A group of us gathered in NUI Galway to spend the day stitching, working on blocks for Bee Blessed, swapping books and fabric, eating home baked goodies, shopping at Pippa Blue, Fluffy Sheep Quilting and Wrap it and generally getting to know each other.
(Click on the photo get a closer look and if you search Instagram with the hastag #modernirishquilters you will see comments and general banter!)It was brilliant to finally meet people in person and we were spoiled on the day with goody bags! Thank you to Aurifil and Pilot for our selection of threads and Frixion pens and thanks to all the Irish shops who donated fabric and vouchers - it was wonderful bonus to a brilliant day!
From Instagram #modernirishquilters
From Flickr Group
From Modern Irish Bee group
Coming up in October for your diaries are the following:
West Cork Quilts Group exhibition 7th -12th October
The Bloggers Quilt Festival @ Amy's Creative Side opens 24th October for 31st November. Bloggers can link up quilts made this year for prizes and we get to vote for our favourites on 1st November.
I'm sure you don't need reminding of the Knitting & Stitching show in the RDS on 30th October to 2nd November.
Schoolhouse quilters, Athlone are celebrating 20 years of quilting November 21st to 23rd.