Our meetings take place in Galway city and currently our members come from Galway, Clare, Roscommon, Mayo, Westmeath, Sligo, Laois, Sweden and the USA
Our meetings take place at our usual venue the Galway Bridge Centre St Mary's Road from 10am - 12.15 (ish!)
Members will bring work for Show and Tell
Visitors are welcome. If you would like more information about our meeting please contact our chairperson at:
The Western Branch will be meeting next on Saturday December 9th ,
It's that time of year again. Western Branch IPS members are really looking forward to our Christmas Party this coming Saturday 9th December. Put your festive glad rags on and join us for some fun and games as well as our usual Show and Tell of beautiful work.
We will have a session of fat quarter bingo (please bring a fat quarter of fabric if you wish to participate). We will also have a handmade Christmas decoration swap, bring along a handmade Christmas decoration and you get to go home with one made by someone else in the Branch.
Fiona from The Sewing Drawer, (all the way from Letterkenny) is coming to be our shop at Saturday's meeting. She is travelling a great distance and we look forward to seeing (and buying)her lovely fabrics.
The fun continues with a sharing lunch but as we are going all sustainable please bring your own plate, cup and cutlery, no more single use throwaways.
For those who have completed their Christmas shopping (!) there will be a sit and sew after the meeting for anyone who wishes to stay on. Just bring along a project that you wish to complete.
Admission at the door is €5 (notes please, no coins thank you)
We look forward to seeing you at the Galway Bridge Centre (H91 C2C3) from 10am-12.30
Our November meeting was a hive of activity as we all took part in mini Christmas workshops hosted by 6 branch volunteers. The room was actually buzzing with the chat as we all worked away on our various projects: Christmas trees, embroidered felt hearts, hexagon stars and paper pieced stars, a handy thread catcher and felt teddy decorations.
The Western Branch Christmas Exhibition continues until Friday December 15th at the Hall of the Red Earl Custom House, Druid Lane Galway, Ireland H91 XV2C