17th February Update

IPS Eastern Branch January 2017 Meeting Summary: Our January branch meeting was held on Saturday 28th January 2017. Information updates included the following information:


Upcoming Workshops 2017: Beginner Workshops (full day): 

Saturday, 18th February 2017,Tutor Ann O'Rafferty "Machine Applique"
Saturday, 11th March 2017, Tutor Maria Bolton, "Quarter and Half Square Triangles"
Saturday, 1st April 2017, Tutor Dearbhla O'Reilly, "Machine Quilting"

Upcoming Workshops, 2017:

Saturday, 25th February 2017, "Hand Quilting"/UFO Afternoon workshop (half-day)

Saturday, 4th March 2017, "Quilt as you go" with Alice White (full-day) [Note: will be held at the Old Hall/Chapel at St. Anthony's)]

Upcoming Workshops 2017: Ruth Burke

Saturday, 22nd April 2017, "Tinker Tape"  (half-day)

Sunday, 23rd April 2017 "Rainbow Quilt" (full-day)

Upcoming Workshops 2017: Deborah O'Hare

Sunday, 28th May 2017, "Bird House Applique", (full-day) Cost: €65.00*

Monday, 29th May 2017, "Stitching Showcase" (full-day) Cost: €65.00*

Tuesday, 30th May 2017, "Layers & Shadows" (full-day) Cost: €65.00*

* Note: If you do more than one of these workshops, the cost is reduced to €60.00 per workshop

The above workshops take place at St. Anthony's House (Parish Centre) in Clontarf (unless otherwise stated).  For more information/to book/requirement list etc on any of the above workshops, please contact IPS Workshop Committee Member Marilyn Roantree by email - workshops.ipseastern@gmail.com.

Eastern Branch IPS Exhibition 2017: Theme of the 2017 branch exhibition is "Scrap Happy" and will take place at the Axis Community Arts Centre in Ballymun, Dublin 9. Dates of the exhibition will be Saturday 15th October until Saturday 28th October 2017. All IPS Eastern Branch members are invited to submit quilts that meet the following requirements/rules: Size: Portrait 40cm (16") x 90cm (35"). Must consist of 3 layers. No visual binding required.  A 4" hanging sleeve must be attached. Deadline to submit the item for the branch exhibition will be for the September 2017 branch meeting. For further information or any query, please contact IPS Eastern Branch ChairCeline McDonnell: chair.ipseastern@gmail.com.

Eastern Branch IPS Library: We will be making room for new books over the coming months. Duplicate books/older books will be sold at the March meeting  (Saturday 25th March 2017) to all members. 

IPS New Chairperson 2016/2017: Ruth Burke is the new IPS Chairperson. Ruth is a member of the IPS Mid-Western Branch.

IPS AGM 2017: Will take place on Saturday 7th October 2017 and is being hosted by the Southern IPS Branch. It will take place at the Kingsley Hotel in Cork. For Accommodation information, click here and For the IPS AGM Challenge "Binary" information, click here.

IPS National Exhibition 2016 Catalogues: Available to purchase at branch meetings for €5.00.

Festival of Quilts 2017 Update:  Kavanagh's Travel Company have confirmed they will be running a bus/travel service to the NEC, Birmingham, UK in 2017. Dates Wednesday 9th August to Sunday 12th August 2017. Cost was estimated at €416.00 per person (additional cost for single supplement) and the price includes: Return Ferry travel Dublin – Holyhead; 4 night’s hotel accommodation with bed and breakfast; 2 days entrance to Festival of Quilts in NEC; Free day in Birmingham.  Please book direct with Kavanagh Travel - Tel:  (056) 8838833 or (056) 8831189 or E-mail: info@kavanaghtravel.com. Details can be found on their website