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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.

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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Important words from Brenda. May Meeting is at St Dorothea’s.

Members and friends Spring is well and truly here with lots of blossom and buds on the trees. The May meeting is on Saturday 6 May in St Dorotheas, Gortland Park Belfast  [Postcode is BT5 7NQ, for your SatNav Situated … Continue reading

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Visit us [Stand E20] at Crafting Live, Titanic Quarter, Belfast. Also, read the wee note from our Chair, Brenda.

Quilters can cope with weather warnings of snow and ice, we’d just stay home and quilt. Sun is still shining at the moment and happy days – only one day to go for the Crafting Live exhibition at the Titanic … Continue reading

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Volunteering at Mount Stewart with Jayne

This beautiful blog posting from Jayne McClenaghan, NIPG member just had to be shared.  A huge thank you to Jayne and all the other volunteers for the work you do to maintain this rich heritage and thank you for this … Continue reading

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Michele Hill’s Beatrix Potter quilt is now on display in Hill Top, Cumbria. 

This blog  posting comes from C&T Publishing who published, Michele Hill’s beautiful book entitled:  ‘Stitching with Beatrix Potter’.  Posted by Deirdre Quirk on March 23, 2017. Deirdre Quirk writes: Planning a visit to Hill Top, Beatrix Potter’s farmhouse, today a … Continue reading

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Words from Brenda… on Create a Thon; Friday Workshop; Next Meeting on Sat 1st April and Crafting Live Exhibition Form

“Hello Members and Friends Spring has really started over the last few days of lovely weather, lets hope it continues. The April meeting is on the 1st April, All Fools Day, though we will not be celebrating the fools bit! We … Continue reading

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Colors Unfurled

Originally posted on Maria Shell:
While I am alone during the day in my studio, I almost always listen to National Public Radio. In the fall of 2009,  I was stitching on my long arm quilting machine and listening to…

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Brenda’s letter about Cultra and things

Members and Friends,  I am afraid I am rather late with the follow up of last weeks meeting. If you missed the meeting you missed a treat. Valerie Wilson gave a talk about the Museums textile collection accompanied by pictures. … Continue reading

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Brenda’s March Letter

 Members and Friends, Another month of grey skies, rain and storm Doris is nearly over, so great sewing weather. Although it has been mild my garden is springing into life with daffodils and camillia’s. The March meeting is next Saturday in … Continue reading

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