Our Easter challenge theme was announced at the February meeting - it's "April Showers" mini-quilt (8'' by 10'', portrait or landscape). It's not a lot a work, really, so we are looking forward to seeing lots of beautiful minis at the March meeting on the 24th of March!
There is a vacancy on the executive committee for Education Officer. If you would like to get further information please contact our Exec Rep Eilish at our next meeting or email the chair, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn everything you need to know to be proficient in Foundation piecing.
Starting a block, where to begin, which side to sew on, how to build your block, trimming each piece as you go, selecting colours/fabrics.
Saturday 14th Oct. 10-4.30pm
Tutor: Mary Hunter
Contact Marilyn to sign up & receive requirements list. Workshop..email@example.com
7pm AXIS ART CENTRE, BALLYMUN. All most welcome, our exhibition of 32 creative quilts made from scraps. Hope to see you there!
Eastern Branch Exhibition 2017
"Scrap Happy" - IPS Eastern Branch 2017 Exhibition will take place between Monday 4th September 2017 until Monday 18th September 2017 at Axis Arts Centre & Community Resource Centre , Main Street, Ballymun Dublin 9. Times will be confirmed in August.
Call for items from IPS Eastern Branch members - we are now seeking for branch members to enter quilt items for this exhibition at the end of August. The theme of the branch exhibition is "Scrap Happy". Size - 16" (40cm) x 35" (90cm). It must be portrait shape, 3 layers, hanging sleeve and labelled.
FINISHED EDGES 'NO VISIBLE BINDING'
Members are asked to submit quilts to IPS Eastern Branch Committee on Saturday (Morning) 26th August 2017 at St. Anthony's Parish Centre.
All information and exhibition entry forms will be emailed to all branch members. Please have your work labeled at the back & in a bag with your name & mobile. Your work will be available for collection at our Sept meeting.
Please contact Carol Scott for more details - firstname.lastname@example.org
DROP-OFF for the Southside is
Saturday 26th Aug 11-1pm sharp. The Coffee Shop, Marley Park, Rathfarnham.
Tuesday 29th AUG 11-1pm sharp Tuesday 29th Aug 6-8pm sharp
Costa Coffee (beside Lidl) Reception area
Westend Retail Park Gresham Hotel
please check here for updates
"Aurora" - Joint Hands Across the Border Exhibition between IPS & North Ireland Patchwork Guild
Until 8th July 2017 at the Island Arts Centre, Lisburn.
It had a successful showing in Dublin, where it was exhibited in the Custom House Quay, hosted by the IPS Eastern Branch. Now all 63 quilts are at the Island Arts Centre, where you will be able to view them. Opening times of the Island Arts Centre, Lisburn are: Monday – Friday: 9.30 am – 10 pm & Saturday: 9.30 am – 5 pm.
Eastern Branch Exhibition 2017 - call for quilts: IPS Eastern Branch Exhibtion 2017 - will take place between Monday 4th September 2017 until Monday 18th September 2017 at Axis Arts Centre & Community Resource Centre, Main Street, Ballymun Dublin 9. We are now seeking for branch members to enter quilt items for this exhibtion at the end of August. The theme of the branch exhibtion is "Scrap Happy". Size - 16" (40cm) x 35" (90cm). It must be portrait shape, 3 layers, hanging sleeve and labelled. Members are asked to submit quilts to IPS Eastern Branch Committee on Saturday (Morning) 26th August 2017 at St. Anthony's Parish Centre. All information and exhibition entry forms will be emailed to all branch members. Contact Carol Scott (New chairpserson) for more details - email@example.com
Our last meeting of 2016/2017 took place earlier today with welcoming our new 2017/2018 Committee with our new chairperson Carol Scott. More detials and information is on our "Notes" page within our website. We also wish to thank guest fabric shop Patchwork Plus and guest speaker/workshp tutor Irene McWilliam. Thank you to all our members for your ongoing support and we hope you have a lovely summer.
Update from Celine McDonnell (Chairperson):
"Hi all, If you have taking a book out of the Eastern Branch Library recently, please remember that all library books must be returned to the Library at the June meeting. Our Librarian will review our catalogue of books over the summer months so it's important that all books are returned. Many thanks"
Update from Celine (our outgoing chairperson)
To all Eastern Branch members:
Reminder for this Saturday’s Branch meeting in Clontarf – Saturday 24th June 2017
Tea / Coffee: served from 10am. Don’t forget your Mug.
Shop: Patchwork Plus
Speaker: Irene MacWilliam
Workshop: Saturday 24th June 2017 – Lets make Fabric ½ day workshop with Irene MacWilliam
We look forward to seeing you all there.
IPS Eastern Branch
Update from our IPS Executuive:
"Hi all, Paula has received word that he OEQC is cancelled and there will be no show this year. Anyone who has made quilts for illuminate or is in the process of making and wishes to finish will have their quilts shown at the Knitting & Stitching. Please pass the word to the branches and update social media to let people know. For info the text received is below:
Dear Sir / Madam, After 20 editions of the Open European Quilt Championships and a wonderful 20th Anniversary in 2016, we have reached a difficult decision.
Unfortunately the event is no longer able to cover its costs, and with a heavy heart we have chosen to end the Open European Quilt Championship & Textile Festivals. Over the last 20 years, textiles lovers have visited our event from all around the world, and we have met so many wonderful people and exhibited countless special works of art. We are very grateful to you for this, and will look back on these last years with fondness.
We would like to take this moment to thank everyone who has contributed to the event over the last years and made it possible.
Of course we will be here to assist you through these final stages, and to answer any questions you might have. You can find the answers for most questions directly on our website at www.textile-festivals.com. If you have any other questions regarding this decision, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Ada Honders en Robbie Beeks"
Update from our branch chairperson:
In addition to my email below please note the following;
River of Dreams Exhibition: Submissions for the River of Dreams Exhibition will be collected at the May meeting. The Limerick Quilt Centre is our shop on the day and they will take the quilts with them to Limerick after our meeting.
Lets Make Fabric workshop: Irene MacWilliam will give a half day workshop after our June branch meeting. Details of the workshop will be available at the Workshop table on Saturday and the cost is €35.00.
Update from our IPS Eastern Branch Chairperson, Celine McDonnell:
The Hands Across the Border Exhibition in the CHQ building, Dublin finished today.
The Northern venue is Island Arts Centre, Lisburn and will open next month June 2017.
Thank you to all our members who invigilated at the Exhibition and to all those who came to visit.
To all Eastern Branch members
Reminder for all IPS Eastern Branch members that our AGM will take place on Saturday May 27th 2017 in St. Anthony’s Hall, Clontarf.
Tea / Coffee: served from 10am. Please don’t forget your Mug
AGM: Will start at 10.45am
Reminder: Visitors are as always welcome to our meetings. However, at the May meeting visitors will be asked to leave the hall for the duration of the AGM. Once the AGM has finished visitors are welcome to return.
Our general branch meeting will commence once the AGM has finished.
Call for Committee Members: Volunteers are needed for the Branch Committee as 8 members of the current Committee will finish their 2 year term at the AGM in May. Nomination forms will be available on the morning of the AGM or please email Celine - email@example.com and she will forward you the form by email.
Shop: Limerick Quilt Centre
Speaker: Deborah O’Hare
Group Exhibiting at May meeting: Kitchen Quilters
UFO afternoon: We will have a UFO (unfinished objects) afternoon, after our meeting on May 28th starting at 1.30pm. During the afternoon Cynthia Keegan will demonstrate how to put a sleeve on a quilt and how to make a bag for quilts going to Exhibition, so it’s definitely worth sticking around. Cost: €5.00
Workshops: Deborah O’Hare Workshops
- Birdhouses Applique Workshop Sunday, 28th May 2017 – full day workshop cost €65.00
- Stitching Showcase Workshop Monday 29th May 2017 – full day workshop cost €65.00
- Layers & Shadows Workshop Tuesday 30th May 2017 – fully day workshop cost €65.00
There are still some places available for the Birdhouses Applique Workshop on Sunday, 28th May 2017, if you are interested please contact our Workshop Coordinators Marilyn Roantree and Mary Hunter at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our Workshop table at the meeting on May 27th.
Machine Service: John O’Donnell from the Singer Sewing will be at the meeting to service sewing machines. The order machines are serviced in will be based on the sign-up sheet which was completed at the April meeting. Please be aware that your machine may not be ready for collection until late in the afternoon and you may need to return to collect it (so it’s a good excuse to stay around for the UFO afternoon).
Raffle: Our raffle will take place at the May meeting. Tickets will be available at the meeting. 1st Prize is a Sewing Machine donated by John O’Donnell from the Singer Sewing Centre in Waterford.
We look forward to seeing you all there.
Celine, Chairperson IPS Eastern Branch
Update from our Chairperson:
"Hi all, We urgently need invigilators to cover the following time slots at the Hands Across the Border Exhibition.
- Friday May 19th 2017 - 3pm to 6pm
- Saturday May 20th 2017 - 3pm to 6pm
- Sunday May 21st 2017 - 3pm to 6pm
- Tuesday May 23rd 2017 - 12pm to 3pm
If you are free to cover one of these slots, please contact Eilish Masterson on 087 299 8657. Kindest regards,
UPDATE - EXHIBITION STARTS Tuesday 16th MAY 2017
Hands Across the Border 2017 - The IPS and The Northern Ireland Patchwork Guild present: “Hands Across the Border 2017” “Aurora”.
Southern venue - starts now on Tuesday 16th May 2017.
The official opening of the exhibition will also take place in Dublin on Tuesday 16th May 2017 in CHQ Custom House Quarter, IFSC, Custom House Quay, Dublin Northside, Dublin.
Exhibition will run until Tuesday 23rd May 2017. Northern venue is Island Arts Centre, Lisburn, June 2017.
Hands Across the Border 2017 - The IPS and The Northern Ireland Patchwork Guild present: “Hands Across the Border 2017” “Aurora”. Southern venue - the official opening of the exhibition will take place in Dublin on Tuesday 16th May 2017 in CHQ Custom House Quarter, IFSC, Custom House Quay, Dublin Northside, Dublin. Exhibition will run until Friday 26th May 2017. Northern venue is Island Arts Centre, Lisburn, June 2017.
The IPS are inviting all members to the opening of the exhibition on Tuesday, 16th May 2017 at 7.00pm. It will be opened by Leo Enright.
Also we're a bit short on invigilators. The exhibition runs from Tuesday, 16th May 2017 until Tuesday 23rd May 2017. If any member can help they can contact Eilish Masterson by email: email@example.com
Location/directions for the CHQ Custom House Quarter -
Address: The chq Building, Custom House Quay, Dublin 1
Tel: (01) 673 6054
Public Transport: http://chq.ie/getting-here/
Parking: The chq Building is easily accessible by road, given its city centre location and proximity to Ireland’s motorway network. There is considerable on-street ‘pay and display’ parking on North Wall Quay and adjoining roads as well as public car parks listed below :
EPIC IFSC Car Park - Behind Hilton Garden Inn Hotel. Access via Common Street, IFSC, Dublin 1. Open Mon-Fri 6.30am-10pm, Sat 8am-10pm, Sun 9am-10pm. Website: http://www.parkrite.ie/carparks/ifsc Phone: 01 855 4789
Connolly Station – Car Park - Access via Lower Sheriff St or Mayor Street Dublin 1. Open 24hours. Website: http://www.irishrail.ie/travel-information/car-parking
Grand Canal Square – Q Park - Access to Chimney View, just off Pearse Street. Open 7am to midnight. Website: https://bookings.parkmagic.net/cpreservations/QPark Telephone: (01) 673 6054.