Tuesday, 4 September 2018

September Meeting

Hello Ladies,
So our wonderful summer finally draws to a close and we look forward to a new year for the Mid West Group IPS.
We have a few dates coming up for your calendar:

  • Our first meeting is on Friday, 14th September at 7.30pm at the Baptist Church.
  • Villiers Sewing nights start on Wednesday 19th September from 7 to 10.
  • Sewing Saturday on 29th September in Villiers from 10 -4.
  • The National AGM is on 6 – 7 October in the Castletroy Park Hotel.  Form attached.   We will be accepting completed forms and payments (including cash) in the September meeting.

Please keep in mind the upcoming Challenges

  • For the September meeting, a postcard on the theme of” What I did this summer” incorporating the kit handed out at the June meeting. They will be voted on in September and we would like to retain these for display at the National AGM.
  • For the AGM, a 18” to 19” finished block on the theme of “STAR”. Please bring this with you to the AGM.  You are also welcome to bring this for Show and Tell in September.

Our Speaker for September meeting is Assumpta Lydon from the Cork branch.   The shop is Roisin McManus “Quilt Yarn Stitch.”  Don’t forget your Library books to return. We have more than 20 new books added to our stock over the summer.  We look forward to all the Show and Tell that you have been busy with over the summer.
The membership has been raised to 50 euro, the first increase in 14 years.   We will accept 40 euro as a partial payment on the night, and apologize for short notice.
Looking forward to a great and productive year.

Mid West Committee

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Opening on Saturday 7th July at 2pm!  Hoping to see you all there.

Monday, 26 March 2018

Feb & March updates

Thank you to the wonderful Valerie Mulally who was our guest speaker in our March meeting.  It was wonderful to hear about Valerie's work especially her award winning quilt and her relationship with Sunbonnet Sue! 
Show and tell from our February and March meetings were wonderful in their variety and colour!  A selection from Emer, Gerardine, Gillian, Mary, Kate and Suzanne are shown below.
 Our next meeting is April 14th and our next workshop with Nikki Foley is on the following Saturday the 15th.  Hope to see you there!

Friday, 12 January 2018

December Meeting recap!

Thank you everyone who attended our December meeting. We had our annual Christmas party with lots of savoury and sweet dishes and a very festive show and tell!
A fabulous Don't lose your mittens quilt by Caroline and even Christmas presents made for oneself by Alison!
Looking great Alison, you were them well!
Gerardine's Group Quilt made with Modern Irish Bee 2017, featured one block made by each person int he group and designed, assembled and quilted by Ger.  Perfect for a Christmas finish.
And you can't get more Christmassy than this fabulous quilt by Emer with gingerbread men, presents, fairly lights and a truck carrying the Christmas tree home.
Love the back and the Snowman label!
Claire's exploration of the Dresden plate gave us a beautiful wreath quilt.
Karen shared a variety of smaller festive makes, and prompted lots of ideas of what you can do with fabric for Christmas.  Love the penguin!

Imelda's Santa Claus passing by the window, a brilliant way to use a panel in a quilt.
Suzanne's festive Bee Quilt with each member of the Bee making 2 quilt blocks, anything they liked as long as they used the green/gold fabric in the block somewhere.  A great challenge and a lovely result!
Maureen's beautiful felt bag.
And her amazing applique quilt. 
Thanks to everyone for celebrating with us in December,

See you all at our meeting tonight!