ICA news: Talent within the ranks of ICA guilds ably demonstrated

ICA guilds have tonnes of talent within their membership — a fact that was highlighted in Limerick recently when Glin Guild’s Mary Lucey O’Connor regaled her colleagues with a talk on patchwork quilting.
ICA news: Talent within the ranks of ICA guilds ably demonstrated

“She was most informative on the history of quilting. She showed some marvellous examples of her own work, including bedspreads, cushions, handbags, and tablemats and she pointed out the difference between Amish, English, and Indian quilting,” says a spokesperson who attended the September meeting at which Mary was guest speaker.

With guild president Norma McKeon presiding, the meeting opened with the ICA prayer and sympathy was expressed to those who had had a bereavement since the previous meeting.

Otherwise, it was business as usual with a decision made to apply once again for a Go for Life grant and a rota drawn up for whist drives, including details of the monthly hostesses.

Glin ICA met again last month. Up for discussion was how to make their ICA garden look its best during winter, so it was decided to plant white heathers. The guest speaker was nurse Siobhan Sweeney.

“She specialises in reflexology, which is excellent for mental and physical wellbeing. Siobhan explained how it energises and treats the whole body, and kickstarts the nerve endings.

“She demonstrated on one of the member’s feet. Everybody appreciated her work and skills and we all joined in the vote of thanks proposed by Norma McKeon and seconded by Frances Walsh,” says the Glin ICA spokesperson.

Meanwhile, 10 guild members attended the Manor Farm culinary event when it came to Limerick. Plans were made to collect Christmas Shoe Boxes at the November meeting and Glin ICA will hold the senior citizens’ party on November 27.

Ballingarry Guild, another Limerick guild, has collected shoeboxes for Team Hope. Members were looking forward to the guest speaker proposed for their November meeting — Philomena Kellner.

She has a master’s degree from Germany on alternative medicine for animals. She was set to talk to members about how to treat their pets and larger animals using alternative medicine.

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