Irish Patchwork Society

Cumann Píosála na hÉireann

celebrating the art of patchwork & quilt making since 1981

  • 30 Jan 2020 4:42 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A number of adventurous ladies from the branch decided to try out some techniques for adding a third dimension to their quilts and worked the day away on their samples. Majority went for the rose still life, but it's needless to say every rose turned out unique and beautiful in its own way. We also had several seafloor scenes and one lovely piece with potted succulents. Well done everybody!

  • 30 Jan 2020 4:09 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Lots of fun and inspiration at our meeting after the Christmas break. Although a lot of quilts were gone as presents, our members still brought quite a few spectacular pieces for the Show-and-Tell, please check out the photos on our Gallery page. Our guest speaker this month was pilates instructor Aideen, who explained the importance correct posture and regular exercise for those doing lots of needlework and showed us a few simple stretches.

    A couple of charity projects were anounced: 

    • Blocks for New South Wales #bushfireblocks: a call out for tree themed quilt blocks for Bushfire affected families – size is 12 ¾˝. Check out Facebook on https://www.facebook.com/groups/832925917128551  The committee will be collecting the blocks at the February meeting to post them to Australia as one parcel.

    •  Fidget Quilts or Cushions for Laverna Daycare, Baldoyle. Our speaker this month has close ties with the centre and would love our support in providing some fidget quilts or cushions to their patients. Your cushions or quilts can be brought to any of our meetings and the committee will organise their handover to Leverna.

    Of course, quilts for Heart Children Ireland are always much appreciated, as was proven by a lovely Thank You card read out at the meeting.

  • 12 Jan 2020 12:46 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Following an established tradition, Mary Hunter, Eastern branch member and currently the executive Chair, gave our new members their first taste of patchwork. The group learned about patchwork tools, choosing fabrics, seam allowance maths and, of course, put together some squares with a border. We are proud of what these lovely and talented ladies achieved in just a day.

  • 24 Nov 2019 8:45 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Keeping up our new tradition, we had a fun festive meeting last Saturday. Mince pies, home baking, seasonal outfits, a decorated tree in the hall and some music created the atmosphere, but the it was only the beginning.

    Our Christmas challenge, which for this year was simply "Christmas tree", was very popular and we received lots of entries in all possible techniques and sizes. The winner, despite very tight competition, was Ina Stephens with her unique creation:

    After the Show-and-Tell we enjoyed some party games, quizzes, bingo, raffle, gifts and prizes. There was a lot of fun and laughter and bit of crazy mess as well.

    The morning was a brilliant start to the festive season and we hope everybody has a happy Christmas this year!

    Please visit our Gallery page to see more photos of the Christmas challenge and the meeting.

  • 17 Nov 2019 8:41 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Our annual open day took place on Saturday in St Anthony's House, Clontarf. Huge thanks to all the members who came and brought their work in progress and completed quilts to show to the visitors, it was an impressive display.

  • 6 Nov 2019 12:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Ethelda has been long awaited at our branch and finally she was able to come to speak at our October meeting, showing her breathtaking work and teaching a workshop on her signature technique, realistic appliqué. 

    The participants enjoyed the day and went away with their completed appliqué pieces as well as new knowledge skills. Check out more photos at our Gallery page. We are looking forward to another visit from Ethelda, as the waiting list for her workshops only grew longer after this one.

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