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 http://www.feicim.com 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 
0851699145
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?? :)

Tuesday, 15 January 2013


Anne Marie Horan, President of the Western Branch, Irish Patchwork Society is a great tutor and friend from the mainland. She taught us the 'twisted 9-patch' block.

 This is Alissa's first quilt...made for her 2 yr old daughter. I'm sure it will be one of many!! :)


Mairead is fairly new to patchwork, but an expert it all things textile! She knits, felts, spins, sews, weaves...making one of a kind pieces for sale in her shop on Inis Oírr. You can find out more about her at www.maireadsharry.blogspot.ie