Archive – 2017

9th December 2017

December meeting/Christmas Party.  We hope you can join us for tea/coffee, mince pies and some fun!

We will have Kris Kindle on the day – please bring a small gift (max value €5).  It can be sewing related or not, or perhaps something that you have made.

There will be lots of Christmas demonstrations on the day and also a Christmas Challenge for a Christmas themed project, however big or small, that you have made – there will be a prize for the best project voted for by the members!



18th/19th November 2017

Our speaker for the meeting is Olena Pugachoval from Ukraine, now living in Dublin.  Olena has exhibited at CHQ, Limerick, RDS and Birmingham this year.

Stay behind after the meeting for the afternoon and help us make covers for our new book stands.  Fabric will be provided for this collaborative effort!

On Sunday, 19th November a full day workshop will be conducted by our girl from Wicklow.  Helen Dodd’s workshop will be based on the Clamshell design.  She will show us how to make this design with a slight difference and will send us home with a panda cushion, or maybe you would like to do a different animal.  Could be a Christmas or baby gift!

The workshop will run from 10:00 4.45 p.m.

If you are interested in attending the Workshop contact Geraldine at


26th/27th August 2017

A Dyeing Workshop will be provided by Moira Byrne and Lorna Lafferty in Newtownmountkennedy Community Hall on Saturday, 26th August 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

If there is sufficient interest a further half day workshop will be held on Sunday morning, 27th August, on sewing or embellishing
the dyed fabric from the previous day.

The cost of attending both days is €40.00.

If you are interested in attending these workshops please contact Geraldine  – or sign on with at the next meeting.

30th September 2017 – “Sit and Sew”

Sewing day in the Community Hall in Newtownmountkennedy from 10:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Bring any project you are working on, stretch a quilt, enjoy a chat, etc.

As well as bringing your sewing equipment, extension leads, etc., don’t forget to bring your lunch as well! Tea/coffee/biscuits will be provided on the day.

Cost: €10.00

If you are interested in attending contact Geraldine –


16th September 2017

Our September workshop will be conducted by Sandra Montgomery of Sandy Quilts. Web:

The technique is reverse applique called “Circling the Square” which involves reverse applique with circles, satin stitch or other fancy stitches with machine and either straight line or free motion quilting.

Bookings are now being taken for the Workshop –

21st October 2017 

The Speaker for the meeting will be Emer Fahy.

Emer will also be providing a Workshop on “Colour for Quilters” on Saturday afternoon 21st October and all day Sunday 22nd October, 2017 using colour in quilts, the colour wheel, and value.

Saturday 21st (afternoon)
Mini-workshop – Exercises in colour wheel, value, scale and proportion.  Design a cushion, based on the exercises and your fabric collection.

Sunday 22nd
All-day workshop – Further exercises in the power of colour and value.  Design and make a small quilt, using these exercises as an inspiration.

If you are interested in attending the Workshop contact Geraldine at

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