24 May 2008

Irish Hungarian Round Robin

Irish Patchwork Society members from Western Branch have been involved in making round robin quilts with quilters from Hungary. A round robin quilt is each made by a pair of quilters. In this project 20 quilters from Ireland and 20 Hungarian quilters took part. To start, everyone made a block for the centre, this centre was passed to the other country, where your counterpart added the first border. Then the quilt came back to you to add the second border and finish the quilt. So everyone involved got a quilt to keep.

Pictured is one pair of these quilts. Irish quilter has used Hungarian blue materials in her quilt and the Hungarian quilt has patterns inspired by Newgrange. An exhibition of the Irish owned quilts is currently on display in the Galway Museum until end of May along with quilts of Western Branch exhibition "Treasured Memories".
Irish Patchwork Society members will see more of the quilts and details of the round robin in their next newsletter. To join the IPS, please visit our website at http://www.irishpatchwork.ie