WESTERN BRANCH IRISH PATCHWORK SOCIETY NEXT MEETING: SATURDAY SEPT 10TH 10AM -12.15pm GALWAY BRIDGE CENTRE,
ST MARY'S RD, H91 C2C3
Our meetings take place in Galway city and currently our members come from Galway, Clare, Roscommon, Mayo, Westmeath, Sligo, Laois, Sweden and the USA
We are delighted to say that we are back meeting in person . at our usual venue the Galway Bridge Centre St Mary's Road from 10am - 12.15 (ish!)
At our September meeting Anne Marie Horan will give a presentation about Bargello Quilts and a workshop in the afternoon from 1 - 4pm
You can renew or take out membership if you wish.
Members will bring work for Show andTellour
Christine will be bringing fabrics from The Irish Quilter in Shannon
It will be great to see everyone back again after a lovely busy summer.
Visitors are welcome. If you would like more information about our meeting please contact our chairperson at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sheila Mangan's fabulous Gerard's Bargello at our May meeting.
The Western Branch were delighted to facilitate the showing of two national IPS Exhibitions in Galway during August Craft Month and Heritage Week. The venue was the offices of the Galway Civic Trust at the Hall of the Red Earl. We had plenty of help from staff and volunteers at the Galway Civic Trust.
Hundreds of visitors dropped in over the two week the quilts were on show. They were amazed at the work of the makers in the "Language Landscape Migration" and "Recycled" Exhibitions. More than one person said how surprised they were that quilts could be art when they were expecting "granny quilts". We did let them know that there were several Grannies among the makers!
We had two days of demonstrations and allowing members of the public to have a go making a quilt as you go hexagon coaster. Great fun altogether