Welcome to the website for the Northern Ireland Patchwork Guild. Known as ‘The Guild’ or NIPG.
[Our old website created and maintained by Irene MacWilliam is no longer. All the information from that site into our Archives folder. ]
Our mission is to provide a forum for our members to display their work; to provide details of events; workshops and any other information deemed relevant to the NIPG.
We are based in the North of Ireland, just outside Belfast. Our meetings take place on the first Saturday of each month, from September to June inclusively. The meetings consist of us descending upon the venue (usually at the Folk and Transport Museum, as an NIPG access is free when attending meetings or workshops).
Our first task is to get a cup of tea or coffee. The buzz of conversation will hit you as you enter (unless you’re exceptionally early). Meeting up with old friends and getting acquainted with new people creates a great atmosphere.
Your first visit? If you’re not sure where to go, make yourself known to those at the refreshments area. They can direct you to the visitors’ sign in area or introduce you to one of the Committee members.
Have you old photos of exhibitions, meetings etc., we would love to put them on the website. Send them to us via email or contact one of the committee.
Have you got a blog or website? We would love to follow it, just let us know.
As a member or indeed a visitor, is there anything you would expect to find here and don’t? We want this site to evolve, and welcome comments and suggestions which will assist us in making it as good as we can. We may not be able to do everything you would like, but we will certainly try!
The site will, in response to suggestions, be subject to tweaking – not twerking!