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

Current/Upcoming IPS Events events: 

  • Hands Across the Border 2017The IPS and The Northern Ireland Patchwork Guild present: “Hands Across the Border 2017” “Aurora”. Northern venue is Island Arts Centre, Lisburn, June 2017. The exhibtion is currently taking place at the Island Arts Centre,  where you will be able to view until Tuesday 1st July 2017. Opening times of the Island Arts Centre, Lisburn  are: Monday – Friday: 9.30 am – 10 pm and Saturday: 9.30 am – 5 pm

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

  • 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.

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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