Other News 2016/2017:
- Kirsty Whalley Challenge in Memory of her late brother Frank - Kirsty is an EB member whose brother Frank recently passed away. Frank worked in a clothing factory from the age of 14 years old. The company made/makes clothing garments and provided to Kirsty fabric that could be made into items for not-for-profit basis. Kirsty brought fabric to the branch meeting and requested all branch members to make 10.5" block up using the cut out fabric squares/fabric and bring completed squares to the January 2017 EB meeting. Kirsty intends to make up the competed quilts and give to charities that her brother family values.
Call for Quilts - Hands Across the Border 2017 - The IPS and The Northern Ireland Patchwork Guild present: “Hands Across the Border 2017” “Aurora”. Southern venue is CHQ Custom House Quarter, ISFC, Dublin, 16th to 26th May 2017. Northern venue is Island Arts Centre, Lisburn, June 2017. Exhibition Rules and Conditions; All IPS & Northern Ireland Patchwork Guild Members are eligible to enter. Deadline for quilts to be received is Saturday 4th March 2017. No late entries will be accepted due to cataloguing and photographing of quilts. More details and entry form can be found on the following website.
Festival of Quilts 2017: Kavanagh's travel company have confirmed they will be running a bus/travel service to the NEC, Birmingham, UK in 2017.
- Call for Patchwork Groups for 2016/2017: If you are a member of a patchwork/sewing group and would like to display your work at our upcoming branch meetings, please contact the IPS Eastern Branch committee - firstname.lastname@example.org
- IPS 2016/2017 Membership Renewal: IPS Membership 2016/2017 rates are: €40.00 (Individual); €20.00 (Student) and €60.00 (Internataional). Note Family IPS Membership is no longer available. There are a number of options to renew: Existing IPS members can renew their membership at the next branch meeting in September - November 2016 or direct to the IPS Membership Secretary in September 2016: Option 1: Attend the next IPS Eastern Branch meeting - Saturday 24th September 2016 and bring the completed membership form and payment of membership fee. Or Option 2: Renew membership direct to Membership Secretary via the postal address with the completed IPS membership form and payment (cheque or postal order) to the following address: Membership Secretary, Irish Patchwork Society, P.O. Box 45, Blackrock, Co. Dublin