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