thanks R

Monday, 14 February 2011

IPS Retreat - Limerick Strand Hotel

The annual IPS retreat is being held this weekend from Friday 18th through to Sunday the 20th of February in Limerick.

All members of Mid West IPS are invited to join the group after dinner at 9pm on Friday evening for the 'Show and Tell' - please let Loretta know if you will be going along.

February Meeting

This month was a bit different as we had a visit from a group of our fellow IPS members from Galway. There was a great array of baking and lots of show and tell.

Theresa Riordan brought along her shop and Anita McMahon demonstrated her delightfully intricate ‘Artists Trading Cards’.

As our High planes quilt nears completion we started making arrangements for the raffle we will run to raise funds.

The IPS retreat is in Limerick this month (18 and 20th February) at the Limerick Strand Hotel. Loretta asked if any members would like to come along and help her with a ‘show and tell’. This is a social weekend – with no workshops or classes. It is an opportunity to catch up with IPS friends from around the country. We are hoping to have information about ‘day passes’ to this event and I will update the blog as soon as I have this.

Rachel reminded us all that it will soon be time to look for new committee members and I would urge people to think about what they may be able to do for the branch in the new year.

This month’s challenge was ‘A Lavender Bag’ and we had a good response. This month the winner was Rebecca Palmer with a paper pieced, Lavender filled cushion with a machine embroidered motif. Other entires were beautiful bags by Claire and Paula and Gillian.

Sunday, 13 February 2011

Mystery Quilt - Part 6 posted

Once again - I apologise to you all for forgetting the Mystery Quilt details for this months meeting - but - in an attempt to make it up to you all, its here posted on the blog WITH the pictures.