Monday, 27 February 2012

Member Profile: Meet Moira!

I am so very excited to introduce Moira!  I first saw her work at the National Exhibition of the Irish Patchwork Society, themed "Branching Out".  I thought it was just spectacular, so she is here to share it with you too.  Take it away, Moira!

The basics
Name: Moira Byrne

Current Home: Bray, County Wicklow, Ireland…on east coast just 12 miles from Dublin City Centre, Bray was a popular Victorian Seaside resort but became a commuter town for Dublin quickly with waves of new houses up to the recent Celtic tiger crash.

Family: One husband and grown up (38 year old) son, three grand kids 18, 12,9 and one great grandchild

Pets: two bold dogs

Poppies and Daisies

Poppies and Daisies Detail

The details
What is your day job? Environmental Awareness Officer with Wicklow County Council

What is your current dream job? What I have.

What did you want to be as a child? A doctor.

An tInbhear Mhór faoin Gréine

An tInbhear Mhor (detail of sun)
What is your favourite time waster? Looking at quilts and looking at quilting on the internet.

What are you working on now? A quilt for my friend Ann.  It’s an Amish Braid quilt made in Japanese
colourful fabrics and plum, with trapunto Japanese /Chinese characters.

What do you want to be working on right now? What I’m doing.

Do you have other hobbies beyond quilting? Reading, the internet, painting and drawing.

Do you play sports? Which ones?not a chance!

What is your strongest positive personality trait? I like people.

Apples and Plums

What is your greatest fear? Not using all the fabric I have bought!

Is there anything in your past that would shock us (that you’re willing to share)? Not a chance!

What started you quilting? I always sewed..clothes, furnishings etc but I wanted to paint in fabric

Spring Tulips

A Quick-fire Round….What is your Favourite
place to holiday: Lucca in Italy
food: Raspberries
book: A House for Mr Biswas by V.S. Naipal
band/song: Sitting on the doc of the Bay, Ottis Reading, and my hubby’s Ukelele Group
colour: Anything from Mauve to Purple
saying: It’s easier to be forgiven than to get permission and Is binn an t-anlann an t-ochras (Hunger is the
best sauce)
fabric line: All of them
sewing tool: My sewing machine

Bog Music


  1. Nice to meet you Moira! I've been to Bray, beautiful wee town. Your quilts are stunning - works of art! Jxo

  2. Couldnt have put it better myself - your quilts are works of art:)

  3. Amazing work! I see your favourite colours are purples.. mine too, but I can't find any fabric ranges in purples :-( Can you recommend any please?

  4. What absolutely beautiful quilts, look forward to seeing more of your lovely work
    Karen x


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