Chair’s November Welcome

Hello Everyone 

I have been busy planting up pots. Pink cyclamen for winter and tulips, daffodils, hyacinths and iris for spring.  [Artwork is from Elena Oleniuc].

When the rain stops and the wind eases, I plan to tie in the climbing roses.

Next Meeting 

Moving indoors, our next meeting in the Folk Museum is Saturday 5th November with our own Esme Edwards giving a morning talk and an afternoon workshop (fully booked).

**** Still in the Folk & Transport Museum but different hall –  The Royal Irish Constabulary Hall. ****

We will be meeting in the RIC hall which is on the first floor of the RIC police station in the village area.


Walk past the ticket kiosk and continue up the hill past the red post box and the residential area.

Turn right up the steps and pass the tea room, the cinema and the rectory into the village area where you will be facing the RIC police station.

The stairs are a bit narrow and curving but there is a lift.

To the right of the RIC Station is the printers shop and next right is an archway. The lift entrance is in the archway  ( I didn`t know it was there either!).

Alternative route to avoid the steps.

Walk past the ticket kiosk and continue up the hill to the sweet shop at the corner of Tea Lane. 

Turn right and walk along Tea Lane, at the end turn left and continue up the hill to the village area.

On reaching our destination we will be able to relax and enjoy seeing Esme`s delightful work.

December Meeting

The meeting on 3rd December will be in St Dorothea`s Church, Gilnahirk, 2-4 Gortland Park, BT5 7NU.


From the Knock Road, drive up the Gilnahirk Road, past the shops, past St Patrick and Our Lady`s School, past Gilnahirk Primary School to the mini roundabout. 

Take the second right into Gortland Park. 

The first opening on the left is a small car park, but the second opening on the left is a large car park.  

The entrance to the hall is down the hill.

For this meeting the Christmas competition will be `a Christmas card` and for the Secret Santa please wrap up a fat quarter of any fabric ( i.e. it does not have to be Christmas fabric).

Also, please consider making an exhibit for our May 2023 exhibition `A Walk in the Park` size 20″ x 40″, portrait orientation     ( still plenty of time for thinking!!)

Textiles Exhibition in Whitehead

Lastly, thanks to Janette McKie for alerting us to a  Textiles Exhibition enitled ‘Joy of Colour’, in Whitehead, featuring Hilde van Schaardenburg from Holland and Sandra Weir from Cookstown. The Opening Night takes place on Sat 5th November from 18:00.  Check this link for more information:

Wow! that was a lot of directions…..

Looking forward to seeing everyone on the 5th November in the RIC Hall.

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 for further information.

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