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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.

AGM Sat 2nd June

Hello Everyone Since we last posted, we have all in every sphere of our online existence, been grappling with GDPR – General Data Protection Regulation 2018. We’ve known for a while that it was imminent, yet suddenly the date of … Continue reading

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Crafting Live Belfast. Titanic Exhibition Centre. Thurs 26th April to Sat 28th April

Crafting Live Belfast  The Northern Ireland Patchwork Guild will be present at the Crafting Live Show in the Titanic Exhibition Centre, Our stand shall be displaying work produced by our members on the theme ‘Dive into your Stash!’ Our Chair, … Continue reading

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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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