08 December 2017

We have moved!

Our new website is now up and running at www.IrishPatchwork.com.  Please stop by and visit for all the latest news and events!

27 September 2017

IPS Exhibitions at Knitting & Stitching Show 2017

Reminder to our members that if you have a quilt or bag to exhibit at Knitting & Stitching Show in November to please email ipsknitandstitch@gmail.com with two photos - an overall and a detail and state the category and sizeQuilt or bag should not have been exhibited before at Knitting & Stitching Show.

There are a number of categories to show a varied selection of our work, and selected items will go on display in the RDS from 9th November.

These are the categories and the organiser/curator:

Traditional - Elizabeth Brennan
Modern/Contemporary - Claire Lynch
Art - Paula Rafferty
Young Quilters - Paula Rafferty
Bags -  Dearbhla O’Reilly and Eilish Masterson

Please email ipsknitandstitch@gmail.com with photographs of your quilt or bag as soon as possible.

The organiser of each section will make arrangements to receive delivery of selected items, options include branch meetings and our AGM on 7th October.

04 September 2017

Eastern Branch exhibit Scrap Happy Opening tonight

All most welcome, our exhibition of 32 creative quilts made from scraps.
Hope to see you there!

18 July 2017

Reminder : Visit Limerick School of Art and Design for exhibitions by Paula Rafferty

Reminder if you want to see all the share Jane quilts together don't miss out on Paula's exhibition on until this Friday!

10 June 2017

Aurora Exhibition in Lisburn, Northern Ireland.

Our joint exhibition with the Northern Irish Patchwork Guild - Hands Across the Border, Aurora is now in the Island Arts Centre, Lisburn. The exhibition of 63 quilts hangs until the end of June. For opening times and details, see Aurora Exhibition.

09 May 2017

Call for Baby Cot Quilts

The Limerick Quilt Centre have their annual exhibition, River of Dreams in Limerick in the School of Art and Design, Clare Street from the 23rd to the 30th of June. This year baby cot quilts are requested for donation to The Heart Children of Ireland. Quilts be displayed during the exhibition and then donated afterwards.

For anybody interested in making a baby cot quilt, the size is 36"x42" and the hanging sleeve must be placed on the 36" size. For more details see the River of Dreams Facebook page.

07 May 2017

Exhibition Opening - 16th May at 7pm

All members of are invited to the official opening by Leo Enright of 

Hands Across the Border 2017
Tuesday 16th May at 7pm

CHQ, Custom House Quarter, Dublin 1

Hands Across the Border is a joint exhibition from members of the Northern Ireland PAtchwork Guild and the Irish Patchwork Society.

27 April 2017

What's on over the coming months!

 Event NameDatesVenue
"Fun" Modern Quilters Ireland 2nd Exhibition 2nd May -23rd June St. Patrick's Hospital, Dublin
 The Spike Quilters 2nd - 30th May Thurles Source Library
 Tracey Watson & Joke Buursma 20th May - 23rd June Courthouse Gallery, Ennistymon, Co. Clare
 Hands Across the Border "Aurora" 15th - 23rd May
 Custom House Quarter (CHQ), Dublin
 Western Branch Exhibition "The West" 22nd - 29th May St. Nicholas Church, Galway
 3rd Irish Quilters Showcase "North, South, East and West" May Hunt Museum, Limerick
 River of Dreams 23rd -30th June Limerick School of Art & Design
 Festival of Quilts 10th - 13th August NEC, Birmingham
 Open European Quilt Championships 19th  - 22nd October Maastricht, The Netherlands
 Knitting & Stitching 9th - 12th November RDS, Dublin
 An Grianan 2nd - 4th March Temonfeckin, Co. Louth

01 February 2017

Upcoming Events

Southern Branch exhibition will be running at the Sirius Arts Centre in Cobh from the 2nd of March to the 26th of March.  The opening reception will happen on the 2nd of March with Cork County Mayor, Seamus McGrath in attendance. 

Modern Quilters Ireland second exhibition at St.Patricks Hospital, Dublin May 2nd to June 23rd.

Courthouse Gallery in Ennistymon, Co. Clare.
An exhibition that will be held this summer by Tracy Watson and Joke Buursma
12th May and 23rd June.  Gallery website is theCourthouseGallery.com for details of opening times

Hands across the Border “ Aurora” 
Official Opening Tuesday 16th May 2017 in CHQ Custom House Quarter, IFSC, Custom House Quay, Dublin Northside, Dublin.  Exhibition will run until the 26 th May.  Northern venue is Island Arts Centre, Lisburn, June 2017 

The Spike Quilters
Exhibition in Thurles Source Library centre from Tuesday May 2nd toTue May 30th. Library hours. (9.30 to5 pm week days and10 to 5pm Sat. Closes 1pm to 2pm for Lunch.  

Third Irish Quilters’ Showcase Exhibition  
May-June 2017   The Mitchel Hall, Spike Island 

The Kniting and Stitching show 2017  
Simmonscourt, RDS, Dublin 9-12th November 

09 January 2017

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everybody. 

The Society has a very busy year ahead.  We thought it would be helpful to pull the submission dates for our themed exhibitions together so you have them for you diaires!  (Entry forms can be downloaded from the right sidebar on this page.)
  • Hands Across the Border - theme is Aurora due 31st March, maximum 1m square
  • EQA annual challenge for exhibition at the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham - theme is Inspired by New York Beauty, also due end of march, 30th March, 25cm x 35cm in Landscape format
  • EQA Diversity in Europe - no theme but showcasing the best example of quilt making, due 30th April, size is minimum 1m x 1m to a maximum of 2.5m x 2.5m
  • Open European Quilt Championships - theme is Illuminate due 31st May. 20" x 40" portrait format
  • Knitting & Stitching Show - open call to IPS members to submit work for exhibition on the following themes: Traditional, Modern, Young Quilters (aged 18 or less), Art and we are exhibiting bags again this year.  Hand in at the September meetings.
Our AGM will be held in Cork this year, Saturday 7th October and the Southern Branch already has an update on their website here, for more details on the hotel: the Kingsley, Victoria Cross, Cork.