We first met in the spring of 2014 and have been meeting every month since. Today, we have over 100 members largely from the Wicklow, South Dublin and Wexford areas. We enjoy patchwork and quilting and all that goes with it. We meet on the 3rd Saturday of each month from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. in Newtownmountkennedy Community Hall.
Schedule of Monthly “Zoom” Meetings to December 2021
- 18th September 2021 at 11.00 a.m.
- 16th October 2021 at 11.00 a.m.
- 20th November 2021 at 11.00 a.m.
- 11th December 2021 at 11.00 a.m.
Saturday, 18th September 2021 at 11.00 a.m.
Car Park Meeting
The September monthly Meeting will be an outdoor Car Park Meeting held in Newtownmountkennedy Community Centre. The holding of the meeting will be in line with Government Covid-19 Guidelines.
For details of the meeting click here
Wednesday, 22nd September 2021 – Zoom Demonstration
Our next WPG Demonstration will be held on Wednesday, 22nd September 2021 at 7.30 p.m. The demonstration will be given by member Gwen Gould who will be showing us how to make an Iron Caddy Tote Bag.
For details of the demonstration click here
“Summer Show & Tell” (Updated 9th August 2021)
Welcome to our new “Show & Tell” Gallery! Until we can meet again for our monthly meetings we will be having a virtual “Show & Tell”. This will give you the opportunity to share your work with our members and anyone who chooses to visit our website.
Please send the photographs of your work, be it quilting or craft items, to email@example.com.
Sewing Kits for Syrian Refugees in South Lebanon
We have a new challenge for members!
We are asking you to make a simple sewing/mending kit that will be sent to a school for Syrian refugees in South Lebanon to help their parents make life better with some simple sewing tools to do basic mending for their families.
Fr. William Stuart runs the school and he describes the school as follows:
“Our school in Tyre South Lebanon exists to provide basic education to the poorest of refugees from Syria. The majority of our pupils from age 7 are working on the streets. We provide the very basics in Arabic, English and Maths.
In addition we feed them, cloth them and provide food parcels to their families and financially intervene when eviction is threatened.
Without the support from Ireland we could only look on. With your support we make their lives tolerable.”
We would like you to make a simple small bag with a zip or drawstring closure that can hold some sewing essentials. The dimensions should be about 7” or 8” – rectangular or square – for the zippered bag and maybe a bit bigger for the drawstring version – 7” x 10” perhaps. Either way it could then contain a selection of basic sewing tools, for example a few spools of thread, needles, a selection of buttons of different sizes and colours, a small scissors, elastic, safety pins, Velcro or whatever you feel would be good or you have to spare.
Here are a couple of free online pattern websites:
But of course there are lots more on the internet or in your books and magazines. Whatever takes your fancy but remember to keep it small and relatively simple.
We will collect the Kits from you at our Car Park Meeting at the Community Hall in Newtownmountkennedy on the 18th September 2021.
If you have any queries contact a member of the committee.
WPG Members 2020 Collaborative Quilt
This beautiful Tulip and Pin Wheel Quilt was made by WPG members to assist with the fund raising efforts of Wicklow Dementia Support who are currently our designated Charity. https://wicklowdementiasupport.org/
Members collaborated by making the blocks which were then assembled by member Gwen Gould. We would like to thank Gwen for all her work in putting the blocks together. A big thank you also to all our members who made the blocks.
A special word of thanks to Nikki Foley of The Sewing Shed who very kindly did the wonderful quilting for us.
For instructions and sizing for making the two quilt blocks click here.