Happy New Year 2016

Message from Anne James, Chairperson

A happy and peaceful New Year to you all. I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and that Father Christmas filled your stockings with lots of goodies.

The first meeting of the new year is on Saturday 2nd, and I hope everyone will be fit and well for it. There will be a lull in the storms on Saturday, though it may be wet – a good opportunity to get out and about while staying dry!

Sharon Mount and Irene McKee are looking after the catering. The meeting will be demonstrations, as is now traditional for January. There will be four covering a wide range of techniques:-

Lindsey will guide us through a novel method of attaching a flanged binding;

Anna will shown us how to make a corsage;

Irene will demonstrate screen printing and the making of the screens; and

I will demonstrate how to make some 3-D rose-like fabric flowers.

Do come along, it will be good fun. If you have a name badge, please remember to wear it! Again, Happy New Year,


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The NIPG, as we are affectionately known, welcomes anyone interested in any aspect of patchwork and/or quilting, in whatever form. Beginner, advanced or in between. The Guild usually meets on the first Saturday of the month in the Parochial Hall of the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, Cultra, Co Down, Northern Ireland. Contact us for more information. Meetings open around 10.30 am with tea/coffee for which we charge a small visitor's fee. This is quite informal. The meeting proper begins with 'housekeeping' - various announcements relevant to our members. Often we will have engaged a speaker of note, which is sometimes followed by a workshop/ sew-in. Full day workshops are held on Sundays. We have had speakers and teachers from USA, Germany, Holland, England, not forgetting the excellent people who are locally based. Contact us or Facebook https://www.facebook.com/nipatchworkguild for further information.

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