Happy New Year

Update 9th January 2017:

  • Happy New Year! Our next branch meeting will take place on Saturday 28th January 2017.
  • IPS Newsletter - Issue 137 - Winter 2016 - circulated to all IPS members late December 2016. The deadline for the IPS Spring Newsletter is Friday 20th January 2017. Please send items in word document. Photographs must have full names of individuals in the photos and in the highest quality where possible. Please email all information to Editor by email: ipseditiornewsletter@gmail.com
  • IPS Executive Committee - There are 2 VACANT SPACES on the IPS Executive - please can all members consider being an executive member (need 1 yr min on EB IPS Committee or previous IPS Executive member). Please talk to any of the EB committee members. Emai - chair.ipseastern@gmail.com
  • IPS Blog - website with up-to-date information on all IPS branches and national information. Please click here to access the blog
  • IPS now on Twitter - The Irish Patchwork Society is on Twitter. To follow the IPS on Twitter, and find out what's happening just click on IpsPatchwork. Username: IpsPatchwork.
  • EQA annual challenge 2017 -  for exhibition at the Festival of Quilts 2017 in Birmingham - theme is Inspired by New York Beauty, also due end of march, 30th March 2017, 25cm x 35cm in Landscape format
  • EQA Diversity in Europe 2017 - no theme but showcasing the best example of quilt making, due 30th April, size is minimum 1m x 1m to a maximum of 2.5m x 2.5m
  • Open European Quilt Championships 2017 - theme is Illuminate due 31st May. 20" x 40" portrait format
  • Knitting & Stitching Show 2017 - open call to IPS members to submit work for exhibition on the following themes: Traditional, Modern, Young Quilters (aged 18 or less), Art and we are exhibiting bags again this year.  Hand in at the September 2017 IPS branch meetings.
  • IPS AGM 2017 will be held in Cork this year, Saturday 7th October and the IPS Southern Branch has an update on their website here, for more details on the hotel: the Kingsley, Victoria Cross, Cork.