Irene MacWilliam – Quilter and embroiderer – freelance lecturer and teacher – talented artist and invaluable member of the Northern Ireland Patchwork Guild, which is only one of the many groups Irene belongs and contributes to.
**** Updating this post to highlight Irene’s ‘new’ website. ****
Her website showcases some of her work and talents. Irene created and ran our website for ten years, providing a forum for NIPG to share events and showcase some of the exceptional work produced by NIPG members.
Irene MacWilliam with Margaret McCrory
The NIPG is indeed fortunate to have someone with her international reputation on our doorstep. Her work has been exhibited all over the world.
In addition to delivering a talk at the October Meeting, Irene delivered an afternoon workshop on ‘Making Your Own Fabric’. This was great fun, as Irene’s classes invariably are – lots to learn combined with a few laughs on the way. Irene is a great teacher, delivering clear instructions with infinite patience, making difficult techniques seem straightforward.
All samples on this page have been made by Irene.
On Sunday there was a superb workshop on manipulated fabrics. This is such a fun technique, consisting of folded patchwork. The possibilities with this technique are endless and and could be a fun way of using up those pesky scraps which are much to lovely to throw out.
Here’s just a few samples of what is possible.
Maybe those who attended and by all accounts thoroughly enjoyed the workshops, could send in some photos of finished objects.