20th July 2019

The speakers for the meeting are Lorna Lafferty and Moira Byrne on the topic of Printed Textiles.  Wendy Huggins of Fabric Matters will be bringing her shop to the meeting.

“Hand Dyeing & Printing Fabrics”  Workshop

20th/22nd July 2019 (two and a half days)

After a successful workshop with members in Summer 2018, Moira Byrne and Lorna Lafferty are back to do another workshop with WPG members. The workshop is for members to create hand dyed fabrics and print designs to the fabrics that you have dyed over 1.5 days. A number of techniques will be demonstrated and everyone will be given an opportunity to try out these during the workshop. The workshop is suitable for all levels.

Dates and times of Workshop
Saturday, 20th July 2019 – 1.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m.
Sunday, 21st July 2019 –  10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.
Monday, 22nd July 2019 – 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.
Note: It is not necessary to attend on all days. Monday, 22nd July is an optional extra.

Venue: Newtownmountkennedy Community Centre

For further information as to materials, costs, etc., contact Moira Byrne, Workshop Organiser, at workshops@wicklowpatchwork.ie

Tinahely Show  If you are entering a quilt for the 2019 Tinahely Show, Tomomi McElwee  will be at the meeting on 20th July and will collect entries.  She will also have entry forms available on the day. Please ensure that your quilt has a hanging sleeve. For more details check the Facebook Page –https://www.facebook.com/tinahelyquiltmarquee/  You can also log your entry online – https://tinahelyshow.ie/agricultural-show/enter-online/

Details about the show can be seen on their website by clicking here

There will be a Sit & Sew Afternoon on the day for personal projects and/or to help complete the collaborative quilt which will be raffled at our Exhibition in September in aid of Lakers. 

The blocks are now ready to be put together, however, we are still 36 blocks short so it would be much appreciated if more blocks can be brought to the meeting!

 

17th August 2019

Christmas in August Sewing Day – as is traditional, a sewing day will be held instead of the usual monthly meeting.  This year we are doing a Christmas themed sewing day.  There will also be a Christmas Fabric Charity Swop Shop on the day – so bring along all that unused/unloved Christmas Fabric in your stash!  There will also be demonstrations of Christmas themed items to give you plenty of ideas for making gifts and also decorating your home.  If you have Christmas items you would like to demonstrate, do let us know – admin@wicklowpatchwork.ie

 

14th September 2019 (**Note Change of Date**)
Guest Speaker/Tutor – Connie Surplock (USA) will be our Speaker for the meeting.  She will also be doing an afternoon workshop “10 Degree Ruler on Steroids”. Although Connie didn’t even learn to sew until she was over 30 years old, she used her background to develop Sew Wonderful Dreams, a pattern design company – www.sewwonderfuldreams.com. For more details and to book a place contact Moira Byrne, Workshop Organiser, at workshops@wicklowpatchwork.ie

Shop – member Terri McNeill’s of Terri Studio Designs will be bringing her shop to the meeting. Website – https://www.terristudiodesigns.com/

 

Saturday, 21st September 2019

A Sit and Sew Day for members will be held from 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. There is no charge for the day but those attending should bring lunch.
Members will also be able to submit their items for the WPG Biennial Quilt Exhibition which is being held in St. Matthew’s Church, Newtownmountkennedy, on 28th & 29th September 2019.  The theme for the Exhibition is “Harvest” but all items welcome!

 

 

Flavour of things to come!

  • November – Workshops with Ruth Jarman – ruthjarmantuition.co.uk  The workshops will be held on Sunday, 3rd, Monday, 4th and Tuesday, 5th November 2019. For more details and to book a place contact Moira Byrne, Workshop Organiser, at workshops@wicklowpatchwork.ie

Full Information about these upcoming events will be confirmed shortly!

 


 

15th June 2019

We look forward to welcoming back Mary Palmer. She will be our speaker for the June meeting and will also be doing a day and a half workshop. The theme of the workshop is a Kaleidoscope Quilt  with another easier alternative using a jelly roll – called Stella.
Note: There are still some places available on the workshop. For full details, click here. If you are interested in attending her workshop, please contact Workshop Organiser, Moira Byrne at moirabyrne@gmail.com  http://www.marimudesigns.com/

There will be a Charity Swop Shop for Lakers, so have a look at your unwanted books, fabrics and other sewing items and bring them to the meeting.  Your rejects may be someone else’s treasures!

NOTE:  the scissor sharpening van will be at the meeting.  So bring your scissors, pinking shears, knives etc. clearly labelled and in a bag.  The cost depends on the items to be sharpened.

ALSO– don’t forget to bring your Tiny House blocks for our Collaborative Quilt – we are 50 short!

 

18th May 2019

The speaker will be Sharon Wells, fabric and textile artist.  Joanna Campling of Floppy Fabrics is bringing her shop to the meeting.

John O’Donnell will also be doing his annual sewing machine service/repairs at the meeting. If you are interested in having your machine serviced please contact Emma Hogsett at admin@wicklowpatchwork.ie to make a booking.

NOTE: Unfortunately, due to a family bereavement, the scissor sharpening van will not be at the meeting as planned.  However, it will be at the June meeting instead when you can bring your scissors, pinking shears, knives etc. clearly labelled and in a bag.  The cost depends on the items to be sharpened.

There will be a Sit & Sew Afternoon on the day for personal projects and/or to work on the collaborative quilt.

 

13th April 2019

NOTE: the April meeting is being held on the 2nd Saturday of the month due to the Easter Holiday.

The speaker for the meeting is Mel Bradley of Mel Bradley Silks. Take a look at her website to see her beautiful work.  We look forward to welcoming her.

Lynn Naughten of Seams Sew Simple will be bringing her shop to the meeting.  There will be no workshop in April.

Collaborative Quilt – Don’t forget to bring your Tiny House blocks for our Collaborative Quilt!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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