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About nipatchworkguild

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.

Rosie James – November Speaker and Workshops. 2-3 November

We are thrilled to have Rosie James as our Speaker on Saturday 2nd November. She is also doing a workshop for those fortunate enough to attend. Rosie James is a Textile Artist living and working in Kent. She has a … Continue reading

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Letter from our Chair, Anne Hardcastle re our next meeting Sat 5th October with Tomoni McElwee.

Hi Folks, Lovely weather for sewing!At our meeting on 5th October we will welcome Tomoni McElwee who began making patchwork quilts when she moved from Japan to Ireland in 1998.  [More information on Tomoni at https://slaneyhandcraft.wordpress.com/ ]. A consistent prize-winner … Continue reading

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Hands Across the Border 2019.Ruby Serendipity moves to St. Mary’s Cathedral, Kilkenny – 17th to 21st July 2019. 10.00 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. daily

After a successful stay in Flowerfield, Portstewart, the Hands Across the Border exhibition moved to Louth County Library, in Dundalk. After spending time in Dundalk, the exhibition has now reached the Charter Room in Saint Mary’s Cathedral, Kilkenny, from 17th … Continue reading

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Ruby Serendipity at Flowerfield, Portstewart

In honour of this year being our Ruby Anniversary, the NIPG chose the title ‘Ruby Serendipity’ for our biennial Hands Across the Border exhibition, which we share with the Irish Patchwork Society. Why have a photo of Black Eyed Susans? … Continue reading

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‘Ruby’ Celebrations Continue

The visit of Kaffe Fassett & Brandon Mably was the highlight of our Ruby Celebrations. If you have any stories or photos, we would be glad to have them, although our Facebook has actively published them. Kaffe’s lecture at the … Continue reading

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January Demonstrations according to Brian.

January 2019 Demonstrations  One of the most popular events in the NIPG Calendar, when members themselves take on the demonstrations. Attendees gather themselves into groups and move from one demonstration table to the next. Each demonstration lasts approximately 15 minutes. … Continue reading

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Our 2018 Christmas Meeting

Our Christmas Meetings are invariably a joy, with Christmas jumpers, earrings and other decorative jewellery on view.  This year was no different and enhanced with our invariably ice-cold hall being so warm that the doors had to be opened. Jean … Continue reading

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Christmas Meeting 2018 Sat 1st December

Hello Everyone BRING YOUR MUG TO THE MEETING We know that some people are particular about starting Christmas celebrations or even mentioning Christmas too early. Others, of course, would celebrate it all year round. Now, as we hold our meetings … Continue reading

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Welcome to Alysn Midgelow-Marsden, Textile artist who joins us on Nov 3rd.

IMPORTANT! Our next meeting and the afternoon workshop- Saturday 3rd November – will be in St. John’s, Orangefield Parish Church, on the Castlereagh Road in Belfast.  10:00 for 10:30 start. Sunday workshop will take place in Knock Golf Club   Council Room … Continue reading

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Our 40th Season begins on Sat 1st Sept

When a very, very, very young Deborah Baillie decided to start a quilting guild, little did she realise how big it would grow. Nor could she have realised how popular it would be, becoming Northern Ireland’s largest patchwork Guild. That … Continue reading

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