Schedule of “Zoom” Meetings to August 2021

  • 19th June 2021 at 11.00 a.m.
  • 17th July 2021 at 11.00 a.m.
  • 21st August 2021 at 11.00 a.m.

 

Wednesday, 26th May 2021 – Zoom Demonstration
7.30 p.m.

Our next WPG Demonstration will be held on Wednesday, 26th May 2021 at 7.30 p.m.  The demonstration will be given by Mairead Hutchinson.  Mairead will be showing us how to make an iPad/Tablet prop.   Why not log in and learn how to make the “prop”!

Just join in the event, watch and learn, and ask any questions that you wish to.

The dates for the next three demonstration session are:

23rd June 2021 at 7:30 p.m.
28th, July 2021 at 7:30 p.m.
25th August 2021 at 7:30 p.m.

 

12th June 2021 – Zoom “Sit and Sew at Home” Morning

Until we can all meet again as a group, we will be hosting “Sit & Sew” sessions on the second Saturday of each month.

Join us for our next “Sit & Sew” morning by Zoom on Saturday, 12th June 2021 at 10.30 a.m.  It is a great opportunity to have a chat and get some advice on your current projects!

 

 

19th June 2021 – Zoom Meeting
11.00 a.m.

Our next monthly Zoom meeting will be held on Saturday, 19th June 2021 at 11.00 a.m.  Our speaker for the meeting is Gillian Travis, award winning textile artist, author and tutor.  Take a look at her wonderful work on her website https://gilliantravis.co.uk/

Gillian will also be doing a workshop for members on 11th July – details below.

11th July 2021 – Virtual Workshop with GillianTravis

Gillian Travis Workshop – Indian Women.   If you are interested in attending the full day workshop, please contact our Workshop Organiser, Kirsty Whaley at workshops@wicklowpatchwork.ie to book a place and for further information.  The workshop will be held virtually via Zoom.

 

 

 

15th  May 2021 Zoom Meeting

The next monthly Zoom Meeting will be held on Saturday, 15th  May, 2021 at 11.00 a.m.  Our Special Guest for the meeting is Lynne Naughton of Seams Sew Simple.  We really look forward to welcoming her and seeing her lovely shop/work.

 

 

New Committee for 2021-2022 and their roles:  http://wicklowpatchwork.ie/committee-2/

 

Membership Fees for 2021

Membership fees for 2021 are now due!  An email has been sent to all members with details of how to pay your membership fee this year.  If you did not receive the email please let us know.

 

Fabric/Craft Shops 

Shops our list of fabric/craft shops has been updated.   

 

 

 

 


 

17th April 2021 Zoom Meeting

Our next Zoom Meeting will be held on Saturday, 17th April 2021 at 11.00 a.m.    We are delighted to welcome Gaye Grant of the Fennel Shed in Buncrana as our guest speaker. She will also take us on a tour of her wonderful shop and give us a demonstration – https://thefennelshed.ie/   This is not the first time that Gaye has been our guest speaker and we are so pleased to have her back, albeit virtually!

 

20th March 2021 Zoom Meeting 
11.00 a.m.

Our regular monthly meeting will be held on Saturday, 20th March 2021 at 11.00 a.m. Member Tomomi McElwee will be our guest speaker for the meeting and will show us some of her wonderful work.  Tomomi has been our Speaker in the past and we are delighted that she will be back to address us again.  You can follow her work at https://slaneyquiltingstudio.com/

 

20th February 2021 Zoom Meeting. AGM
11.00 a.m.

As well as our regular monthly meeting, the AGM will also be held on 20th February 2021. Ethelda Ellis will be our guest speaker for the meeting.  She had been booked for a workshop on the day but will now give us a talk about techniques.  Ethelda has been with us before and we are very pleased to have her back. http://ethelda.blogspot.com/

16th January 2021 Zoom Meeting
11.00 a.m.

Our first meeting of the year will be held on Saturday, 16th January 2021 at 11.00 a.m.  The meeting will include a short breakout session where members can share what they are working on.

We are also delighted to welcome Ann Marie of Crafty Studio who will give us a tour of her shop and will demonstrate the disappearing hourglass.

 

Gwen Gould will show us the fantastic job she has done on piecing the Charity quilt. There will be the usual show and tell at the end of the meeting.

 

 



 

Sensory Items – Fiddle/Fidget Items

As we continue to follow the Covid-19 guidelines and therefore are unable to hold our monthly meetings for the moment, the Committee is suggesting that members, or their family members/friends, may be interested in making sensory blankets/cushions – Fiddle/Fidget items. They are suitable for young children, those with disabilities or with dementia.  Our 2020 Charity – Wicklow Dementia Support – https://wicklowdementiasupport.org/

Attached are some photos of a fidget/fiddle cushion that one of our WPG Committee members made in autumn 2018 for a charity group for the Irish Patchwork Society (IPS) Eastern Branch. The branch asks members regularly to make these items for local dementia care homes.

Below are some links to websites and information that you might find useful: (we could not find any Irish information):

https://www.thewi.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0003/189651/FIDGET-QUILT-for-website-And-members-who-request-via-email.pdf   
https://www.with-heart-and-hands.com/2015/08/making-fidget-quilts-for-alzheimers.html
https://www.crossroadshospice.com/hospice-palliative-care-blog/2019/january/31/using-fidget-blankets-for-alzheimer-s-or-dementia/

Instructions – here is a link with instructions for making a Fidget/Fiddle Item – hopefully you will find it useful and it helps to get you on your way!
http://wicklowpatchwork.ie/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/WPG-Fidget-Instructions.pdf

Please share with us any photos that you take of the Fidget or Fiddle items you make by emailing them to webminder@wicklowpatchwork.ie

Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 we are unable to collect any items for the Charity. However, we thought it might be nice to keep the Wicklow Dementia Support Group in mind!

Happy Sewing/Quilting/Crafting and Keep Safe!

 

Monthly Meetings

Due to the on-going Covid-19 measures, it looks very unlikely that we will be able to hold our monthly meetings again before the Autumn. When we do meet again we will be required to exercise social distancing.  We will keep you notified of any changes as they occur and also bring you up to date with any WPG News.

In the meantime, while we are all staying at home, why not continue to send us photographs of all the projects you are working on so they can be shared online in our Quarantine Quilts Virtual Show & Tell – webminder@wicklowpatchwork.ie

Stay safe and well!


 

“Quarantine Quilts” – Virtual Show & Tell

As we are currently unable to attend our regular monthly meetings and workshops, and as a means of staying in touch, we thought it would be interesting to share some of the work you have been doing during the past few months.  These photos will be posted in the Gallery section  – ‘Quarantine Quilts’!
If you would like members to see your work, please email some photos of your current projects with a title or brief description to
If your quilt is too large to photograph properly, just photograph a section or some of the detail.
We look forward to receiving plenty of quilts for our virtual Show & Tell!

In the meantime, please stay safe and well.  Enjoy sewing and hopefully we will have a wonderful Show & Tell when this dreadful virus is finally behind us.

 

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