May 2023 Meeting is Cancelled

The May Meeting of the Northern Ireland Patchwork Guild is cancelled.


It must be spring because I have little blue butterflies fluttering around my holly tree. Who doesn’t love butterflies. These are called Holly Blue – more information here  

How to identify

The holly blue is a bright blue butterfly; females have black wing edges. It is smaller than the very rare large blue, and a lot larger than the tiny small blue. It is distinguished from all the other blues by the black spots on its silvery-blue underside – other blues sport orange spots.

 My latest horticultural nonesense is a hanging basket filled with tumbling tomatoes (needs more sunshine!)


 that there is no guild meeting in the folk museum in MAY


Our exhibition `A walk in the Park` will be on display in the Curve gallery, Bangor Library, Hamilton Road from 4th to 30th May inclusive


The official opening will be on Friday 5th May at 2.00pm.  Soft drinks and buscuits will be available.

Do come and bring your friends.


I have been talking about needing new members for the committee for a while but, seriously, if no body steps up to fill the vacancies the guild could be in a crisis situation and might be unable to continue.  Several of the vacant posts could readily be shared by two chums.

Please have a think, talk to your chums. Are you able to help secure a future for your guild?


It would be great to see you at the opening, or if not, enjoy the Coronation holiday and maybe see you at the AGM on June 3rd?

Best wishes

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 for further information.

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