Friday, May 27, 2011

Calling all Irish quilters & sewers.....

Sew Irish: Modern Quilting & Sewing


I think that its great, but kind of sad in a way, that I discovered several Irish sewing blogs I didn't know about through the Sew, Mama, Sew giveaway. I've done lots of searches for Irish blogs but it can be hard to find them in search results. Plus, I have been watching the Brit Quilt Flickr group taking off and thought, really, its time for us to have one too!



I'm also conscious that not everyone who quilts, or sews has a blog of their own, and if you're not blogging yourself it can be hard commenting and interacting. I thought it would be really great if we could get a little Irish sewing and quilting community going on Flickr where people could share photos of stuff they're working on, or have finished, where we could have discussions on sewing related stuff- like where to find supplies etc etc, and - even better - organise fabric swaps and more.



What do you think? Interested?
If you haven't used Flickr before, you should definitely check it out. I have really only become active on it since Christmas - at Fi's suggestion - and I love it, there are lots of fun things going on including swaps, e.g. the scrappy pincushion swap. It doesn't require the same amount of time commitment that blogging does and its a little more instant in some ways. You upload your photos and then contribute them to groups you are taking part in, and within the groups there are discussion threads etc. Check out http://www.flickr.com/groups/britquilt/ to see what I mean.

So, please, if you are interested (and I hope you are!) no matter how much, or how little you know about sewing or quilting, whether you're super-experienced or just starting out - please come over to www.flickr.com, set up an account (its free!) and join the Sew Irish group at http://www.flickr.com/groups/sewirish/and lets get a little community going.


If you need help getting to grips with Flickr drop me an email to fairyfacedesigns@gmail.com and I'll do my best to help you out.

10 comments:

patchworkdelights said...

i'm up for that!

susan said...

You are going to become the Lily's Quilts of Ireland. How cool is that?! People who don't know me think I am Irish when they meet me - something about the blend of Canadian and British accents. Does that count for anything in joining your group?

patchworkdelights said...

added piccies, have someone else in mind, will email them your blog post. Agree with Susan Sarah's Quilts of Ireland!

Lola Patchwork said...

I'm going right now to my almost-never-used-flickr account. I'm not Irish but have been living here for 12 years!! It'd be great to know more people in the country that love patchwork! See you in flickr!!

Flying Blind... said...

I'll be watching you, to be sure!

Cindy said...

I am 100% in! This will be great, Sarah!

Linda Coleman said...

I've put my name in.

Angieabk said...

What about us yanks across the pond!!?? I'm in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA and I watch your blog religiously!! Can't I play too?

Tess said...

Brilliant idea! I'm new-ish to quilting and I adore it! check out my v. new blog quiltsbytess.blogspot.com ! I completely agree that the lack of specialist shops in Ireland is so frustrating.

Count me in!!

jojo said...

bravo j aime ce que vous faites bisessssss
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