25 January 2012

International Quilt Study Centre News

Happy New Year and welcome to the January 2012 Quilt of the Month.

The calendars have been turned to 2012, a week has passed, and many New Year's resolutions have already been abandoned. We applaud those who can make a resolution and have the discipline to stick with it. While people may not always associate discipline with art, indeed that is exactly what it takes many times: rising to write at 3 a.m., painting on a cloudy day, or in Michael James' example, not leaving the studio until the piece was done. In his Day Book series we see the rewards of discipline and craft combined with creativity and purpose. Enjoy this month'squilt and share it with your friends.
This is one of the quilts shown in the new exhibition A Tribute to Ardis James.

International Quilt Study Center & Museum
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
1523 N. 33rd Street
Lincoln, Nebraska USA 68583

17 January 2012

An Grianan 2012

Hello All,
We are getting close to An Grianan now and bookings are at a viable stage.  We have had to drop four of the teachers as they were not booked, but there are still five great teachers available, and it is sizing up to be a great weekend.  

We were hoping that at branch meetings over the next couple of weeks, members could be reminded of an Grianan at meetings.  So, could you remind chairs of the branches to announce the details again (which are in the last newsletter and also on the website).

The tutors' workshops which still may be booked are: 
Susan Briscoe, 
Jenny Rolfe, 
Joke Buursma, 
Terri McNeill and 
Ann O'Rafferty.  

It is important to send in the application form a.s.a.p. and to indicate 2nd preferences as some of these are almost full (most especially Jenny Rolfe).  Please as well remind people that they can come and do their own thing for €200 for bed and meals.

The shop will be the Limerick Quilt Centre (Maeve Meaney).

15 January 2012

An Grianan Weekend 17-19th February 2012

Don't forgot the bi-annual An Grianan residential weekend is taking place on the 17-19th February 2012.

Full details of the workshops and application form were in the Autumn Newsletter. Details of the workshops are also on the blog.