I`m running a bit late this month, what with September being the second Saturday!!  Suddenly October is almost upon us and another meeting in person, we could get used to this!

The season of mists and mellow fruitfulness has come.  The birds are feasting on the holly, rowan and elderberries and the Michaelmas Daisies and Autumn Crocus are flowering.  Time to move indoors.

Our speaker on 1st October 2022 is Loretta O`Brien Patchwork and Quilting Loretta O’Brien Home Page

Patchwork and Quilting Loretta O’Brien …

Loretta has been involved in P&Q for over 40 years and teaches and exhibits worldwide, most recently at the European Patchwork Meeting. She is a great raconteur and will be bringing lots of quilts. Not to be missed.

Librarians` Request.

Please look out any borrowed books and return them ASAP.  Wanda and Margaret do have a little list and they plan to make sure that none of them will be missed! Thank you.

Annual Charity.

The charity for the year will be Northern Ireland Childrens Hospice.  Ballot prize will resume in October.

Hands Across the Border 2023.

This year it is the turn of NIPG to launch/host this exhibition. It will be in May 2023 at the Curve Gallery, Bangor.

Title: `A Walk in The Park`.  Size: 20″ x 40″, portrait orientation.

Full guidelines and entry forms will be on the website shortly, but this is advance information to give food for thought.

Looking Ahead

On 5th November Esme Edwards will give a talk and postcard workshop which is fully booked.

On 3rd December the challenge is to make a Christmas card, and for Secret Santa please wrap up a fat quarter of fabric.

On 7th January 2023 members will demonstrate techniques followed by an afternoon sewical of any project you fancy.

Looking forward to seeing you on the 1st October

Best wishes


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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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