10 July 2009

Events and Exhibitions over the Summer

Event: National AGM & Conference
Irish Patchwork Society AGM for members will be 3rd October hosted by the South Western Branch followed by workshops on Sunday 4th & Monday 5th given by Yvonne Brown. (www.yvonnebrown.co.uk) Membership of the society will be open at all branches at their September meetings - see what's happening for dates and venues of branch meetings.
Date: 3rd to 5th October
Time: see website
Location: Manor West Hotel, Tralee, Co. Kerry
Event 2: Purple in the Park - an exhibition of Contemporary Textile Art by '04 Textile Group (This is a group of City and Guild graduates of 2004 mainly from Eastern Branch of the Irish Patchwork Society).
Date: 6th July to 30th July 2009
Time: Monday - Sunday 10am - 5pm.
Location: Visitors' Centre in Phoenix Park, Dublin.

South Western Branch
Event: Exhibition of local Textile Art and Patchwork
Date: Summer 2009 (see south western website for details)
Time: (see south western website for details)
Location: Phoenix, Shanahill, East Keel, Co. Kerry.

Other Events that would be of interest to members of Patchwork Society
Tinahely Show - Family day out on 3rd August where previously an excellent patchwork and quilting competitions have been held – for details see www.tinahelyshow.ie/ or email tinahelyshow@eircom.net Mary Byrne, Show Secretary (0402) 34922

Lakeland Quilt Fair - two weeks of workshops hosted at the Cavan County Musuem in Ballyjamesduff from 4th - 24th September. Further information from them on 049 8544070 - http://www.cavanmuseum.ie/

08 July 2009

Hands Across the Border Exhibition 2009

The Irish Patchwork Society and Northern Ireland Patchwork Guild joint exhibition, Hands Across the Border - A Journey is now available in our virtual exhibition space.

Visit 'Hands Across the Border - A Journey' exhibition.

President Mary Mc Aleese opened this Exhibition at the National Botanic Gardens, Dublin on Wednesday 25th of February. It was then on display in the Flowerfields Art Centre, Portstewart in June.

For further information on your nearest IPS branch please visit our branch web sites.