Sunday, 10 September 2017

European Quilt Association in the Birmingham Festival of Quilts

The Irish Patchwork Society (IPS) is a member of the European's Quilter's Association (EQA).   Each year the EQA puts together a gallery in the Birmingham Festival of Quilts where each country contributes an equal number of quilts according to a theme.   The quilts must be of a specific size and follow the guidelines that are decided by the international committee.   The International Representative for Ireland is a member of our branch, Paula Rafferty.   Thank you to Paula Rafferty for her work in helping to make this gallery a huge success.   It's the only gallery like it in the Festival of Quilts, and many quilters report it as one of the highlights of the show.

Ireland always has a wide range of quilts representing quilters throughout Ireland, with all 8 branches of the Irish Patchwork Society invited to to contribute.   This year the Irish quilts were on the theme "Inspired by the New York Beauty Block."

Below are the details of the names and maker's of the individual quilts.

Several of the quilts were contributed by members of our branch.  Here are just a few of ours:

Skull Beauty by Paula Rafferty

Lady Liberty by Ursula O'Sullivan

BeautyFlies by Isobel Maher

Sunshine on the Sea by Imelda O'Grady

Thank you to everyone to contributed to the EQA gallery, it was an amazing display of quilting techniques!  

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