Sunday, September 19, 2010

First Meeting as Chair person at the IPS

Well I had my first meeting as Chair Person at the Irish Patchwork Society on Saturday 11th September. I always love the buz on the first day back. It was great to see all the new members and hope they will join in with the show and tell. The beginners workshops got off to a great start and Ester gave a great workshop on soluable fabric. I love the lacy effects which can be achieved with this method. Next month Irene McWilliams will be giving a talk and a Sunday workshop on how to use your machine. See you all next month.
Work by Pat Archibald

Castle Quilters with Pat

Workshop piece by Pat
www.patarchibald.comVisit Pat Archibald site to her award winning quiltsThe Castle Quilters went to Cavan to do a work shop with Pat Archibald. We had great day learning how to create ghost boats. As you can see her work is beautiful, visit her web site to see her award winning quilts.

Monday, September 6, 2010

The Painted Quilt following on

At the Festival of Quilts I invested in a box of Markel paint sticks. By mixing the colours I can give my quilt a more 3D look. Here is the next block in the fruit series.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

The Festival of Quilts 2010

Thir Place Art Quilt

First Place Art Quilt

Close up

The Festival of Quilts 2010

Two days of shopping and quilts what more could one ask for. I met Laura and Linda Kemshall at their fabulous stall. It was is if they had read my mind, I was looking for a good quality sketch book and paints, low and behold they had  bags  already with sketch book, paints, brush, foam to make your own stencil and an oil stick. Great value. While on holiday I took some photo's of butterflies, and once again they had a display of  butterflies including some real specimens.