13 March, 2010

March: A big welcome for our newest (honorary) member!

Welcome beautiful Lara!
Although she yawned a little for the photo, Lara was very much a part of our meeting today and even stayed to supervise the work on the Heritage Quilt. We all think she'll make an excellent vice-chair!

March: Heritage Quilt Project Update

Bernie and Rosalie pin the sashing in place.

Bernadette lays out a section of the quilt for pinning.

Sandlin did all the sewing today as she was the only one with a sewing machine! So a big thank you Sandlin, for all your work at this stage of the quilt!

Nonie and Rosalie prepare another section for sewing.

March: Heritage Quilt Project Update

And here's how the quilt is looking now that the sashing has been added between each block. It's looking great. The committee will arrange another session to look at choices for borders and bindings, so watch this space for more updates.

March: Guest speaker, Maeve Meany

Here's Maeve, peeping over one of her stunning quilts!
Maeve gave a wonderful talk on her experiences with sewing from a young age. She entertained us with her stories and impressed us with the beautiful quilts she brought to show us.
Maeve also brought a great range of fabrics and sewing accessories from her shop 'The Limerick Quilt Centre' www.quilt.ie where she has a range of over 3500 bolts of fabric!
See below for some more of Maeve's quilts.

March: Show and Tell

The group quilt which will be raffled amongst the contributing block-makers came back from Frances Conroy in Maam who long-arm quilted it for us. It looks great! We just need to add the binding and then it will be in the May exhibition before being raffled.

This is Ester Kiely's 'Alive and Kicking on Salthill Prom', which is still a work in progress for the May exhibition. Having spent a morning photographing the walkers on the prom kick the wall which is a Galway tradition, these were printed onto fabric, ready for some quilting!

We had another chance to see the quilt made by Irish quilters for 'Let the Flowers Bloom'

and the one made by Hungarian quilters. Both of these will be in the May exhibition.

March: Show and Tell

Monica Lannon shows her completed piece 'Two Hoots: The West's Awake' which will be in the exhibition in May.

Madeleine Jordan used lots of scraps to make this fantastic quilt for the May exhibition.

Well done to Sandlin Poth, who completed her quilt using the Jacob's Ladder block from the February workshop with Linda McMulkin. Appropriately this quilt is a gift for Jacob!

Mary Madden's Nursery Rhyme quilt is still in progress but will be completed in time for the exhibition in May.

Madeleine also made a piece forthe 2010 EQA exhibition in Bermingham where the challenge is to use 90% blues and 10% of one other colour.