Tuesday, 12 June 2012

June meeting

Our guest speaker at our June "Summer Party" meeting was Eileen Browne, a Limerick Lace-maker.

Eileen Browne demonstrating Limerick lace
Eileen came into give a talk and demo about Limerick Lace. The AGM challenge for October is to make a piece (15"max) inspired by Limerick lace so this talk gave our members plenty of ideas to think about over the summer.

There was lots of home-made food on the night

Only 1 person managed (or remembered!) to bring their Mystery Quilt in on the night. Gillian Killick brought in her quilt which she is in the process of hand-quilting. Gillian did a lovely job on selecting colours for her quilt and has even incorporated some of the left-over blocks into the quilt-back.

Mystery Quilt by Gillian Killick

Back of quilt
 Grania gave a demo on "Antia's Arrow". We're just waiting now for the September meeting for Grania to bring in three finished "Anita's Arrow" quilts!  Here's a link to more info on making the Anita's Arrow block.
Grania demonstrating Anita's Arrow
Anita's Arrow samples
Quilt top by Grania made using Anita's Arrow block

 Show & Tell:
Phyl Awylard brought in this Sunbonnet Sue quilt top that she has been working on for the past few months at the Villier's Sewing Days. 

May meeting

 The May meeting was our AGM so we had a lot of official business to do on the night e.g. chairperson's, secretary and treasurer's report, election of new committee etc.
One of our new members Caroline Borden very kindly volunteered to join the committee on the night. Caroline is now going to be the Mid-West Executive Rep.

There was a lot of show & tell on the night.

Gillian Killick modelled this patchwork cap that she has made.
Patchwork hat made by Gillian Killick

  Grania and Kate have gotten very engrossed in making quilts using the "Anita's Arrow" block. Grania will be giving a demo on this block at the June meeting.
Anita's Arrow Quilt

Another Anita's Arrow quilt made by Grania Preston

This is another Anita's Arrow quilt that is in progress. Great vibrant colours in this quilt top. 
New York Beauty quilt by Maureen Talbot

 This quilt is being raffled by Paula Rafferty to raise funds to send herself and her daughter to the Fashion Sans Frontier event.
Quilt that is being raffled by Paula Rafferty

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Mid-West members printing bags

Spotted in the Limerick Post this week: a photo of three Mid-West Branch members at a recent design-a-bag workshop held at the Limerick Printmakers.

In the photo from left to right are Doris McMahon, Loretta O'Brien and Cecilia O'Doherty.