Friday, May 8, 2009

May Meeting

We held our AGM last night. Our new committee was voted in. Some of our members brought in their first quilts to show us. It was great to see how some of us started in quilting. Some of the quilts had very little quilting on them, because either we didn't know we had to do it or we didn't know how to do it. Our colour choices might not have been so good. Our fabric choices weren't great. But wow how we have all come on. It was nice to show those that think that their work isn't of the same standard as others, that those people did in fact start in the same place and their work has improved, giving hope to the beginners that theirs will too. The Minerva Cup was donated by the Minerva Patchwork Group in 2007. This is a perpetual trophy won each year in May at the AGM. This year's theme was for a Miniature Quilt. The viewers choice vote went to Tomomi McElwee for her beautiful sampler (photo to follow). There were 5 entries.

Reflections of the South East

Reflections of the South East
Alex Meldrum opening the exhibition
The Reflections of the South East Exhibition hanging at Jerpoint Glass Studio, Stoneyford, Co Kilkenny has been a great success. The exhibition was opened by Alex Meldrum, a founding member of the Irish Patchwork Society.
The Glass Studio, Jerpoint Glass,
Members of the South Midlands and the South East branches were invited to hang quilts in the Studio. The theme of "Reflections of the South East" was chosen and the colours of Jerpoint Glass were used as inspiration. Members exhibiting were: South Midlands: Alison Baxter, Margaret McEvoy, Ann O'Hara, Valerie Mullally, Fiona Clancy, Caroline Schofield, Mary Ann Brown andTherese Roche South East: Joke Buursma, Monica O'Brien, Pauline Beglin, Julie Jacob and Jackie Doyle
Celebrating Seminole - Kilkenny Style by Alison Baxter
The exhibition has been extended until May 20th. Open 7 days a week 10-00am - 6.00pm. Admission Free.