01 February 2017

Upcoming Events

Southern Branch exhibition will be running at the Sirius Arts Centre in Cobh from the 2nd of March to the 26th of March.  The opening reception will happen on the 2nd of March with Cork County Mayor, Seamus McGrath in attendance. 

Modern Quilters Ireland second exhibition at St.Patricks Hospital, Dublin May 2nd to June 23rd.

Courthouse Gallery in Ennistymon, Co. Clare.
An exhibition that will be held this summer by Tracy Watson and Joke Buursma
12th May and 23rd June.  Gallery website is theCourthouseGallery.com for details of opening times

Hands across the Border “ Aurora” 
Official Opening Tuesday 16th May 2017 in CHQ Custom House Quarter, IFSC, Custom House Quay, Dublin Northside, Dublin.  Exhibition will run until the 26 th May.  Northern venue is Island Arts Centre, Lisburn, June 2017 

The Spike Quilters
Exhibition in Thurles Source Library centre from Tuesday May 2nd toTue May 30th. Library hours. (9.30 to5 pm week days and10 to 5pm Sat. Closes 1pm to 2pm for Lunch.  

Third Irish Quilters’ Showcase Exhibition  
May-June 2017   The Mitchel Hall, Spike Island 

The Kniting and Stitching show 2017  
Simmonscourt, RDS, Dublin 9-12th November 

09 January 2017

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everybody. 

The Society has a very busy year ahead.  We thought it would be helpful to pull the submission dates for our themed exhibitions together so you have them for you diaires!  (Entry forms can be downloaded from the right sidebar on this page.)
  • Hands Across the Border - theme is Aurora due 31st March, maximum 1m square
  • EQA annual challenge for exhibition at the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham - theme is Inspired by New York Beauty, also due end of march, 30th March, 25cm x 35cm in Landscape format
  • EQA Diversity in Europe - no theme but showcasing the best example of quilt making, due 30th April, size is minimum 1m x 1m to a maximum of 2.5m x 2.5m
  • Open European Quilt Championships - theme is Illuminate due 31st May. 20" x 40" portrait format
  • Knitting & Stitching Show - open call to IPS members to submit work for exhibition on the following themes: Traditional, Modern, Young Quilters (aged 18 or less), Art and we are exhibiting bags again this year.  Hand in at the September meetings.
Our AGM will be held in Cork this year, Saturday 7th October and the Southern Branch already has an update on their website here, for more details on the hotel: the Kingsley, Victoria Cross, Cork.

11 November 2016

November dates for your diary

Haberdashery an exhibit by the D4 Textile group is open from the 8th November to 5th January at the Phoenix Branch Visitors Centre.

Remix by the Cork Textiles Group is open from 15th November to 22nd December at the Cork School of Music.

There will be an Anniversary Mass for Rita Kelly (South Western Branch in Kerry) at Mount Mellery Abbey Waterford on Thursday 17th November. 

28 October 2016

The Irish Patchwork Society and The Northern Ireland Patchwork Guild present:

“Hands Across the Border 2017”
Official Opening Tuesday 16th May 2017 in CHQ Custom House Quarter, IFSC, Custom House Quay, Dublin Northside, Dublin
Exhibition will run until the 26th May
Northern venue is Lisburn Arts Centre, June 2017

Exhibition Rules and Conditions;

All Irish Patchwork Society and Northern Ireland Patchwork Guild Members are eligible to enter
1.    The quilt must consist of a minimum of two layers, although any technique may be       used.
2.    Size: quilts can be made to a maximum of 1 meter square.
3.    The quilt has a free choice of edging treatments.
4.    No glass fronted, framed, mounted quilts or quilts made from kits will be allowed.
5.    The work should have been completed in the last two years.
6.    The quilt must have a 10 cm (4 inch) hanging sleeve, (with sufficient fullness to accommodate the hanging rod).
7.    Please ensure that your quilt is labelled on the back at the bottom edge with the following information:    Name of the Quilt, Name of Quilter, Postal Address.
8.    The quilt should not have been exhibited prior to submission to this exhibition.
9.    Quilts made by more than one person at any stage of construction should identify all of those involved.
10.    Quilts are not for sale during the exhibition.
11.    This is a juried exhibiition. The judging panel’s decision will be final.
12.    The quilts are covered by the IPS insurance once the quilt is received by the hosting branch.
13.    By entering your quilt you agree to have it photographed for publicity purposes and the catalogue of the exhibition.
14.    Each quilt must have its own bag labelled with both the name of the quilt, the name of the maker and your branch.
15.    Quilts will be released at the end of the exhibition period and not before that time.
16.    Deadline for quilts to be received is the 31st March 2017. No late entries will be accepted due to cataloguing and photographing of quilts.
Download entry form here!