30 September 2011

South-West (Kerry) Branch - Change of Venue for meetings

Please note: Kerry Branch meetings are now held at their new venue:

Collis-Sandes House, Tralee
every 4th Friday of the month. 

except for December when the meeting will be held on the 16th.

26 September 2011

Future Planning of the Irish Patchwork Society

Future Planning:

After a very successful year, the increased awareness of the Irish Patchwork Society and growing membership let us now continue to build on the success of the past 30 years.

We the members now as a group need to plan for our future and decide what each one of us would like from this society.

There will be an informal meeting at the AGM and to start the process we would like each branch to appoint two interested members, if possible one long term member and one newer member. This group will then meet around the time of Knitting and Stitching to further develop ideas.

Please discuss your ideas for our future at your branch. All members are welcome to submit their ideas or attend any of the meeting arranged.

Miriam Gogarty

15 September 2011

Fabric postcards - submission date has been extended.

It has been decided to extend the date for submission of the fabric postcards to the start of November. The postcards willl be on display at the Knitting & Stitching Show, RDS, Dublin from the 10th - 13th November.

The postcards will be raffled off at this show in aid of the Marie Keating Foundation at the show.

We're still receiving postcards in the mail box. Here a few of the more recent arrivals..

Postcard from Darcy Peters in Canada. Postcard was made using the flower pounding technique.
Postcard from Riitta Tilja in Finland

Postcard from Mary Maguire (Eastern Branch) who posted her postcard from Oban, Scotland.
Thanks to everyone who has submitted postcards so far!

02 September 2011

Hands Across the Border Exhibition

The Hands Across the Border Exhibition is now on exhibit at the Visitors Centre, Phoenix Park, Dublin.
The exhibition opened 2nd September and it will be on display until the 30th September.

The theme of this exhibit is "Dreamcatcher". This is a bi-annual joint exhibition between the Irish Patchwork Society and the Northern Ireland Patchwork Guild.

To get to the Visitors Centre:
Phoenix Park Visitors Centre


4km from centre of Dublin in the Phoenix Park, signposted from the Phoenix Monument.

Bus Routes:
Bus 37, 38, 39 and 70 from Hawkins Street to the Halfway House Roundabout on Navan Road. Enter the park by the Ashtown Gate, walk approximately 190 metres to the T-junction and turn left, walk for about 10 mins until you reach the building on your left, the pathway on the right-hand side leads you towards the trees and the back gate of Ashtown Castle.

No. 46A from UCD Belfield to Phoenix Park - Infirmary Road - North Circular Road Gate (30 min walk from Gate).

Train: Dublin Connolly to Ashtown Station.

01 September 2011

Bonnie McCaffrey Vidcast from Festival of Quilts

American quilter Bonnie McCaffrey has two vidcasts from the Festival of Quilts on her website.

The Irish Patchwork Society's "Branching Out" exhibition is featured in the 2nd vidcast, along with some of our members.

Bonnie McCaffrey Vidcast of FoQ