We run regular workshops for members in the Community Hall in Newtownmountkennedy, usually on the same weekend as our monthly meetings.  Our workshops cater for both beginners and those with more experience. If you are interested in doing any of the workshops please contact


Due to Covid-19, no workshops are currently being held.  We hope to return to holding workshops when it is safe to do so and the Government guidelines permit such group gatherings again. 

21st March 2020
18th April 2020

Please note that both workshops have been cancelled due to Covid-19 (Coronavirus). It is hoped to reschedule them at a future date.

Due to demand, two afternoon workshops on the Emmaline Retreat Bag are being held:

21st March and 18th April 2020.
1.30 p.m. – 4.45 p.m.

The workshops are being run by members Emma Hogsett and Moira Byrne.  Website: 

If you are interested in attending the workshop and for further details please contact Workshop Organiser, Moira Byrne –

16th November 2019

Christmas Star Cushion with member, Sharon Burrell. 
1.45 p.m. to 5.00 p.m.
Class Kit includes 5 Fat Quarters – finished cushion 18″ x 18″.
For further details contact Workshop Organiser, Moira Byrne –

3rd/4th/5th November 2019

Ruth Jarman – – will be holding a series of workshops on how to use and maintain your sewing machine.  The workshops are currently full but for more details and to put your name on the waiting list, contact Moira Byrne, Workshop Organiser –

19th October 2019

Roisin McManus of Quilt Yarn Stitch (QYS), Tuam will be providing a workshop for members.  Details are currently being finalised.  For more details contact Workshop Organiser, Moira Byrne –

14th September 2019

Connie Spurlock will be providing an afternoon workshop on the topic of “10 Degree Ruler on Steroids”. Although Connie didn’t even learn to sew until she was over 30 years old, she used her background to develop Sew Wonderful Dreams, a pattern design company – For more details and to book a place contact Moira Byrne, Workshop Organiser,

20th/22nd July 2019

Hand Dyeing and Printing Fabric. After a successful workshop with members in Summer 2018, Moira Byrne and Lorna Lafferty are back to do another workshop with WPG members. The workshop is for members to create hand dyed fabrics and print designs to the fabrics that you have dyed over 1.5 days. A number of techniques will be demonstrated and everyone will be given an opportunity to try out these during the workshop. The workshop is suitable for all levels.

Dates and times of Workshop
Saturday, 20th July 2019 – 1.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m.
Sunday, 21st July 2019 –  10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.
Monday, 22nd July 2019 – 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.
Note: It is not necessary to attend on all days. Monday, 22nd July is an optional extra.

Venue: Newtownmountkennedy Community Centre

For further information as to materials, costs, etc., contact Moira Byrne, Workshop Organiser, at

15th/16th June 2019

Mary Palmer will be providing a day and a half workshop – the theme is a Kaleidoscope quilt with another easier alternative using a jelly roll – called Stella. For full details on the workshop click here

Sat 15th June – 1.30 p.m. – 4.45 p.m.
Sun 16th June – 10.00 a.m. – 4.45 p.m.

Further details/bookings from Workshop Organiser, Moira Byrne –

16th/17th February 2019

“Circles in a Square” Workshop by Moya Geraghty of Patchwork Plus

Saturday, 16th February 2019
1.30 p.m. to 4.45 p.m.

Sunday, 17th February 2019
10:00 a.m. – 4.45 p.m.

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