Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Aurora is up - come visit!

Our co-exhibition with the NIPG "Aurora" is up and open for viewing in the CHQ Building in Dublin.  It looks amazing!  Directions to the CHQ Building can be downloaded here.


If you are coming from Heuston Station take the red line Luas towards Connolly or the Point.  If you are on the Connolly train exit at Busaras, cross the road towards the IFSC building and go through the park and you will see the CHQ building right in front of you.  If you take the Point train exit at Georges Dock.

If you are visiting by train why not have a look at "Fun" the Modern Quilters exhibit showing in St. Patrick's Hospital right beside Heuston Station.  When you come out of Heuston turn right and walk up the road to St. Patrick's.

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Mary Palmer Show and Tell from our April meeting!

During our April meeting last month we had an epic show and tell with Mary Palmer. There were so many photos of all her amazing quilts we had to make a slideshow. Enjoy and thank you to Mary for her visit. See you all tomorrow night for our AGM!

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Call for Baby Cot Quilts

The Limerick Quilt Centre have their annual exhibition, River of Dreams in Limerick in the School of Art and Design, Clare Street from the 23rd to the 30th of June. This year baby cot quilts are requested for donation to The Heart Children of Ireland. Quilts be displayed during the exhibition and then donated afterwards.

For anybody interested in making a baby cot quilt, the size is 36"x42" and the hanging sleeve must be placed on the 36" size. For more details see the River of Dreams facebook page.

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Upcoming Events!

 Event NameDatesVenue
"Fun" Modern Quilters Ireland 2nd Exhibition 2nd May -23rd June St. Patrick's Hospital, Dublin
 The Spike Quilters 2nd - 30th May Thurles Source Library
 Tracey Watson & Joke Buursma 20th May - 23rd June Courthouse Gallery, Ennistymon, Co. Clare
 Hands Across the Border "Aurora" 15th - 23rd May
June
 Custom House Quarter (CHQ), Dublin
 Western Branch Exhibition "The West" 22nd - 29th May St. Nicholas Church, Galway
 3rd Irish Quilters Showcase "North, South, East and West" May Hunt Museum, Limerick
 River of Dreams 23rd -30th June Limerick School of Art & Design
 Festival of Quilts 10th - 13th August NEC, Birmingham
 Open European Quilt Championships 19th  - 22nd October Maastricht, The Netherlands
 Knitting & Stitching 9th - 12th November RDS, Dublin
 An Grianan 2nd - 4th March Temonfeckin, Co. Louth

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

February Recap

Our guest speaker for February was Ailbhe O'Callaghan from the Southern Branch and I took so many photos I thought it easier to make a slideshow to share them!  More of our branch show and tell will be posted on our Facebook page!

Thank you to Ailbhe for sharing her gorgeous quilts with us!


This Friday's meeting our guest speaker will be Nikki Foley who is talking to us about quilt judging.  See you then!  Doors open at 7.30pm.
-Ruth

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Upcoming exhibitions for your diary!


“Community.” 
Southern Branch exhibition will be running at the Sirius Arts Centre in Cobh from the 2nd of March to the 26th of March.  The opening reception will happen on the 2nd of March with Cork County Mayor, Seamus McGrath in attendance. 

"Fun"
Modern Quilters Ireland second exhibition at St.Patricks Hospital, Dublin May 2nd to June 23rd.

Courthouse Gallery in Ennistymon, Co. Clare.
An exhibition that will be held this summer by Tracy Watson and Joke Buursma
12th May and 23rd June.  Gallery website is theCourthouseGallery.com for details of opening times

Hands across the Border “ Aurora” 
Official Opening Tuesday 16th May 2017 in CHQ Custom House Quarter, IFSC, Custom House Quay, Dublin Northside, Dublin.  Exhibition will run until the 26 th May.  Northern venue is Island Arts Centre, Lisburn, June 2017 

The Spike Quilters
Exhibition in Thurles Source Library centre from Tuesday May 2nd toTue May 30th. Library hours. (9.30 to5 pm week days and10 to 5pm Sat. Closes 1pm to 2pm for Lunch.  

Third Irish Quilters’ Showcase Exhibition  
May-June 2017   The Mitchel Hall, Spike Island 

The Kniting and Stitching show 2017  
Simmonscourt, RDS, Dublin 9-12th November