Friday, March 7, 2014

Galway Stitching Meetup: March

Last night I met up with two lovely ladies to sit, drink tea/coffee and stitch together.  A few hours of that is truly good for my soul.  We talked about sewing techniques, religion, local patchwork guilds, all boys vs mixed schools and a weekend getaway to Belfast to take a few classes by Judith.  All good stuff filled with laughter.


Anneliese brought with her the famous Nerd Quilt.  It is absolutely beautiful in person.  There was a coordinating cushion, too, but I forgot to snap a photo of that goodie with all of the show and tell/chatter.

What?  No, Anneliese,  I didn't get you in that photo...just the quilt.  **ahem**.


And then Miss Annette.  She's working on a quilt that will be part of an exhibition in the Aran Islands this July.  The theme is water, so she's created a quilt filled with various sizes of DP blocks as sand...

(It's upside down here - we were carried away and not paying attention to what we were doing!)


And then she's going to quilt/embroider on it the "feathers" that water creates when receding back to the sea.  She spent the night practicing on her little hoop stitching over her tracing paper.


Do you see her amazing notebook?  First off, it's MASSIVE.  She has in it her inspirational photos, sketches, fabric swatches, quilt math and little trial samples (left page here).  I've never seen anything like it.  Gorgeous.


I'm getting quite boring and repetitive now.  I spent the evening stitching on one side of my binding.  I am about half way through attaching it to the back, so with any luck I'll finish it off this weekend.  Fingers crossed!

15 comments:

cheeky monkey said...

Oh No!!!!
you forgot the most important thing in Ireland: we talked about the weather :P

Gill said...

Not the rugby???
Fabulous quilts!

Ruth said...

Loveley quilts ladies, they look great in the bright light photos!

Leanne said...

How nice that you can meet before the sun goes down. Those are beautiful quilts and your binding looks lovely too.

Katy Cameron said...

Looks like loads of fun, love the nerd quilt!

Helenjean said...

absolutely love the nerd quilt.
(and we had sunshine and hailstones and rain today in Belfast, all in the one afternoon)

Molli Sparkles said...

Lovely that you were able to spend the time together. I agree about that notebook, a giant piece of awesome!

ElPetitTaller said...

Beautiful quilts!!!
Is Annette going to Inis Oirr?

Canadian Abroad said...

How I wish I could be there too, dodging your camera.

Judith, Belfast said...

Can't beat a day stitching with friends. I would love to have a Galway contingency in my classes! Jxo

Archie the wonder dog said...

What a wonderful way to spend an evening!

Catherine said...

Looks like a perfect way to spend some time

Annabella said...

So envious of your lovely meet-ups!

Annabella said...

So envious of your lovely meet-ups!

Nicky said...

Me too Annabella! Wow to Anneliese's quilt! Glad you had fun and just finish that binding will you!

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