31 July, 2012

Don't Miss Out On The AGM!

It's that time of year again!  Don't miss out on your chance to attend the IPS Annual General Meeting.

The IPS AGM will take place on Saturday 6 October 2012 in the Strand Hotel in limerick.  This year's speaker is Annette Morgan, a UK based quilt book author and instructor.

There will be two one-day workshops on offer following the meeting: 

Sunday 7th October: Textured Dimensions
A day's adventure into the world of texture.  Using soldering irons, hot air guns and free motion embroidery, you will combine plastics and paints to make a stunning panel for framing or mounting. 

Monday 8th October: 3D Freestyle Applique
Learn how to make a quick quilt background and then add the free-shape applique pieces to make an individual hanging. 
Additionally, the Strand Hotel will offer sewing space on Sunday, so bring your current projects to work on!

The fee to attend the AGM is 25 euros including attendance at the lecture and your lunch.  To attend the day long work shops as well s the AGM, there is a 65 euro fee.  

Do not forget that the National Exhibition 2012 is held from 1st - 12th October, so it it worth arriving in Limerick a bit early.  The exhibition, called Buildings, Bricks and Blocks, is at the Istrabraq Hall within the City Hall of Limerick City Council on Merchant's Quay in Limerick city.  The exhibit is open from 10AM to 5 PM Monday through Friday with the official opening on Friday 5th of October.  

Contact the Strand Hotel directly to secure the IPS special rate for the AGM.  The hotel is offering 2 nights B&B and 1 evening meal in the River Restaurant at 199 euro per person sharing (or a single supplement of 40 euro).  Or, if you want to come for only one night, you can opt for a B&B room at 50 euros per person sharing, or 90 euro for a single person. 

For more information, consult your summer newsletter or visit the IPS website.

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