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 

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