Monday, 23 April 2012

April meeting

 Chairperson Tracy Watson gave a talk on Welsh Quilts at the April meeting. This went through the history and design of the quilts.

 Monthly Challenge:
The monthly challenge for April was to make a project out of one of library books. We had a number of entries on the night.
 The winner was Rebecca Palmer, her quilt is the yellow and blue quilt at the back of the table - unfortunately I didn't manage to get a shot of the full quilt on the night..

Monthly Challenge Entries
Cushion cover by Kate O'Donoghue
Challenge entry

Show and Tell:

Flying Geese quilt top by Alison Bingham
 Alison Bingham showed off this fantastic flying geese quilt top that she has recently completed. Alison incorporated a New York Beauty Block from a NYB workshop with Tracy Watson a few months ago. The use of the NYB block really adds a touch of drama to the quilt and was a great idea. Apologies for the strange lighting on this photo - the projecter was still on!

Paula Rafferty showed this quilt made using the Swoon block. The Swoon block has been a big hit recently on a lot of quilting blogs, quilting websites etc. The Swoon block makes a 16" block so you only need 9 blocks to make a very large quilt! For anyone who wants more information on the Swoon block here's a link to the Swoon Flickr Group.

Ger Larkin's daughter (apologies - have forgotten her name!) made this lovely block inspired by the pop group One Direction, and the colour that each band member uses. Ger said that she hasn't used much of the fancy quilting and embroidery stitches on her machine, but it was put to great use by daughter. Each square has used different stitches etc. 

Quilt by Kate O'Donoghue
 Kate O'Donoghue showed this quilt that she made, based on a pattern from a Kaffe Fassett book.
Quilt by Rebecca Palmer
 Rebecca Palmer is currently finishing off this Christmas quilt for entry into the International Quilting Festival of Ireland.

 A friend of Alison's brought in this lovely patchwork bag for show & tell.
Patchwork bag

For anyone who's making the Mystery Quilt here's a sneak peek of some of the blocks....

Mystery Quilt blocks by Tracy Watson

Table runner by Moya Geraghty
Moya Geraghty showed this table runner she has made.

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