The Wicklow Patchwork Group

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.

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Coming Next

20th October 2018
The speaker for the meeting will be Patrica Timmins.  Shop – Fabric Matters.
Sit & Sew Afternoon – to complete our second Collaborative Quilt.
For more details about the meeting click here

17th November 2018 
The Speaker for the meeting is yet to be confirmed. Shop – Terri McNeill.
The workshop will also be provided by Terri McNeill – Saturday, 17th and Sunday, 18th November – Alternative Stained Glass (no bias tape).
For more details about the meeting click here

Membership Renewal!

If you have not yet renewed your membership for the coming year you can still do so at the next meeting on 20th October 2018

To download a membership form click here


Incubator Covers for Premature Babies

Following the visit of Natalija Sviridova, from Irish Neonatal Health Alliance to our September meeting, below are details of how to make incubator covers for premature babies.

If you would like to make a cover here is a link to the pattern to be used,  It is the pattern used for the majority of Neonatal Intensive Care Unit incubator covers and has been received extremely well by all maternity units.

– The inner lining of the covers should be light rather than dark as lighter fabrics are more practical in the hospital environment

– In terms of the fabrics to be used, fabrics that are more durable and do not react to heat are best for this project

– Wadding for the incubator covers should only be used in the middle of the cover – this provides easier access to the baby inside (flaps are easier to bend/flip) and keeps the cover in place.

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