Wednesday, 16 July 2014

June meeting

The June meeting was the Mid-West Branch's summer party so there was plenty of food and chat on the night.

Some of the fabulous show and tell at the meeting
Moya Geraghty (Patchwork Plus) was the guest speaker on the night. As always Moya brought loads of items for show and tell, she had some amazing quilts (her quilts are always really colourful and cheerful).

Here's Moya with one of her quilts done with black and white fabrics, and a few contrast colours which is really eye-catching.

We also had lots of show and tell from members as well:
Nora O'Connor was asked to bring in her amazing Baltimore Album quilt, there's a lot of work in this lovely quilt.

Ruth Bourke also showed some cushion that she made. Ruth tried out a variety of quilting techniques on the cushion for free-maching practice (spirals, matchstick quilting and free-motion). 

Ruth also showed this lovely Swoon block quilt made with rainbow coloured fabrics.

Suzanne Pass is on a roll making quilts. Here's her quilt which will be in the National Exhibition "Explorations". 

Suzanne also showed this cool 3-D mobile she made with hanging jellyfish.

Kathleen showed this teddy bear which she made for her grand-daughter.

 The Just Threads Group showed their group quilt which is going to be exhibited at the Festival of Quilts. The quilt was created using free online block patterns from Moda.

Grania Preston brought in a number of items for show and tell. Here's one of her quilts made using some Flea Market Fancy fabric by Denyse Schmidt. The quilt blocks were created from a book "Fast Quilts from Fat Quarters" by Barbara Chainey. We have this book in the Mid-West library.

Here's another quilt top by Grania, a log-cabin style quilt with lots of Lucie Summer "Summerville" fabric and solid-fabrics.

Tracy Watson showed this piece which I think she's going to enter into the EQA Seasonal Garden exhibition. The quilt is really eye-catching with the use of diamante sparkles.

May meeting

The May meeting was our AGM night. Most of the committee members still have a year to go on the committee, so the AGM went fairly fast this year.

The AGM challenge was create a piece based on a photo given to members. Kate O'Donoghue's piece was voted the winner on the night. Unfortunately I don't have any photo's of the challenge pieces, if anyone has photo's of these can they send them on to us.

Nora O'Connor was the guest speaker on the night. As most of us know, Nora makes the most fabulous and amazing quilt and creations, and is always so modest about all the great work she does.

Here's just a small sampling of some of Nora's show and tell on the night:

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Retrospective Exhibition - Octagon Quilters

The Octagon Quilters Westport will be holding an exhibition

Retrospective – New Work

in The Custom House Gallery Westport Quays

The Exhibition will be opened on Thursday 31st July at 7.30pm by 
Anne Marie Horan (Chairperson Western Branch of IPS)

 and will run until the 24th August 2014

No Entrance Fee .


Friday, 4 July 2014

Crossroads Patchwork Exhibition

International Patchwork and Quilting Exhibition

Come and view work from 18 Countries.
European Quilt Association
 In conjunction with
 Irish Patchwork Society
Christ Church, United Presbyterian & Methodist,
51, O’Connell Street
8th  20th July 2014
Open daily from 10 am to 5.30 pm (Sunday 12.30 – 4.00)
Contact 087-2113532 for further details