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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Schedule of “Zoom” Meetings to August 2021.

  • 15th May 2021 at 11.00 a.m.
  • 19th June 2021 at 11.00 a.m.
  • 17th July 2021 at 11.00 a.m.
  • 21st August 2021 at 11.00 a.m.

 

Zoom “Sit and Sew at Home” Morning
Saturday, 8th May 2021 at 10.30 a.m.

Why not join us for a scheduled Zoom “Sit and Sew at Home” morning on Saturday, 8th  May 2021 at 10.30 a.m.

Just set up your sewing/crafting at home, join online and chat with friends old and new about quilting/sewing etc.

This is the first time we are holding such an online event for members. We hope to hold more “Sit & Sew” events in the future pending your needs/feedback.

 

15th May 2021 Zoom Meeting

The next monthly Zoom Meeting will be held on Saturday, 15th May, 2021.  Our Special Guest for the meeting is Lynne Naughton of Seams Sew Simple.  We really look forward to welcoming her and seeing her shop/work.

For details of the meeting click here

 

Fabric/Craft Shops

Shops our list of fabric/craft shops has been updated.    

 

 

 


 

 “Quarantine Quilts” – Virtual Show & Tell     (Updated 18th April 2021)

 
As we are currently unable to attend our regular monthly meetings and workshops, and as a means of staying in touch, we thought it would be interesting to share some of the work you have been doing during the past few months.  These photos will be posted in the Gallery section  – ‘Quarantine Quilts’!
 
If you would like members to see your work, please email some photos of your current projects with a title or brief description to
 
If your quilt is too large to photograph properly, just photograph a section or some of the detail.
 
We look forward to receiving plenty of quilts for our virtual Show & Tell!
 

 

Monthly Meetings

Monthly meetings will resume again when it is safe to do so.  In the meantime we will continue to follow the Covid-19 Guidelines.

Stay safe and well!

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Terri McNeill
1960-2021

 

Our treasured member, friend and teacher passed away on Tuesday, 9th March 2021.  There were few people who patchwork and quilt, who were not taught or inspired by Terri. Members have described her as ‘a kind, gentle soul’ and ‘a wonderfully talented lady’. Many have remarked on how privileged they felt to have had the opportunity to make at least one of her quilts in her classes and all say they owe her so much for inspiring and encouraging us in our craft.

We will all miss her deeply.

We extend our heartfelt sympathies to her husband Don and her ‘boys’, her family and her friends.

One thing is certain she will be remembered in every stitch we make (and the ones we rip out) and in every quilt we finish (or don’t).

Thank you Terri.

 

 

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.

 

 

Our 2019 Charity – Lakers

 

We were delighted to present our cheque for €3,200 to representatives from Lakers at our meeting in February 2020. Lakers was our charity for 2019. Thank you to everyone who so generously contributed to our charity events throughout 2019.

Photo: WPG Chair and Treasurer, Emma Hogsett and Charlotte Fahey with Matthew Davis and Donal O’Mahoney from Lakers.

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