Wednesday, 25 January 2012

January 2012 Meeting

Loretta O'Brien brought a selection of quilts from the "EQA" Exhibition which is currently touring EQA member countries. For this exhibition, each EQA country was given a different colour and had to make a 12" square. 

Claire Lynch brought in two finished quilts for show & tell. This quilt was started in a Lynn Edwards "Patchwork in Perspective" workshop last summer.

Maureen Talbot brought in a beautiful quilt that was hand quilted.

Demo's on the night were on the topic of mixed media. Tracy Watson did a demo on making sketchbook covers using  interfacing, markal pens, etc.

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

An Grianan 2012

Hello All,
We are getting close to An Grianan now and bookings are at a viable stage.  We have had to drop four of the teachers as they were not booked but there are still five great teachers available and it is sizing up to be a great weekend.  

We were hoping that at branch meetings over the next couple of weeks, members could be reminded of an Grianan at meetings.  So, could you remind chairs of the branches to announce the details again (which are in the last newsletter and also on the website).

The tutors' workshops which still may be booked are:
Susan Briscoe,
Jenny Rolfe,
Joke Buursma,
Terri McNeill
Ann O'Rafferty.  

It is important to send in the application form asap and to indicate 2nd preferences as some of these are almost full (most especially Jenny Rolfe). Application form was in the Autumn Newsletter and is also available on the Irish Patchwork Society blog (Irish Patchwork Blog)

Please as well remind people that they can come and do their own thing for €200 for bed and meals.

The shop will be the Limerick Quilt Centre (Maeve Meany).

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

January Meeting 15th January

Don't forget the 1st Mid-West Branch meeting of the year takes place this Friday (13th January) at 8pm.

We're going to have a fat quarter fabric swap on the night - so bring along some of your unused fat quarters for swapping. 
We all have some fabric in our stock-piles that we're never going to use, so bring it along on the night, you might end up swapping for some fabric is just right for your next project...

There's going to be some mixed-media demo's on the night - showing people how to make fabric paper, sketchbook covers out of unusual materials etc.

See you all on Friday night!