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.
Saturday, 15th April 2023 – 11.00 a.m.
(Doors open from 10.00 a.m.)
The April meeting will be held on Saturday, 15th April 2023. Informal meeting with demonstrations.
For full details of the meeting click here
Saturday, 11th March 2023 – 11.00 a.m.
Community Centre, Newtownmountkennedy (doors open from 10.00 a.m.)
The March meeting will be held on Saturday, 11th March 2023. The guest Speaker is Moya Geraghty of Patchwork Plus who is also providing weekend workshops on 11th & 12th March 2023. There will also be a St. Patrick’s Day Challenge.
For full details of the meeting and workshops click here
Wicklow Patchwork Group is now on Instagram – check out our account – instagram.com/wicklowpatchworkgroup/ If you have an Instagram account you can now tag us using @wicklowpatchworkgroup
2022 Collaborative Quilt
Work In Progress……
On Saturday, 19th November 2022 work started putting together our 2022 Collaborative Quilt for our current Charity – Jigsaw Wicklow. There were enough Log Cabin blocks to make one double sized bed quilt and one lap quilt.
Many thanks to those who helped design the quilts and also assemble them. It is hoped to have them completed as quickly as possible.
We are again making a collaborative quilt in 2022 – this time it’s for our 2022 Charity – Jigsaw Wicklow.
The theme of the Quilt will be “Log Cabin”. Members are asked to make log cabin blocks for the Quilt. The block size to be 8 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches.
The interpretation of the log cabin block is entirely up to each member provided it is 8 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches. It will be exciting to see how an eclectic mixture of log cabin blocks becomes a quilt!
The quilt or quilts – depending on the number of blocks received – will be raffled when completed for our 2022 Charity – Jigsaw Wicklow.
Please have your blocks completed for the October meeting.
Charity Quilt – Wicklow Hospice
On Thursday, 24th November 2022 it was a great pleasure to present three quilts and one cushion cover to Wicklow Hospice. Wicklow Hospice was our 2018 Charity for which we raised €2,200. After ten years of fundraising, the Hospice admitted its first patient in December 2020.
The three quilts were sewn from blocks made by members which were left over from our 2020 Charity Quilt. They were assembled by member Kirsty Whaley and her friends, Dorothy Seagrove, Joan Chaplin and Brenda Millett. They were also beautifully quilted by Dorothy. Many thanks to them for all their hard work and also to our members for making so many blocks!