Thursday, 27 September 2012

National Exhibition starting next week in Limerick

Councillor Denis MacCarthy (Deputy Mayor) will be opening the National Exhibition on Friday 5th October at 7.30pm.

Villier's Sewing Night

The Villier's Sewing night will be taking place again tonight; Thursday 27th Sept.

 This for people who can't make the Sunday sewing days, or who want to meet up more regularly to get sewing projects completed. 

Those of us who attended last week  had a great night of sewing and chat.

Times are 7 - 9.30pm.

Cost €5. 

If any beginners are interested in attending, please leave a comment or email us for further details. 

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

New Sewing Shop opening in Cappamore, Co. Limerick

 One of our Mid-West members, Rebecca Palmer, is opening herr own little sewing shop on Saturday 29th September in Moore Street, Cappamore, Limerick.

When Rebecca Palmer and her family decided to move to Ireland seven years ago, they never dreamed that they would be opening a shop.  But that is just what they are doing in Cappamore this Saturday!

For several years now, Rebecca has been running sewing classes in the area which have proved very popular.  Although Rebecca predominately teaches adults all aspects of sewing she has also found a niche teaching local children.  
Along with a venue for classes, the new shop, trading as Rebecca Palmer Originals will offer alteration and embroidery services, soft furnishings and haberdashery as well as some fabric.

Class schedule as follows:

Monday 9.30am - 12.30 - Caherconlish as Before
Monday 7pm - 9pm          At the Shop!
Wednesday 7 - 9pm         At the Shop
Thursday 4.30 - 6pm       At the Shop for beginners (children)
Thursday 6pm - 8 pm      At the Shop for advanced sewers (children)


Saturday morning - 9am - 12noon    At the Shop - Childrens sewing club, come and sew on your current project (not suitable for total beginers)

Saturday’s events include a free draw, refreshments and demonstrations b y Rebecca as well as the launch of her newest original quilt design.

Tea and coffee with cakes (!!) will be served from around 9am on Saturday. 

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

New Villier's Sewing Nights

The Mid-West Branch are now going to be running Villiers Sewing Nights which will take place on Thursday nights.

This for people who can't make the Sunday sewing days, or who want to meet up more regularly to get sewing projects completed.

The1st night will be taking place this Thursday 20th September.

Times are 7 - 9.30pm. 

Cost €5. 

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Beauty in Nature - CCoI Exhibition at the Knitting & Stitching Show

Beauty in Nature is an exhibition of textiles in conjunction with the Crafts Council of Ireland (CCoI) and the textile GANS (Guild Association Network and Societies) which will be on display at the Knitting and Stitching Show in Dublin, 1st to 4th Nov. 2013.

Theme: Beauty in Nature
Work in the exhibition must be in response to and inspired by beauty in nature and our natural environment - colour, texture, pattern and form. It can take the form of literal or abstract interpretation. 

Some of the entry rules:
No size restrictions, work must have been made within the last 3 years and not shown in the Knit and Stitch Show or in any CCoI exhibitions. 

10euro entry fee

Closing date for work is the 8th October, work cannot be accepted after that date. 

Click here to see the entry form

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Start of a New Quilting Year

The first meeting of the 2012-2013 season is quickly approaching, Friday 14th September at 8pm. 

Our guest speaker is Ester Kiely from the Western Branch.

The challenge for the night is to make some "Do Not Touch" small mini-quilts which we are going to use for the National Exhibition. The National Exhibition will be taking place in Istrabaq Hall, Limerick from the 2nd-12th October.

We will also have a sign-up sheet on the night for members to volunteer to help man the National Exhibition. 

Don't forget to bring your bags for the start of the brown paper bag swap!!

In the paper bag, just put some fabric pieces and a piece of paper with your name. Hand the bag in at the start of the meeting and it will be put in with all the other swap-bags. The bags will then be swapped at the end of the meeting, and you'll receive a bag back.
So when you receive a bag, keep quiet about whose bag you got! It will be much more fun, if nobody knows who's working on who's projects.

Everyone will then have until the December meeting to make something using the contents of the bag. You can add as much or little of your own fabric to the swap bag contents. There's  lots of projects that you can make e.g. pincushions, small purses, mini-cushions etc. or cushions and bags if you want to be really ambitious and make something larger!

 This could prove to be a very interesting project, as people will have to work with other people's fabric choices.

At the December meeting, the original owner of the bag will get a finished item back and find out who was working with their fabrics.

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

IPS AGM - Special Offer

For any IPS member travelling to the AGM which is taking place in Limerick on Saturday 6th October, we have organised a special deal with the Limerick Strand Hotel.

€119 euro for 2 nights B & B and 1 dinner per person sharing.

 The cut-off date for booking this accommodation deal with the Strand Hotel, Limerick is Monday 10th September.

The official opening of the National Exhibition "Buildings, Bricks and Blocks" will be taking place on Friday 5th October at 7.30pm.

So if you book in for the weekend you'll get to see the national exhibition, the AGM and talk by Annette Morgan (plus her two 1-day workshops).

Those booked into the hotel, and who're not doing the workshops can use a sewing room in the hotel all day Sunday

Remember, all motions for the AGM must be sent into the Executive Committee 6 weeks before the AGM takes place.