24 June, 2012

Athenry Tractor Yarn Bomb

Two small bits of news that you might think are fun.   First, the Athenry Craft and Chat are holding a fund raiser in aid of Athenry Cancer Care on Sunday 1 July.  If you are near by, you might want to stop by and check it out.

Also, there are a wonderful series of blog posts focused on the IQFOI hosted at La Ruche des Quilteuses.  The posts are in French, but you can translate them easily with your browser.  Regardless, even if you want to just peek at the photos, you are bound to see an inspirational quilt you missed at the festival or even one of your own!  Do have a look.

17 June, 2012

Western Branch at the IQFOI 2012

The International Quilt Festival of Ireland was all the buzz in Galway from 8-10 June.  As it was a local event for the Western Branch of the IPS, our members participated as volunteers, in donating quilts for exhibition or to give out information at the IPS booth in the hopes of recruiting new members.

As there were thousands of visitors flooding into Galway that weekend, there was great press coverage.  You can view the RTE Nine News coverage by clicking here and hear the RTE Countrywide Radio interview here.  If you are not interested in hearing the full program, move the cursor through the timeline to 15.20 minutes.

Our branch of the IPS really had a chance to shine just over the IQFOI registration desk.  Hanging from the balcony, you could see all 20 panels of our Cu Na Mara exhibit, displayed with great pride.  It looked absolutely fabulous.

Many of our members had a chance to volunteer at the IPS booth in the main hall...right next to the very tempting shops!

 All in all, it was a great day out.  A great chance to meet friends, take classes and browse the displays for inspiration.  We are already looking forward to 2013!

08 June, 2012

Western Branch of the IPS on Countrywide Radio Programme!

Several members of the Western Branch of the IPS have the great honor of participating in the Countrywide radio program on RTE.  Be sure to tune in on Saturday morning to hear the interview!  It will air from 8:10-9:00AM on Saturday the 9th of June.

You will hear our very own Agnes Warren, Joan Colleran, Anne Marie Horan and Mari Moran interviewed by Frances Shanahan at the National University of Ireland, Galway.  Don't miss it!

Agnes interviewed by Frances

Joan, Agnes, Mari, Celia (background) and Frances