Irish Patchwork Society

Cumann Píosála na hÉireann

celebrating the art of patchwork & quilt making since 1981

  • 12 Jan 2020 12:46 PM | Anonymous

    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

    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

    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

    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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