Friday 17 August 2018

we're still here!

Been awhile since we've posted on this blog, but meanwhile....lots of sewing and quilting going on here!!

And here's information about our upcoming exhibition!!!

Quilt Exhibition on Inis Oirr, (Inisheer) Aran Islands
Sept 15th – October 5th
Connemara Quilts
Exhibition of work from four quilting groups based in Connemara: Mná le Chéile, Inis Oirr; Cuilteálaithe Cois Fharraige, Indreabhán; Carna Quilters and Leitir Mealláin Quilting Group.
Open each day from 12 until 4
Official Opening Saturday September 23rd at 2.00pm. Opening to include a talk about traditional Aran Island clothing  “Seanstil Éadach – Stitches in Time”
Ferries available from
Doolin Co Clare:             O’Brien Ferries 065 7075555
                                    Doolin Ferries 065 7074455
Rosaveel, Co Galway:            Aran Ferries 091 568903
For further details contact: Anne Marie Horan 086 2027752
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Friday 6 May 2016

Mná le Chéile 'Baby Buggy Blanket' project.
Since 2009 we have welcomed new babies to the island with the gift of a handmade quilt. One year we made over ten quilts! This one, shown by Bríd, is for Baby Cian, her grandson. :)

Feicim students learn to sew!

Mná le Chéile invited Irish language students from the Feicim course to learn handpiecing skills as Gaeilge! A few simple words, a few simple stitches, and they all went home with a lovely little piece to set their mug of tea on! :)

Tuesday 16 June 2015

Teach Bhríd Summer Siopa!

Teach Bhríd Summer Siopa! 
A few of our items for sale....cushions, lavender sachets, baby hats, table mats, bags, and quilts of all sizes! See our workshop/classroom and Gammill longarm quilting machine. Call 0851699145 for more info. 

Monday 30 June 2014

Mná le Chéile, Inis Oírr
Cuilteálaithe Cois Fharraige, Inverin

present our exhibition of quilts, held at Áras Énna during the month of July, 2014
open 1-4 (most afternoons) 
if you're traveling in to see the show, please call ahead 
or 09975150

 Bríd Uí Chonghaile, Mná le Chéile chairperson and founding member, welcoming everyone.
Anne Marie Horan, opened our exhibition with a lovely talk.
Always something delicious to eat! Treats made by our group members. :)

Sunday 27 October 2013

Holy Cross group visits Inis Oírr

Holy Cross Crafters from Tipperary came to Inis Oírr to visit Mná le Cheile and enjoy the island. They made lovely Christmas stockings!

Friday 16 August 2013

Summer 2013, Teach Bhríd evening sewing classes

Handy bedside caddy to store books, glasses, etc....
Summer visitor made a lovely reversible tea cozy to take home. :)
Flower broches, using leftover quilt bindings...
Table mats...
Table mats...another version...
First quilt! Bright and happy for her little guy's bed...
Apron, made as house-warming gift...
Notice our cute hairbands?? :)