IPS - Eastern Branch & Other Patchwork Related Organisations - Exhibitions/Competitions/Shows/Talks Dates for 2017

Current/Upcoming IPS Events events: 

  • Eastern Branch Exhibition 2017 - CHANGE OF DATE - will now take place between Monday 4th September 2017 until Monday 18th September 2017 at Axis Arts Centre & Community Resource Centre , Main Street, Ballymun Dublin 9. Times will be confirmed in August. Call for items from IPS Eastern Branch members - All information and exhibition entry forms will be emailed to all branch members. Please contact Carol Scott (New chairperson from June 2017) for more details - chair.ipseastern@gmail.com

National Exhibitions: (See poster/Image at bottom of page also)

  • The Dog Daisy Designs 5in1 Patchwork Exhibition - Monday 10th July until Friday July 21st July 2017 at Limerick School of Art & Design (LSAD) at the Church Gallery, Clare Street, Limerick. The exhibition is curated by Paula Rafferty (Dog Daisy Designs). It is an exhibition of 5 different patchwork exhibitions in one space and entry is free of charge, drop by between Monday and Friday, 9am - 5pm.

  • The 82nd Tinahely Agricultural Show - Monday 7th August 2017, Tinahely, Co. Wicklow.The Tinahely Agricultural Show is a celebration of the richness of rural Irelands traditions, it’s people and their way of life. The Quilt Marquee at Tinahely Show highlights and displays the full skill and essence that goes into making quilts, on Show day they are hung so that the full piece can be seen and appreciated. The quilt marquee attracts entries from around Ireland and entry can be made online at tinahelyshow.ie. To enter a quilt for this year, please contact Evelyn on 086 8507518 or please refer to the website.
  • RDS Craft Awards 2017 - RDS, Dublin 4 - The Exhibition Opens to Public Free of Charge: 2nd – 4th August 2017;Exhibition at Dublin Horse Show: 9th – 13th August 2017 (entry fee applies); Winners shown at National Crafts & Design Fair: Early December 2017 (entry fee applies). The annual RDS Craft Awards showcase and reward excellence in Irish craft. Established in 1968, the Awards follow an RDS tradition of promoting Irish craft which dates back to the nineteenth century. The RDS Craft Awards is an open platform for Irish craftspeople to have their work assessed by an independent judging panel of Irish and international craft experts. More information can be found on their website.
  • The Knitting & Stitching Show 2017 - will take place 9th to 12th November 2017 at Simmonscourt, RDS, Dublin 4.

International Exhibitions/Competitions:

  • Festival of Quilts 2017 -  will take place in the NEC, Birmingham, UK between 10th until 13th August 2017. For more information, ticket prices etc. please check their website.

Other Patchwork News:

  • Irish Share Jane Quit - Collaborative Quilt Project 2016 - Organiser: Paula Rafferty; Email: astrocatty@yahoo.co.uk. Background Information: The idea for this Irish version of the project came about during a discussion in a Scottish Hotel bar during Celtic Quilt Tours visit to Scotland. Kim Caskey was telling a few of us about her exciting new project - an international collaborative quilt project called "Share Jane" which Jeltie Van Essen and she had started. The idea is that we make some "Irish Dear Jane Quilts" for the exhibition, the first one being in Frane in September 2016 - so we need to get working! The project is based on the "Dear Jane Quilt" - all the information you will ever need can be viewed at www.dearjane.com. There is a wonderful blog www.thatquilt.blogspot.com, a brilliant resource to have a look before you start. Paula Rafferty is very excited about this project and can't wait to see the results. The process:

Step 1: Paula Rafferty has set up a Facebook Group Page and put out the call for entries and fabric donations from quilt shops.

Step 2: Three quilts are already designed, and Paula Rafferty is in the process of printing patterns and block images.

Step 3: Fabric kits will be assembled and posted to interested parties. Detailed instructions will be included.

Step 4: Blocks are made up, using any construction technique, e.g.: machine or hand pieced, English paper piece, foundation piece or appliqué, or a combination of the above!

Step 5: Blocks are returned to Paula Rafferty, so she can assemble them and quilt the quilts.

Step 6: The amazing quilts will be exhibited internationally starting with France in September 2016!  

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