Friday, September 16, 2016

Welcome back 2016-2017

WELCOME BACK EVERYONE ,we had a great first meeting and a brilliant turn out , we would like to welcome our whopping 6 new members, we have had a busy summer with all the preparations for the AGM on the 1st &2nd of october we are very excited about this. 
during the meeting we had the visit of Kelly Fogarty the executive chairperson of the IPS, and had lots of exciting show and tell ,was a very busy meeting for her to attend .
We brought in our on going Bee Blocks projects that we did over the summer months and also bags and pincushions we made for the Knitting and stitching show also in october . Lola Leacy our secretary gave a brilliant demonstration on a basting gun , another little tool to save our backs ;) and we had some fantastic show and tell from members that have been working over the summer .
Finally we did the hand over of the Minerva cup , that Maya last years winner gave to LInda this years winner , very exciting indeed .
looking forward to next months meeting with the start of our block of the month project and also our upcoming AGM will be over and we can get ourselves back into a normal routine .

christmas bee blocks August for ann

july bee blocks for lola

june bee blocks  for linda

patchwork bags 




mayas fish scrap bag 

pincushions for our swap

 basting gun demo

margarets award wining piece hand quilted and pieced

 show and tell

 the handing over of our Mineva cup from maya last years winner to linda the new winner

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