February Welcome

February Welcome

The recent sunshine has coaxed out some crocus flowers, but the current garden highlight is the perfume from the Christmas box (Sarcocca) strategically placed near the front and back doors.

Gaye Grant from the Fennel Shed (thefennelshed.ie) is our next speaker on 4th February. As well as her talk and workshop, she is bringing her shop, so a good opportunity for some retail therapy.  To check for available spaces on the workshop please contact Mary Walker (marywalker42@hotmail.com ).

Quilt Shop Bus Trip March 4th

Currently being planned. Sit back and enjoy a bus trip to Donegal to visit at least two quilt shops. There’ll be stops for tea & scones; lunch and hopefully a wee stop for a G&T. All in all, it will be an all day affair. Leaving Belfast around 9 o’clock. Further information as we get everything confirmed.  

Meanwhile, we would be grateful if you could let us know whether or not you are interested.

On 1st April we will welcome Joy Harber ( nee Salvage) an award-winning quilter from the Cotswolds.(joysalvage.wordpress.com).

Her talk `An Obsession with Log Cabin` will be followed by her workshop `Miniature Log Cabin`.  The requirements for this are very straightforward: sewing machine, sewing kit including rotary cutter, mat and ruler, pins, threads, extension lead,

Fabric: any scraps larger than 2″ by 4″ with some of both light and dark values.  Contact Mary Walker for booking.

In January, I mentioned that we are planning to tidy up our e-mailing list to include only members who have rejoined for the 2022 – 2023 year.  So, if you havn`t rejoined, this is the last e-mail you will recieve from the guild. You can keep in touch by visiting the NIPG website or facebook page, and are always welcome to attend meetings by paying the visitors fee of £4.00.

June 3rd will be the AGM.

The Guild still needs volunteers for the committe posts of:

Speaker/programme secretary


Chair ( I`ve had great fun but I AM stepping down in June)

Any committee member will be happy to discus what is involved in these roles.

Let us hope that the spring sunshine continues for a bit

Hope to see you soon

Anne Hardcastle

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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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