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.