On June 8th members from the branch took part in a Show and tell with some American visitors at the Pillo Hotel. It is always lovely to link up with quilters from other parts of the world and we had a lovely afternoon with these amazing ladies. We brought a variety of pieces, bed-quilts, hangings and managed to put togethersix of the Cú na Mara panels. Thanks to Mari Moran, Bernadette Falvey, Carmel Togher, Agnes Warren,Isabelle Foyle, Margaret Cunnane, Bernadette Street, Ester Kiely who showed the pieces.
The American visitors also showed some small pieces (including some of the cutest little dolls I have ever seen!). We enjoyed a cup of tea and a chat before leaving the group to continue on their tour of Ireland. Thanks to craftours.com for inviting us and to Dana and the group for making us feel so welcome
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!