Thursday, March 5, 2009

Susie Long Hospice Fund Bag Sale/Fun Day

BAG SALE/FUN DAY in aid of the Susie Long Hospice Fund On Saturday 25th April 2009 the SM IPS branch held a Bag Sale/Fun Day. Patchwork bags were made by members of the Irish Patchwork Society and were sold in aid of the Susie Long Hospice Fund. There was also a big raffle, tombola, face painting for children and free balloons. The day went perfectly and there was soon a mad rush of customers wanting to buy the bags. After a busy few hours of selling and doing the raffle the day ended with practically everything sold. The branch sends a special thank you to Margaret McEvoy for her hard work in making the day so successful and to all members who attended the day to either help or to buy. The amount raised to date is €6700 with a bit of extra money due in.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Hands Across the Border - Portstewart, Co Derry

The opening of the Hands Across the Border: A Journey Exhibition took place in the National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin last Wednesday 25th February. One of the South Midlands members, Margaret McEvoy, was asked to make a gift for President Mary McAleese as a thank you for opening the event. She made a beautiful patchwork bag and presented it to the President at the official opening. The Exhibition will now be hanging in The Flowerfields Centre, Portstewart, Co Derry from June 1st to 19th.