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  • 9 Mar 2023 6:09 PM | Anonymous

    Martina Rea Teresa Donnellan

    Claire Ó Tuathail Frances Shanahan

  • 9 Mar 2023 4:36 PM | Anonymous

    We were so impressed with Sharon Hughes colourwash work at our meeting in December 2021 that we asked her  to do a workshop to introduce us to the technique.  The pre meeting preparation notes from Sharon were excellent and we rocked up with our 2½” squares in a variety of palettes.

    Sharon showed how she chose which fabric to place where…and made it look easy. It wasn’t so easy when we were faced with our own squares. However, we all helped each other with sharing fabrics and giving each other the benefit of a fresh pair of eyes (you know how it is, someone new looking at your work makes a suggestion which makes a huge difference).

    Sharon then showed us how to “web-piece” the squares together, another step on from chain piecing. We might have some done for the March meeting. Sharon's web piecing steps.

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  • 7 Feb 2023 8:33 PM | Anonymous

    We had great fun at our January meeting which continued into the afternoon when eight members did a Wonky Houses Workshop with Agnes Warren.

    These were not as easy as we thought . We began with an exercise where our one fat quarter became cut and shared between all eight of us. By the end of the exercise each of us had pieces of eight different fabrics in varying shapes. The challenge was to create a pieced wonky house improvising with as many of these fabrics as we wished. Only the small details were appliquéd, windows and doors and walls were cut by scissors and pieced.

    The houses are very wonky. We’ve decided to make another one each and put all the blocks into a quilt and perhaps donate it to a local housing charity. 


  • 1 Nov 2022 8:29 PM | Anonymous

    We are looking forward to seeing you all again at our November meeting. Lynn will be bringing her shop Seams Sew Simple and demonstrating a folded triangle table runner. 

    Don't forget to bring your show and tell pieces. 

    Especially important:  Any work for our Winter Wonderland Exhibition in the Hall of the Red Earl, at the beginning of  December should be brought to the November meeting.


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  • 8 Jun 2021 8:41 PM | Anonymous

    More lovely quilts from the Western Branch members.

  • 24 May 2021 7:52 PM | Anonymous

    Lots of new work from our members this month. Well done everyone.

  • 24 May 2021 7:41 PM | Anonymous

    This was our first Zoom meeting and plenty of work to show after the summer. Thanks to all who shared their photos.

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