March / April Greeting

Hello Everyone

This is just a reminder that we, that is NIPG is having, what may become an annual excursion, on Saturday March 4th.

So, we are NOT MEETING AT CULTRA on Saturday March 4th.   Instead some of us are off to a Quilt Shop in Donegal.  

Message for those joining our Bus Trip – an email was sent to you yesterday, giving you phone numbers etc. IF YOU DIDN’T GET THAT EMAIL, please contact me asap.

Numbers going have fluctuated as people joined and others had to cancel.  Currently there are 28 of us travelling on Saturday morning to Green Acres in Falcarragh. It’s a 33 seater bus.  The cost is £ 20.00 which includes lunch (salad box and rolls), coffee/tea, cakes. [Could you beat that with a big stick, as they say??]

Leaving at 9:15 sharp from College Square North. En route we’ll be stopping at either Dunsilly or Ballymartin Park ‘n Ride. 

So, if you change your mind, there are a few spaces, but I’d need to know really soon 

Walk in the Park   deadline Friday 7th April 

April Meeting

Our next meeting at the Folk Museum is 1st April. (Anne says she’s not fooling around! )

Joy Harber (nee Salvage) from the Cotswolds.  will be giving us a talk on  `An Obsession with Log Cabin`.  

Joy’s talk ‘are a visual tour through my work, including kniting, embroidery and patchwork through real life quilts and samples focusing on my Log Cabin series.’

The talk will followed by her workshop `Miniature Log Cabin`.  Create your very own mini quilt using a quick strip piecing method. These can be adapted into needle cases, bags and lots of other fun projects.

 The requirements for this are very straightforward; Sewing machine, sewing kit including rotary cutter, mat and rulers, pins thread, extension lead, 

Fabric; any scraps larger than 2″ X 4″ with some of both light and dark values. 

Contact Mary Walker ( to book this workshop.

Any queries, questions just email us. Your email can be forwarded to the appropriate committee member. 

Lastly, if you know of someone who isn’t getting their emails, firstly ask them to check their Spam, then ask them to email us here at


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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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