Tuesday 30 September 2014

Modern Quilters Ireland sewing day

Last Saturday, some of the Modern Quilters of Ireland met in Galway for a sewing day. Cindy had arranged for us to use one of the rooms in the University and had set up tables for swapping books, fabric, treats and baked goods.   There was also a table to donate blue and green 12.5" blocks for Bee Blessed (a group who make donation quilts that our group supports).
Louise & Claire
Erin working hard trimming a bazillion half square triangles!
Louise and Cindy

Claire doing something Christmassy with a pattern from Quilt Now magazine.
We brought our machines, extensions leads and projects to work on for the day.

While everybody looks really busy I can't say I was the most industrious, rather spending the morning nibbling on home baked chocolate yummies, browsing through books, chatting and cutting fabric for 2 blocks for Bee Blessed.  Wilbur (project previous post) didn't get anywhere near the machine, and I brought my triangle quilt to finish too - I was aiming a bit too high I think!

We had the opportunity to browse through some fabric and accessories from Fluffy Sheep Quilting, PippaBlue and Wrap it, and I did pick up a few fat quarters and some Handmade with Love wooden buttons.
Anneliese being really productive despite popping in and out to pick up the kids.  She brought along Patrick the owl pincushion I made for her in last years swap.  Quite a few of us had our swap pincushions with us!


My hard work for the day!

And they came wrapped up in this!
More Goodies!

Thanks to our goodie bag suppliers for being so generous and thanks so much to Cindy, Anna and all who helped make the day happen!


  1. It was a wonderful day and Patrick was such a lovely company on that day to. I hope he did not mind me putting needles in his forehead :D i managed all my projects. Think I was underestimating myself ....

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    1. The day flew by and it was brilliant to finally meet people in person I had been in touch with by IG and blogs. Despite by 2 blocks only getting done I really enjoyed the day!

  3. It looks like a really nice time! It is so much fun to be around others who are creating - I always get a lot of great energy from sharing the experience with others. :)

  4. I do that every time I go to a guild meeting ... pack heaps of stuff to sew and then up drinking tea and stuffing my face ... hmm maybe a bit of hand sewing - lol :) Looks like you had a lovely bright space to sew in.

  5. Looks like lots of fun, wish I could have gone!

  6. You must have had a great time!! Next time I will!!!

  7. Looks like you had a great time! That space looks bright and amazing, too bad you can't move in full time!


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