2022 Events


Tinahely – Quilt Marquee – Monday, 1st August 2022

The Tinahely Show will be held on Monday, 1st August 2022.  Website: https://tinahelyshow.ie/agricultural-show/quilts/

South Midlands Branch – Irish Patchwork Society

The South Midlands Branch of the IPS is holding a Quilt Exhibition during the Kilkenny Arts Festival in St. Mary’s Cathedral Kilkenny.  The Festival runs from 5th to 14th August 2022.

There will be a Bus Trip to Kilkenny for members on Thursday, 11th August 2022 to visit the exhibition.  The trip will also include a visit to the Ros Tapestry in Kilkenny Castle.

If you are interested in going on the bus trip please contact Workshops Organiser, Geraldine McGettigan at workshops@wicklowpatchork.ie


Quilt Fayre, Belfast –  1st-3rd September 2022

The Quilt Fayre will be held in the Stormont Hotel, Belfast from 1st to 3rd September 2022.

We are organising a Bus Trip to the Quilt Fayre on Thursday, 1st September 2022.  If you are interested in going on the bus trip please contact Workshops Organiser, Geraldine McGettigan at workshops@wicklowpatchork.ie

Website: https://www.quiltfayre.com/




Quilt Marquee at Tinahely Show

Send in a photo of your Quilts for the Virtual Marquee – All Ireland Open Quilt Competition.

* Entry : 15th July to 2nd August
* Public voting : 3rd to 9th August
* Winner announcement: 10th August
* Entry to be made directly to the website and also by public voting.
* Up to 3 entries per quilter.
* You can vote for as many quilts you like in a day and everyday during the voting period (means, you can vote 7 times to one particular quilt if you like).

This virtual competition is only for the public/viewers choice. There will be no Quilt Judges this year. Quilts of any size or technique can be submitted. Traditional, original, workshop, kit, bought/free pattern and all others are welcome!

We all want to see what others have been making!!

Tinahely Quilt Marguee 2020 – https://slaneyquiltingstudio.com/tinahely-quilt-marquee-2020/


The Irish Guild of Embroiderers Exhibition
14 July – 31 August 2020, Level 3, Dun Laoghaire LexIcon

This selection of work on display is a collection of new work bringing together the work of the Irish Guild of Embroiderers and the Northern Ireland Embroidery Guild. Congratulations to The Irish Guild of Embroiderers who celebrate their 20th anniversary this year and the Northern Ireland Embroidery Guild who celebrate their 40th.

Embracing fabric manipulation and embellishment, traditional and contemporary embroidery, dyeing and printing, this exhibition showcases a variety of forms including framed work, wall hangings, bunting and 3D objects. The Irish Guild of Embroiderers produced a book to accompany this exhibition. www. irishguildofembroiderers.ie      embroiderersnews@gmail.com


Festival of Quilts, Birmingham – Online Masterclasses
Information from the Organisers of the Festival of Quilts that usually takes place in NEC, Birmingham, UK.

Beyond The Festival of Quilts is a new online celebration that will bring our quilting community together for a host of activities and events, until we can meet again.

To mark the opening day of The Festival of Quilts, we will be launching Beyond The Festival of Quilts on Thursday 30 July with a live awards ceremony at 12 noon to announce the winners of their Virtual Quilt Competition.

What to expect
★ A series of live masterclasses, hosted by some of the UK’s leading quilt experts from 30 July – 2 August – ON SALE NOW, click here to find out more
★ Free-to-view lectures and workshops
★ Dynamic galleries, a projects library and a whole host of quilting hints and tips
★ Plus, a core shopping hub, where you can shop from your favourite suppliers, picking up all your quilting and sewing essentials.

Masterclasses are live and available to purchase now! Places are limited, so book soon to make sure you don’t miss out!

Click here to view the Masterclasses.

Quilting and Knitting Fayre, Belfast –  Rescheduled to 25th-27th March 2021


The Quilting and Knitting Fayre which was due to be held in the Stormont Hotel, Belfast in March 2020 has been rescheduled to 25th-27th March 2021.  Website: https://www.quiltfayre.com/


Friday 17th April – Sunday 19th April

The Quilters Guild of Ireland Annual Conference,  will take place in Maynooth, Co Kildare from Friday 17th April to Sunday April 19th.
Location: The Glenroyal Hotel, Maynooth, Co Kildare. 

Website: The Quilters Guild of Ireland 


National Library Week Open Day – 29th February 2020
Ballywaltrim Patchwork Group

As part of National Library Week Open Day https://www.librariesireland.ie/news/national-library-open-day, Ballywaltrim Patchwork Group will have a small patchwork exhibition and demonstrations:
11.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m. and 2.00 p.m. – 4.00 p.m.
Saturday 29th February 2020
Ballywaltrim Library , Boghall Road, Bray, Co. Wicklow.
This group were active in the setting up of  WPG and all of its members have served on WPG committee!


26th November 2019 – Palestinian Embroidery Exhibition

Palestinian Embroidery Exhibition and Workshop on 26th November at The New Theatre, 43 Essex Street E, Temple Bar, Dublin.
More information at www.thenewtheatre.com/show- info/


27th, 28th & 29th September 2019 – WPG’s Biennial Quilt Exhibition

Our biennial Quilt Exhibition will be held in St. Matthew’s Church, Newtownmountkennedy, on 27th, 28th & 29th September 2019. The theme of the Exhibition is “Harvest”.  The Exhibition will showcase the work on WPG Members from large quilts to small quilted item.

Friday, 27th September – 12.00 noon to 5.00 p.m.
Saturday, 28th September – 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.
Sunday, 29th September – 12.00 noon to 5.00 p.m.


Members may submit quilts, or small quilted items, at the meetings on 14th and 21st September 2019.  All quilts must have a hanging sleeve and be presented in a clearly marked cloth bag – no paper bags please!

Entry Forms – click here for an entry form to submit your entries for the exhibition. Click here for Exhibition Flyer.

Our Collaborative Quilt which will be raffled at the Exhibition for our 2019 Charity – Lakers.

For further information, please contact admin@wicklowpatchwork.ie



2019 Knitting and Stitching Show, RDS, Ballsbridge.

7th to 10th November 2019, Simmonscourt, RDS Dublin. Website – https://www.theknittingandstitchingshow.com/dublin/


1st – 4th August 2019 – Festival of Quilts
The Festival of Quilts will be held in the NEC, Birmingham, England and will take place during the 1st – 4th August 2019.

Website – https://www.thefestivalofquilts.co.uk/


4th August 2019 – The Roundwood Festival
The Craft show will be held on Sunday, 4th August 2019 in the Parish Hall, Roundwood, Co. Wicklow from 2pm to 4.30pm.



Monday, 5th August 2019 – Tinahely Agricultural Show

The Tinahely Agricultural Show will be held on August Bank Holiday Monday – 5th August.  The Quilt Marquee attracts entries from all over Ireland and entries can be made online or by contact with their office.  Each quilt is individually judged by two expert judges who include comments for each quilt to encourage the maker.  General enquires/show office – 0402 34922.


July 2019 – Loose Thread Quilters
‘Around the World in 40 Quilts’. Exhibition open until the end of July 2019 – Library hours at Gallery 1 and 2, Lisburn City Library, 23 Linenhall Street, Lisburn, Antrim. Website – https://www.librariesni.org.uk/Libraries/Pages/Lisburn-City-Library.aspx


June 19th – June 22nd 2019 – Handcrafted Stations of the Cross

Dominican Convent Wicklow
Fourteen handcrafted Stations of the Cross, which were started in Kenya nearly 60 years ago, are finally completed in Ireland by a guild of needle craft women in Dublin. These Stations of the Cross will be on display in Wicklow town from 19th to 22nd June, 2019 between 10am and 4pm daily. More information about the project at http://ecocongregationireland.com/archives/8835


2nd – 21st July 2019

Hands Across the Border 2019 – Ruby Serendipity
Joint Exhibition by the Northern Ireland Patchwork Guild and Irish Patchwork Society.

Southern Venues
Dundalk Library – 2nd to 13th July 2019. Note: Not open on Sundays or Mondays

St. Mary’s Catherderal, Kilkenny – 17th to 21st July 2019. 10.00 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. daily

Northern Venue
Flowerfield Arts Centre, Portstewart, 85 Coleraine Road, Portstewart BT55 7HU, NI. 4th – 25th May 2019


4th -27th June 2019 – Colours of My Mind Exhibition























14th – 21st June 2019

“River of Dreams” – 14th Annual Quilt Exhibition 2019

Friday, 14th to Friday, 21st June 2019. Opening Times: 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.  Limerick School of Art and Design, Clare Street Limerick.  Quilting techniques Demonstrations daily from 1.00 p.m. to 2.00 p.m.  Further details on their Facebook Page.



6th May to 28th June 2019

The Quilter’s Guild of Ireland Exhibition
St. Patrick’s University Hospital, James’ Street, Dublin 8
Title: Our World of Colour

The Quilter’s Guild of Ireland are having an exhibition of its members work in St. Patrick’s University Hospital, James’ Street, Dublin 8 from 6th May to 28th June 2019.  The title of the exhibition is “Our World of Colour”.


4th – 25th May 2019
Hands Across the Border 2019 – Ruby Serendipity
Joint Exhibition by the Northern Ireland Patchwork Guild and Irish Patchwork Society.
Northern venue: Flowerfield Arts Centre, Portstewart, 85 Coleraine Road, Portstewart BT55 7HU, NI.
Southern venue: To be confirmed.


5th – 27th April 2019
Around the World in 40 Quilts

An exhibition of quilts by Loose Thread Quilters in Larne Museum & Arts Centre, Victoria Road, Larne, BT40 1RN.
The Exhibition will be open to the public from Friday, 5th April to Saturday, 27th April 2019. Opening Hours: Monday-Friday 10.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.and Sat 27th April.  Admission Free.


5th – 7th April 2019
Quilters Guild of Ireland (QGI) – Annual Conference

Glenroyal Hotel, Maynooth, Co. Kildare
Friday 5th – Sunday 7th April 2019

Full details are available here

2nd to 28th February 2019
Cork Textile Network “Heads” Exhibition

No photo description available.


1st to 13th February 2019
Seasons in the Park – IPS Eastern Branch Exhibition


1st – 13th February at Phoenix Park Visitor Centre.  The official opening of the Exhibition is on Sunday, 3rd February 2019 in the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre from 2.30 to 4.30 pm.


Terri Studio Designs – Spring Term Classes

Starting Dates:
Tuesday 15th January 2019             7.30 p.m. – 10.00 p.m.
Wednesday, 16th January 2019       7.30 p.m. – 10.00 p.m.
Friday, 18th January 2019                10.00 a.m. – 12.30 p.m. (full)

Holy Family Resourse Centre, Deansgrange (beside Baker’s Public House)

M: 086 602 7561
E: terristudiodesigns@gmail.com
W: terristuidodesigns.com


“Earth, Wind and Fire” Exhibition – 23rd November – 17th February 2019.
Nuala O’Donovan. ‘Coral Skeletal’ unglazed porcelain Janice O’Connell F22 Photography

Mary Palmer is exhibiting in the Crawford Gallery in Cork. Entitled ‘Earth Wind and Fire’ which opened on the 23rd November and closes on 17th February 2019. More information here: https://www.crawfordartgallery.ie/Earth-Wind-Fire-2018.html.



Kaffe Fassett and Brandon Mably are coming to Ireland in March 2019!

Northern Ireland Patchwork Guild – 2nd and 3rd March 2019
Kaffe Fassett and Brandon Mably will visit the Northern Ireland Patchwork Guild in March 2019.  This is to celebrate 40 years of the Guild.  On the Saturday 2nd March at 4.00 p.m. there will be a talk by Kaffe Fassett in the Ulster Museum, Stranmillis, Belfast entitled “Colour and Inspiration”. Cost per ticket is £20 or €25.  The museum holds 175 people so there are plenty of tickets still available.

On the Sunday 3rd March 2019 there will be a Workshop on “Colour and Inspiration” with Kaffe Fassett and Brandon Mably.  This is from 10.00 a.m. until 4.00 p.m. in the Parochial Hall at the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum in Cultra near Holywood.  It is being supported by Windmill Fabrics from Saintfield who will bring fabrics etc. to the workshop, although you don’t need to be using Kaffe Fassett fabrics.  The workshop is based on the snowball quilt that is in his Quilts from Ireland book.  It involves choosing fabrics and colours and rotary cutting. Placing the pieces on to a design wall. There will be no sewing.  Very limited spaces are still available on the workshop and the cost is £80 or €95. For full details click here

Appletree Crafts – 5th and 6th March 2019
Kaffe Fassett and Brandon Mably are also coming to Appletree Crafts in Newtownmountkenndy (Park Hotel) for two days of workshops on 5th and 6th March 2019.  Click here for full details.


Athlone Sewin – Friday, 23rd to Sunday 25th November 2018

The Quilters Guild of Ireland are holding a Sewin in the Sheraton Hotel Athlone from 23rd to 25th November 2018. Full details of the Sewin can be found by clicking on this link –  https://quiltersguildireland.com/events/

QGI members are welcome to attend for the day only if it is not possible to stay for the full weekend.

The Sewin coincides with the Athlone Schoolhouse Quilters Exhibition which is being held in St. Mary’s Primary School, Fair Green Athlone on the same dates.


28th July 2018 – “Get Away” Bag Workshop

“Get Away” Bag Workshop with Maria and Terri.

Large capacity bag – ideal for all your quilting needs, or indeed for a weekend away.  Perfect too for all that Birmingham shopping!

Venue:   Holy Family Resource Centre, Kill Avenue, Dun Laoghaire
Date:     Saturday, 28th July 2018
Time:     10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.
Cost:      €50.00

Contact Terri on 086 602 7516 or Maria on 083 008 3362 to book a place – limited places available. Requirements will be emailed once registered. Some fabric kits available – cost €52.


Signal Arts Centre – WPG Exhibition – 9th/22nd July 2018
WPG will be holding an exhibition of its work in the Signal Arts Centre, 1 Albert Avenue, Bray, Co. Wicklow, from 9th to 22nd July 2018.
Theme: “Look What I Made”
The exhibition will represent the diversity of work of the members of the group from the enthusiastic beginner to the very experienced quilter.
The Exhibition will be officially opened on Thursday 12th July 2018 from 7.00 – 9.00 p.m. by Freelance Journalist and Writer, Valerie Cox. For more information click here

For an Entry Form (for WPG members only) please click here.


50 Years of the RDS Craft Awards
From Thurs 21st June to Fri 17th August 2018
RDS Library
Opening Times: 10.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.


IPS National Exhibition – “Making Waves”
This year the Society National Exhibition is being held at:
The Chocolate Factory, 26 King’s Inns Street, Dublin from 2nd -14th July 2018
Theme –  “Making Waves”


Laois Quilters Group Exhibition
First group exhibition in the beautiful gallery of the Library in Mountmellick from Tuesday 3 July to Friday 27 July 2018.
The Library is in O’Moore Street, Mountmellick and opening times are:

Tuesday           10.00 a.m.-1.00 p.m and 2.00 – 7.30 p.m.
Wednesday      10.00 a.m.-1.00 p.m. and 2.00- 5.30 p.m.
Thursday          10.00 a.m.-1.00 p.m. and 2.00- 5.30 p.m.
Friday               10.00 a.m – 1.00 p.m and 2.00- 5.00 p.m.
Saturday           10.00 a.m. – 2.00 p.m.*

The library closes from 1.00 – 2.00 p.m. for lunch.
*Closed on Saturdays of Bank Holiday Weekends

The Group would like to welcome all quilters to the exhibition.


“River of Dreams” 13th Annual Quilt Exhibition 2018
Limerick School of Art and Design, Clare Street, Limerick
Thursday, 14th to Tuesday, 19th June 2018
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily


Quilters Guild of Ireland
Annual Conference – Glenroyal Hotel, Maynooth, Co. Kildare
Friday 6th April – Monday, 9th April 2018
For brochure of the event click here


Recent Past Events

Scouting Sisters Quilt Exhibition
Greystones Scout Den (opposite La Touche Hotel)
28th October to 30th October 2017
11:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily
Admission Free

The Knitting & Stitching Show 2017
9th to 12th November 2017 at Simmonscourt, RDS, Dublin 4.

Tidal Offerings by Anne Jeffares
Textile Art Exhibition
Signal Arts Centre, Bray from 31st July to 13th August 2017

Festival of Quilts 2017
NEC, Birmingham, UK between 10th until 13th August 2017.

Hands Across the Border 2017
The IPS and The Northern Ireland Patchwork Guild present: “Hands Across the Border 2017” “Aurora”. Southern venue – the official opening of the exhibition will take place in Dublin on Tuesday 16th May 2017 in CHQ Custom House Quarter, IFSC, Custom House Quay, Dublin Northside, Dublin. Exhibition will run until Friday 26th May 2017. Northern venue is Island Arts Centre, Lisburn, June 2017.

“Fun” Modern Quilters Ireland
Second exhibition at St. Patricks Hospital, Dublin 2nd May 2017 to 23rd June 2017

The Spike Quilters Exhibition 2017
Thurles Source Library centre from Tuesday, 2nd May 2017 to Tuesday 30th May 2017. Library hours. (9.30 to5 pm week days and 10am to 5pm Sat. Closes 1pm to 2pm for Lunch.

Courthouse Gallery in Ennistymon, Co. Clare
An exhibition that will be held this summer by Tracy Watson and Joke Buursma – 12th May 2017 and 23rd June 2017. Details on thecourthousegallery.com

“3rd Irish Quilters’ Showcase Exhibition”
May/June 2017. Will take place at “The Mitchell Hall”, Spike Island, Cork.

Octagon Quilters 2017 Exhibition June 2017
The Octagon Quilters will hold their 2017 Annual Exhibition of their work at Westport Town Hall, Co. Mayo daily from 12.00pm to 6.00pm during Monday 5th June 2017 until Saturday 10th June 2017. Admission Free.

The Quilt Fest – Newtownmountkennedy
Hosted by Wicklow Patchwork Group and Appletree Crafts.
Located in Appletree Crafts Quilt Shop from 6-11th of June 2017 and St.Matthew’s Church from 9-11th of June 2017, will be displaying quilts of all styles made by members of WPG, customers and students of Apple Tree Crafts and members of the public.

The River of Dreams 12th Annual Quilt Exhibition 2017
Limerick School of Art and Design, Clare St, Limerick. From Friday 23rd June to Friday 30th June 10:00 am and 5:00 pm.





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