Friday, August 26, 2016

Hello everyone I really hope you are enjoying the summer break we willie starting the patchwork society meetings again the 15 th of September, at 7pm at St Patrick parish Hall, we have had quite a few projects to do over the summer, so just a reminder for the members... We have the summer month bee blocks to hand in (and hopefully the first ones are finished for the upcoming agm) also everyone had to make a 15x15" wall hanging on the theme witches and castles, also for those who have signed up for the pincushion swap don't forget those....
We will be very busy in September finishing up all the things for our annual general meeting that we are organising this year, the speaker is Dorothy Russel, and the workshop is the New York Beauty, 65€ I hope we have a lot of quilts to show ladies ðŸ˜‰.
We also had bags to make for the knitting and stitching show I hope you've been busy !!!

 see you all soon

Saturday, March 19, 2016


We have had a great start to this years meetings we have been busy organizing the annual general meet of the irish patchwork society , we have lots of fun things set up for this year including our guest speaker Dorothy Russel , who will be doing a fabulous New york beauty workshop , this will take place on the 1st and 2nd of October 2016 .
We held our open night in January it was a great occasion for us to show off our recent work and got ourselves a few new members  , on the night we had hand and machine appliqué demonstrations , paper piecing and free motion quilting ....


we had the lovely Ann MArie Hobbs
from the kilboa quilt shoppe

In Febuary ,We have had also had some great demonstrations on machine appliqué by our chair Linda Cowley

 We had our "Kathleen Cup" challege it was a hand sewn challenge and Lily Dowling won this year , she is the best at hand sewing .

in february we also started our very own quilting bee inspired by the modern quilters of ireland, Maya was first to be queen bee she chose the polaroid photo blocks and got all the blocks made by all the other participants of the bee

maragret mcevoy is march queen bee she chose these cut lemon and grey blocks 
we had a great lesson from Mary ann Brown who explained how to plan a quilt for an exhibition and how to bring it fromm paper to fabric it was very interesting ......

..... and Therese Roche explained how to prepare a sleeve and a bag for sending off to an exhibition and showed some of her beautiful quilts she has had in exhibitions . thank you both ladies

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

branch meetings september and october

This years meetings started with a bang we had a great turn out at our September meeting , and had quite a few new faces , for our fist meeting we had the lovely Bridget Boyle , who came to demonstrate free standing lace on her embroidery machine it was fantastic after she donated them and we were able to raffle them .
Bridgit Boyle demo and raffle winners Therese, Ann and ALison

We had a great show and tell of all the beautiful work we all made over the summer break, A few members went to Cornwall for sewing retreat  a did a reverse appliqué AbbieAnne Searle from Wadebridge, they made gorgeous seahorse wall hangings and were delighted to tell us all about the trip and show off their fabulous creations , well done ladies .
Ann and Elizabeth O'Hara's seahorses made in workshop , And table runners they all made in the retreat 

In october we had the shop Threads of green from kilkenny who brought us lots of christmas fabrics to keep us busy for the race up to the holidays , we also discussed planning the AGM that Kilkenny will be hosting for 2016 and had a show and tell of christmas and halloween decorations to inspire each other . 
show and tell christmas and halloween decorations 

Margaret Mcevoy And Maya toscani have been giving beginners sewing lessons to the newcomers and we have got them hooked they have been making nine patch table runners and are all delighted by seeing them come together they are all different and very pretty . 
sarah our newbie showing off her 9 patch table runner made at the sewing lessons , and the ladies getting the hexies done in the minerva group for Kathleens quilt 

The minerva sewing group have been assembling hexagons from our dearest late Kathleen Delaney , who had started a beautiful flower quilt before she sadly passed , we are trying our hardest to get it finished to gift to one of her sons for christmas .
 Our next meeting will take place the 19th of november we will have some exciting news about next years Agm and we will have the lovely isabelle and Avril from sew crafty fabrics at our meeting see you there 

Thursday, August 27, 2015

September branch meeting

Our meetings will be starting on September 17th at Saint Patricks  Parish Hall from 7.30pm 
new members are welcome to come along , you are most welcome to attend two meetings as a non member to help you decide if you would like to join for a small fee. On our first meeting we will be discussing inscriptions and upcoming activities , we will also have a guest speaker doing an embroidery demonstration and a small pop up shop for the evening and there will be show and tell with the fabulous creations our members made over  the summer.
See you all soon !

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Annual day trip

On the 20th of june , we went to Limerick as part of our yearly IPS outing , we had a wonderful time at the LImerick school of art and design , to the Exhibition "River of dreams " the quilts were just stunning ...

some of the more traditional quilts exposed...

these modern quilts were stunning and caused a lot of controversy in our group

some of the very colorful quilts at the exhibition such eye candy

After the exhibition we went for a great lunch , and then we   spent our money  at The Limerick quilt center , such an eventful day and many memories to treasure...

enjoying a nice cup of tea after all the fabulous fabric buying at the quilt center 

Thank you so much to the IPS committee Alison Baxter and Ger Ryan for Organizing this wonderful day!

Monday, June 8, 2015


Our last meeting held this week we have changed the committee .I would like to say a big thank you to Allison Baxter and Geraldine Ryan who have been great the past years at chairwoman and secretary , We are also changing the venue to Patricks Parish Hall, Loughboy, Kilkenny on the 3rd Thursday of every month from September 17th, to June from 7.30pm - 9.30pm, .
New members are welcome to come on September 17th Membership costs 40Euro a year and allows you to attend meetings anywhere in Ireland, exhibit with the group, participate in classes and workshops,receive a quarterly national newsletter..everyone is welcome to join whether you are an beginner or advanced sewer , it is a great group for meeting new people with the same passion ,and a great opportunity to make new friends , hope to see you all in september ;)

Sunday, June 7, 2015

We also had our yearly challenge for the MINERVA CUP , this year we held a children's quilt making challenge for the BUMBLEance charity who take children to and from hospitals all over ireland this is a fantastic cause and the ladies did a fabulous job in making quilts for them  .

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Next Meeting

Our Next Meeting will be on Wednesday 5th February 2014.  This will also be our 9th birthday! We will be having a Valentines Challenge.  Make anything at all as long as it has a heart on it!  Couldn't be easier.  Small prize for the winner, voted by the members.

Raffled Quilt

When we held our last Exhbition in Meubles in August, we raffled a quilt for Cois Nore Cancer Support Centre, just over the road from our monthly meeting place.  The worthy winner of the quilt was Elizabeth O'Hara.  We also raised the sum of €1500  for the centre!  Congratulations Elizabeth.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

SM Quilt Exhibition 9-18 August 2013

We are holding a Quilt Exhibition from the 9 -18 August 2013 at Meubles Furniture Store, Ring Road, Kilkenny (near Woodies)  We have 25 quilts on the beds in the showroom.  Come and visit us during opening hours.  Pick up a ticket for a complimentary tea/coffee to have in their cafe.
 Above: By Ger Ryan
Above By Margaret McEvoy

These are just a couple of the lovely quilts we have on dispay, come and visit to see them.
Above: This quilt is being raffled in Aid of Cois Nore Cancer Support Centre, Kilkenny.