Wednesday, 11 November 2015

October meeting

For our October meeting Ruth Bourke gave a talk on Modern Quilting.
Ruth Bourke
Some of the work that Ruth brought for her talk!
Modern quilting is very popular now, but a lot of people are unsure as to what it means. Ruth explained about the Modern Quilting Guild in the USA, some well-known modern quilters, modern quilting in Ireland etc. She also spoke about the Gee Bend quilts and how they have inspired a lot of modern, improv quilting.
Here is a tryptch of quilts by Paula Rafferty which were inspired by the Gee Bend Quilters.


This quilt top by Grania Preston was also inspired by the Gee Bend quilters.
Grania (on right) showing her Gee Bend quilt
Here's Ruth and Louise after the talk. Ruth Bourke and Louise Mullane are new committee members this year, Ruth is the Editorial Rep and Louise is our membership secretary.

Liz Stanley gave a demo on making Fidget Quilts for Alzheimer patients.

 Show and Tell:
Here is a lovely quilt made by Siobhan Birmingham.

A house quilt block made by Suzanne Pass. The IPS National AGM took place on 17th October and the challenge was to make a house block which would be donated to the Western Branch. Suzanne made this block to enter into the AGM Challenge.

 Deirdre Trecy with her fabulous Fairy quilt, the third one she has made using this pattern.
Seams Sew Simple was our shop on the night.
Louise and Suzanne on the door taking in membership forms and door entry fee.  

September Meeting

For our September meeting, Maureen Talbot gave a fantastic show and tell on her work. Maureen hand-quilts most of her work and her quilts were exquisite.

Seams Sew Simple was our shop on the night.

June Meeting

For our June Meeting we had various demo's and lots of food for our summer party.

Ursula on tea duty

Alison Bingham gave a demo on the Missouri Quilters Disappearing Pinwheel. Ruth Bourke showed how to make a patchwork hoop.
Claire Lynch gave a demo on using up your scraps.

We had lots of show and tell on the night.

Here's Isobel with her sock monkey.

Avril with her quilt.

Suzanne Pass with her mini-bargello.

Phil Aylward with her lovely quilt.

The summer challenge was announced - to make a postcard based on your summer holidays. Entries to be brought in for the September meeting.

Fluffy Sheep Quilting was the shop on the night.