Friday, 20 May 2016

Upcoming Events!

Just a quick update for things to put in your diary!

There's lots going on this summer for quilters and we're kicking off the 1st June with our Rainbow Rose Quilt-A-Long.  We have some very generous sponsors who have donated prizes for each of the 6 blog posts that will cover how to make the Rainbow Rose block in 2 sizes - Baby and Bed Quilt - using 5" charm squares and 10" layer cake squares.  We do hope you will play along with us and explore the colour wheel by making this block based on the Dutch Rose aka Swoon!

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Summer swap!
Our summer swap will be open for sign ups on the 17th June.  This year we are being looked after by Aideen and Cindy who have chosen a fun quick project that shouldn't take up too much summer time soaking in the Irish sun (yes I am an optimist!)  We will have 10 weeks to make a small swap project that should only take an hour.  I hope I haven't spoiled the surprise but no excuses for not joining in on this one is all I'm saying!  Stay tuned for sign ups next month.

Other things going on over the summer and into the Autumn are:

National Quilting Week runs from 1st to the 7th June includes two exhibition on Spike Island -see the Facebook page for details.

River of Dreams Quilt Exhibition takes place in Limerick School of Art and Design, Clare Street runs from Friday 24th June to Friday 1st of July.  Entry closes on the 10th June and Tomomi is entering her Modern Quilters Ireland Bee quilt from last year so I am looking forward to seeing it!

Irish Patchwork Society (IPS) National Exhibition - theme is Evolution, also on in the Limerick School of Art and Design from 12th to the 22nd July.

Silver Threads. Octagon Quilters 25th Anniversary Exhibition. Customs House Gallery, The Quay, Westport. Co. Mayo. 1-24th July

IPS AGM is on in the Ormond Hotel in Kilkenny on the 1st October.  Non-members can attend the talk afterwards by quilt artist Dorothy Russell from Angelesey on the "Butterfly has two wings" for €17.  A reduced rate for IPS members

Knitting & Stitching Show in Dublin is on this year on the 20th to the 23rd October in the RDS



  1. Hi Ruth, I just wanted to ask if you happen to know about the River of Dreams show. Can anyone send a quilt there? Are there any size/technique/theme/ requirements? It hasn't been mentioned at our IPS branch meetings, so I'm not sure if I can enter. Thanks.

    1. Hi Lena, anyone can enter - the entry form and details are on the facebook page here


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