Friday, 9 January 2015

November Meeting

November Meeting

Miriam Gogarty (Eastern Branch and past IPS Chairperson) was the guest speaker at our November meeting. Miriam is a very prolific quilter and brought lots of items for show and tell, and did a fabulous job entertaining us at this meeting.

Here's just a small sample of the work that she brought with her on the night.

One our previous branch challenges was to complete a 12" square using some challenge fabric. A lovely array of blocks was completed for this challenge, blocks were then donated to the branch to be made up into a quilt. Luckily one of the branch members Imelda O'Grady volunteered to complete the quilt top. This quilt was then donated to the Bumbleance Charity.
Doris and Imelda showing group quilt

Imelda with the Branch challenge quilt.
A number of members also donated quilt to the Bumbleance charity. The Sewing Shed were the shop on the night. Nikki Foley (The Sewing Shed) collected the quilts on the night for the charity. The 2 photos below shows all the quilts donated on the night, a lovely array of brightly coloured children's quilts.

Donated Bumbleance Quilts

Here's the guest speaker Miriam Gogarty explaining how she made this particular quilt. 

Miriam is well known for her landscape quilts, so showed us a number of her different versions of landscapes.

Show and Tell:
 Suzanne Pass brought in her Minions quilt and cushion which she has made for her son. Anyone who has seen the film Despicable Me will be familiar with the very cute minions.

 Another member with a fantastic heart themed quilt. 

Phil Walsh, Gillian Killick and Chairperson Cecilia O'Doherty

Gillian Sheehan brought in some lovely items as well for show and tell. Her is friendship braid quilt.

Gillian also showed this lovely wall-hanging. Apologies for the blurry photo.

Maureen Kenny showed this lovely applique cushions which I believe were started at the Ann O'Rafferty Hand Applique workshop back in October. 

Tracy Watson showed this lap quilt she has made. Tracy is making two identical quilts for her daughters. 

Mary Morrissey showed this lovely pink and purple railstrip quilt which she has made as a Christmas present for her daughter. 

Mary Enright showed us this lovely Christmas wall-hangings she has been making for Christmas gifts. Wall-hangings made using the Twister Tool

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