04 March, 2013

Western Challenge 2013

Start stitching now!  This year the challenge is to make a sewing kit. Margaret Cunnane brought several samples to the February meeting to get your creative ideas flowing.  

The Western Challenge is to be completed and brought to the May meeting and will then be sent to Malawi for distribution to women there. 

02 March, 2013

Gaye Grant: From Paper To Quilt

Gaye Grant, of the Fennel Shed in Buncrana, demonstrated again what a great ‘piece maker’ she is. Quilt after quilt showed how she takes the basic building blocks of squares and triangles, works her magic and viola: quilt!

Gaye has a passion for piecing and designing which was very infectious and yes, I think we need a workshop.


There were some nifty short cuts or techniques for example using pre-cut squares to produce some squares and ½ square triangles in 3 cuts. (you had to be there!) An aversion to waste means making patches from your cut offs as you go along and using them to border blocks or quilts.