16 October 2011

National AGM 2012

The Annual AGM of the Irish Patchwork Society took place on Saturday 15th October in the Ambassador Hotel, Co. Cork.

Many thanks to the Cork Branch for organising this year's AGM!

Two nominations for the executive committee were received: from Ritamary Bolton (our new Editor), Bernadette Falvey and Sherry Nugent. Unfortunately, other nominations for the executive committee were thin on the ground on the day, so there are still a number of vacancies on the executive committee.

Internationally renowned quilter Philippa Naylor gave the guest lecture after the AGM. Philippa gave a talk on how she got started in quilting, her years living in Saudi Arabia and how she constructs her award-winning quilts.

The challenge for this year's AGM was to make a miniature quilt. The winner (as chosen by Philippa Naylor) was Mary Palmer. See below for a selection of some of the fantastic entries for this challenge.

Also at this year's AGM, the winners of the Branching Out Exhibtion "Judges Choice" and "Viewers Choice" were announced. Dearbhla O'Reilly (Eastern Branch) was voted the winner of the judges choice for her quilt "Nana's Garden". This quilt also proved extremely popular with visitors to the exhibit at the Festival of Quilts.

Maria Bolton (Eastern Branch) was announced as the winner of the Viewers Choice prize for her quilt "Memories of Glacier".

The AGM 2012 will take place on Saturday 6th October 2012 in the Strand Hotel, Limerick City.

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