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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.

Saturday Meeting 3rd March & Sunday 4th March

This was the weekend which had to be cancelled. Unfortunately, after much effort, Janet McCallum was  unable to make the journey across. Janet was determined to be here, and really did her very best, but between changing airports and examining … Continue reading

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Paula says: Dive Into Your Stash

This post applies only to Northern Ireland Patchwork Guild Members   We have been invited to take part in this year’s Crafting Live exhibition in the Titanic Exhibition Hall. Paula, our Chair invites you to submit a small piece which will … Continue reading

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Quick note from our Chair, Paula

Ladies and Gentlemen , At our February meeting (Sat 3rd Feb), Judith Hollies will have a one day pop-up shop where you will have a little time to browse and shop. Then six of our members will be stationed at six … Continue reading

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From Trash to Treasure or Treasure from Trash with Pat Archibald

[Banner is ‘Overcrowded World by Irene MacWilliam] New Year 2018 was heralded by  cold, wet weather, which unfortunately was reflected in the heat (or lack of) in our Hall.  The heating is out of our control, but the talk by Pat … Continue reading

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Christmas 2017 at the NI Patchwork Guild

Santa Claus honoured our Guild with a visit on Saturday 2nd December, which made a good day great. It’s the child within us who greets Santa with enthusiasm and smiles. It was our own esteemed Man Friday and Quilter, Brian … Continue reading

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Hallow’een is almost here, but first our October Meeting

A word from Paula, our Chair about our next meeting on October 7th Hi to all, October meeting is fast approaching and I hope you all are looking forward to it.   I will be on holidays and will not be … Continue reading

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Galloping towards Saturday Sept 2nd

We’ve had a  somewhat wet summer here in Northern Ireland, fortunately we can always find  plenty to do as we are gallop towards our first 2017 – 18 Guild meeting on Saturday 2nd September. August is Craft Month and  we … Continue reading

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Tapestry and Teacakes by Anne James

Working on The Game of Thrones (GoT) tapestry On 26th June, I received an email from the Guild asking for volunteers to hand embroider a “very important piece – fabulous fabric – specially made” at the Ulster Folk and Transport … Continue reading

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Hands Across the Border Exhibition, “Aurora” 2017, comes to the North of Ireland

Yes, we are getting very excited about the Hands Across the Border exhibition coming to the beautiful setting of the Island Arts Centre, Lisburn.     It had a successful showing in Dublin, where it was exhibited in the Custom House Quay, … Continue reading

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Link to Jayne Mcclenaghan’s Blog: “Busy times for the NI Patchwork Guild”

Jayne has posted a great summary of what’s been happening with NIPG, so here’s a link to her blog. You might want to see what she’s up to in Mount Stewart. Would love to know how she finds the time … Continue reading

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