26 February, 2010

February: Heritage Quilt Project Update

A group gathered in Barna recently to discuss the next steps in assembling the blocks for the Heritage quilt. A big thank you to Bernie for her wonderful hospitality and world famous apple-tart!
All the finished blocks were gathered and laid out for review. It was decided that a narrow strip of mid-tone grey will be added between each block. This will serve to frame each piece and give the viewer's eye a chance to rest and focus on the theme of each block.
The quilt is looking wonderful with a variety of styles and techniques displayed.
The group will come toghether once more before the next Branch meeting to cut the strips and trim the blocks.
Everyone who is available to stay after our Branch meeting on 13th March in the afternoon to work on assembling the quilt is most welcome! Bring your machine and be ready to stitch!
We're really looking forward to seeing all the hard work come together to make a quilt we will be proud to donate to the Galway City Museum.
A big thank you to to everyone who has helped so far and there's still time to add your stitches to this heritage quilt!

14 February, 2010

February workshop: 'Jacob's Ladder' with Linda McMulkin

Linda McMulkin (http://www.ragsforlinda.com/) gave a workshop on how to make the 'Jacob's Ladder' block in the afternoon after our February meeting. With Linda's guidance we all had at least one block completed and the makings of a few more in progress. Monica at work at her machine.

Toni and Martha concentrating on the work.

Aine and Margaret busy making lots of blocks!

At the end of the day we laid all of our blocks out together and were impressed with the variety of colours chosen. Eventhough these are not going together to make one quilt, they still show how the secondary patterns are formed when the blocks are put edge to edge in a quilt.

February Show and Tell

Sandlin's baby quilt.

Mari's sister-in-law Silja Laamanen made this cushion cover in Finland to send to her godson, Martin and so it made it's way to our show & tell!
Mari's 'Storm at Sea' quilt.

February Show and Tell

The reverse of Margaret's motor racing quilt.

Margaret's motor racing quilt.

Margaret's baby quilt.

February Show and Tell

Colette's quilt

Anne Marie's Flower Quilt.

Anne-Marie's Autumn quilt.

February: Heritage Quilt Blocks are completed

The February meeting saw members arriving with wonderful blocks for the group heritage quilt we are working on to donate to the Galway City Museum.
Sandlin's block was inspired by the intricate tile patterns in the Galway cathedral.

The Tuam group are still working on the embellishment of the Tuam High Cross, but as we see here, it is looking pretty good already!

Sally also completed a block celebrating Galway's hurlers.

February: Heritage Quilt blocks are completed

Rosalie's block shows the sun going down on Galway Bay with the Blackrock diving board in silhouette.

Monica shows the Castle Qulter's block on fishing.

Mogs shows Mutton Island in her block.

February: Heritage Quilt blocks are completed

Mari and Johanna's block shows NUI Galway.

Margaret shows the Corrib Quilter's block of The Long Walk.

Madeleine's block shows Croagh Patrick.

February: Heritage Quilt blocks are completed

Lynn's block shows traditional Irish dancing.

Linda's block shows St. Nicholas Collegiate Church.

Johanna's block represents traditional Irish music and 'The Galway Shawl'.

February: Heritage Quilt blocks are completed

Joan and Colette's block shows the moon over the Claddagh

Cois Fharraige Quilters' block shows Connemara.

Bernie's block shows the Galway Races

February: Heritage Quilt blocks are completed

Nonnie and Bernadette show their block representing the Aran Islands.

Anne Marie shows a block by Quilters Cois Fharraige on traditional Galway Hookers.

Ann Fahy's block shows the Spanish Arch