Western Branch Exhibition 20th -29th
'GO LEOR QUILTS GALORE
take place in the 'Geata na Cathrach' Building, Fairgreen Road, Galway.
opening Friday September 20th at 6pm. All IPS members welcome.
Sat. 21st - Sun. 29th from 10am-5pm each day.
check with Western IPS Blog closer to the date for full details.
na Cathrach building is on the corner between the Fairgreen Coach Station and
the Radisson Hotel, 100yds from train station with plenty of parking in the
underground Coach Station carpark.)"
Flora, Fibre and
Fabric, a Hands Across the Border Exhibition at the National Botanic Gardens
A number of Western Branch members managed to make the trip
to Dublin for the opening of the Hands Across the Border: Flora, Fibre and
Fabric Exhibition at the National Botanic Gardens. I travelled in Mari Moran's
car along with Liz Nolan and we arrived in plenty of time to enjoy a tour of
the exhibition before the speeches began.
There were lots of IPS and NIPG members present for the
opening and it was great to see so many familiar faces. The sun shone
brilliantly all day long and gardens and the exhibition space looked wonderful.
The selection of work from North and South showed a wide
range of styles, techniques and interpretations of the theme so there really
was plenty to appeal to the traditional and the contemporary quilt-maker.
The Eastern Branch will also provide workshops for the pubic
during the exhibition and this has proven to be a very popular part of IPS
exhibitions at the Botanic Gardens in the past. This may even introduce some
new members to our guilds.
I've included some photographs of a few of my favourites from
the show, but there were so many others. The exhibition was well worth the visit.
Angela McCormick, Bring Fowers NIPG
Ann Fleeton, If Winter Comes Can Spring be Far Behind, IPS
The Western Branch of the Irish Patchwork Society meets on the second Saturday of every month from Sep. to May in The Bridge Centre, St. Mary's Road, Galway at 10am.
Membership costs 40Euro a year and allows you to attend meetings anywhere in Ireland, exhibit with the group, participate in classes and workshops, borrow from the library, receive a quarterly national newsletter.....all that and make lots of new friends who share a common interest!