Our next meeting and the afternoon workshop- Saturday 3rd November – will be in St. John’s, Orangefield Parish Church, on the Castlereagh Road in Belfast. 10:00 for 10:30 start.
Sunday workshop will take place in Knock Golf Club Council Room and we are grateful to them for accomodating us on short notice.
Here’s a message from our Chair, Paula:
To all members,
I was on holidays last week and got an email to say no power or water at the museum this weekend
So there are further changes to the venues
Saturday as I think you all know is at ST JOHN’S on the Castlereagh road Belfast BT56AB also the
workshop in the after noon [possibly a few places left ]
Sunday will be at Knock Golf Club 657 Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 3NT
I am a long time member and they kindly offered me the council room for our workshop. They are not charging us.
So all going to the workshop where possible bring your own iron, iron mat or board. If possible bring a bag which can be taped to the table to catch threads, and keep the room as clean as possible.
If you have an extension lead can you bring also. Tea and coffee can be bought from the kitchen, I can also organise sandwiches for lunch or you may choose from the lunch menu.
Total numbers for this workshop will be twelve, so I think there are a very few places left.
NO GOLF GEAR NEEDED OR CALLS OF FOUR !!!
Alysn Midgelow-Marsden who will be delivering the workshops, is an exciting talent working within fine art textiles. Here’s what she says:
My artworks include outdoor sculptural works, wearable art and installation in addition to work for walls in domestic and professional settings.
A scientific background, a continuing interest in the natural environment is often combined with a fascination about the traditions of widely differing cultures, times and connections to or shared human existence are core to my practice.
Lots more to discover about her and what is needed for the workshops in the Workshops and Requirements section of this website.
The “In Print” Contemporary Quilt exhibition in the Curve, Bangor Library, finished on Oct 30th.
Here’s a wonderful photo from The Spectator of the Opening Night. The inimitable Mary Peters with our own Irene MacWilliams and Margaret McCrory.
The Northern Ireland Patchwork Guild has an exhibition is next up in the Curve, Bangor Libry.
A stunning exhibition from the NIPG (even if we say so ourselves!)
A splash of colour to brighten up the dark November days.
You have the whole of November to view it – library hours only.
delivered the October workshop, and here’s a stunning cushion cover made by Jan, our
Exhibitions organiser, at that workshop.
Report from our photographer Brian: “Jenny Haynes gave a wonderful presentation on her Quilt designs. First she gave us a potted biography to explain how she arrived where she now is career wise then she explained her philosophy of exploration and innovation and introduced her templates with the improvements she has invented and implemented then the highlights of the various quilts she has designed and sewn using them. A most interesting and impressive display. “
November and December Meetings
Paula, our Chair says:
Christmas meeting we will have a flower arrangement demonstration and the ballet will be £2 and three members shall win one of the arrangements. Also bring a bottle bag that you have made. You will not take your own home, but will be given one home with you no exchanges unless you are given your own back!
January we will have a 1/2 day workshop stencilling on velvet with the remaining paint from last years workshop