23 October 2012

Quilt Art at 25 Exhibition

Quilt Art at 25 

Quilt Art at 25

Friday 19th October - Friday 16th November 2012

The exhibition will be held off site at Raggle Taggle Consortium, on the corner of Sarsfield Street and Henry Street, Limerick City. 

Quilt Art at 25 will be open from 11am – 5.30pm Monday – Friday.
and continues until 16 November, 2012.

14 October 2012

National Exhibition 2012

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The winners of ribbons for excellence at the National Exhibition are as follows:

  • Contemporary Category: Irene MacWilliam - Japanese Earthquake
  • Traditional and hand-quilting: Elizabeth Brennan - Interlocking Cubes
  • Quilted by long-arm: A History of Irish Buildings - quilt made by Irene McCarthy, quilted by Romi Buhles
  • First Time Exhibitor: Joyce McCabe - Block by Block
  • Judges Choice: Sheila Cleary - 
  • The judges did not award a ribbon for machine quilting.
  •  Monica Norman Trophy for most innovative quilt: Naomh Muire Quilters, Still Standing.
  • The viewers choice went to the quilt Janes House, made by Miriam Gogarty and the Pineneedles group.

AGM Weekend 2012

The National AGM of the Irish Patchwork Society took place on Saturday 5th October in the Strand Hotel, Limerick.

Quilts on display at the AGM

Quilts on display at the AGM

Annette Morgan (UK) was the guest speaker after lunch, so attendees got to hear all about Annette's work and inspiration. Keep an eye out at next year's Festival of Quilts, Annette will have her own solo exhibit at this show.

Gillian Sheehan (Mid-West Branch) was the winner of the AGM Challenge.

Sunday's workshop was Textured Dimensions with Annette Morgan. Members got to try out direct dyeing using the microwave - it only take 4 mins to set your fabric! The balcony of the hotel room was filled with dyed material drying in the wind...

Dyed fabric drying in the wind

Mondays workshop was 3D Freestyle Applique
People inspecting their work at the end of the workshop

Mid-West member Gillian Sheehan at the Applique workshop

12 October 2012

Mary Palmer Exhibition

Southern Branch Member Mary Palmer, is having an Textile Exhibition in conjunction with the Cork Textiles Network.

The exhibition runs: Wednesday 10th - Saturday 27th October.

Venue: Bishopstown Library, Cork City, Cork
Opening Hours: Monday - Saturday 10am - 5.30pm/ Thursday 10am - 8pm

Further Exhibition Details