Yes, we are getting very excited about the Hands Across the Border exhibition coming to the beautiful setting of the Island Arts Centre, Lisburn.
It had a successful showing in Dublin, where it was exhibited in the Custom House Quay, IFSC, Dublin Northside, hosted by the Eastern Branch of the Irish Patchwork Society.
Eastern Branch have kindly posted 58 photos of the Opening Night, at which Leo Enright, the well-known RTÉ broadcaster, news reporter, and scientist, officiated. The photos may be found on their Facebook Page and give a glimpse of what you can expect to find in the exhibition.
Now all 63 quilts will be at the Island Arts Centre, where you will be able to view them from the 1st June until 1st July.
Opening times of the Island Arts Centre, Lisburn are:
Monday – Friday: 9.30 am – 10 pm
Saturday: 9.30 am – 5 pm
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.