21 March 2011

Southern Branch "Branching Out" Exhibition

The Southern Branch is now holding it's "Branching Out" Exhibition at The Grainstore, Ballymaloe, Co. Cork.

The exhibit started on Saturday 19th March and will run until the Sunday 27th March..

17 March 2011

Westport Quilter's Anniversary Celebration Exhibition July 2011

Westport Quilters’ Anniversary celebration

The Octagon Quilters of Westport, County Mayo, are celebrating the 20th anniversary of the group by holding an exhibition of members’ work at the Custom House Studios, The Quay, Westport from July 7to 31 inclusive.

The Studios are open from 10am to 5pm on weekdays and 1pm to 4.30pm on weekends and bank holidays. Admission is free.

Founded in 1991, the group holds weekly meetings in Westport and organises, workshops, exhibitions and an annual charity project.

For further information please contact secretary Mary Ayres on email: mayres1@eircom.net

08 March 2011

North-Eastern Branch "Branching Out" Exhibition

The North-Eastern Branch will be holding it's "Branching Out" Exhibition from the 1st - 15th April 2011 at the County Museum, Jocelyn Street, Dundalk

The exhibition will be officially opened by IPS Chairperson Miriam Gogarty at 7.30pm on Friday 1st April.

The museum is open Tues-Sat. 10am-5pm

06 March 2011

EQA News

Fashion San Frontieres

We are looking for designers / quilters/ who would be interested in putting together a collection for the 2011 Festival of Quilts, Birmingham.

Each collection to contain three items. 1 daywear, 1 evening wear and 1 Wearable Art, an accessory to be incorporated into one of the items. Each designer can form a team to complete the work. (A designs the three items and has a team of quilters to help complete the items.)

The selected designers to be prepared to model the work or have a friend model the work in Birmingham.

Four countries have been selected by Festival of Quilts to put forward collections. Russia, United Kingdom, Denmark and Ireland.

Those interested please contact me immediately for further details.

Loretta O’Brien (EQA Rep) loretta@aspennet.ie


Celebrating Diversity.

This exhibition will be held at the Quilt museum and Gallery in York in UK from May to August 2012

Each country is asked to submit just two quilts. The quilts must be new and never been shown in an exhibition anywhere before, not even on blogs. The work has to be in the form of a wall quilt. It can be patchwork / appliqué / wholecloth etc and can incorporate any technique (traditional or contemporary) currently in use.

Size of work: The quilts must measure 1 metre wide and 2 meters in length. It must also have a 10cm sleeve attached for hanging and the label with the makers details on the back lower right hand corner.

Artist’s statement: Each quilt must be accompanied by a full artist’s statement.

Closing date: The closing date for receipt of 3 digital photographs (1 of the completed quilt, 1 close-up (detail) and one of the Artist) is 1st December 2011

Loretta O’Brien (EQA Rep). loretta@aspennet.ie please mark your email “Celebrating Diversity”

"Branching Out" Fabric Postcard Exhibition

Some of the fabric postcard for the "Branching Out" Postcard Exhibition have started to arrive!

Here are photographs of some of the international entries that we have received so far....
Maryke Op den Camp, The Netherlands
Ildika Colley, USA

04 March 2011

Mid-Western Branch "Branching Out" Exhibition Details

The Mid-Western Branch are just after finalising the venue for their upcoming exhibition

Their "Branching Out" Exhibition will be held from
Monday 18th April - Saturday 23rd April at the old Benetton building on the corner of Henry Street and Sarsfield Street in Limerick City.

The official opening will be on Monday night, speaker details to be announced later on.